Tanzania Game Parks
Hotels in Tanzania Game Parks
Shingled tree houses in the bush; the only lodge within Lake Manyara National Park.
Doubles From $1,900, all-inclusive
The property sits deep in a 1,000-square-mile national park among Tanzania’s central highlands. The look would appeal to anyone harboring fantasies of Arabian nights: arched bedouin tents, kilim rugs, Turkish brass lamps, Oriental throw pillows.
Dotting a tree-lined ridge in the Serengeti, the whimsical mushroom-shaped buildings of the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge blend into their surroundings.
Series of brightly decorated circular buildings on a cliff overlooking a lake frequented by migrating birds.
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Tanzania's 17,000-square-mile Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest in the world. With a dozen postmodern dwellings on the palm-lined banks of the Rufji River, the Selous offers the chance to observe hippos and elephants from a riverboat.
Edwardian-style tented camps on a ridge in the western Serengeti.
A farmhouse and 20 cottages on a coffee plantation in the Ngorongoro Forest foothills.
Room to Book: No. 14, 15, and 16 are tucked into the forest.
South Africa’s pioneering Singita tourism group revamped a pair of lavish lodges and a tented camp in the Grumeti Reserves of Serengeti National Park in 2009. The breakdown: Sabora Tented Camp is accessorized with antique mahogany chests, worn-leather folding chairs, and thick Persian rugs.
20 tents with wraparound porches and attentive service along the Grumeti River, a fave drinking spot for hippos.
On the edge of a collapsed volcano, the hotel has guest rooms with glass-fronted verandas for viewing wildlife. Parents love taking daylong safari, which includes a picnic courtesy of te lodge in the crater. Kids love twilight dance performances by the Masai.