Maweninga Camp | Tarangire National Park
Maweninga Camp is a mid-range accommodation ( 3 –star) found in the West of Tarangire national park in Tanzania in an isolated kopjes on the Top of the imposing granite rock overlooking Lake Manyara and Burunge. One can be at the lodge by road transport from Arusha city which takes approximately 2-3 hour drive (180km) to the park and 30 minutes flying from arusha to a close kuro airstrip then 40 Kilometers to drive from airstrip to the lodge. The lodge is affordable and convenient to visitors visiting the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks with its panoramic views over the great Rift Valley, lake Manyara and burunge , park , wildlife and surrounding area.
Maweninga camp consist of over 16 spacious and comfortable canvas tents built on raised wooden platform in traditional African style with natural materials (Grass thatched roofs and local woods in a cozy environment with modern comfort. Tents are well decorated, elevated and furnished with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, separated hot and cold showers , mosquito nets , Flat screen TVs, trorillies, private wooden balconies, verandas and sitting areas ,you relax while enjoying the stunning view of the lakes Manyara , rocks in the cliff , tarangire plains and surrounding area . Tents are well equipped with comfortable clean beddings containing queen beds and ceiling fans. There are campfires at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors during the night. Rooms are in different categories and sizes ; single ,double ,twin and triple/family rooms and rooms cost 200$ per night and above . Note that sometimes during High season the rate goes slightly high than in Low season.
Maweninga camp offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; barbecue breakfast in bush , picnic lunch and dinner in the main building facing the hills served by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve bush diners , A well stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beer, you relax and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the spectacular view over the Rift valley , Rock , Lakes, wildlife visiting the camp and the surrounding area , Free parking space available, camping at the lodge available ,offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available , WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Business centers with meeting places and honey moon package etc, offers hot air ballooning , Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials ,safari books mention but few.
Tarangire national park is considered to be the sixth largest park in Tanzania country found in south east of Manyara national park in the Northern part of Tanzania. The name of the park comes from Tarangire river that crosses the park and the river is the only source of fresh waters for animals in Tarangire eco system. It occupies the total area of 2,850 KM squared and its 150Km from Arusha. The park is small with twenty six mammal, famous with large herd of big five animals like; Buffaloes , elephants, zebras, enlands, Rhinos Impalas ,antelopes, mention but a few and 500 bird species like; yellow necked , helmeted, barbet, starling ,swift ,stripped swallows etc. The park has different categories of accommodation like; Budget, Mid-range, and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visitors visiting Tarangire national park. There are more different activities to do while in the Park which include; Game viewing, you spot different animals in the park , Visiting Tarangire River , Cultural visits in the local village, Camping , Bird watching/Birding since the park has more bird species ,Boat trip at Tarangire river , sightseeing trips , hot air balloon riding etc. its 60 $ to enter the park .Dry season is the best period to visit Tarangire national park as animals are migrating in June- September hence giving a chance to see some of the animals.