Nestled high on a massive granite ‘kopje’ in the north-western area of Tarangire National Park, Maweninga Camp has spectacular panoramic views over Lake Burungi and, far away to the north, Lake Manyara in the Rift Valley. On a bright day, the ice-capped peak of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from the viewing decks of this authentic bush camp.
Seamlessly blending into the surrounding wilderness, the camp’s 16 tents offer comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers (provided via solar panels) and flush toilets. Lovely private terraces look out over the plains and Lake Manyara in the distance, and the rounded slopes of the ancient volcanoes of the Ngorongoro Highlands.
The camp has a large viewing deck with a fire pit where guests can gather around the fire in the evening, an open-sided thatched roof restaurant and a bar set into the natural rock terrace with three different viewing areas.
Maweninga Camp is another great spot to enjoy personal experiences with the local Maasai people, whose unique customs, traditions, and dress have changed little since the dawn of history. These semi-nomadic pastoralists are famous for their tall, statuesque figures, distinctive dress in red robes, and way of life which are still very close to that of their ancestors.