When it comes to accommodation options you really are spoilt for choice in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. From permanent lodges, which offer the very best in luxury accommodation to fixed tented camps, which give a really authentic safari experience without compromising on comfort and semi-permanent "mobile" camps which move 2 or 3 times a year to follow the migration. Here are just five of our favourite camps and lodges.
Visiting the Serengeti does not have to be an under canvas experience and at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge one can enjoy excellent game viewing and then return to the luxuries and modern comforts at the lodge. 77 luxurious rooms, suites and villas mix contemporary design, African décor and artwork with the modern hotel comforts. Some of the rooms also overlook the waterholes and their superb villas offer more space, privacy and infinity-edge pools. Perfect for couples and families looking to experience the Serengeti in luxury without compromising on comfort.
Guests at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas can enjoy the wilderness and the abundance of wildlife all from the excitement of living under canvas with the heartbeat of Africa at close proximity. The camps are mobile and relocate every few months to try to stay in close proximity to the herds of the Great Migration. Nine spacious Bedouin style tents come complete with ensuite facilities and boast elegant finishes of Persian rugs and chandeliers. This is as far removed from ‘boy scout camping’ as you can imagine.
Set in the remote and unspoilt southern Serengeti and on the path of the great wildebeest migration, Sanctuary Kusini offers a Serengeti safari experience like no other. Built around a spectacular rocky kopje that overlooks vast endless plains full of game, accommodation comprises of 12 open plan luxury en-suite tents that have spectacular views of the surrounding area and come with their own personal attendant. A wide variety of activities are available to guests staying at the camp including game drives, bush picnics and cosmic safaris. A must for those looking to get away from the normal tourist trail.
Singita Sabora Tented Camp doesn’t miss a trick when it comes to camping in style. Full of character with the style of safari in a bygone era, the camp oozes 1920s charm and features nine luxury en suite tents with sumptuous bathrooms, heaven like beds, Persian rugs and antiques. Camp amenities also include a swimming pool, spa and gym. A truly unforgettable safari experience.
Nestled among boulders and trees in a private concession to the south of the Serengeti National Park, Mwiba Lodge is a sophisticated retreat that blends both traditional and modern designs but remains sympathetic to its natural surroundings. The lodge has eight luxurious tented suites which are private havens in which to relax and indulge. At Mwiba you will also have the opportunity to explore the reserve on foot and also seek out wildlife on night game drives; two activities that are not possible from most camps in the Serengeti.
If you're interested in visiting any of the camps mentioned in this blog, get in touch with our team of experts by calling 020 7843 3500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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