Experience the Wild…
Welcome to Tarangire Simba Lodge, the newest addition to our portfolio.Tarangire National Park is a gem on the northern safari circuit. Teeming with wildlife, especially in the dry season, this area is a safari-goers dream. Located near the new Sangaiwe Gate of Tarangire National Park, Tarangire Simba Lodge is situated in a wildlife-rich area with unhampered views to beautiful Lake Burunge, bordered by the park and a Wildlife Management Area. The setting is stunning; with a giant old Baobab tree anchoring one corner and a permeating feeling of real Africa.
The lodge opened in mid 2015 (July) with eight classic tents under thatch, and eight more are scheduled to be completed early 2016. Resident wildlife includes lion, zebra, bushbuck, impala, porcupine, monkeys, warthog, mongoose and more. Elephant, buffalo, ostrich and giraffe frequently pass through while the bird life is prolific and vibrant.
Guests are able to enter, exit and re-enter from the Sangaiwe gate of Tarangire National Park with ease.
Accommodation at Tarangire Simba Lodge is in classic canvas safari tents situated permanently under thatch. The spacious tents are constructed on platforms complete with wooden floors, en-suite dressing room, toilet and shower. Additionally there is an outdoor shower and each tent has a private veranda with views to the bush and Lake Burunge. Furnishings are handcrafted from African hardwood complimented with tastefully selected fabrics. Both twin and queen tents are available; electricity and hot water are solar powered. Full amenities are provided.
The common area of the lodge includes a dedicated reception area and separate lounge and dining room—all constructed out of canvas on raised platforms—created with relaxation and enjoyment in mind. Common areas are connected with wooden walkways and there is a deck for outdoor dining adjacent to the dining tent. Wi-Fi is available. In addition to a large swimming pool there is a ‘tree-top’ viewing platform built in a stately acacia tree to facilitate wildlife watching and star gazing.
Service is our main focus. On arrival guests receive a warm welcome from the lodge staff, a refreshing drink and a towel to rinse away the journey’s dust. Afternoon tea is on hand from 3:30 pm and there is a fully stocked bar with wine list featuring South African wines.
FOOD & SERVICES
As at all our lodges, continental food is served, using the finest local ingredients available with an emphasis on healthy food including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh bread is baked daily. At breakfast coffee, tea, hot chocolate and herbal teas, cereals, a selection of fruits and muffins or pancakes are on the buffet. Oatmeal, toast, eggs, bacon and sausage are cooked to order. We provide butter, honey, jam, marmalade and peanut butter on the table. We’ve tried hard to develop a lunch box that’s different from the rest.
Lunch at the lodge is a selection of quiche, pizza and salads, spaghetti or curry and rice. Dinner is a four course buffet― soup (always vegetarian) with bread or rolls, salad, two main courses plus rice and/or potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables. Our main courses alternate between fish, beef, pork, lamb and chicken dishes. We can cater to special diets such as gluten free, vegetarians and vegans with prior notice and substitute non-animal protein dishes at every meal such as lentils, nut roast, beans or cheese. We avoid fatty, oily and fried foods. At tea-time (3:30 – 6:00 pm) there is tea (normal and herbal) coffee, hot chocolate and cake or cookies.