Top 15 Tanzania Safari Lodges and Camps 2023 – 2024

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Enjoy African wildlife and gorilla safari in Tanzania Uganda and visiting the Serengeti and Bwindi. The abundance of wildlife attracts safari enthusiasts from all over the world. Families, honeymooners, friends, and groups come to Tanzania to experience a holiday they’ll never forget, staying in lodges and camps across the country.

Choosing where to stay can be confusing, so as a starting point we have chosen our top Tanzania safari lodges, located in places with wonderful views of Tanzania’s beautiful wilderness. Of course, this is just a small handful of the many lodges and camps available, giving you a taste of what’s on offer.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge, with an interior inspired by the impressive Edwardian manor houses, is considered one of the Serengeti’s most affordable luxury lodges. It offers safari visitors a refreshingly light and airy ambience to rejuvenate and prepare them for a new safari experience each day.

Guests can enjoy an alfresco dinner under the Tanzania night sky overlooking the mesmerizing view of the never-ending Serengeti Plains with its superb wildlife. Unlike some lodges, Sasakwa also admits children of all ages, although their presence on game drives may be left to the discretion of the guide.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge in Serengeti on elevated platforms and walkways, offering guests a clear view of the waterhole from their private balcony, which attracts plenty of wildlife including the majestic African elephant. The lodge stands apart for numerous reasons, including its spacious interior combined with a spa to help guests re-energize before their next safari adventure. In addition to the safari tour guides, game drives are accompanied by Maasai tribesmen making the safari viewing experience more worthwhile. Additionally, guests can also enjoy an incredible hot-air balloon safari.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge lies in the heart of the ever-popular Serengeti National Park with remarkable views across the grass plains. The safari lodge is well-known for its guided nature walks as well as game drives. It also offers its guests a spectacular balloon safari ride followed by champagne and an extravagant English breakfast as well as memorable bush dining experiences.

Nomad Sand River Selous is an impressive safari lodge set high on a peninsula in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. All the chalets at this exclusive safari lodge offer spectacular views of the Rufiji River and have spacious and airy interiors adding to the beauty of the safari experience. A dip in the lavish swimming pool is not only rejuvenating but also offers guests a chance to view bee-eaters and tiny kingfishers that can be seen darting around the river.

Selous Kinga Lodge, one of the most affordable safari lodges in Tanzania, offers its guests an opportunity to witness the adventurous, wild and diverse Selous Game Reserve. The interior of the spacious rooms was inspired by the African contemporary romance style while the large and airy dining room offers a fine-dining experience allowing guests to relax, socialize, unwind and make plans for the next day of adventures. On game, drives discover the game reserve’s bountiful flora and fauna.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is one of Tanzania’s most impressive safari lodges with spectacular architecture and incredible views of the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater. The elegant suites transport guests to a romantic, bygone era while they enjoy a personalized and exclusive experience with the services of discreet private butlers. Discover the magnificent landscapes, home to rich wildlife, on game drives, walks, hikes and cultural visits.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge offers its guests astounding views of the Ngorongoro Crater. The stone-built architecture, combined with the glowing and warm fireplace, provides the guests with an opportunity to unwind from their thrilling safari adventures. The inspired interior of the lodge, along with the wall adorned with prehistoric cave paintings and torch lights, takes guests back in time.

Tarangire Treetops is amongst the dense canopy turning it into a sought-after spot for safari-goers to relax and rejuvenate. Each of the 20 open-fronted rooms, perched in the treetops, offers the most amazing views from the private balcony and is equipped with the best amenities and locally crafted furnishings. The dining experience at Treetops makes every meal a magical experience, whether it’s dining by the pool or in a traditional boma.

Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp offers a rare combination of affordable and bewitching safari experiences. The camp overlooks one of the branches of the Tarangire River and is located a few kilometres from Tarangire National Park. The outdoor fireplace offers spectacular views, while the dining room features dim light for romantic dinners. The lodge also welcomes children of all ages.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge lies cradled in the arms of breath taking ancient mahogany forest. With its location in the centre of the forest, visitors can often see elephants passing through the camp. The outdoor dining area is exquisitely designed while after a long day of safari, guests can unwind in the massage parlour or choose to relax in the warm swimming pool.

Chem Chem Lodge was built with great care and little disruption to nature. It promises an intimate safari experience with amazing views of salt pans while the wonderful location in front of a waterhole offers unrestricted views of the wildlife which comes to drink. The luxury safari lodge offers an unparalleled gourmet dining experience as well as an outside area with a fire pit.

Kaliwa Lodge resembles a boutique hotel located in the heart of Kilimanjaro Mountain rain forest. Overlooking the mountain summit guests can soak up the spectacular vista together with views into the deep Weru Weru River Valley surrounded by lush vegetation. While staying here there’s an option to spend a night under the starry skies to experience the best Kaliwa Lodge has to offer.

Babylon Lodge is one of Tanzania’s oldest and long-standing safari lodges in the Kilimanjaro region. With rooms surrounded by gardens there’s a relaxing ambience for guests together with a home away from home atmosphere. The lodge’s location on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro makes it a coveted spot for a wildlife safari tour.

Ruaha River Lodge is in a prime location and ideal wildlife viewing spot overlooking the Great Ruaha River, which attracts a large number of animals in the dry season (June-December). Stay at camp and watch the game as it comes to the river to drink or head out with experienced guides on game drives to search for wildlife in the surrounding wilderness. Special experiences such as private dinners, bush breakfasts and Sun downers by the river make a stay here truly memorable.

Jabali Ridge offers visitors a stay at a stylish safari camp set on a rocky outcrop in Ruaha National Park. It overlooks the Ikuka escarpment and Mwagusi River with breath taking vistas. Guests staying here enjoy unparalleled luxury, from a dip into the infinity pool to a hot-stone massage in the spa. Like other Safari lodges, Jabali Ridge takes guests on day and night game drives to look for the rich wildlife in the area.

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