Tanzania has an abundance of environments to explore and wildlife to encounter: from flamingoes in Lake Manyara, to big tuskers in the Ngorongoro Crater and the great migration in the Serengeti. Tanzania is home to the highest mountain on the continent: Mount Kilimanjaro.
With unrivalled quantities of game and some of the most beautiful national parks on the continent, Tanzania is a safari dream come true. On the limitless plains of the Serengeti, visitors witness the ebb and flow of the annual migration as millions of wildebeest cover thousands of miles in their constant search for water and grazing. Tanzania’s vastness encompasses a great diversity of habitats and each region is famous for particular species, from the chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, to the desert-adapted antelope of Ruaha, and the flamingoes and famous tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara, to the crocodiles and hippo in the mighty Rufiji River in Selous. In Tanzania it is possible to stay in some of the more luxurious lodges in Africa, and herds of elephant and giraffe, as well as big cats, can be seen in both the north and south of the country.
If you were to visit only one place in the Serengeti, it ought be here. This is no idle boast; the iconic Kogakuria kopje in northern Serengeti is a prime site and Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Beautifully designed open-fronted rooms, a spacious lounge and clear pool provide an ideal place to escape to for some relaxation in between your wildlife adventures, for both families, groups and couples. The area boasts year-round fantastic game viewing, including the Big 5, and between July and November, the wildebeest migration moves through, crossing the Mara River in dramatic fashion just 20mins from the lodge
Namiri Plains a destination that is perfect for any safari lover. As always, sightings of apex predators are unrivalled within this special region of the Serengeti so when staying with us you are sure to experience an exclusive and action-packed safari. Embodying the same wholesome values, and excellent staff and guiding that Namiri Plains is well-known for, the new camp boasts remarkably improved accommodation and an enhanced guest experience.
Little Chem Chem – also known as “sunrise camp” - offers the raw drama of the East African bush in a very private setting. It offers an authentic vintage safari in an elegant, supremely comfortable tented camp, accommodating a maximum of 14 guests in a game-rich location. Little Chem Chem is all about getting as close to nature as possible, without sacrificing comfort. This intimate camp offers six elegantly decorated vintage tents, each with a large bedroom (three have king-size beds, two offer twin beds), and 1 larger Family Tent. Each is complete with a rocking chair and study desk, a vanity area with dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet. Embrace the ‘Out-of-Africa’ atmosphere and listen as the sounds of an African night come to life all around to you. The camp is solar powered and unfenced allowing for game to move freely through the area which features a main tent complete with a lounge, viewing areas and magnificent dining.
Mwiba River Lodge is the latest luxury lodge to take Tanzania by storm and this amazing property not only has a stunning riverside location, but also boasts 51,000 acres of wildlife reserve which is completely private and just for you. The game here is excellent all year round due to 33 freshwater springs which are situated on the property. Every room and mess area is designed to maximize beautiful views. Mwiba is close to the Ngorongoron Crater which makes it the ideal Serengeti choice for those that don’t want to travel for many hours in vehicles or on planes.
Set on a small peninsula overlooking the water, Roho ya Selous sits in the very heart of the Selous Game Reserve. Explore this vast wilderness, home to one of Africa’s largest populations of wild dog, with our expert safari guides. The real magic of the Selous lies in the variety each day on safari brings. Whether you’re exploring on a game drive in search of leopard lurking in the shady boughs of a fig tree, or out on foot tracking wildlife that’s ventured close to camp during the night, this reserve is full of surprises. With just eight canvas tented rooms, each with air-cooling systems over your bed to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep in the hotter months, Roho ya Selous strikes the perfect balance between comfort and adventure.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of a stately Edwardian manor house with nine private cottages, each with its own infinity pool. From the vantage point of Sasakwa Hill, panoramic views of the Serengeti plains merge with the horizon and provide a sense of immense space and freedom. The spacious cottages offer expansive en-suite bathrooms, dressing areas, four-poster beds, fireplaces, living rooms and French doors opening onto welcoming verandas. Polished parquet floors, vintage collectables, Persian carpets and comfortable furnishings all add to Sasakwa’s unmistakable elegance, while contemporary interpretations of classic dishes underpin the culinary offerings in the grand dining room.
Set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs, Jabali Ridge is a sophisticated base from which to explore Ruaha National Park. The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, or the impressive big game, but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. With only a handful of visitors at any one time in an area the size of New Jersey, this is an exceptional safari experience. Jabali Ridge’s 8 suites are hidden amongst the rocky boulders that cocoon the property. An infinity pool, spa and plenty of places to laze ensure that time off is as memorable as time out in the bush. Expert guides lead walking safaris, game drives and night drives. There is a small spa where you can unwind after a day out on safari, and an infinity swimming pool with views over this beautiful park. Dining is a highlight, with three-course gourmet dinners served under the African sky each evening, fresh, light lunches and the choice of a bush picnic breakfast or brunch back at the lodge. Ruaha is a wild and unspoilt park in southern Tanzania, with a wide range of wildlife to seek out on your safari. There are good numbers of big cats here, with regular sightings of lion prides, leopard and cheetah, as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo, and more unusual species such as roan antelope and sable. The guides at Jabali Ridge are some of Tanzania's finest, ensuring you maximise your experience here and see as much wildlife as possible. Safari activities include game-drives and night-drives in open-sided vehicles, and guided walking safaris which offer an entirely different perspective. There are just ten suites here, each built in and around the kopje for ultimate privacy. With king sized beds, wooden floors, and views from every part of the suite out over the park, they are a stylish retreat where you can unwind after an exhilarating day on safari. Louvered shutters offer privacy or can be kept open. There are ensuite bathrooms with rain showers and outside each suite has a large deck with a sunken lounge - a perfect spot for a morning coffee before your first game drive of the day.
Sabora Tented Camp embodies an intimate East African safari experience imbued with the elegance and romance of a bygone era, while permeating a sense of nostalgic adventure. Featuring nine en-suite tents beautifully furnished with a treasure trove of antiques and artefacts, original campaign furniture, Zanzibari chests, Persian rugs and delicate crystal, silverware and brass, Singita Sabora Tented Camp is modelled on a 1920s-style explorer’s camp. Set on the annual wildebeest migration route in the heart of the Serengeti, it allows guests private access to 350,000 of untouched wilderness, ensuring unforgettable game-viewing experiences on game drives and bush walks. Each of the tented suites leads directly onto the plains, where daybeds with scatter cushions provide perfect spots for reading, afternoon naps and incredible game-viewing.