Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab, and grasses of the Tarangire National Park – home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter. After enjoying a long, leisurely game drive between herds of wild animals and along miles of Africa’s seemingly endless roads, you come over a slight rise and the lodge appears almost immediately below you.
Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab, and grasses of the Tarangire National Park – home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter.
The lodge has 75 spacious rooms, all with a private lounge on entering with a minibar. Each room has 2 queen size beds with a mosquito net around them.
4 of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged.
4 interconnecting rooms suitable for families.
While the circular guest suites with their high, conical roofs fan out to either side of the public areas, it is worth mentioning a word of caution here. Because the lodge is not fenced in any way, wild animals are at liberty to come and go as they please and transits to your room and back might be – but rarely – delayed by an elephant or two. This is the only reason our guards will insist on taking you to and fro at night.
Once inside the coolness of your room, you will be delighted at its space and airiness, and also the views from its sheltered veranda. With its mini-bar, two double beds, and an extremely spacious, well-appointed bathroom, you can only wish that you were staying an extra night.
Built on different levels, the main public area building offers an extremely cool respite from the outdoor heat as soon as you step into the reception.
With a perfumed towel and a chilled welcome drink in hand, you suddenly become aware of the sheer size of the lobby with its glistening marble floors, colorful hand-woven carpets, and an incredibly high roof. From here a short flight of steps takes you up a level and into the lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy an evening sundowner, and, later perhaps, a game of pool in the area behind the bar.
On the other side of the reception lobby is the coffee shop where you can enjoy one of a wide range of Tanzanian highland brews together with one of our freshly baked pastries, while adjacent to this area a flight of steps takes you down into the dining room for a leisurely – and always simply-to-die-for – meal beneath an intricately painted mural painted onto a high table at one end of the room. Even the floor is a work of art with its multi-colored timbers and copper nails.
However, if you relish the great outdoors, the restaurant has a terrace running along one side of its entire length, so you can enjoy your breakfast with a view over the park’s tree-studded, grassy plains.
Weather permitting, lunch is always served at the lodge’s lowest level and beside the swimming pool with its central island and bar beside a dry river bed which fills up during the rainy seasons. As for dinner, the dining room has an enormous outdoor patio where we serve dinner every other night, and this experience beneath Africa’s star-filled sky is quite simply one you will never forget.
- Adjoining Rooms
- Traditional Dances
- Board games
- Children’s Menu
- Special Diets
- Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
- Wi-Fi in Public Areas
- Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Dining
- Telephone at Reception
- Mosquito Nets
- Baby Sitting