Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, East Africa
The relatively newly built, Lake Burunge Tented Camp is located in a shaded grove overlooking the picturesque seasonal Lake Burunge. Some distance south of the main Tarangire tourist circuit, in an area of dense bush known for its populations of dry country antelope such as lesser kudu and gerenuk, accommodation is in spacious and attractively rustic en-suite twin and double tents built on stilted platforms and shaded by Makuti roofs. The camp is well positioned for game drives and also offers guided nature walks along with canoe trips when the lake holds water.
Offering only 16 luxury tents, it is romantic and intimate. The central buildings offer a lounge, bar and dining area with a raised wooden viewing deck, which offers excellent wildlife viewing. Below the lodge is a clearing with a campfire, excellent for evening sundowners. Offering long views of the rolling plains of the savanna, it is surrounded by large stands of ancient baobab trees, which offer sanctuary to large family herds of elephants, prolific bird life and dry season concentrations of wildlife.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire, named after the Tarangire River which runs through it, is an arid haven, peppered with ancient baobab trees, towering termite mounts, and home to huge herds of elephant. Only 30km from the Rift Valley escarpment, this national park falls outside the nutrient-rich volcanic belt and therefore its annual rainfall is very low (550mm). As a result, much of the national park is semi-arid, dominated by baobabs, acacias and Doum Palms, often festooned with the nests of African palm swifts.
Luxury tented safari camps in Tanzania
When on safari in Tanzania, the traditional luxury safari camp offers a selection of canvas-sided safari tents, usually with thatched roofs, often raised on a timber platform with private verandah. Usually, the luxury safari tents feature comfortable double or single beds with mosquito netting, electric lighting (generator or solar powered) and luxury en-suite safari bathrooms (flushed WC, hot and cold running water, shower and vanity unit).
Tanzania luxury safari camp: location
The camp is only 10minutes away from Tarangire National Park (transfer from Arusha available).Tarangire is 114km from Arusha, Tanzania. The national park lies around 7km off the main Arusha-Dodoma road. The Tarangire National Park lies at the core of the much larger Tarangire Conservation Area (TCA), which extends across the Maasai Steppes. This area was once used for trophy hunting until it was restored to the traditional Maasai owners in the late 1990s.
The Background to your Tanzania luxury camp safari
Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephants (there are over 3,000 elephant in the park), also for its large numbers of lions (which can often be seen digging for water in the dry riverbeds), leopards, African buffalos, and lesser and great kudus. Tarangire is also world-renowned for its birds, boasting some 450 recorded species. Of the 60 raptor species that occur in Tanzania, 49 occur in Tarangire. What is more, the national park's open habitat (especially in the northern sector), dotted with leafless trees makes for ideal bird-watching conditions.
Lake Burunge Tented Camp Tarangire luxury Safari wildlife highlights
Plains game is abundant in the dry East Africa season. East Africa mammals include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, zebra, lesser kudu, eland, and buffalo. Birds: Tarangire national park offers more than 450 species of birds.
When to visit Lake Burunge Tented Camp
Lake Burunge Tented Camp is open all year round and offers plentiful game viewing experiences in all seasons. Perhaps the best time to visit Tarangire, however, is in the East Africa dry season (July to October), especially to see large numbers of ungulates (at this time, many ungulates in the more famous Serengeti have migrated north to Kenya). Second only to the Ngorongoro Crater as a dry-season (June/July) sanctuary for vast herds of migratory creatures, the national park's wildlife tend to follow clearly defined seasonal patterns.
First to move north-east out of the national park, often as far as Lake Natron, are the zebras and wildebeests, which begin their trek in October. After them, trek the gazelles buffaloes, elands, oryxes and hartebeests. Finally, the elephants move out of the national park. The Defassa waterbucks, impalas, giraffes, lesser kudus, Kirk's dik and warthogs, meanwhile, remain resident. The return of Tarangire's migratory species begins in June and July; firstly with the oryxes and elands, then the elephants; and finally, the zebras and wildbeest.
Accommodation: Tanzania luxury safari camp
There are 16 large double tents (13 twins, 3 king-size double beds). Each room is linked by wooden walkways and enjoys a large private verandah; all offer en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers and flushed WCs.
Dining and bars: Tanzania luxury safari camp
The central dining area offers three meals a day, meals can also be taken in the surrounding bushlands. Sundowners around the campfire are a feature of camp life.
The Lake Burunge Tented Camp menu will typically include a wide selection of East Africa, Tanzania and traditional safari choices as well as numerous international choices.
Conferences and events: Tanzania luxury safari camp
The camp does not offer specific conference facilities but will be happy to quote for small meetings and social gatherings. A wide range of Tanzania incentives can also be arranged in or around the national park.
Weddings and honeymoons at Lake Burunge Tented Camp
The camp makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
Child-friendly facilities at Lake Burunge Tented Camp
The camp welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds.
Tanzania luxury camp safari experiences in Tarangire
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Lake Burunge Tented Camp include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the camp safari campfire and guided safari walks through the bush. Lake Burunge Tented Camp also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania. Walking tours and night game drives can also be enjoyed in the larger Tarangire Conservation Area, which is immediately adjacent to the national park.
Lake Burunge Tented Camp - Tarangire • Tanzania Safari Tented Camps
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