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Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge

Serengeti & the North

Rating: Mid-range    

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge overview

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge opened in June 2011. It is a tented lodge with 10 cottages (2 honeymoon suites, 2 family cottages and 6 twins). It is open all year round except for the months of April and May. It is on private land in the northern tip of Tarangire National Park, close to the main park gate.

The tents offer comfortable accommodation and have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water. They have thatched roofs and glass doors leading out to a veranda. The lodge has an open-sided dining room with waiter service and a separate lounge bar with excellent views over the waterhole and into the park. When weather permits meals can be enjoyed al fresco by the campfire. 

Guests staying at Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge can enjoy game drives in the national park, ethno-botanical walks led by local Maasai guides and take full day treks in the local area. Mountain bikes can be hired on request. 


Open: Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is open from June to March.

Location: Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is by the northern edge of Tarangire National Park, about 30 minutes from the park gate. It is about a 2 hour drive from Arusha.

Rooms: There are 10 tented rooms, which include 2 honeymoon suites and 2 family cottages. They are all en-suite with hot and cold running water, twin basins, a shower and toilet. They have thatched roofs, polished stone floors and glass doors which open out onto a spacious veranda. There is a mosquito net over the bed, a bedside table and small writing desk.

Activities: Tarangire National Park is on the doorstep and game drives here are the main activity. Guests an also enjoy ethno-botanical walks with Maasai guides, take full day treks in the area around the lodge, explore by bike (bikes to be hired locally) and join guided village visits.

Facilities: The dining room is a simple open-sided tent. Meals can also be enjoyed by the camp fire. There is a separate lounge bar tent, with comfy sofas and arrange of reference books. There is a watering hole which can be seen from the bar tent.

Dining: Meals are taken at separate tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome, though there are no special activities or facilities for children.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is internet access at reception.

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client reviews

Debbie and Eddie Stokes

"A great stay, the regular presence of elephants is a highlight of this very pleasant camp."

Lynn Emery
"Wow!! This is an experience never to be repeated. The lodge is situated outside the park but don\'t think there is no game to be found nearby. We arrived to find elephant and zebra 100 yards from our door, and had 3 dik dik as regular visitors. We also spotted giraffe, water buck and a family of mongoose entertained us for half an hour playing next to our varanda. We took a guided walk from here with a young local Massai. He shared in depth knowledge of the medical uses of the plants and made us Massai toothbrushes. We walked through zebra and wildebeest and saw giraffe in the distance. Not to be missed. The dining room is in a separate tent and provides good meals. After dinner you can sit outside on huge sofas around a large fire under the stars before being escorted back to your tent by the attentive Massai. To sleep here is great, who knows what has landed on your roof or what it is walking past your tent in the dead of night. We \'slept\' one night to the sound of hyena howling to one another - perfect, this is what we came for. "
Marlene Freeman
"Food and Staff Excellent"
Amanda Marks, Tribes
"We've worked with the Kirurumu camps for many years because both their standards and their ethos are very good. They care about giving clients a very comfortable experience and great food, but they also care about improving the environments they work in and helping the communities local to their camps.
Their Tarangire lodge is indeed very comfortable, and at only about 30 minutes from the part gate, very quick to access Tarangire's wildlife. In fact, you can see the park from the lodge as it is only a stone's throw away, but there is no access point here. Wildlife doesn't know this though, so elephants, kudu and other wildlife can often be seen close to camp."
Mrs. Yvonne Chapman
"Good location for Tarangire, good accommodation and staff, but the food was not brilliant; it was not bad, but we found other places later in the trip which did much better in similar conditions."

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