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Tanzania Safari Lodges and Tented Camps

Tanzania Safari Lodges and Tented Camps

Safari Camps and Lodges in Tanzania

Experience the very highest standards of accommodation in Tanzania on an Africa safari. Luxury tented camps located on National Parks, Game reservers and vast private concessions provide the most exclusive game viewing experiences. MOur portfolio of camps and lodges all have excellent facilities, including swimming pools, breathtaking game viewing decks, comfortable guest areas and the opportunity to dine under the stars.

Safari Lodges and Tented Camps in Tanzania

Tents or Lodges?

A room with four walls and conventional plumbing or a canvas tent on the plains? Your safari accommodations impact everything from the wildlife you see to the food you eat to the people you surround yourself with. There are pros and cons with every setup – some more straightforward than others. More than that, there’s some misinformation regarding safari amenities.

We’re going to dispel some myths and share the benefits and drawbacks for each type of accommodation.


Where to Stay for your Safari?

Tanzania National Parks Map

Expert tip: Absolutely do Stay in a tented Camp

MY number one tip for an unforgettable safari is: Spend at least one night in a tented camp during your trip! There is nothing so uniquely African as spending the night in a tented camp. It is a memory that will certainly stay with you. Unlike in a brick and mortar lodge – you get to smell, hear and feel the wilderness: there is simply nothing quite like it!

One thing to understand and keep in mind is that there are no fences. So yes, the animals might actually wander straight into camp and if you are lucky even straight up to your tent. This of course requires some basic safety measurements. After dark, you will be walked to your tent by an askari – watchman. And if you need to leave your tent after dark there will be a walkie-talkie or whistle provided inside the tent. If you are planning to travel with kids – you need to be aware that kids cannot wander the campsite alone and should be watched at all times. Upon arrival, the camp team will always give you a safety briefing. Having said all this: serious incidents are extremely rare. So if you follow the basic safety instructions it is perfectly safe to stay in a tented camp/lodge.

Roughing it or Luxury?

Some people imagine a very basic tent, cold showers, and a true back-to-basics experience. Others envision outdoor showers, lush surroundings, and a once-in-a-lifetime cushy experience. The funny thing is: it could be either or all of the above! One thing all of these accommodation types have in common is that they offer a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

To make things confusing there are three types of “tented” accommodations possible during your safari in Tanzania. When organizing your safari it is important to understand the lingo, so you know what you are in for. Something else to keep in mind is that it is NOT all in the name. There are many distinct mid-range camps using the term “luxury”, whereas the uber-luxury properties like to call themselves things like “barefoot” and “rustic”. But, we’re here to help to untangle any confusion that might occur!