Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Sitting at the top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of comfort and service, a hallmark of the Lemala Collection.

One of Tanzania’s smaller National Parks, Tarangire remains a little lesser known. However with its strange baobab trees, huge termite mounts, large numbers of elephant and bright red soils it offers a very different experience to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Guests will enjoy a real sense of wilderness as well as excellent gameviewing opportunities, whilst Tarangire itself is both a relaxing destination and a fantastic place to start a Tanzanian safari.

Accommodation consists of 15 spacious tented suites (including one 2-bedroom tent) positioned to take advantage of both the sensational views and cool breezes. Each ensuite tent features private decks and sunken outdoor lounges that convert to siesta beds, perfect to relax in in-between game drives. Guests can also enjoy a special feature – a private outdoor bathtub. The elevated main lodge has a large lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa and swimming pool. Activities include sundowners, early morning walks and game drives in state-of-the-art custom-designed vehicles accompanied by Lemala’s highly-knowledgeable and experienced guides.

Location

How to get to Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Arusha. It is located an hours easy game drive inside the park.

Activities at Lemala Mpingo Ridge

  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Sundowners and bush dining

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge Highlights

  • A unique camp with breathtaking views
  • Located inside Tarangire National Park
  • Exquisite guest suites with sunken lounges and outdoor bathtubs
  • Opportunities to view huge elephant herds and giant baobab trees
  • The ability to go on nature walks and enjoy game drives

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Tarangire Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and safari lodges in the Tarangire National Park region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Sitting at the top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of

Little Oliver’s Camp

Little Oliver’s Camp offers an exclusive experience of Tarangire National Park, with only five beautiful tents full of handmade furniture, indoor and outdoor showers and private decks.

Oliver’s Camp

Located in the remote south of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp offers authentic bush luxury with just 10 well-appointed ensuite tents, each with indoor and outdoor showers and private verandas.

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala offers twelve canvas pavilions that epitomise luxury and an exclusive safari experience of this picturesque reserve.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Family-run Tarangire Safari Lodge features spacious ensuite tents and thatched bungalows as well as panoramic vistas of the plains and game by the Tarangire River below.

Tarangire Treetops

Situated just outside Tarangire National Park, this enchanting safari camp features 20 elevated open-fronted guest bedrooms with views across the Tarangire plains.

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Tanzania Overview

Why travel to Tanzania? Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

When is the best time to view animals in Tanzania? The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

What is the culture of Tanzania?With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

What is the climate in Tanzania? Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

What can I combine with Tanzania? Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

How to get to Tanzania? You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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