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.
What to Expect: A base for spice merchants and explorers for three centuries, the island of Zanzibar lies 30 miles off the coast of Tanzania, and 35-acre Chapwani Island lies a mile to the west.
Rooms have prehistoric wall motifs in this eco-lodge built of river rock and covered in vines.
The Location: Just outside the town of Mbeya in southern Tanzania, the verdant, 1,200-acre Utengule coffee estate and adjoining lodge overlook the wide-open landscape of the western Rift Valley.
Dotting a tree-lined ridge in the Serengeti, the whimsical mushroom-shaped buildings of the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge blend into their surroundings.
Secluded hotel with African interiors set in an acacia grove overlooking the plains.
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.
Series of brightly decorated circular buildings on a cliff overlooking a lake frequented by migrating birds.
Room to Book:
20 tents with wraparound porches and attentive service along the Grumeti River, a fave drinking spot for hippos.
Shingled tree houses in the bush; the only lodge within Lake Manyara National Park.
Doubles From $1,900, all-inclusive
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.