Hotels and Lodges in Tanzania
Remote tented camps, honeymoon retreats, boutique guesthouses, unapologetic luxury. Tanzania has it all. The accommodation on offer here places Tanzania firmly in the upper echelon of African safari destinations.
Accommodation in Tanzania, at a glance
Throughout Tanzania, we offer a variety of places to stay, from simple to luxurious. We prefer smaller properties, where you can be assured of personal service and attention to detail, and opt for accommodation in scenic locations so that you can enjoy the wildlife as well as stunning views.
We’ll find you an authentic safari camp where you can experience the magic of waking to the sunrise in your tent or, if you’d prefer, a luxurious tree-top lodge. On the beach, we have chosen characterful places, from simple cottages to stylish lodges on private islands.
Three types of accommodation
Luxury Lodges: Tanzania has an impressive number of five-star hotels, luxury beach resorts, city escapes, boutique guesthouses, and luxury safari camps and lodges.
Private Islands: For a real treat after a safari adventure, head east to Pemba island or Mnemba island for a desert-island-lost-in-a-tropical-paradise experience, and a true barefoot luxury holiday.
Tented Camps: In many of the national parks and conservation areas, you can find luxury and mid-range tented camps. These put you closer to nature, whilst retaining all the amenities and creature comforts you want on a safari.
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As if the wildlife, scenery, and brilliance of the locals wasn’t enough, Tanzania provides a truly exceptional range of accommodation. The truth is, even if these camps weren’t set amongst some of the best safari destinations in the world, they would still be well worth a visit.
Understand what's on offer
The Northern Circuit
The Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania is the most popular route. The Northern Circuit includes Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, and the Serengeti National Park.
In each park, there are a number of small, luxury tented camps and lodges. There are also moving camps and fly camps that follow the route of the Great Migration, depending on the season.
There are some less expensive options in the parks, but Tanzania isn’t a cheap safari destination. The remote location of these lodges, combined with the harsh conditions and resources needed to keep the camps running, means prices are high across the board, and accommodation will almost always be the biggest component of your trip cost.
The Southern Circuit
The Southern Safari Circuit in Tanzania comprises Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. In both parks, there is a mix of luxury, mid-range, and budget options available.
The luxury lodges are not quite up to the same standard as those found in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro on the Northern Circuit, but they do more than enough to make for wonderful stays on your safari.
Many of the lodges and camps on offer here take the shape of eco-lodges, with many allowing animals to wander into the camp grounds!