Accommodations in Tanzania
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Set in scenic surroundings on a peaceful hilltop is the lovely Highview Hotel. The hotel is just a few kilometres from the exotic market in the village of Karatu, and central to your visit to the national parks.
It has 41 rooms and a veranda overlooking a lush valley with coffee plantations, which the elephants love to ravage. The hotel also has its own coffee plantation, and the coffee can be enjoyed at the hotel and purchased to take home with you. An organic fruit and vegetable garden are also part of the hotel.
A swimming pool, day spa with massage facilities, a cosy outdoor bar and bonfire pit, which you can sit around in the evening and discuss the day’s safari, are also to be found at the hotel. In addition to the restaurant, there is a large lounge with fireplace and bar. Two Masai building are attached to the hotel, where local Masai women demonstrate the use of herbal remedies and produce Masai art as well as traditional costumes and jewellery.
A handful of smiling, helpful Masais dressed in tribal costume act as porters and guards.
The hotel cooperates with a local children’s home, which can be visited on request. Donations of clothing or food can be delivered to the children’s home.
You can opt to upgrade to Highview Coffee Lodge.
Highview Coffee Lodge is part of Highview Hotel, and therefore offers the same facilities as Highview Hotel.
The rooms at the Coffee Lodge are slightly secluded, around 100 metres from the hotel itself. The lodge consists of 4 double houses with two rooms in each house. They lie staggered up a hill, so there is air and space around them. They all have a large bathroom, a private veranda and plenty of space to relax with a book. The rooms have their own dining tent, where you can choose to eat breakfast and/or dinner while enjoying the view of the valley and the coffee plantations.
Naturally, you are also welcome to make use of all of the hotel’s facilities: pool, restaurant, day spa, etc.
The rooms are double rooms intended for 2 people, however two adults and two children are permitted to share a room.
|Per night 2 people||Per person: £120|
|Per night - 2 adults & 2 children under 15||Per person: £90|
Ikoma Wild Camp is our favourite wild camp, where you enjoy the best of everything.
The camp is located right on the outskirts of the north-western section of the Serengeti National Park – in a pocket between the Grumeti and Ikorongo wildlife reserves. This so-called “western corridor” is the central route for the animals’ migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara. The animals wander freely in and out of the reserves, so you are in with a very good chance of seeing elephants, hippos, zebras, antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes and other herbivores directly from the viewing deck of the camp’s restaurant. There are, of course, also lions, cheetahs and leopards, striving to secure themselves a good meal from the large-scale, self-service buffet of animals passing by. During the migration (June–July), you have the opportunity to experience the world-famous migration of 1.2 million gnus – right outside your tent! They wander across the savannah in large herds in search of pastures new.
Located as it is outside the national park, the camp offers experiences you cannot enjoy if you stay in the national park itself.
At Ikoma Wild Camp, you have the option to purchase extras such as a “Walking safari”, a “Sundowner” and, not least, a “Night Game Drive”. These are unique experiences that are only available when you stay outside the Serengeti National Park, where the restrictions are not as tight as in the national park itself.
If you’re up for it, a morning or evening run around the camp can even be arranged. It goes without saying that you will be accompanied by security guards, and the surroundings are absolutely amazing!
When staying at Ikoma Wildcamp, the safaris still take place in the Serengeti National Park. This means that you have a short drive back and forth between the camp and the national park (around 30–45 minutes each way). However, the added possibilities offered by the location away from the strict rules of the national park coupled with the high standard of the camp make the drive absolutely worthwhile.
Option to change
Naturally, if you wish to stay inside the Serengeti National Park, this is also possible. You can (against a supplement) choose to stay at Serengeti Wild Camp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp.
Serengeti Wild Camp is located in the Seronera area, the central part of Serengeti National Park.
The camp is a classic African safari camp with rustic, comfortable canvas tents. The nature and wildlife are right on your doorstep. It is not uncommon for wild animals to pass through the camp at night, and you can expect to see gazelles, antelopes, zebras, and occasionally elephants and hyenas, around the camp.
The camp has 24 tents, each sleeping 2 or 3. The tents are large and all have a shower and toilet, desk and large beds with mosquito nets. Each tent also has a small “terrace” outside with garden chairs where you can relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings. There is, in addition, a large communal tent that is used as a dining tent.
Serengeti Wild Camp is for those who dream of a true “Out of Africa” safari atmosphere. You stay inside the National Park itself and the focus at Serengeti Wild Camp is on classic safaris. If you wish to stay at a wild camp that offers extra activities such as a walking safari or game drive in the evening, where you get to nocturnal animals, you should stay at Ikoma Wild Camp.
|Per night||Per person: £55|
|Child under 12 years per night||Per person: £38|
Serengeti Wildebeest Camp is located in the Seronera area, the central part of Serengeti National Park. The camp consists of 12 comfortable tents with space for two people in each. There is, in addition, a large communal tent that is used as a restaurant.
The tents have a shower and toilet, beds with mosquito nets as well as a seating area inside and outside where you can relax with a good book and enjoy the amazing surroundings.
The camp is a classic African safari camp, where nature takes the centre stage. The wild animals often visit the camp at night, and you can expect to see gazelles, antelopes, zebras, and occasionally elephants and hyenas, around the camp.
The focus at Serengeti Wildebeest Camp is on classic safaris. If you wish to stay at a wild camp that offers extra activities such as a walking safari or game drive in the evening, where you get to see nocturnal animals, you should stay at Ikoma Wild Camp.
|Per night||Per person: £55|
|under 12 years per night||Per person: £38|
Serengeti Safari Lodge is a unique 4-star lodge, located in the heart of Serengeti National Park.
The lodge consists of 15 individual luxury tents built in an elegant combination of canvas and stone. The sides are made of canvas, giving you the true safari feel with the sounds and smells of nature outside. The roof is thatched and parts of the walls are stone, making the tents more reminiscent of rooms than tents. The luxury tents seem almost to float above the ground on stone pillars, ensuring a good flow-through of air and outstanding views.
The tents are large and have plenty of space and air around the two king-size beds. From the living room, you head straight onto a large, wide-open veranda, from which you have the most amazing views of the Serengeti Plains. All tents have their own bathroom with a toilet and shower. There is also a bath tub where you can lie and soak, directly overlooking the national park. Likewise, there is a private outdoor shower, which also offers stunning views of the Serengeti Plains.
From the swimming pool, you also have uninterrupted views of the Serengeti, and you can can float in the pool and enjoy the scenery and the beautiful view. Relax or enjoy a refreshing dip after a long day of activity. If you fancy a spot of pampering, you can visit the lodge’s day spa, where massage treatments are provided.
The restaurant affords panoramic views, and you it doesn’t get better than this in Serengeti.
There is also a lounge with bar, fireplace, entertainment and Wi-Fi.
You will not find a better 4-star lodge in Serengeti.
|For 2 nights||Per person: £315|
Ngorongoro Wild Camp is scenically located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and offers outstanding views of the nearby saltwater lake, Lake Eyasi, on the outer side of the crater, and a convenient distance from the crater.
Ngorongoro Wild Camp consists of 20 large, full-height tents with a solid floor. The tents are built on poles, giving them most amazing views of the area from the terrace in front of the tent itself. All tents have their own large, tiled bathroom with running water, a toilet and a shower.
It is quite common for giraffes and zebras to wander through the camp at night and remain there for the morning. If you’re lucky, you can say good morning to one of them when you get up.
The restaurant affords a scenic view of the area, which is on the migration route. The area is also home to large herds of different antelope species, buffaloes and elephants as well as flocks of flamingos and other birds.
The camp’s day spa offers massage, which is warmly recommended after a long day on safari.
|Per night||Per person: £95|
|For 2 nights||Per person: £135|
The 4-star Serengeti Sopa Lodge is set in delightful surroundings on a ridge of hills overlooking the plains in the south-western corner of Serengeti National Park, which is the habitat of thousands of wild animals. The location of the lodge also makes it the ideal place to observe the huge migration of gnus and antelopes.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge is designed in African style and comprises 69 spacious rooms furnished with a double bed and equipped with a minibar. Each room also has a separate bathroom with a hair dryer. You can be sure of a breathtaking view from your veranda, and you will quickly realise why Serengeti has been nicknamed ‘the endless plain’, because it stretches away as far as the eye can see.
Facilities at the lodge include a lounge, swimming pool, restaurant, bar and outdoor areas, where you can take your meals and enjoy cocktails and sundowners.
There is a WiFi connection in the shared areas.
|Per night||Per person: £329|
|Child under 12 years per night||Per person: £248|
Should you wish to you can upgrade to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically sited on the very edge of the Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge’s location 2000 feet above the crater floor provides some spectacular views.
The lodge is elegantly constructed, mostly from local stone and wood allowing it to blend in to its surroundings. The lodge’s panorama windows provide the perfect vantage point to take in the awe-inspiring surroundings.
All 80 rooms benefit from undisturbed views as do the windows of the Rhino bar that looks out over the crater.
|Per night||Per person: £257|
|Child under 12 per night||Per person: £192|
Springlands Hotel is located on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro close to the town of Moshi. It’s an ideal base for mountain rambles and safaris on Kilimanjaro.
The hotel provides high standards of service with a modern swimming pool, beautiful gardens bars indoors and outdoors and spacious rooms with showers and mosquito nets.
Springlands Hotel is named after the local freshwater springs. The springs are fed by rain and melted snow from Kilimanjaro.
During the hiking trip to the summit of Kilimanjaro you sleep in a tent in different camps.
There is a primitive shared public toilet at the camp. It is possible to rent a toilet tent.
Price for rental of a toilet tent: USD 100
The huts can house 6-8 people and are equipped with bunk beds and plain mattresses. You must bring your own warm sleeping bag. (You can rent a sleeping bag at the Springlands Hotel, if you don’t want to bring one yourself.) You will share a dining area and toilets with the other mountaineers.
Note that conditions at these huts are very primitive. The Mandara huts and Horombo huts have running water, but the Kido huts do not.
Each camp can house up to approx. 120 guests at a time.
No private huts are available.