Tarangire Treetops

Situated just outside Tarangire National Park, this enchanting safari camp is a collection of houses built on stilts around age-old baobab trees. The 20 elevated guest bedrooms are all open-fronted in design affording views across the Tarangire plains, yet they are all remarkably private. Even up in the air, the ensuite bathrooms contain luxe double showers and the wide personal balconies come furnished with a pair or rocking chairs.

Wrapped around a thousand-year old baobab, the thatched main lodge offers plenty of comfortable seating and a small boutique, opening out onto an inviting swimming pool surrounded by shaded sun loungers. Picnic lunches are possible out in the national park, while dinners takes place in a fire-lit ‘boma’ or under a canopy of stars out in the bush.

Activities at Tarangire Treetops Camp include twice daily game drives, Maasai village tours, nature walks and night safaris. The Tarangire ecosystem is most famous for its enormous elephant herds and tree-climbing lions; however, zebra, olive baboon and giraffe are also common while the park harbours over 550 individual species of bird.


How to get to Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops is around 3 hours drive from Arusha or 3 hours from Kuro Airstrip. The journey is essentially a game drive as it takes you across the large, open plains of southern Maasailand.

Activities at Tarangire Treetops

  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Night safaris
  • Maasai village tour
  • Sundowners and bush dining

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Tarangire Treetops Highlights

  • A unique camp built around a collection of ancient baobabs
  • Located just outside Tarangire National Park
  • Guest suites up in the trees with views of the plains
  • Opportunities to view huge elephant herds and tree-climbing lions
  • The ability to go on nature walks and enjoy night game drives

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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.

Nimali Tarangire

Small and intimate Nimali Tarangire is a hidden gem located in a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park.

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 Nyerere.

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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