Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is a mid-range accommodation found in the heart of Tarangire national park on the south side of tarangire river in Tanzania. The lodge is situated in area famous for its large herds of elephants and high density of baobab trees hence the name “ndovu” in Kiswahili which means elephants. The lodge covers the total areas of 1,100 square miles. One can be at the lodge by road transport from Arusha city which takes approximately 2-3 hour drive (180km) to the park and 50 minutes flying from arusha to a close kuro airstrip then 30 minutes to drive from airstrip to the lodge. The lodge is affordable and convenient to visitors visiting the park with its panoramic views of Tarangire river , tarangire plains, wildlife visiting the lodge like elephant and surrounding area. The lodge is under Nasikia camps and lodges that have best accommodations in different parks of Tanzania.
Tarangire Ndovu Tented lodge consist of 12 elegant and comfortable permanent tents that are harmony built in traditional African style with grass thatched roofs and local woods in a cozy environment with modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated, elevated and furnished with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, hot and cold showers , mosquito nets, towel toiletries, private wooden balconies, verandas and sitting areas ,you relax while overlooking the stunning view over the plain and baobab trees in a distance, tarangire river in a distance and surrounding area . Rooms are un parallel and well equipped with Satellite , flat screen TVs, extinguishers ,comfortable clean and washed beddings containing queen and king beds with wooden ceiling fans. There are campfires at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors during the night. Room are in different categories and sizes; single , double ,twin and triple/family rooms . Room Range cost is at 200$ per night and above , sometimes rate goes slightly high during high /peak season than in Low season.
Tarangire Ndovu tented lodge 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 lake 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, A blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon in tarangire , you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the spectacular view over the plain and baobab tree in distance, wildlife especially elephants drink water at tarangire river 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. camping available , 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 in tarangire park 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.