5 luxury lodges in Tanzania for a successful safari
tanzaniaDo you dream of safari, trekking and lazing away from mass tourism? Fly to Tanzania for a unique experience in untouched nature. Where the animal is king and flourishes in total freedom in a resplendent savannah free from any human influence. For a comfortable safari, stay in luxury lodges for an even more successful getaway. Here are 5 luxury lodges in Tanzania for a successful safari.
Luxury lodges in Tanzania: Unguja Lodge
In Kizimkazi, in the south of Zanzibar, a charming lodge in total harmony with nature awaits you. The Unguja Lodge is nestled in a large lush garden, hidden among baobabs and coconut palms. Very spacious, this lodge will surprise you with its sober and elegant Swahili-style decoration. The furniture, doors and shutters are all made of coconut wood. From your traditional Zanzibar bed, you will have a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean's shades of blue. In short, the Unguja Lodge will ensure you a peaceful and relaxing moment in a zen and refined atmosphere.
> Address: Kizimkazi street 1, Kizimkazi MkunguniTanzania
This lodge is ideal for honeymooners. Perched on a white sand beach overlooking the turquoise waters of Lake Tanganyika in Mount Mahale National Park, Greystoke Mahale is one of the most romantic lodges. Its canopy beds wrapped in mosquito nets create an intimate and cozy feeling. Your day begins with breakfast, on the terrace of the lodge: while breaking your fast, you will see chimpanzees roaming free. Undoubtedly one of the luxury lodges in Tanzania that must be tested at all costs.
Lost in the middle of the African savannah, between the Ngorongoro and Serengeti national parks in Tanzania, the Mwiba Lodge offers a privileged setting with its 5-star comfort. In all, eight suites, built on stilts, offer a breathtaking panorama of the Tanzanian bush. Perfect for resting during your trip to Tanzania. Far from any tourist circuit, this eco-lodge invites you to commune with nature. Elephants, gazelles, zebras, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, buffaloes… so many wild animals to observe from the sunset from the camp, during private 4×4 safaris or even on foot accompanied by qualified guides. After a long day, the outdoor swimming pool will allow you to relax while enjoying the lush vegetation that extends over more than 20,000 hectares. Linen sofas, animal skins on the floor, free-standing bathtub in the living room… Everything is done for you to enjoy comfort in one of the best luxury lodges in Tanzania.
> Address: Serengeti Rd, Arusha, Tanzania
Ndutu Safari Lodge
Overlooking Lake Ndutu, the Ndutu Safari Lodge in Serengeti enjoys an ideal location. Vast plains, green hills and dense forests: varied landscapes and resident fauna around its two lakes which allow game drives all year round. The rooms of the lodge are built in the form of independent bungalows with a private terrace overlooking the lake. Antique furniture made from natural materials adorns the rooms and common areas, giving them a rather incredible authenticity. In front of the lodge, it is common to see elephants or buffaloes who come to quench their thirst in the pond. You can even approach them up close for a souvenir photo. But the real stars of this lodge are the genets that come every evening to poke their heads through the dining room window to peck at the plates. Not to be overlooked: if you want to go on safari at daybreak, the lodge will prepare superb breakfast baskets for you to take away.
Kirurumu tent lodge
The big highlight of the Kirurumu lodge is its panoramic view of Lake Manyara. In all, 27 tents dominate the canopy. Some are triple or quadruple tents, ideal for large families. They all bear the name of a bird and face the valley. Close your eyes and listen to the simple sound of nature, the flow of water from the lake, the chirping of birds… Because the real asset of this hotel is the large concentration of birds that inhabit its gardens, but sometimes elephants migrating to Ngorongoro decide to cross the camp. Don't forget your binoculars when you go out on the tent terrace or go to the bar! In addition to safaris, the lodge also offers mountain biking and even a walk with a Maasai guide. In short, one of the best luxury lodges in Tanzania to make your stay in Tanzania a success.
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Unmissable. What to see and do on a trip to Tanzania
Arusha, mandatory stop on entry or exit.
In Arusha, the Clock Tower is a landmark in the city and one of the most photographed. Local markets in towns and cities often speak for themselves about the identity of their populations. A visit to the central market of Arusha helps to get to know the gastronomy and local productions. You can find everything, a variety of fruits, meats, fresh and dehydrated fish, cereals, spices, kitchenware...
Visiting the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
Named after the Tarangire River, this park has sweeping views with sweeping panoramas of bushveld stretching in every direction. The most prominent feature is the Tarangire River, which is permanent and the only reliable dry-season water source available to wildlife in a vast stretch of the Tanzanian Rift Valley, thereby attracting huge concentrations of animals. The park's swamps only fill up during the rainy season. You will enjoy incredible private safaris with a specialized ranger who will take you through the most extreme remote places. We assure you a great adventure for the whole family!
Explore the surroundings of the Lake Manyara National Park.
Approaching Lake Manyara National Park from the east, the reddish-brown wall of the Great Rift Valley looms on the horizon, forming a stunning backdrop to the shimmering lake and creating impressive waterfalls and rivers. If you come from the west and pause at the top of the escarpment, the park lies in a green strip below you, the lake glistening in the sunlight. Lake Manyara National Park has a wide variety of habitats that attract a multitude of different animals: in the tall trees of the groundwater forest, monkeys jump from branch to branch, and elephants stand in the shade of the baobab. In the natural pools along the lake shore, hippos flutter and in the acacia forest some lions have developed the habit of climbing into the crowned trees to rest. The bird life is fascinating, with pelicans, storks, geese, herons and cormorants sharing the water with migrating flamingos turning the crystalline lake shore a brilliant pink…
Safari in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
One of the world's last great wildlife refuges, the Serengeti stretches between the Ngorongoro Highlands and Lake Victoria. The name comes from the Maasai word siringet, which means "endless plains." The 14,763 square km of the Serengeti contain about three million large animals, many of them participating in seasonal migrations, unprecedented in nature.
Every year, triggered by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson's gazelles gather to start the long trek to new grazing lands. Herbivore migration roughly defines the boundaries of Serengeti National Park, which is the core zone of the Serengeti ecosystem, an area that also occupies Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Maswa Reserve in the west. .
The Serengeti is not only famous for the great wildebeest migration that moves around the park from October to July each year, but also for the large number of species that reside in the park throughout the year. Predator concentration in the Serengeti is high with large lion prides, numerous hyena packs, and frequent sightings of cheetah and leopard.
Hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.
The hot air balloon safari over the famous Serengeti is undoubtedly an extraordinary adventure. You will leave at dawn, the balloon rises as the sun rises, you will float gently over the plains of the magnificent Serengeti. An experience difficult to forget.
Visit the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a deep volcanic crater and the largest unbroken caldera in the world. About 20 kilometers in diameter, 600 meters deep and 300 square kilometers in area, the Ngorongoro crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. On the rim of the crater large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze while lions sleep in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick of the crater forests after grazing on the dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater ridge, the tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats on the verdant pastures, coexisting with wildlife as they have for centuries.
Where better to visit a Masai tribe in Tanzania?
The Maasai are a semi-nomadic people and one of the best known tribes in East Africa with their elaborate red clothing. You will visit a Maasai tribe and meet the village elder who will introduce you to his lifestyle and the traditional Maasai culture that has been successfully maintained for centuries and continues to thrive in our changing world today.
We have selected the best luxury lodges in Tanzania.
As Specialists in Travel to Tanzania and as we have personally traveled to Tanzania selecting the best luxury lodges, we can advise you on the best accommodation for each type of traveler, whether as a family, as a couple, on safari or with children. You are going to stay in different lodges to be able to feel the beauty of each place and the character of each of the accommodations, where you can live an authentic African experience, comfortably and safely. While you enjoy a delicious dinner watching the sunset!