Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of comfort and service, a hallmark of the Lemala Collection.

Sitting at the top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of comfort and service, a hallmark of the Lemala Collection.

One of Tanzania’s smaller National Parks, Tarangire remains a little lesser known. However with its strange baobab trees, huge termite mounts, large numbers of elephant and bright red soils it offers a very different experience to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Guests will enjoy a real sense of wilderness as well as excellent gameviewing opportunities, whilst Tarangire itself is both a relaxing destination and a fantastic place to start a Tanzanian safari.

Accommodation consists of 15 spacious tented suites (including one 2-bedroom tent) positioned to take advantage of both the sensational views and cool breezes. Each ensuite tent features private decks and sunken outdoor lounges that convert to siesta beds, perfect to relax in in-between game drives. Guests can also enjoy a special feature – a private outdoor bathtub. The elevated main lodge has a large lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa and swimming pool. Activities include sundowners, early morning walks and game drives in state-of-the-art custom-designed vehicles accompanied by Lemala’s highly-knowledgeable and experienced guides.


How to get to Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Arusha. It is located an hours easy game drive inside the park.

Activities at Lemala Mpingo Ridge

  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Sundowners and bush dining

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge Highlights

  • A unique camp with breathtaking views
  • Located inside Tarangire National Park
  • Exquisite guest suites with sunken lounges and outdoor bathtubs
  • Opportunities to view huge elephant herds and giant baobab trees
  • The ability to go on nature walks and enjoy game drives

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and safari lodges in the Tarangire National Park region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Sitting at the top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of

Little Oliver’s Camp

Little Oliver’s Camp offers an exclusive experience of Tarangire National Park, with only five beautiful tents full of handmade furniture, indoor and outdoor showers and private decks.

Nimali Tarangire

Small and intimate Nimali Tarangire is a hidden gem located in a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park.

Oliver’s Camp

Located in the remote south of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp offers authentic bush luxury with just 10 well-appointed ensuite tents, each with indoor and outdoor showers and private verandas.

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala offers twelve canvas pavilions that epitomise luxury and an exclusive safari experience of this picturesque reserve.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Family-run Tarangire Safari Lodge features spacious ensuite tents and thatched bungalows as well as panoramic vistas of the plains and game by the Tarangire River below.

Tarangire Treetops

Situated just outside Tarangire National Park, this enchanting safari camp features 20 elevated open-fronted guest bedrooms with views across the Tarangire plains.



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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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