Best Tanzania Safari Lodges & Camps in 2024

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Are you planning to go on safari in Tanzania and visiting almost of the Tanzania parks? Here are the some of the best Tanzania safari lodges and camps in 2024.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on the saddle of a ridge commanding panoramic views over the rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the reserve, is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style.

This extraordinary Tanzania safari lodge presents a vibrant design concept rich in indigenous craft and cultural detail that is without compare. Set high on a hill with rolling visas over the teeming plains of a natural amphitheater it also enjoys a ringside seat for the greatest show on earth, the annual migration of the wildebeest.

Offering an outdoor pool, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is nestled in the Western Corridor, near Grumeti River on a tree-clad ridge with sweeping views of the Serengeti National Park.  Groves of acacia trees watered by sparkling streams cool down the property.

The accommodation is fitted with a seating area. Each unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a shower. Towels are offered. Designed to melt into nature, it includes a series of traditional domed rondavels. 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.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge also includes a barbecue. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The property also offers packed lunches.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge with all her 79 suites is located in the Nyaraboro Hills in the southwest of the National Park and is the only tourism development in this section of the park, one of the best lodges in Serengeti when on a budget.

The rooms are adequately sized and done up. The balcony opens up to the Serengeti. The hotel is perched on a cliff in the middle of the plains, so you have a great view of the sunrise. You are surrounded by wildlife, and you will hear Lions roaring all night. You will feel like they are roaring right under your balcony. They always come to drink from the hotel pool.

Food is good, with plenty of continental/Indian and local options. Go for the local options. There is a space in the balcony of the restaurant which is very much recommended for you eating from there. Feels like a dinner in the middle of the bush.

The staff is awesome, and they put on quite a show for your entertainment. You can even join in their dances and they will be very kind to you throughout.

Kirawira Serena Camp, standing high on the bluff of a bush-cloaked ridge, commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the National Park, is the epitome of colonially-styled safari luxury.

This hilltop-tented camp offers all the romance of sleeping under canvas whilst providing all the opulence and amenities of a world-class hotel. The camp also offers the finest in game viewing, a brilliance of birds and driving safaris that is unrivaled in East Africa.

Accommodation is provided in 25 stylishly decorated and furnished tents. Each Tent at Kirawira Serena Camp is elevated on wooden platforms and set apart for guests’ privacy. A furnished deck allows you to soak up the views and scan the landscape for wandering wildlife.

Sanctuary Kusini Camp is perfectly suited in a cluster of Kopjes, Kusini’s 12 luxury safari tents blend seamlessly into the surrounding game-rich plains, part of the charm here is its remote location offering exceptional and essentially private game viewing.

Tents are well decorated, elevated with raised platform and furnished with en-suite facilities of clean flushing toilet, Bush showers with hot and cold water heated on fire, sink safari bucket shower, solar energy available, Dressing Mirror, Fan, mosquito nets, tables and chairs, free toiletries and other facilities.

It offers exceptional and essentially private game viewing. Built around a spectacular rocky outcrop, or Kopje, the camp’s communal areas include a dining area, lounge and library, as well as a campfire. The views from the Kopje are simply sensational – the perfect spot for sun downers and stargazing. The library is stocked with reference books to read up on the day’s discoveries, and of course, our experienced guides are always on hand to fill in about local knowledge where books cannot.

Each tent has its own personal attendant to look after guests during their stay and feature mosquito netting, hairdryers and in-room safe. A large private wooden veranda with comfortable furnishings extends in front of each tent, with many having views of the plains below where zebra, buffalo and lion are a common sight year-round.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge, with 9 air-conditioned luxurious suites, offers barefoot elegance in a laid-back rustic setting; the elevated viewing decks over the watering hole allow guests to view game without even leaving the lodge in the Serengeti and Grumeti.

A relaxed approach to luxury forms a golden thread throughout this contemporary African lodge and allows guests to experience the deeply restorative power of nature. Décor & design includes airy bedroom suites, where every creature comfort is catered for with intuitive ease and oversized windows welcome the wilderness inside.

Faru Faru is a very good destination outside the peak Great Migration months. Fairly populous resident game and exceptional standards of hospitality make this camp a great option throughout the year.

Enjoy the seven 1-bedroom suites, one family suite (2 adults and 2 children), and one 2-bedroom suite (4 adults) with a private pool. The suites are a luxurious mix of contemporary décor and organic styles, using subtle, earthy palettes of winter grasses and pink river clay.

Singita Sabora Tented Camp, with her nine tented suites, evokes a romantic “Out of Africa” adventure with vintage safari tents dressed in classic Edwardian safari accommodation style.

The camp provides unfiltered time and space in which to rest and recharge. Having redefined every detail of the guest experience, this modern take reflects months of thoughtful deliberation and careful planning in order to offer guests a safari retreat unlike any other – a safe haven in which to re-engage the senses and find moments of meaning and mindfulness.

The Singita Grumeti reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife which tread the sweeping plains year-round. Set along the route of the Great Wildebeest Migration – a natural phenomenon in every sense of the word.

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp is a classic tented safari camp, what is interesting about this camp is that it is set up in two locations a year all depending on where the annual migration is taking place.

This luxury mobile tented camp moves with the wildebeest migration herds throughout the year. Positioned in the Western, Northern and Southern areas of the Serengeti, this camp offers a fantastic quality of guiding and game viewing experiences, along with comfortable and spacious accommodation in the heart of the plains.

The rooms all well-appointed, with simple furnishings, large double or twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom has running water, flushing toilets and bucket showers, an authentic way to get stuck into the safari experience!

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is situated on top of Sasakwa Hill with panoramic views of the vast Plains below; this Serengeti National Park lodge is built in the style of an East African ranch house.

The lodge’s grand entrance leads to elegant rooms of generous proportions, wide wraparound verandas and rolling lawns. The traditional glamour of Venetian mirrors, cut-glass crystal, silver candelabras and antiques are combined with animal hides, local artefacts and tribal cushions. The lodge has nine cottages with one, two or three bedrooms, all with private infinity pools, and also a four-bedroom villa.

Enjoy the elegant afternoon teas on the veranda and wine-paired dinners on the lawn, every experience is memorable and overflowing with special details. A spa, gym and tennis courts provide a multitude of activities in between game drives.

The Singita Mara River Tented Camp is that perfect small luxurious safari lodge positioned on the banks of the Mara River within the 98 000 acres Lamai concession far away from all forms of human life.

Inside every standard tent, there’s a double bed or twin beds, elegant lighting, a writing desk and chair, a wardrobe, and snug rugs on the polished wooden floor. Additional amenities include a fan, a telephone for contacting Singita staff, an electronic safe, a well-stocked cool box, and even a set of weights, yoga mats, and Vortex binoculars! The washing facilities are positioned at the back of the tent, and comprise separate flush toilet, washbasin within vanity unit, and rain shower.

The dining area with bar is styled, and it extends onto al fresco areas, so guests have plenty of choice about where they tuck in to delicious meals.

andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, with ten tented suites on the banks of the Grumeti River, offers seasonal sightings of the Great Wildebeest Migration, including river crossings.

The lodge is perfectly situated on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River. Using the natural bow shape of the river, and paying homage to the circular forms of a traditional Masai Manyatta, the lodge unfolds to reveal an understated sense of luxury. Walking into the guest area upon arrival is a real wow moment.

Spacious decks are perfect for enjoying sun downers overlooking the river and the camp’s rim-flow swimming pool provides a view of the seasonal hippo pools below. The proximity to water draws a profusion of wildlife throughout the day and night.

Touching the earth lightly and seemingly floating across the landscape, 10 nostalgically elegant, and very spacious, guest suites offer natural light, an enormous bed, bath, an indoor/outdoor shower (with a spectacular view), and sparkling private plunge pool. A new family suite has been incorporated featuring a small additional bedroom attached.

Gibb’s Farm with 19 en-suite cottages provides a welcome stay on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Forest, The Ngorongoro Crater and Manyara National Park.

Immerse yourself in a sanctuary for the senses, where the farm’s gentle rhythms impart a sense of peace and well-being. Experience a sense of place as you recline on your verandah, walk in the Ngorongoro Forest or explore the back roads of Karatu. Replenish with inspired organic cuisine, fresh from the farm’s gardens, bakery and dairy. Surround yourself with the rich traditions of East African life, exclusive to Gibb’s Farm, and share an eternal sense of history and community.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in the prime Ngorongoro Conservation Area that offers guests quick access to the famed wildlife on the crater floor.

The three large and comfortable communal tents provide a dining area where scrumptious meals are served, a lounge area perfect for afternoon relaxation, and lounge bar where pre-dinner drinks are served. All of the main areas include breath taking views of the spectacular surrounding scenery and large trees surrounding this intimate camp.

For a more intimate experience you can choose to dine on individual tables set in special spots around the camp. The camp offers ten luxury safari room tents – each with its own en-suite bathroom and indoor bucket shower, with personal tent attendant filling your bucket shower to the perfect temperature whenever required from the outside.

The room tents also feature hairdryers and plug points and a small sitting area in front of each of the tents where early morning coffee and biscuits can be enjoyed before starting the day of incredible game viewing.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is, without doubt, one of the most architecturally spectacular lodges in Africa perched on the eastern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world. Between the natural riches of the Crater spread out at its feet and the incredible architecture, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy.

Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephant wanders the forests, male lion stalks the grasslands and flamingo crowd the soda lakes.

In this place of dramatic contrasts, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture. Divided into three camps, 30 suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive experience.

Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. With ever-changing views as mists swirl over the huge wildlife cauldron below, the location is truly breathtaking. Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at this lodge.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge with 98 rooms is located on the eastern side of the crater rim; this Ngorongoro crater lodge offers fantastic views of the rim from the main dining area, the swimming pool area is where you can swim and watch the wildlife in the crater below.

Enjoy the double-bedded, fully amenities rooms, furnished in traditional African motifs and wooden ceilings and a memorable Sopa touch: a solarium from which to sip early morning coffee, gazing down at the awakening crater, into which we’ll soon wend for a game drive.

The public rooms are extraordinarily spacious, with an inviting lounge and lobby decorated with indigenous sculptures and carved wooden columns. The Lemala Hill Restaurant caters to all tastes and fancies.

Mnemba Island lodge, is a 20-minute cruise in a traditional 16-foot flat-bottomed boat from the Island of Zanzibar, just 1 mile in circumference, a pristine island beach surrounded by a tropical forest. Mnemba Island Lodge, one of the most luxurious lodges in Tanzania, perfect for honeymooners and families.

Since the island is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline. Its worth being part of your safari sleep point.

Each of the 12 private beach Banda’s on Mnemba Island has a spacious veranda and is hidden in the shade of a tropical beach forest, fringed by the pristine beaches that halo the Island. A palm-covered walkway leads to an en-suite bathroom with shower and basin.

Romantic candle-lit dinners are enjoyed on the beach with the waves gently lapping at your feet, and private beach dinners are often enjoyed by honeymooners.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel is the perfect place to stay for couples, families or honeymooners looking for a wonderfully romantic hideaway in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic and culturally rich Stone Town.

It has three rooms on each of the three floors. Above all, the nine rooms are all different from each other, and in each of them our guests find traces of the Zanzibar’s rich history echoed into their mix of Arabian, Indian and English design.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town; this stunning property is set in two historic seafront buildings that have been integrated and restored into a unique single property echoing the grandeur of days past.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free Wi-Fi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, room service, and a rooftop terrace. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Stone Town.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge is hidden among the Kopjes and surrounded by ancient baobab trees, home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game, including the elusive leopard.

The Floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides make this a very light and welcoming area to relax in, with views of the surrounding bush. To one side of the lounge is the bar with a few easy chairs and a snooker table.

Tea and coffee are served here all day and cakes are on offer in the afternoon. Opposite the lounge is the restaurant, which is equally light and airy, and which seats up to 150. Parquet flooring and wooden chairs and tables make this a fairly characterless space that lacks much style or colour.

Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a private game reserve bordering the Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills with views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall.

Each of the 20 rooms or tree houses at Tarangire Treetops is perched in or near a tree, some in marula trees and some in baobabs. The tree houses are raised several meters above ground level on stilts, with tree branches and trunks growing through some of them.

Depending on outlook, each room has either beautiful sunrise or sunset views. Each room can accommodate up to three adults, however at present no specific family options exist.

Game drives in the Tarangire can compete with the best in Africa; one will certainly not be disappointed by any stretch of the imagination.

Escarpment Luxury Lodge with 16 large and luxurious chalets combines luxury, privacy, space and comfort into a unique offering. Exceptional game drives and safari activities in the Lake Manyara National Park make this one of the better options for spotting those elusive tree-climbing lions.

you can experience excellent game viewing during day and night game drives as well as guided walking safaris and even cycling excursions. You can also choose to head out and experience a cultural visit to a nearby village though you will be well entertained by Maasai dancers and singers during your evening meal.

Each chalet offers an en suite bathroom with a bath and a refreshing outdoor shower as well as a private deck from which you can view the lake below and watch the wildlife as it drifts through the lodge grounds.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, with 67 rooms, is perched high up on the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, offering visitors some of the best views of Lake Manyara National Park and the surrounding Great Rift Valley.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge provides a tranquil retreat for your Tanzania holiday. Settle in to your beautifully appointed accommodation, which is furnished with colours inspired by the breath-taking natural beauty of our surroundings.

Make use of thoughtful amenities including free Wi-Fi, enjoy the views from your veranda or wrap up in your plush robe and relax with room service after an exhilarating day on safari. For a truly special experience, reserve our lush Losimingori Suite, which offers a separate sitting area, a flat-screen TV and a balcony.

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