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Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Housekeeping
Free Wifi
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this tented lodging during our 2 day safari to Tarangire National Park. It met our expectations and we accepted its limitations. This encampment is out in the bush but provides clean well managed accommodation. The staff are great and Edwin the Manager...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank RAJ P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Tarangire Natl' Park is fantastic—don’t' miss it—but we were not enthusiastic about our choice of Whistling Thorn. During our 15 day Tanzania safari we stayed in four different tented camps—this was the least comfortable least well-run by far, mainly due to lack of thought by...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank SamWoodward
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Water is clearly very precious at this camp. And it is indeed camping. A woman fills a bucket with hot water and then stands outside your tent while you shower. It's disconcerting. The toilets don't often work - even when told they are working. Do...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank DebW371
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This tented camp is very Nice, just on the Tarangire Narional Park. You haar the wild animals at night. The tents are basic but surely enough equiped and very clean. The beds are very comfortabel. We had a very good sleep. Also the dinner was...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Ribe2014
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Hot shower, tasty hot food, cold beer. Great night at Whistling Thorn. “Bush television at the campfire” performed by the Masaii Tribe was entertaining. It was our first tented camp and we were pleasantly surprised.

Date of stay: July 2018
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About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel class
Number of rooms
6
Price range
USD 187 - USD 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Hotel class
Number of rooms
6
Price range
USD 187 - USD 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
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"Bring a torch with you. You will need it at night!"
85rajp
2 weeks ago
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"Find a different camp"
SamWoodward
2 Oct. 2018
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"Dessert was mediocre and I would not eat the margarine"
BBNad
17 Feb. 2017
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"All tents are close to the eating area"
Nevadatraveler_11
11 Nov. 2015
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