On the path of an annual elephant migration, Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a 312 km2 private wildlife area bordering Tarangire National Park, amid a landscape of rolling, baobab-studded hills. Elevated “treehouse” suites are perched high up with views over the adjacent baobab and marula trees, giving Tarangire Treetops an adventurous and exotic feel.
As you arrive at the Lodge, you are immediately greeted by a blaze of color and a host of smiles all of which belong to the local Maasai tribesmen who have become part of the enchanting story that is Tarangire Treetops.
Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil reception, lounge, and dining room overlook the swimming pool and a waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors. With the natural beauty of the hills and dry river beds begging to be explored, guests can enjoy guided walking safaris, day or nighttime game drives, and the enchantment of bush dining.
Situated in its own private conservancy, Randilen conservancy, guests of Tarangire Treetops enjoy a secluded and private safari experience; but with easy access to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. A smorgasbord for predators. Migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, eland, and of course, 300 herds of elephants. All of which crowd the shrinking lagoons.
Skip to Tarangire Treetops Rates or Specials and Packages
Tarangire Treetops Accommodation
The rooms of Tarangire Treetops are one-of-a-kind. Elevated platforms place guests among the baobab and marula trees, creating the feel of a luxury treehouse. The 20 x Treetops Suites boasts one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any lodge in East Africa. A floor space of 65 square meters with an exotic double shower en suite bathroom. The furnishings create warmth and demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship, the ‘up-in-the-air’ experience. The open-fronted room design is completed with a private balcony. The rooms are either sunset-facing, sunrise-facing, or overlook the camp’s waterhole and animal trail.
There is a motorized buggy for transport to/from rooms and ramp access to five rooms. This is to assist guests with limited mobility. There is Wi-Fi internet in the main areas and a swimming pool.
How To Get to Tarangire Treetops
Getting to Tarangire Treetops can be done either by driving directly from Kilimanjaro or Arusha. Or flying from Arusha to Kuro airstrip.
Transfer time to/from Kuro airstrip: 3 hours game drive (approx)
The transfer time to/from Arusha Coffee Lodge by car: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx)
Transfer time to/from Arusha Town center by car: 2 hours 55 minutes (approx)
Flight time to/from Kuro airstrip from/to Arusha airstrip: 25 minutes (approx)
Transfer time to/from Kilimanjaro airport: 4 hours (approx)
With permission, a helicopter can land at a school football field, a 20min drive to the lodge
Tarangire Treetops is on the Elewana SkySafari Tanzania Classic itinerary
When to go
During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq miles) range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. But Tarangire’s mobs of elephants are easily encountered, wet or dry.
The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
In the dry season, the fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River shrivels to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water.
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked Gerenuk are regularly observed.
The wet months are from November to May, March, and April with the heaviest rains.
The rest of the year has warm, dry days & cool nights, and low humidity.
Tarangire Treetops is located in a dry area of low population density, as such, it has a very low malaria risk. Treehouse suites are sealed with mesh screens.
Tarangire Treetops Accommodation Rates
Rates at Tarangire Treetops are either on a full-board basis (meals and accommodation) or the game package. This is ideal for guests flying into the camp as all game drives are included. See below for more details.
|Indicative Rates in US$||Full Board||Game Package|
4th January to 31st March 2023, 1st to 30th June 2023, 1st November until 19th December 2023
|Per person sharing||675||857|
1st April to 31st May 2023
|Per person sharing||483||665|
1st July to 31st October 2023, 20th December 2023 to 3rd January 2024
|Per person sharing||787||981|
All rates are in U.S. Dollars and include the service charges, VAT, and Tourism Development Levy.
The rates exclude champagne, private cellar wines, and premium spirits.
The Tarangire National Park fee is only payable when visiting Tarangire National Park. However, the game package rates above are inclusive of a per person – per night Wildlife Management Area (WMA) fee for accommodation. For some extra activities, the WMA fee may be applicable and attract an additional fee
Tarangire Treetops Accommodation Special Offers
Elewana Circuit Discount
Stay longer at any combination of Elewana Collection properties and get great discounts:
6+ nights: 10%
9+ nights: 15%
12+ nights: 20%
Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Kilindi Zanzibar in Tanzania
Loisaba Tented Camp, Loisaba Star Beds, Loisaba Lodo Springs, Lewa Safari Camp, Kifaru House Lewa, Sand River Mara, Elephant Pepper Camp, Tortilis Camp Amboseli, Elsa’s Kopje or AfroChic, Diani Beach in Kenya.
The circuit special excludes stays at Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Double Circuit Discount
Double Circuit Discount on 6 or 9 nights so 20% and 30% discount!
Valid for bookings from 1st November 2022 – 31st March 2023
For travel from 1st November 2022 – 30th June 2023, excluding the festive season*
* Festive season – 20th December – 5th January
Bush and Beach Combination Offer
Get 25% off your accommodation at Kilindi, Zanzibar when combined with 3 nights at any Elewana Bush property.
These include Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Serengeti Migration Camp, and Serengeti Pioneer Camp.
High Season Included!
A minimum of a 3-night stay at Kilindi Zanzibar.
Valid until 31st March 2023
Advance Purchase Special Offer
Stay 4+ nights and save 10%, stay 7+ nights and save 15%,
stay 10+ nights and save 20%
Applicable when combining one or more properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Cannot be combined with any other special offer.
Bookings must be made a minimum of 90 days prior to arrival. All bookings must be paid in full upon booking confirmation.
Subject to availability and blackout dates apply*. Valid for Non-resident rates only.
Terms & Conditions apply. Valid until 31st December 2023.
*Black out dates: 1st July – 31st October and 20th December – 5th January
Returning Guest Discount
Returning Guests get an additional 5% discount on their accommodation at any Elewana property! Can combine with other offers.
Valid until 30th June 2023
Stay 4 nights and get complimentary private vehicle and guide (worth min. $2000)
Offer valid between: 1st March – 31st May, 1st November – 15th December 2023
Tarangire National Park Tanzania