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Lemala Mpingo Ridge

  • A property with an elevated position, overlooking Tarangire N.P.
  • Total of 15 spacious suites, all with amazing views
  • Large lounge/bar, inside and outside dining areas, spa, shop, plunge pool
  • Great game drives, walking safaris, picnics, sundowners, children’s activities
When To Visit Tarangire National Park:
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"Elevated overlooking the national park, Lemala Mpingo Ridge is a stunning property. Finished to Lemala's usual high standards with arguably the best view looking out over the park means this property needs to be considered for a stay in Tarangire."


As its name suggests, it is situated on a ridge – and the views are nothing short of spectacular! Mpingo Ridge is owned and operated by Lemala, a company with an impressive portfolio. Mara Camp, Ndutu Camp, and Wildwaters Lodge are just three of Lemala’s successes, all earning five stars from YZ.


The property is accessed by road transfer from Kuro Airstrip, a journey of 20 minutes. 


A few steps lead up into the communal structure, which features a wooden deck with a cream canvas roof and timber supports – not unlike a ship with a billowing sail. Inside, there is a lounge area with plenty of plush sofas, armchairs, and pouffes around coffee tables, as well as a fireplace and the lodge’s bar. Adjacent to this space is the inside dining area, with chic separate tables and upright chairs. The palette throughout the main structure is mainly neutrals and browns, which brings out all the colour of the exquisite natural surroundings. Guests can eat outside too, on the deck – and there’s also a sparkling plunge pool. We are told that the property has a spa and a shop, and we’ll provide additional information on these facilities as soon as it becomes available.

Guest accommodation at Mpingo Ridge consists of 15 tented suites, 14 to sleep two/three adults and one for a family. All are positioned to maximise both the views and the cooling winds that sweep over the ridge during the dry season. Each unit has a few steps up to a sunken wooden deck, which functions as a lounge area. The interiors feature a king-size bed or twin beds, and five suites have a sofa bed to accommodate a third person. There is also a writing desk and chair, complete with multi-plugs and complimentary stationery. Other amenities include mosquito nets, a tea-and-coffee station, a mini-bar, a hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, inside and outside showers, and a bathtub on a private area of the deck. The family unit benefits from all the features of the standard tent, in addition to a second bedroom.

*For families with children under the age of 6 years, we always request a ground floor room for safety reasons.*


Mpingo Ridge offers an exciting assortment of activities:

  • Game drives, by day and by night, take place in Tarangire.
  • There is plenty to see in this enormous national park, such as four of the famous Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Other predators include cheetah, hyena, serval, caracal, jackals, and wild dog.
  • The herbivore count is equally impressive! Giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, antelopes… there seems to be no end to the grazers here.
  • Hippos and crocs can be spotted in the Tarangire river.
  • And the birding is nothing short of brilliant, with highlights including tawny eagle, red-and-yellow barbet, orange-bellied parrot, ashy starling, and speckle-fronted weaver.
  • These sightings and more can be enjoyed on walking safaris too, the perfect pastime for safarists who want to take a closer look at Tarangire.
  • Picnic breakfasts and lunches are available, and sundowners are a wonderful way to end your day in the bush.
  • And in common with many other Lemala properties, Mpingo Ridge offers the Lemala Cubs programme.
  • Things to keep the little ones busy include animal and bird identification, spear throwing, bow-and-arrows making, nature walks, and cooking with the lodge’s chefs.
  • These activities are offered to children aged up to 11 years.

*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.

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