Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs. It is the lesser visited but more intriguing park on the northern circuit. At Nasikia Tarangire Camp, we have 8-10 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct.

During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. We endeavour to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.

Lodge Highlights

When to go
All Year Round
Price
From $350 pp All Inclusive
Highlights
Impressive Tarangire Wildlife and Birdlife
Ideal Stay
Minimum 5 Nights

Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge Booking Seasons

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Peak Mid Low
Stay

Stay at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs. It is the lesser visited but more intriguing park on the northern circuit. At Nasikia Tarangire Camp, we have 8-10 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct.

During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. We endeavour to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.

The lodge practices responsible tourism and is illuminated each evening by an extensive solar lighting system, with romantic lanterns lighting up the pathways between tented suites and the main camp. Be transported back to the days of early African explorers in the dining and lounge tent or enjoy drinks around the nightly campfire as the sun sets on another day in the Tarangire wilderness. There is no electricity at the camp but a generator runs in the evenings for charging electronic devices and cameras.

Enjoy simple but wholesome cuisine that is lovingly prepared by experienced safari chefs. Festive meals are taken at the dining table with fellow guests, followed by evenings around the campfire where you can share your wildlife encounters over a nightcap made from African marula fruit.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Each tent is 20m long by 8m wide and framed with wooden logs, metal piping and then wrapped in heavy duty safari rip-stop canvas made locally at Morogoro, southern Tanzania, plus the additional cooling feature of shade-clothing over the entire tent. You are met at the entrance by climbinh specially crafted stairs and onto a balcony with love seat and side table for relaxing when you have a moment. The front of the tents has double sliding doors, including a layer of mosquito netting for your comfort. Once you step into the tent into the bedroom area, you will see an arrangement of unique furniture like a desk and chair, bench seat, side tables, matting and incredible local imagery. Once you walk through the bedroom and into the ensuite, the polished concrete floors with wardrobe, robes, separate shower and toilet cubicles and handcrafted wash stand with carefully created terracotta basins. All the fittings depict colours in natural tones to adhere to the intrinsic area we are located. We offer double (even a honeymoon option), twin, single, triple and family tents. The beds are fitted with imported cotton sheets, double pillows, duvets and bed runners for your comfort.

The tents have netted windows down each side of the tent, roll up the canvas and let the breeze flow through while still creating a romantic private feel with light weight curtains to dance on the draft. From the entrance of the bedroom and onto the bathroom, each tent is fitted with an extensive solar lighting system for your convenience. Please consider careful and responsible use of water and lighting when at the camp, to extend accessibility for all.

Each canvas tent is spacious and generously furnished with the entire front zipping open to reveal the Tarangire landscape. Suites are fitted with a storage chest, wardrobe, luggage rack, bedside tables and double, twin, triple or quad beds – all of which have custom-made mosquito netting. Little extras such as robe and slippers, imported cotton sheets, and netted windows for natural cooling add extra comfort to your stay, while the en suite bathroom is equipped with ceramic wash basin with running water, flush toilet, and a safari-style bucket shower that allows you to take hot showers under the African sky.

The Experience

Experience Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Located in Tanzania’s intriguing Tarangire National Park, Tarangire Ndovu Camp offers a traditional tented safari experience along the famous northern safari circuit. The park is best known for its large elephant herds and rare tree-climbing lions, and game viewing becomes second-to-none in the dry season (about June to October) when wildlife flock to the Tarangire River for water. Look out for unusual savannah specialists that are endemic to the area such as the long-necked gerenuk, as well as other iconic wildlife like buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, antelope and zebra.

As one of Tanzania’s lesser-known reserves, you will enjoy crowd-free game viewing and can truly get to grips with the great vastness of Africa, its peace and its tranquillity. The golden plains of Tarangire are punctuated with open woodlands, dense riverine forests (ideal coverage for leopards) and a high density of Africa’s most iconic tree, the baobab. Ndovu is a mobile camp allowing you to experience the best that Tarangire has to offer at various locations throughout the year, and its mobile nature means a lighter footprint on the environment as well as an authentic and down-to-earth experience.

Activities

Things to do at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

  • Morning and evening game drives: Wildlife viewing and bird watching game drives within the central Serengeti are offered twice per day. Experienced guides encourage guests to see and experience the Serengeti through their eyes, sharing a world of small and large wonders that only they truly know and understand.
  • Bush breakfasts. picnics & dinners
  • Community & cultural visits
  • Hot-air balloon safaris (at an additional cost): Balloon safaris are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa, as you silently fly over the plains teeming with herds of wildlife in the early morning. Typically, a balloon safari begins around 6 am and lasts for around 1-2 hours. Balloon safaris (additional cost) in the Serengeti take off from designated sites in the nearby Seronera area. The safari is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, a fitting end to a memorable flight in the wild.
  • Guided Walking Safaris: Explore the intriguing wilderness on foot with our in-house armed walking guide; follow the tracks, smell the herds on the breeze and hear the crunch of fauna underfoot.Ideally these are at dawn and dusk, before and after the heat and stillness which prevails around the middle of the day when the animals (and most people) take a rest. Our bush guides have a wealth of insightful experience and they will fascinate you with bush-wise facts, wildlife know-how, local customs and incredible stories of life in the wilderness.

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