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 2 hoursâ€™ 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 and explore by bike (bikes to be hired locally).
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.
Explore north Tanzania inc. northern Serengeti (perfect for migration around July-Oct), then lovely Mafia Island.
"This was our first bush lodge of the trip, & it was very comfortable too."