Tanzania: Luxury at Maramboi Tented Camp + Maasai Warrior Game Walk

In the weeks leading up to our trip to Tanzania, we reviewed our itinerary about a million times and checked out the websites of the lodges and camps we were to stay at, all the while finding it almost impossible to imagine ourselves there. We’ve been back for a week, and honestly it all seems like a dream. The colors, the smells, the sounds, the food, all so vibrant that they felt part of a different world that we got to be part of for a short while.

Upon arrival we learned that there was a slight change to our itinerary for the our visit to Tarangire National Park. Instead of staying in Lake Burunge, we were moved to Maramboi Tented Camp which turned out to be a very lucky switch for us.

After a dusty day of game driving in Tarangire, we pulled up to Maramboi and were greeted with cold towels and hibiscus iced tea. Tanzanian welcomes are something I could get used to!


Maramboi Tented Camp

Being that it’s a camp, the accommodations at Maramboi are technically tents, but tents that happen to be permanent and luxurious.

Maramboi Tented Camp This is glamping at its finest!  Our bed was so comfy, and we had a huge shower with plenty of hot water.

Maramboi Tented Camp

We also had a porch with a view for days, which was filled with zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, warthogs, and ostriches.

Maramboi Tented Camp

The grounds of the camp were even more impressive, with a sprawling dining area and a long boardwalk out to the pool, where we happily spent our sunset each night.

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp

Just like in all of the other places we stayed, the food at Maramboi was delicious. Dinners were more African-influenced, while lunch one day was definitely geared toward travelers with options like fish and chips in addition to lentils, spinach, rice, and quiche.

lunch at Maramboi

And as it did in every other stop on the trip. mineral-y South African white wines were flowing.

South African wine While staying at Maramboi we had the opportunity to go for a nature walk with a junior Maasai warrior, and it was just breathtaking.


Maasai guide

giraffes in Tanzania

zebras at Maramboi

While getting up close and personal with non-predator animals, we learned about Maasai culture and our beautiful surroundings. It was definitely one of the more memorable afternoons of the trip for me.

ostrich in Tanzania

zebras in the water

Of course it didn’t hurt to go back to our tent and watch zebras in a watering hole. They were so close at night that we could hear them ripping up grass. Another one of the tents had zebras rubbing up against the tent to scratch. We were definitely at one with nature while also in the lap of luxury at Maramboi.

sundown in Maramboi

sunrise at Maramboi

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  1. Molly Galler’s avatar

    What an incredible trip! Your photos are stunning. Keep it coming!


  2. Jenna at Boston Chic Party’s avatar

    Amazing photos! Love seeing the pics from your trip


  3. Karen’s avatar

    I happened upon your great blog while reading your review of Moonshine 152. It so happens I was on a Safari Serengeti OAT trip in Tanzania in February. It was wonderful seeing your very similar but different camps. Your reactions and emotions were much like mine. It was a life changing experience! On the unfortunate side, several people in our group of 11 got sick when they returned home. They thought it was the Malarone but who knows? Fortunately everyone was able to enjoy the fantastic trip!


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Thank you for your comment! I love to hear from fellow travelers, and what an amazing experience Tanzania with OAT was! I got sick when I got home too!


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