Naitolia Tarangire Camp
Naitolia Eco-Lodge nestles deep in an acacia and baobab stand in Tarangire Conservation Area, a 55 sq km wildlife management area that straddles the wildlife migration route into Tarangire National Park.
Naitolia is constructed entirely from local materials with low stone and grass walls, covered by grass thatched roof in the style of the traditional African banda.
The Lodge offers 4 bandas the only concession to modernity is the front façade made of canvas and shade cloth to afford guests uninterrupted views of the unfurling Lemiyon Plains from the comfort of the huge, timber four-poster beds.
The communal mess area follows a similar theme – candle-lit dining area for the six guests, bar and small library, opening out onto the flat-topped acacias and open savannah before us – with elemental textures and colors creating a relaxed intimacy in natural harmony with the surroundings.