A104, Tarangire, Tanzania
Zion Campsite Tarangire Reviews
Just a campsite, not many amenities Sep 10, 2011
Zion campsite is located off A104, near Kwa Kuchinja to the east of Lake Manyara, about 6 km from the entrance to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Don't expect anything in the way of amenities here, even for a campsite. The locale itself is rather depressing looking, the toilets are squat variety, the showers don't seem to work all that well, and the toilets & shower areas are quite dirty looking. There is a common area that was well lit, and while I didn't see that any food is served, it does appear one might get a cold coke or beer here. Other than that small amenity, there is little to offer here. It's a barren place, and rather scruffy looking, but it's cheap too (~$10/night). It was dry season too and maybe it looks more inviting with greenery. If you are not particular and just need a place to pitch a tent for the night, then it will do, otherwise I can not recommend it. I think you might do better somewhere else - and at the very least you can't do much worse than this probably. I wouldn't even think of staying here for more than a night. The location is good and it is much cheaper than camping inside Tarangire National Park. For us, it served the purpose for the night and we didn't need much more. It did seem safe there, however, and we didn't have any problems with that. We packed up and headed to Tarangire National Park the next morning, which was only a short drive away.
Part of the Under African Skies (Sep. 5-19, 2011) travel blog
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