Tanzania safaris have a wide range of excellent accommodation options from luxury five star Tanzania hotels, luxury safari lodges and tented campsite to adventure camping. Tanzania accommodation varies with different standards and quality each directly impacting on the total safari travel cost.
We offer you a wide range of excellent Tanzania safari lodges and luxury-tented properties, in addition to campsite budget options. We make every effort to balance your needs with your budget and expectations.
Tanzania hotels have well furnished rooms with private balconies, satellite television, telephones and 24/7 room service. The hotels offer swimming pools, internet services, gift shops, restaurants, bars, conference facilities, lush gardens, in addition to many other facilities.The hotels range from luxury five star Tanzania Hotels, standard 3 star/4 star accommodation, boutique hotels to simple, and budget style hotels.
These Tanzania safari accommodation options are found in areas near and within Tanzania National Parks and Game Reserves. Again, these range from luxury safari lodges to budget properties, depending on where you are visiting on your Tanzania safari.
The luxury and semi-luxury Tanzania travel lodges are usually located in frequently visited National Parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Rooms are elegantly furnished with magnificent views;usually complemented by public swimming pools, private Jacuzzi, satellite television and telephone, 240V electricity, day care services, conference facilities and gift shops.
The standard game lodges resemble 3 star hotel accommodation,usually tucked away in the wild, with grass thatched chalets, fitted, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioned rooms and restaurants serving local and international cuisines.
Luxury, semi luxury and mobile-tented camps are the most popular way of experiencing African on safari. These have permanent canvas tenting facilities located near serene, quiet spots such as riverbanks or prominent viewpoints. Tanzania tented camps usually have large walk-in canvas tents erected on platforms, with private en-suite bathroom facilities including hot showers, quality restaurants, bars and possibly swimming pools.
Sitting around an open campfire with the southern skies twinkling brightly overhead is the perfect way of appreciating Africa’s charm. Adventure camping is also the most ideal trend for budget travellers who like to ‘rough it out’and be closest to nature
Camping in the bush is the quintessential safari experience, providing good but basic comfort and intimate contact with the bush and the natural sounds and sights of wild Africa.
A quire of nocturnal birds, sunset’s chorus of crickets and the distant roar of lion is the perfect lullaby to a good nights rest.At campsites all meals are served under the stars, using tables and chairs.
Ndarakwai Camp is a permanent tented lodge on Ndarakwai Ranch. With views of both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, the camp is nestled in a protected forest of towering fig, and yellow-barked acacias that line the seasonal Ngare Nairobi River (North) and open, rolling savannah sprinkled with hills.
It offers an intimate, relaxed atmosphere where your every need is catered to.Mealtimes are flexible and can be arranged with your guide and the camp manager. Picnic lunches, bush breakfasts, and a bush campfire & bar are easily arranged. In the evening guests can gather around either of 2 indoor fireplaces, or an outdoor campfire for snacks and sundowners. Welcome the African night, whilst elephants pass through camp, with bushbuck outside your tents, and the haunting cries of bush babies in the trees fills the air.
Guests can relax in camp during the day, or take in the variety of wildlife and cultural activities that are on offer. Our main activities include guided full or half day walks (where the emphasis can either be on game or bird watching), game drives and night game drives. You can also visit local Maasai villages to photograph and buy authentic beaded jewellery. At their ‘tree house’ you can watch a large variety of game come down to the waterhole.
Day trips to Arusha National Park, and into Kilimanjaro National Park, or the Forest Reserve, are also easily arranged.
Mountain Village Serena
Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of an old colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site. ‘Serena Mountain Village Arusha’ offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive, landscaped grounds.
Standing at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Safari Circuit’, the hotel offers a broad range of attractions, which include: walking, mountain biking, canoeing, and trips to the nearby Arusha and Arusha National park.
Kibo Palace Hotel
Named after the highest peak of Africa’s tallest mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro, Kibo Palace Hotel is one of Arusha’s most exciting and innovative luxury hotels; contemporary, conductive and unconventional. Located in the heart of Arusha, (gateway to the world’s most renowned game parks), it is a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), a 10-minute walk from Arusha city centre and the Arusha International Conference Center.
Mount Meru Hotel
Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, offeringone of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas of the fertile slopes of Mount Meru. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, enjoy the breath-taking grounds, lend your ears to the beautiful sounds of nature meeting civilisation, and touch the heart of Tanzanian highlife and luxury.
The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel
The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel is situated in the leafy ‘corridor’ area of Arusha. As one of the finest restaurant and boutique hotel in town, the Bay Leaf offers a serene, home-away-from-home experience.
Set in the spacious low-density, leafy suburb, the grounds are shaded by African tulips, wild fig trees, banana and palm trees. It isa calm, friendly oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of Arusha city life, but still easily within walking distance of the town center. The Outpost has been a hugely popular hotel offering comfortable and affordable board and lodging; tasty fresh cuisine, cold & hot beverages. It has a pool, Café Mambo’s and lots of character.
Tarangire National Park
Lake Burunge Tented Camp
Lake Burunge Tented Camp is only a 20-minute drive away from Tarangire National Park. Lake Burunge Tented Camp consists of 20 Luxury Tents and 10 Lodge Rooms located in a shady bush land grove, with spectacular views onto Lake Burunge. Its main building offers a central lounge and bar/dining area built on a raised wooden deck. This elevated platform is the ideal venue for guests to relax and enjoy a sun downer whilst the sun disappears over the lake, or to simply sit and enjoy the warm fire place.
Maramboi Tented Camp
Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. It is a complete semi desert experience focusing on game drives.
An impressive landscape from the Rift Valley gives the visitor an amazing natural welcome to an area extraordinarily rich in wildlife. The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift
Valley, Ngorongoro highlands and on clear days even Oldonyo Lengai a sacred mountain to the Maasai.
Tarangire Safari Lodge
Tarangire Safari Lodge is situated on a panoramic bluff in Tarangire National Park, with one of Tanzania’s most spectacular views, encompassing acacias and baobabs, plentiful wildlife and the Tarangire river. Game drives within Tarangire National Park are a year-round wildlife spectacle!
The river flows through the park and is a magnet for wildlife, especially large populations of elephant. The park also contains varied and contrasting landscapes and unrivalled birdlife.
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park – home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter.
After enjoying a long leisurely game drive between herds of wild animals and along miles of Africa’s seemingly endless roads, you come over a slight rise and the lodge appears almost immediately below you.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.
Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is strategically located on the very edge of the vertiginous western escarpment of the Rift Valley, affording magnificent views down across the whole Lake.
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable safari experience from its privileged location, unrivalled by any other, both for game viewing and scenery. Elegantly designed as a two-level ensemble of buildings, its authentic traditional African style decorations create a unique atmosphere that perfectly combines extreme tranquillity with the best of adventure-packed safari experiences.
The spectacular swimming pool, situated in a panoramic setting, is a privileged location to enjoy the invigorating fresh air and the breathtaking views of the Pink Lake.
Kirurumo Manyara Lodge
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, uplifting and panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara, the Rift floor and Mt. Losimingori. Behind Kirurumu, the Ngorongoro Highlands rise in green and fertile splendour and form the gateway to Ngorongoro Crater and, finally, Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
This unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.
Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.
Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cosiness.
Ngorongoro Farm House
A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometres from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, was built to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days.
Ngorongoro Farm House is a perfect stopover within any safari in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place to visit the Crater or enjoy a bunch of activities: Like a walking safari to the adjacent forest leading to the Oldeani Volcano or an excursion to the nearby Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley, still inhabited by a tribe of hunter-gatherers, the Hadzabe, a relic of ancient times who still follow a style of life similar to the humans who inhabited the Earth before the discovery of agriculture.
Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall. It consists of 20 spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm offering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens includes pool.
Tloma Lodge is an exclusive petite 36-cottage lodge situated within the Ngorongoro Highlands Area.
The excellent location of Tloma Lodge on the raised shoulder of a valley, offers breathtaking views over a coffee-plantation and onto the Eastern wall of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.
Tloma Lodge has been modelled on its “bigger brother”, the very successful Ngorongoro Farm House, only 15 minutes away. The garden is particularly attractive full of flowering plants and bushes. Guests can enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool.
The Plantation Lodge
Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti.
Immerse yourself in the peace and serenity of Gibb’s Farm. Overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest, Gibb’s Farm was one of the first guesthouses in Northern Tanzania. Established as a coffee farm in the late 1920s and refurbished as a warm, rustic luxury inn, Gibb’s Farm is a welcome retreat for a few days’ respite while on safari or for an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this ‘Garden of Eden’, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level.
The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl.
Lemala Ngorongoro Camp
Lemala Ngorongoro has a brand new camp. The new tents have been increased in size to accommodate two queen size beds as the standard twin configuration and the double boasts an emperor size bed, all with spacious en-suite bathrooms. A new enlarged heated dining and lounge tent will allow guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the cosy but spacious atmosphere of the tent from where they can enjoy the breath taking view. The camp, tucked below ancient Acacia trees which are naturally decorated with “old-man’s beard”, has the most magnificent view of the forests which stretch all the way towards Olmoti Crater.
Serengeti National Park
Lobo Wildlife Lodge
That is Lobo Wildlife Lodge, located in the North of Serengeti National Park, the most spectacular scenario of wildlife in its pure essence.
Lobo Wildlife Lodge is a dream of romanticism in its remote location, strategically built into an enormous volcanic rocky outcrop. It is the largest lodge on the migration route where it’s elevated position means that the migration can be viewed from the comfort of a sun lounger. You can watch and witness the migration even from the pool.
Artistically made of stone and local timber around clusters of large boulders, harmoniously merging with its surroundings, the Lodge affords from its raised location stunning views of the most amazing natural spectacle to be seen on Earth.
Serengeti Savannah Camp
Serengeti Savannah Camp is located inside the Serengeti National Park, with a stunning view of the world famous park in Northern Tanzania.
All our tents are custom made walk in tents using heavy duty canvas ensure a spacious ‘room’ complete with en-suite bathrooms. Tents are tastefully appointed with twin or double beds, crisp linen, warm blankets or duvets, bedside tables, wardrobes and luggage racks make your tent a true ‘home away from home’. Lighting is provided by solar power and your bathroom comes complete with a dressing table with fully plumbed washbasin, lavatory and showers – a new, and often surprising, interpretation of ‘camping’. Hot water is available throughout the day and evening and, like your laundry, morning tea or in fact your every need will be arranged by your Butler allowing for a refreshing wash, shower or maybe a shave on the verandah of your tent.
Serengeti Savannah Camps are about a safe, fun “bush” experience and the simple comforts of a private safari camp – without the high cost.
Serengeti Savannah Camps are like lion prides – they blend into the bush, their form follows function and they are found close to the migrating wildebeest and zebras.
Buffalo Luxury Camp
Buffalo Luxury Camp is located in the Loliondo region just 2 km outside the north-eastern boundary of the Serengeti National Park. The camp is situated only 4 kilometers from the Klein’s Ranger Post at the North Serengeti’s official entry point.
Buffalo Luxury Camp is a permanent tented lodge featuring 15 luxurious suite tents, as well as substantial main lodge facilities including a dining room, bar, lounge and campfire terrace. The suite tents are two-levels with over 600 square feet of space. There is a charming sitting room with leather couches and comfortable armchairs, along with a writing desk. The raised bedroom features either a king or twin beds. The bathrooms have shower, tubs, two wash basins and unique mirrors and lighting. Amenities such as hairdryers, shampoo, lotion, soaps and comfortable robes are provided for each guest room.
Kati kati tented Camp
A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.
A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.
The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.
Serengeti Serena Lodge
Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer.
Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels’ are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains’ after which the Serengeti is named.
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
Scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer’ (Mbuzi mawe), and guarded by three million year-old granite towers, this luxury tented-camp is unique. Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators it is also located at the very epicentre of one of the world’s most famous national parks.
Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Seronera Wildlife Lodge is artfully constructed around a rocky outcrop from glass and wood elements, perfectly blending into its surrounding; next to the lodge, several waterholes attract, day and night, the most amazing animals, providing a unique opportunity for a close encounter with the Big Four. Seronera Lodge is only 5 minutes from the departing point of the hot air balloon safaris, which offer a thrilling bird’s-eye wildlife perspective of the vast plains of The Serengeti.
The vast and spectacular Serengeti is the epitome of most people’s vision of wild Africa; its endless rolling plains perfectly define the meaning of its name in the Maasai language – Seregenget or Siringitu means the place where the land moves on forever.
Seronera is one of the most important spots of Serengeti National Park, where you can witness an actual kill in the flesh. This area is in the heart of the Serengeti, where all game drives, balloon safaris, and catching planes take place. Seronera Wildlife Lodge is located on the migratory route, and it provides front-seat viewing of this extraordinary natural phenomenon.
Mbalageti Safari Lodge
Enjoy the gorgeous views over the Serengeti plains and our fantastic friendly service.
Mbalageti Serengeti is located in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The Lodge offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.
Mbalageti is actually a word from the old Maa language. It means wildebeest, but the word is no longer in use; today Mbalageti refers to the seasonal river.
Kirawira Tented Camp
This 5-star tented lodge is ideally located in the Serengeti’s Western Corridor; a passageway for the great herds and predators alike. At Kirawira, there are 25 spacious luxury tents, each raised on timber platforms. Rooms include antique Edwardian style mahogany furnishings and luxurious en-suite facilities.
The luxurious ensuite bathroom is fitted with carved mahogany furniture and features a classic black-and-white tiled floor (separate flushed WC, shower, twin marble basins, hot and cold running water). Each tent has its own personal valet.
Exclusive Mobile Camps
Exclusive Mobile Camps (Simiyu Luxury Camp) is integrated into the surrounding African Bush. The camp offers guests the perfect balance between comfort, intimacy and splendid isolation. The camp has three different locations during the year, allowing guests to be close to the spectacular Serengeti migration.
Lemuta Hill Camp
Lemuta Hill Camp is located on the eastern short grass plains of the Serengeti ecosystem. To the west are the beautiful Gol and Barafu kopjes and to the east are Nasera Rock and the Gol mountains. The camp rests at the beginning of the fabled Gol Mountains. Lemuta hill resides just east of the official border of the Serengeti National Park in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA).
Lemuta Hill Camp is ideally positioned to catch the southward wildebeest migration in December and January when the wildebeest march down the plains to their green season range. Lemuta Hill is in a prime position to access the wildebeest calving grounds in the northern and eastern Ngorongoro Conservation Area in February and March.
Located in the heart of Masai territory, in the eastern corridor of the Serengeti, Klein’s camp occupies a truly privileged location. This small, elegant camp consists of ten, classically furnished, luxury cottages – a great place to be located for a Tanzanian safari. With its own private airstrip, Klein’s Camp is easy to access and provides excellent viewing of the wildebeest migration in during the annaual Great Migration.
Lake Masek Tented Camp
Discover exclusive luxury at Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area overlooking Lake Masek. This unique location is witness to the Wildebeest Migration which takes place from December to April each year. There is resident Big 5 game all year round in the area.
The camp is eco-friendly as all the electric power is supplied by solar panels and water is collected during the rainy season. All the products used are biodegradable in order to ensure that the environment is kept pristine.
Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the South-eastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the thirty four cottages, which are built of local materials, has a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu. The Lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd.
Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp
Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheatre for the wildebeest migration between December and March. 9 suite tents of a very high specification are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migrating herds of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra begin to arrive in December and begin calving in February.
Serengeti Savannah Camp
The Serengeti Savannah Camp is located in the Southern and Central areas of the Serengeti areas that are reknown for outstanding wildlife encounters. The Serengeti Savannah Camp operates in the ndutu region from December through March and in the Central region from June through October.
The Serengeti Savannah Camp is a semi-permanent tented camp. The camp will move occasionally as determined by the wildlife movement and the season. The SSC is part of a safe, fun, bush experience with the comforts of a private safari camp, but with high cost. The SSC is part comprised of 9 guest tents, a mess tent and facilities for the camp staff. Each guest tent is located apart from the others and is oriented to offer the best views.
The guest tents are spacious and comfortable with an attached bathroom. There is a veranda where you can sit and enjoy the wonderful views of the Serengeti. The beds are king or twin size and the bathroom is quite comfortable with shower, wash basin and an environmentally friendly toilet. The mess tent and lounge area offer a great place to enjoy a cold drink and to meet and mingle with other adventures.
Kusini Tented Camp
Sanctuary Kusini offers a Serengeti safari like no other. This is the only permanent camp in this unspoilt and remote part of the Serengeti and every year wildebeest congregate on the camp’s “doorstep”.
It overlooks the plains where games are a common sight all year round. Built around a spectacular rocky outcrop and on the path of the wildebeest migration, the camp is ideal for seeing cheetah and wildebeest that congregate on the grassy plains in the calving season from mid-December to March.
Sanctuary Kusini Camp offers exceptional and essentially private game viewing. Sanctuary Kusini Camp’s expert guides enhance your stay by sharing their knowledge and experience gleaned during a lifetime in the bush. Sanctuary Kusini Camp is owned and operated by Sanctuary Lodges.