GUIDE ON TARANGIRE TREETOPS IN TANZANIA
Tarangire Treetops is an adult dream and a childhood fantasy. As African safaris go, that is a pretty potent combination. Take the adult yearning for freedom, wilderness and untamed wildlife. Then graft it onto your inner child’s fairy tale tree house up in the air and far from every-day reality. There you have Treetops, stilted premier residences high amongst the branches of ancient baobab trees, overlooking the dense dry vegetation awash with fascinating wildlife to the farthest horizon.
Tarangire Treetops is tucked into a secluded, wooded hillside on Maasai land, with the added benefit of its situation outside the Tarangire National Park, and therefore not subject to Tanzanian park tour restrictions. You may take guided walks and night drives in the area to ensure close encounters with resident and nocturnal animals, of which there are record numbers all the year round.
The park is best known for its thousands of elephants in a hundred extended families of different herds, some of which are year-round residents, and also known are hordes of migratory ungulates in search of water in the dry season, as well as breeding and migratory birds. The lion, cheetah and leopard do not migrate as cats are intrinsically territorial, but always on the lookout or wait, outspread along ground level bushes and tree branches (leopard) for their prey in proximity.
Then there are the Maasai warriors themselves, proud, handsome warriors clad in scarlet, still holding to their ancient ways and values. They will happily share their world with you, introducing you to their beloved cattle, teaching you their crafts and their lore, and entertaining you with displays of tribal dancing.
Accommodation At Tarangire TreetopsTarangire Treetops main lodge building is itself built around a thousand year old baobab. Another 20 of the giant trees each support a thatched tree house boasting the biggest tree bedrooms you are ever likely to encounter on vacation in Africa, set on broad wooden platforms with large verandahs overlooking the woodlands and a waterhole where animals gather in the evening (read more on where to stay in Tarangire - Tanzania).
Exotic and luxurious bathrooms with en-suite double showers are supplied with perfumed toiletries, slippers, robes and a hairdryer. Hand-crafted wooden structure and furnishings demonstrate commitment to sustainable living while 24-hour electricity, fans, electronic personal safe, and intercom connection to the main building make for comfort and convenience. A Maasai guard accompanies you the short distance home after dinner since the African night is a dark canvas with a dazzle of stars, and elephant and other large mammals often sleep companionably below the sheltering tree houses which are widely spaced, some distance from the main building.
Access is by a spiral staircase and a drawbridge system which is closed once you retire to roost. At dawn, your personal butler will heat water for your shower and serve aromatic Tanzanian tea or coffee on your balcony. As a romantic, Tanzania honeymoon safari accommodation, Tarangire Treetops cannot be surpassed. When you embrace the fantasy and immerse yourself in a Tarangire Treetops safari, you will discover a whole new angle on your world.
Safari At Tarangire TreetopsThe most unique but optional activity on offer is a hot-air balloon Tanzanian safari over the Conservation Area, followed by a champagne breakfast. This is not permitted over the National Park itself. Far flung whole day Tarangire Treetops expeditions are possible to investigate hundreds of cave paintings up to 3,000 years old in Kolo Village – Kondoa District.
Other spectacular options are walking safaris or morning and evening bush drives. Day game drives offer you the higher probability to find elephant, giraffe, lion, kudu, impala, wildebeest, zebra and many dry-land ungulates such as swan-necked gerenuk or stolid fringe-eared oryx. Night drives may provide rare glimpses of pangolin, bush babies, crested porcupines, and perhaps a prowling leopard or stealthy caracal. But the absolute favorite Tanzanian holiday pursuits are bird watching and game-spotting tours of Tarangire National Park.
In your comfortable open safari transport, with raise-able roof for convenient photography, your guide may sometimes share and receive mutual notification of infrequent game movements by radio, but the top-class AfricanMecca guides are knowledgeable in their own right and will take you to the best sites for the experiences you crave.
In the dry season, the river beds are crowded with hoofed or horned herbivores trying to reach shallow pools scooped out by elephants in search of underground streams or flowing water. In the wet season, breeding herds of wildebeest and zebra provide wonderful photo-opportunities of new life. Hundreds of species of birds wear their exotic mating plumage, whilst migrants such as storks and Russian Steppe Eagles add to the bizarre surrealism of your Tarangire tour.
Dining At Tarangire TreetopsBreakfast of fruit, cheeses, oats, yoghurt, cooked eggs, or full English breakfast may be eaten in the dining room, by the pool, or you may opt to eat lunch in the park on a full day trip in Tarangire National Park which involves a journey to the main gate. Your butler will pack cool, fresh towels and take packed lunch and refreshments in your purpose built four-wheel-drive viewing vehicle.
If you take a morning walking safari, you can lunch at treetops from buffet platters, watching the game by the pool or eat at dedicated bush sites. Walking safaris allow you to get close to elephant, giraffe, and large ungulates, but also to see up close the smaller, fascinating residents of such specialized environments as deserted termite mounds, where red-headed, spotted Barbets compete in clattering duets and dwarf mongooses frolic.
After a welcome, post-prandial siesta, afternoon tea with fresh biscuits and pastries is served, and also a time to discuss your afternoon game drive strategy, culminating in sundowner cocktails in the bush. You may dine in the main, open dining area, or in the bush, by a campfire, or in a Maasai boma, a must when traveling in Africa, with accompanying male Maasai dancing, chanting and entertainment.
Four courses of locally sourced, fresh food, roasts, grills, stir-fry will be prepared on site, supplemented by ready prepared dishes from the main kitchen which will include a choice of soups, salads and ending with desserts. With exemplary quality and personal attention, the choice is yours, menu, venue drinks. All your Africa holiday options are memorable at Tarangire Treetops.
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When staying at Tarangire Treetops in Tarangire, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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