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Tarangire Simba Lodge is 3-star tourist game lodge located in Tarangire National park, Babati, Tanzania. The lodge is located near the new Sangaiwe Gate of Tarangire National Park. It has beautiful views of Lake Burunge that is bordered by the park and a Wildlife Management Area. Guests are able to enter and exit from the Sangaiwe gate. You will see giant old baobabs, lions, zebras, bushbucks, impala, porcupines, monkeys, warthogs and mongoose. The common areas of the lodge includes a dedicated reception area and separate lounge and dining room—all constructed out of canvas on raised platforms. Common areas are connected with wooden walkways. There is a deck for outdoor dining adjacent to the dining tent. 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.
• Accommodation available is 16 spacious tents under thatch, 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 of the bush and Lake Burunge. Furnishings are handcrafted from African hardwood complimented with tastefully selected fabrics. Electricity and hot water are solar powered. Full amenities are provided.
Twin and Queen tents - These rooms are spacious and ideal for a luxury northern circuit Tanzanian safari. The tents are permanently under canvas and thatch to give you a real African feel.
✓ handcrafted furnishings ✓ classic canvas safari tents ✓ under thatch ✓ hot water ✓ solar electricity ✓ tastefully selected fabrics ✓ wooden floors, ✓ en-suite dressing room ✓ toilet ✓ indoor & outdoor showers ✓ private veranda ✓ have views of Lake Burunge ✓ Wi-Fi ✓ hairdryers ✓ baby sitting ✓ laundry ✓ mosquito nets ✓ children’s menu ✓ seating areas ✓ private parking.
Dining tent - It is a concept of dining under canvas to creat a relaxed African enjoyment. Continental food is served using the finest local ingredients available with an emphasis on healthy food. Dining options include 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. Butter, honey, jam, marmalade and peanut butter are provided on the breakfast table. Lunch is a selection of quiche, pizza and salads, spaghetti or curry and rice. Dinner is a four course buffet with soup, bread or rolls, salad, two main courses plus rice and/or potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables. The main courses alternate between fish, beef, pork, lamb and chicken dishes. Special diets that are gluten free and vegans for vegetarians are catered for with prior notice. Substitute non-animal protein dishes such as lentils, nut roast, beans or cheese at every meal are available. Dining is themed on healthy and avoids fatty, oily and fried foods. Tea-time which is from 3:30 – 6:00 pm offers normal and herbal teas and coffee, hot chocolate and cake or cookies.
Guests can have a picnic basket arranged should they wish to stay longer in the game park. Many favourite spots for a quiet bush lunch are available. Simba lodges have developed a lunch box that is different from the rest.
• Outdoor dining - For those who relish the great outdoors, the deck for outdoor dining lies adjacent to the dining tent so guests can enjoy meals with a view over the grassy plains and the lake. Every evening a fire is lit where guests can relax and enjoy the sunset whilst enjoying a drink. Drinks include local beers and wines. Guests can have dinner outside under the stars.
• Bush dining: - It is a dining experience under the stars in the wild. You can also enjoy a special meal on a carefully selected spot in the bush.
• In the evening you can have a bottle of refreshing beer or glass of wine or some whisky in the comfortable bar lounge. The bar is fully stocked bar with a wine list featuring South African wines. The bar offers a cool atmospehere to relax after a busy day. With sweeping views of the warehole, the bar lounge is the perfect place to come to after a busy day. Come for drinks or simply for a relaxed evening out with family, friend or partner.
• Game drive in tarangire national park - Each morning and afternoon, game drives can be arranged to visit Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is known for its high density of elephants and large baobab trees. The Tarangire ecosystem is host to some of the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras from Serengeti and Masai Mara. The best time to visit the park is during the dry season from June to November when you can expect to see large herds zebras, wildebeests and buffalos. Other animals found here in large numbers include: waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, grant's gazelle, vervet monkey, mongoose and olive baboon. Predators that you are likely to spot in Tarangire include lions, leopards, cheetah, caracal, honey badgers, dwarf mongoose and wild dogs. A white giraffe was spoted in this park in 2015.
• Night drives - As darkness falls, Tanzania’s nightlife comes out to life. Discover the magic of the bush under the stars on an exhilarating night game drive from this lodge.
• Guided walks to lake Mayara - You will be accompanied by local guide experts in the history of the surrounding areas. For bird enthusiasts, there are over 500 bird species spotted in this area which include: ostrich, kori bustard, ashy starlings, rufous-tailed weavers, yellow-coloured lovebirds, hornbill, crested cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, oxpeckers and vultures among many more. You will have a checklist of birds that you can use to identify which birds you spot. You will carry a lunch box with you for this day out.
• Walking safaris in Tarangire - You will have the privilege of walking with a guide in this spectacular area which is exhilarating and memorable. One of the experienced and highly knowledgeable guides and an armed national park ranger will allow you to discover the most remote parts of Tarangire.
• Hot-air balloon safaris There is nothing quite like gliding serenely over the vast plains of the Tarangire as the wildlife teems below, on a romantic and evocative balloon safari. This will be at an additional cost
• Private sundowners - Enjoy an appetizer and cocktail on top of the kopje. It is the perfect place to see the impressive views of lake Burunge and Tarangire game Park.
• Safari to lake Manyara national park - Most of the park area is a thin stretch of land which runs between the Rift and lake Manyara. The park is arid, with woods and its own lake which practically disappears in the dry season. It is a good picnic site.
• Visit the cave paintings in Kondoa - These cave paintings were done over a period of 2 millenniums and constitute an exceptional testimony of the evolution of the region and the beliefs and ideas of the groups of humans that they represented.
• Visit Ngorongoro Conservation area - The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1959, most of it having previously belonged to the now famous Serengeti National Park. The main Ngorongoro crater is the world's sixth-largest unbroken caldera of volcanic eruptions. The crater is the flagship tourism feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres, with a base area covering 260 square kilometres. Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai famous for their stunning waterfalls and a deep lake with lush green walls. On the leeward side of the Ngorongoro highlands protrudes the iconic Oldonyo Lengai which is an active volcano that last erupted in 2007. It is Tanzania's third highest peak after Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Lunch is served in picnic style surrounded by natural wonders as well as the exceptional wildlife roaming freely.
• Visit Ngorongoro Crater - Ngorongoro is often described as one of the wonders of the world. Book a guided tour to explore this incredible area and its wildlife, which includes the rare black rhino.
Levies: Rates do not include Tanzania Development Levy which currently stands at US$ 1.5 per person per day including children.
Cancellation / Prepayment: Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please indicate the dates of your stay and check with us the terms and conditions that apply to your requested room.
Payments: Bookings and reservations must be confirmed 90 days prior to your arrival date at the Lodge. Bookings not secured by the appropriate payment will be released.
Children and extra beds
NOT Allowed! Child under 2 years.
Children above 2-16 years: 90% adult rate.
All further older children are charged 95% adult rate per night for extra beds. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is one.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed and authorised.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid separately during your stay.
Check-in/check-out: Check-in - 14:00 hrs. Check-out - 11:00 hrs.
Groups: When booking more than 8 rooms at once, different policies on accommodation and transport discounts may apply.
Accepted credit cards: American Express , Visa , Euro/Mastercard , Diners Club
We reserve the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to your arrival.
• Guarded Complex.
• Pets are not allowed.
• Daily Cleaning Service.
• Airport Shuttle (additional charge).
• Packed lunches.
• Ironing Service (additional charge).
• Laundry (additional charge).
• Room Services.
• Located on 'Great Wildebeest Migration route'.
Airport transfers are available at an additional charge. Please let us know that we need to pick you up at the airport upon your arrival. Do not assume. Some clients do make their own private transport arrangements.