Best Safari Lodges & Camps In Tanzania
Home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Zanzibar it comes as no surprise why Tanzania is such a sought-out destination for the classic African safari experience. With three different circuits to explore, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to encounter the more-prominent African animals in Tanzania, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and buffalo. While there are so many wonderful places to stay in Tanzania, there’s nothing quite like waking up to the sounds of the savannah with teeming wildlife outside your window. Our list of the best safari lodges and camps in Tanzania offers a quiet retreat from the bustle of life with opportunities to explore the African bush, any time of year.
Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha
Set below the rugged peaks of Mt Meru, Arusha Coffee Lodge is situated among the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation. Whether your stay is before or after any African safari adventure, one can’t help but be drawn to its homely feel atmosphere. With thirty plantation houses offering breathtaking views into the evergreen coffee fields, the lodge was designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900s. From the aromas of the morning brew at breakfast to lush gardens, a stay here is the ultimate sensory experience.
Gibbs Farm, Northern Tanzania
Located in Northern Tanzania, Gibb’s Farm is a sanctuary for the senses set on a breathtaking coffee estate just outside the town of Karatu and midway between Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Here you can enjoy all the splendors of a colonial homestead and savor delicious meals that are provided by fresh produce from both the vegetable and fruit gardens. From friendly service to waking up to fresh coffee, the farm offers a multitude of different experiences and breathtaking views that are truly unforgettable.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater
Overlooking one of Tanzania’s most iconic wildlife destinations, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is situated on the rim of the crater and offers unmatched views of extinct volcanos and vibrant wildlife. It’s easy to tell why many refer to it as the “lodge on top of the world’, with ever-changing views that are nothing short of truly breathtaking. The lodge is split into three different camps that provide an intimate and exclusive experience, along with their own sitting and dining areas. Time is almost irrelevant as you succumb to a bygone era and embellish everything the lodge has to offer.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Situated on top of the Sasakwa Hill, there’s no shortage of spectacular views of vibrant wildlife as they traverse the Serengeti plains. Singita Sasakwa Lodge embodies an atmosphere of a bygone era, with regal touches evident throughout the entire property. Featuring nine private cottages and a villa, there is a wonderful balance of modern luxuries and old-world sophistication. With a front-row seat to the 350,000-acre private Singita Grumeti Reserve, this lodge offers one of the most exclusive experiences to be found in the unforgettable Serengeti.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park
Located in the remote southwestern region of Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is a wonderful taste of luxury to start out any African safari in Northern Tanzania. The lodge seamlessly blends with its surroundings and each treehouse has been crafted from local materials offering spacious decks and windows, opening up into the lush forest below. Here you can explore the park’s vibrant wildlife, enjoy dinners under the African night sky, and truly feel worlds away from the modern world.