Tanzania is an extraordinary mix of vast open plains stocked with great game and a land of spices, souks, pristine beaches and bazaars. In terms of accommodation, there are so many wonderful places to stay in Tanzania, but here are just a few of our favourite luxury resorts and safari camps that you should consider including for your next holiday to Tanzania.
1. Singita Sasakwa, Serengeti
Occupying a prime location in the Grumeti Game Reserve overlooking the endless plains of the Serengeti, Singita Sasakwa Lodge is a spectacular base for your safari. Luxury is around every corner here, within the spacious cottages with their own private pools, the spacious manor house and on the veranda overlooking the plains. You can be assured of the very best service and guides, coupled with memorable meals making a truly incredible safari experience.
2. The Palms, Zanzibar
Located on one of the best beaches in the world, Bwejuu, The Palms is a true Robinson Crusoe experience. White sand, deep blue sea, constant sunshine, tropical gardens, private thatched bandas on the beach and just six luxury villas, each with their own large verandah, butler and private plunge pool – this is what makes The Palms so special. It’s a hedonistic haven for those wishing to relax and recharge after the exertions of a safari.
3. The Highlands, Ngorongoro
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is about much more than the famous, eponymous crater and at The Highlands you can explore more of this region than is usually possible from other camps. The accommodation is in uniquely designed dome-shaped suites with large glass fronts to reveal the spectacular views. It can get cold at this high-altitude camp and a wood-burning stove keeps the suite cosy. A truly one of a kind property.
4. Azura Selous, Selous Game Reserve
In a remote part of the Selous, Africa's largest game reserve, Azura Selous is located far from most of the reserve's lodges providing an exclusive safari experience in this beautiful, wild piece of Africa. The lodge itself is a haven of peace and tranquillity overlooking the rapids of the Ruaha River. Relax by the infinity pool or in your supremely comfortable and private tented villa, soaking in your plunge pool with a cold drink, revelling in the natural beauty of the African wilderness.
5. &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar
An exquisite island paradise off the north east tip of Zanzibar, &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge is regarded as one of the best beach destinations in the world. Ten luxury bandas dot the perfect white coral sand beach while traditional Zanzibar beach beds wait on the sand. Undoubtedly expensive but everything is included in the cost, from cutting-edge food and laundry to all scuba diving.
6. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Serengeti
Visiting the Serengeti does not have to be an under canvas experience and at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge one can enjoy the excellent game viewing in the central Seronera area and then return to the luxuries and modern comforts at the lodge. The lodge caters very well for both couples and families and the first class facilities include a spa with six free-standing treatment pavilions, a fitness centre, educational discovery centre, kids club and an infinity edge swimming pool.
7. Ras Kutani, Tanzania Mainland Coast
Set on a beautiful beach, Ras Kutani is a barefoot hideaway at which to relax after your safari adventures. Accommodation is in nine thatched beach cottages all with ocean views and a verandah complete with hammock for those lazy moments. The four suites offer more privacy located as they are on the hillside amongst the trees and with views down to the ocean and feature private plunge pools. The two bedroom Hill House is perfect for families and is set on a hill with wonderful sea views.
8. &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Manyara
From the acclaimed &Beyond stable, &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge actually located within the Lake Manyara National Park. Accommodation consists of lofty tree houses with private verandahs and large windows that open up to the lush forest, welcoming in the sights and sounds of the African bush. The spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms float in a sea of green, opening up onto a leafy canopy. Even a soak in the tree houses' large, free-standing tubs offer a panoramic view, with open air showers behind simple bamboo screens. A truly magical experience.
9. Sand River Selous, Selous Game Reserve
One of the original and arguably still the finest safari lodge in the remote Selous Game Reserve, Sand Rivers Selous offers a wonderfully varied safari experience. 8 open fronted rooms look out onto the river making them an ideal spot to pass an afternoon between safari activities. The variety of wildlife is what draws many people to stay here and with a variety of ways to view it, guests are assured of a truly unique safari experience.
10. Tarangire Treetops, Tarangire
Tarangire Treetops effortlessly blends the luxuries of a modern safari with the almost childlike nostalgia of a treehouse and the sense of adventure that comes with sleeping up in the tree canopy. The rooms are enormous and have their own private decking areas at the front which are a very popular spot to relax and while away an afternoon, perhaps enjoying some ad-hoc game viewing in the process. One of the best safari lodges in Tanzania and would grace any itinerary around the famed Northern Circuit.
If you are interested in booking any of the luxury resorts and safari camps mentioned in this blog, please get in touch with our Africa Travel experts on 020 7843 3500 and they can start planning dream holiday to Tanzania today.
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