Hotels in Tanzania
There are a number of lodges in Tanzania Game Parks, each with its own unique set of amenities and attractions. Most often, what you'll find is not a luxurious hotel. Hotels in Tanzania Game Parks most often serve as a resting point for busy travelers, a spot to recharge and recoup before heading back out the next morning. That being said; it is a good idea to plan your lodging ahead to ensure you find the hotel most suited to your needs. Whether you want a treetop chalet or a stilted thatch suite, Tanzania Game Parks hotels offer something to suit your needs. Two of the best hotels in Tanzania Game Parks are:
Gibb’s Farm, a small lodge built on an old coffee plantation. There is an extensive organic vegetable garden on the grounds, which the chef uses to prepare delicious five-course meals.
Lake Masek Tented Camp, one of the most unique Tanzania Game Parks hotels. The camp is perched high above an escarpment, where you can pitch a tent under the stars and fall asleep to the wild sounds of the savannah.
Shingled tree houses in the bush; the only lodge within Lake Manyara National Park.
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On a sun-bleached crescent opposite Tumbatu Island, 15 domed limestone pavilions are tucked along a tidal bay where wooden dhows still ply the aquamarine waters. Here, luxury comes with a light footprint—rainwater collected on the roofs of the cottages is used to water the lush gardens.
Edwardian-style tented camps on a ridge in the western Serengeti.
Sayari Camp, in eastern Tanzania-opened in 2005, it was recently given an extravagant makeover and is now one of the top five-star camps in the remote northern Serengeti.
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.
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.