Best Luxury Lodges or camps or Hotels in Tanzania: Our Top 15

Jul 19, 2023 | 0 comments

Gran Melia Hotel – Arusha

Gran Melia Hotel: Arusha is a five-star hotel in the exotic natural setting of Arusha. This spectacular hotel is located between the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks, opening onto all of Tanzania’s majestic natural beauty. It is an oasis of five-star comfort and elegance, with extensive, unbeatable facilities, exclusive suites, and international cuisine, including the outstanding The Grill restaurant. With a spa, infinity pool, and gym. Perfect for a safari trip or a luxurious business meeting.

Four Season Safari lodge – Serengeti

The Lodge located at central part of Serengeti National Park. It sits next to an animal watering hole, where. The Lodge is located in the central part of Serengeti National Park, and it sits next to an animal watering hole, where you can watch a family of elephants stop for their morning drink as you sip your own out on your room’s private balcony, under the constant protection of local Maasai tribe’s people. Each spacious accommodation features a balcony with direct views across the savannah or the neighboring waterhole. The Lodge’s spacious rooms include four-poster beds and are furnished with local textiles and artwork.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge – Tarangire National Park

Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below and matches the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection. Each of the 15 spacious tented suites has been carefully positioned to maximize the sensational views over the Tarangire Valley and take advantage of cooling breezes during warm weather. The 15 tented suites feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, and sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds. One of the suites has two bedrooms, specially designed for friends and family traveling together.

A unique feature is the private outside bathtub—perfect for soothing the soul and washing away the African dust after a day on safari. The elevated main Lodge has a large lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa, and a swimming pool.

Lemala Nanyukie Tented Lodge –Serengeti National Park

Lemala Nanyukie matches the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s luxury collection. With canvas walls, cathedral-like tented ceilings, and broad hardwood decks, guests at Lemala Nanyukie can expect a light contemporary décor in a palette of dazzling whites and neutral colors, with warmth introduced by textured accessories, luxurious upholstery, wooden furnishings, and well-executed lighting. The 15 luxurious guest tents (13 standard suites + 1 x 2 bedroomed suites) are spaced well apart for maximum privacy—five have extra day beds, so triples can be accommodated, and the two-bedroom room is perfect for families or friends. Features include an oversized bed, spacious lounge, generous bathroom with double vanity, indoor and outdoor showers, and free-standing bathtub. The delightful wooden deck has sunken seating, an outdoor shower, and a stunning corner plunge pool with views directly across the Serengeti’s magnificent grasslands. The main double-volume area features a comfortable lounge and bar, an outdoor viewing deck leading to a refreshing swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Lemala Kuria Hills – Northern Serengeti National Park

Lodge is remotely located in the Wogakuria Hills of the Northern Serengeti. A scenic region

Characterized by grassy rolling hills, open woodland, and tree-lined water courses, it is a habitat that attracts wildlife throughout the year. Lemala Kuria Hills is close to the Mara River on the Serengeti’s border with Kenya’s Maasai Mara, so it is also within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration between July and October. ​Giant granite boulders and kopjes are the prominent features of Lemala Kuria Hills, and each of the 15 spacious, glass-fronted tented suites has been discreetly set amongst the giant rocks to ensure maximum privacy and spectacular views from the open decks. Each suite has an elegant and contemporary design, with comfortable, modern interiors enhanced by authentic African touches. Magnificent kopjes dominate the public areas, and guests can enjoy the broad views of the grasslands from the bar, sitting and dining areas, and swimming pool.

Little Chem Chem Camp – Tarangire National Park

Little Chem Chem Camp is set amidst a canopy of ancient baobabs, and this quintessential safari camp weaves understated luxury into every experience. Dine in the wilderness and marvel at the abundance of wildlife surrounding you. From dawn to dusk, relish in a slower Africa’s tranquillity and rhythmic pace.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Designed to exert minimal environmental impact and provide a tranquil haven, the Lodge offers an exclusive interpretive safari in a more remote area of the National Park. Gentle Tanzanian hospitality is exuded by the team, who have a passion for delighting guests, whether you are on a honeymoon or a family safari. The ultimate spot to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul, wellness is a pivotal thread at the Lodge, and the lush forest environment is an idyllic cocoon to recharge. Holistically centered, enjoy healing therapies, organic practices, and connecting with nature. Dine on nourishing dishes with our food-to-table philosophy, and sip the freshest juices and smoothies. Work out in your room with our convenient Gym in a Basket and unwind with a massage in the sala. Here, you will soothe the sounds of the forest grace sophisticated treehouse suites. Each exclusive treehouse offers guests a private eye into the lush surroundings of the Lodge. Immersed in rich foliage, slumber with the night sounds enveloping you.

This place is an exquisite spot overlooking a forest boma or an outdoor dining area lined with traditional dugout canoes; guest areas are characterized by soaring spaces that house local artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe or help prepare delectable menus served in the theatrical boma or on the open dining decks. Relax at the sparkling pool in the afternoon heat or spend time with the Maasai running through local communities.

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge is a 5-star colonial lodge on a picturesque hill with spectacular views of Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated with 360-degree views that extend to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds..

Ngorongoro Melia Lodge

The lodge is fully integrated with the local biodiversity, home to the Maasai, one of the largest tribes in the country. Relax in its exclusive spa and delight yourself with a gastronomic proposal deeply rooted in the local cuisine. This lodge allows you to sleep accompanied by the sounds of nature, wake up admiring the Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a genuinely extraordinary safari experience.

The Highlands, Ngorongoro

The Highlands are made of canvas and glass and surrounded by lush vegetation with views across the hills. There is one family tent with room for kids and one special honeymoon tent with a hot tub. Each suite has a king-sized bed facing floor-to-ceiling windows and a curved deck around the tent. En suite bathrooms have hot running water, showers, and flushing toilets. At night, wood-burning stoves keep guests cozy and warm.

Melia Serengeti Lodge

This Lodge offers an intense wildlife experience with all the comforts of the most exclusive accommodation. Elegant rooms inspired by Maasai traditions with spectacular views of the hotel gardens or Serengeti plains. A cuisine that reinterprets local dishes with ingredients inspired by international cuisine. And magnificent, sustainable facilities include an incredible infinity pool, gym, and spa.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge – Serengeti National Park

A relaxed approach to luxury forms a golden thread throughout this contemporary African lodge and allows guests to experience the profoundly restorative power of nature. Décor and design include airy bedroom suites, where every creature’s comfort is catered for with intuitive ease, and oversized windows welcome the wilderness inside. Vast outdoor decks and multiple airy enclaves allow for intimate dining and drinks, while the café-style bar at the heart of the lodge hums with a subtle sparkle – spilling over to the pool area and firepit and making for magical evenings under starlit skies.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Striking the perfect balance between casual luxury and sophisticated elegance, it features a grand entrance, wraparound verandas, silver candelabras, coveted antiques, and bespoke décor elements such as local artifacts and tribal cushions. Singita Sasaskwa Loges offers expansive in-suite bathrooms, dressing areas, fireplaces, living rooms, and French doors opening onto welcoming verandas; the elegant cottages feature polished parquet floors, vintage collectibles, and comfortable furnishings – and provide guests with complete privacy, as well as unfiltered space and time to connect with the breathtaking surrounds.

Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge

Located in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, expect a private Serengeti safari experience complete with resident hippo pods and remarkable lion feelings of pride.

Ideally situated on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River, in the secluded western parts of the Serengeti National Park and Beyond, the Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge shares breathtaking views and unparalleled sightings.

Due to its far-flung location, there are very few lodges in this pristine section of the park, allowing for an intimate and exclusive Serengeti safari experience. Twice-daily game drives from the lodge often encounter significant lion points of pride and clans of hyenas, big herds of resident plains game, and unique black-and-white colobus monkeys found nowhere else in the Serengeti. Using the natural bow shape of the river and paying homage to the circular forms of a traditional Maasai manyatta, the lodge unfolds to reveal an understated sense of luxury. Adorned with Kitenge fabrics and accentuated with stone walls, the lodge also features the vibrant colors of the fishing communities surrounding Lake Victoria and the grey tones representative of hippo hide that has been beautifully woven into deeply comfortable furnishings and bespoke, hand-made fittings.

Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp overlooks the golden plains; our 15 bright and spacious suites have walk-in showers, al fresco tubs, and verandas on which you can laze the afternoon with a book. Sayari’s rim-flow pool is set between natural rock formations for guests to cool off while watching elephants or zebras ambling past camp. After a dip, treat yourself to a calming massage or a beer at Serengeti’s first solar-powered microbrewery before an afternoon game drive and sundowners around the campfire.


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