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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent our first night on safari at this delightful little camp, near a Masai village. We were so tired from our first day on safari and it was wonderful to be met by smiling faces, cold juice and wet face cloths. The staff are mainly local Masai and were eager to make our stay pleasant. The tents are all in...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely night in our first tented experience. Complete with shower (hot water), flush toilet and a separate bedroom. The service was 5/5 very nice and accommodating staff. We arrived from a long day in Tanangire park and were welcomed with a tropical fruit drink and description of the facility and itinerary. After settling in and a hot...

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California
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The tented camp is located closed to the Tarangire National Park and at the wildlife corrdior that animals travel to and from Manyara. We stayed two nights and had a wonderful time here. Each tent is equiped with toilet and shower bath. Although the facilities are basic, but service is good, staff are friendly and nice. The camp site is...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This tented camp was the most basic we came upon in Tanzania. No wired electricity, so the generator is turned off at 10pm. No running water, but the staff does everything to give you a comfortable stay. They fill up buckets with hot water for your shower and in the morning you get washing water outside your tent. The staff...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Our agent in tanzania booked Whistling Thorns against our knowledge though we had requested for a tented accomodation at a 5 star establishment. We were naturally upset since our expectations were not managed. Least to say we were not happy with this accomodation but I will just provide objective observations on this camp. Upon arrival, there was no one to...

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The camp is located very close to the animals living in tarangire park and is guarded at night by the Massai people of the camp. You live in a tent with the facilities of a room (toilet, hot water supplied by the staff of the camp). Meals are adjusted to European taste and dinner is precented by a short festivity...

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Very difficult to find as there are no signs off the main road and many roads crisscrossing in the bush! But staff were very friendly and welcoming, food was delicious. Rooms were fine - more like true "camping" than the other lodges we stayed in. Very warm upon arrival but got cold in the night - the blankets are there...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

My wife & I arrived at Whistling Thorn after 5 nights in a luxury lodge, having had a delightful stay and fabulous game viewings in the Serengeti area. So I was just a bit concerned that a tented camp might be a "step down". Far from it. We had game drives in Lake Manyara and Tarangire. Very different from the...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Thorn Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Asante sana for staying with us and taking the time to write about your experience. As you mention, going for a guided, early-morning walk makes for a memorable experience. Zebra, warthhog, giraffe and other wildlife can be viewed often during these walks. Our staff are accommodating and do a great job at making our guests' stay as comfortable...

Sydney
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the first couple of nights of our honeymoon safari. The camp is basic but comfortable, located off the beaten track next door to a Masai village. Staff were very welcoming and try hard to cater to all needs. Considering that there is no running water on site we were very surprised and relieved to know that we...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Thorn Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for staying in camp with us and posting your comment. Whistling Thorn is bordering Tarangire NP, in an area where animals can be spotted going through camp. As you mention, our showers are very original. Water is lifted up by pulleys and nice warm showers are available upon request. Toilets always flush as there is a...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Whistling Thorn is a great place to stay near Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The staff were very professional and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We really enjoyed both the night game drive and the morning hike, which allowed us to experience the savannah from a different perspective. Meals were excellent, and the accommodations certainly...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Thorn Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Asante sana for your staying at our camp and posting your feedback. Our camp is located just outside the park's boundaries. The tents are comfortable, furnished with self-contained bathroom and bush shower. Our entire team of staff is very attentive and welcoming, catering to individual needs. The 'bush TV' in the evenings and the guided walks in the...

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Additional Information about Whistling Thorn Tented Camp

Address: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: €146 - €191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Whistling Thorn Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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