Discover a land of giants
It's easy to lose your heart at Nimali Tarangire. Although easily reached by road from Arusha, it's a world away from the everyday, with vast, larger-than-life landscapes filled with an abundance of life. From ancient, towering baobabs and huge herds of elephants often hundreds strong to more than 500 bird species and plains game aplenty, there's so many reasons to fall in love with this incredible place.
Extended families of elephants with multiple generations interacting with one another from our exclusive, one-of-a-kind underground hide
The haunting call of the hyena echoing across the plains, calling out to clan members as night falls and skies darken
The scent of heavy dew on long grass as the first rays of the sun break over the eastern horizon
Savour the incredible flavours of Tanzania in sumptuous dishes made with love in the Nimali Tarangire kitchen and shared under a canopy of stars
The silky, smooth bark of the timeless baobab, whose girth reveals its age, with every metre in circumference marking the passage of 100 years
Nimali Tarangire is located on its own private reserve on the eastern border of Tarangire National Park, within easy driving distance of both Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge overlooks a seasonal river that's dry for most of the year, surrounded by acacia trees and iconic baobabs, with private tented suites and intimate guest areas strung out along the riverbank, each with uninterrupted views of the wilderness.
There are eight effortlessly elegant, tented suites at Nimali Tarangire. All suites have private decks overlooking the riverbed and en-suite bathrooms. Two cater specifically for families travelling together, with two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a connecting lounge area and private plunge pool. The décor is inspired by the landscapes around the lodge, with lots of contemporary, organic design blended with artisanal crafts, natural materials and rich textures. Local fabrics and recycled glass add pops of colour to the soft grey undertones, creating a calm, relaxing environment that guests can unwind in and experience with all of their senses.
Nimali Tarangire is located on its own reserve, allowing for certain activities like night drives and walking safaris that are not offered at our camps inside the Serengeti National Park. This makes it the perfect complement to a stay in either Nimali Serengeti or Nimali Mara, or both. We also give guests the chance to visit one of our nearby Maasai communities to learn more about this fascinating culture - something that is not logistically possible at our other lodges. It is also possible to arrange a private day trip to nearby Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, at an additional cost.
In addition to these activities we also offer the following:
- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Bush lunches & dinners
- Spa therapies and wellness treatments
- Dedicated children's activities
- Hot air balloon flights
- Fly and bush camping
- Sundowners in the bush
- Maasai boma experience
- Maasai cultural interaction
- Champagne bush breakfasts
- Walking safaris
- Private day trips to Manyara and
Ngorongoro (at an additional cost)
Located only 2,5 hours by road from the city of Arusha, Nimali Tarangire is the perfect starting point for the northern safari circuit and combines easily with Nimali Serengeti and Nimali Mara. Its proximity to Arusha also makes it an ideal combination for a stay on the coast or more southerly Tanzanian safari destinations.
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (3,5 hours' road transfer)
- Arusha Airport (2,5hours' road transfer)
- Manyara Airstrip (1,5hours' road transfer)
- Kuro Airstrip (3 hours' drive with a game drive and picnic lunch en-route)
- Randelien Airstrip (10 minutes' road transfer)
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