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11 Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges and to Visit

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Written by Jesca

Luxury Tanzania Safari lodges and camps combine peak lavishness and authentic aesthetics. Tanzania is not only popular for its topography, fauna and culture but also for its luxury accommodations.

The country offers a broad spectrum of accommodation styles, from mid-range safari lodges and camps to world-class luxury camps and lodges. All of which will indulge your senses and give you unique experiences. 

How Long Do You Need in Tanzania?

At least 8 – 10 days are perfect for covering most parks, such as Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. If you want to visit other areas like Lake Victoria, Mahale Mountains, Ruaha, Selous, and Zanzibar, you can add as many days as you like.

Do Safari Lodges Include Game Drives?

All private lodges offer a fully inclusive African safari. The rates include your accommodation, all meals and game drives in customised game viewing vehicles. Some luxury Tanzania safari lodges and camps also offer guided game walks, giving you thrilling on-foot adventures in the bush.

With a slew of options for safari lodges and camps in Tanzania, luxury travellers often find themselves confused about which facility is best for them. Well, the right choice will depend on your preferred location and style. 

To make it easy for you, here are the top 11 luxury safari lodges and camps in Tanzania.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

The Top 11 Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges

Four Seasons Safari Lodge. Photo/ Serengeti National Park.

Set within the unfenced confines of Serengeti National Park, this luxury hotel features a plush, safari-style design speckled with great artwork.

The lodge offers 77 rooms tucked away with world-class amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, minibars, a spa, and an outdoor pool. You can also achieve the most luxurious experience in Tanzania with upgraded rooms with spectacular views and wildlife almost within an arm’s reach.

Villas have outdoor showers and private infinity pools. This is a favourite among many luxurious travellers because it guarantees an excellent reprieve.

Serengeti Bushtops

Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges

Serengeti Bushtops in Serengeti National Park. Photo/ Serengeti.

For those seeking wild luxury and refinement in all things, Serengeti Bushtops is a must-visit. This Luxury Safari Camp has a great open Boma area, a beautiful lounge, and dining areas.

The camp also boasts first-class amenities, such as a pool and a spa, that allow guests to enjoy the ultimate Safari experience. The grand facility provides front-row seats to many wildlife events, including the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Ngorongoro Crater lodge

Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges

Ngorongoro Crater lodge. Photo/Natural World Safari.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 2,500 animals. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is visually striking in its unusual architectural style.

They made it of stilted banana thatch tree suites, all adorned with graceful antiques. Its ensuite baths offer 180-degree views of the stupendous Crater rim, providing a “fairy tale feels”.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge lodge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge lodge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge lodge. Photo/ Wetu.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge Luxury Safari Lodge is on the ridge of a massive hill and has great views of Tarangire National Park. Lemala lodge has a winning recipe regarding the spacious suites’ decoration and layout.

The food at this luxury Tanzania safari Lodge is fantastic, and the service is excellent!

Mwiba Safari Lodge

Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges

Mwiba Safari Lodge. Photo/join up Safaris.

Mwiba Safari Lodge is famous not only for its stunning riverside location but also for its ultimate private luxury wilderness experience. It is located along River Arugusinyai, Southern Serengeti and borders the iconic Ngorongoro Crater region.

Each tent boasts deep-soaking tubs that overlook the Serengeti, netted canopy beds, and high-end amenities here and there.

Sanctuary Kusini

Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges

Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges. Photo/Wetu.

Sanctuary Kusini is a Tanzania luxury safari camp in the Western part of the Serengeti. It seats on a rocky hill with big rocks surrounding the camp.

This luxury safari camp has a great sundowner spot on a big rock overlooking the plains of the Serengeti National Park. The location is perfect for watching the calving season from January to March.

Sayari Tented Camp

Sayari Tented Camp

Sayari Tented Camp. Photo/

Overlooking the undulating Serengeti plains, Sayari Tented Camp provides an exclusive safari retreat and incredible panoramic views of the “real Africa.”

The camp features 15 tented suites tucked into the hillside and furnished with top-notch amenities. You have free Wi-Fi, a yoga deck, plush beds and linens, and luxurious ensuite baths.

The guests at the camp can enjoy a rim-flow rock pool, game drives, walking safaris, hot air balloons, and visits to the Kuria people.

One Nature Nyarusinga

One Nature Nyarusinga

One Nature Nyarusinga. Photo/

One Nature Nyaruswiga is an ultra-luxurious safari camp that sits in the heart of the Serengeti, embraced by the beautiful Nyaruswiga Hills.

Being at the heart of the action, it is only normal to expect a surreal backdrop of incredible wildlife. You also get a quintessential view of zebras grazing in the fields, giraffes browsing at trees,  and predators hunting.

Singita Faru Faru

Singita Faru Faru

Singita Faru Faru. Photo/Pinterest.

Singita Faru Faru is a contemporary yet simple and unique retreat. Faru Faru boasts an elevated setting with sweeping views of the bush and the Grumeti River. Let the tranquil energy at Faru Faru wash over you. 

With its perfect mix of stone and canvas, the designs of the camp instil a sense of peace in guests. Its serene atmosphere and incomparable views of the glistening Grumeti River make it one of the best destinations.

Chem Chem

Luxury Tanzania Safari Lodges

Little Chem Chem. Photo/

Chem Chem comprises Chem Chem Lodge and Little Chem Chem. They are both relatively new to the safari scene in northern Tanzania. Make no mistake, being located outside well-known parks like the Serengeti is not a drawback.

The African wilderness and lush lifestyle go hand-in-hand at the Chem Chem Lodge. There aren’t many places where guests wake up to zebra grazing on the lawn right outside their suite. Here, giraffes stroll nonchalantly as you take a dip in the swimming pool.

While at Chem Chem, enjoy private bush picnics, game drives, guided walks and village visits. Or, simply relax by the pool.

Kilindi Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar. Photo/Wetu.

Nothing offers an indulgent getaway like a beach holiday. Giving barefoot luxury, Kilindi is the perfect haven to rest after an adventurous African safari.

After a day of frolicking on the pristine beach, retire to your luxury suite with its open, ‘back-to-nature’ ambience and design.

Watch the Indian Ocean from your comfortable bed as a calm sea breeze drifts through your room before taking a dip in the private plunge pool. 

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Besigye is a Ugandan writer and a teacher by profession. She loves adventure and travelling that's why she loves writing travel blogs.

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