Tanzania Safari Lodges and Tented Camps

During your safari in Tanzania, you will most probably stay in no hotel or probably you may stay in only one hotel in Northern Tanzania or Southern Tanzania. The places where you can stay in a city hotel are only Arusha, and Dar es Salaam. The other place is at Zanzibar where you will stay at a hotel in Stonetown or a Beach hotel or Resort.

On your arrival in Tanzania and if arriving in via Kilimanjaro International Airport and staying in and around Arusha we can offer you a stay in a city hotel or a safari lodge depending on your preference.

During the Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari part of your tour you will most likely stay in a safari lodge or a tented camp/lodge.

First of all let us demystify the perception of many people that tented camps are cheaper than lodges. That is a lie. Lodges and tented camps all come under the same standards and categories and prices as well. The only difference is the style. While lodges are built in brick and mortar, meaning they are really walled rooms and buildings, the tented camps are tented rooms and houses made out of canvass.

The services offered however in lodges and tented camps are similar.

Tanzanian lodges and tented camps may not be to the Internationally recognized “ star System “ of grading because it is sometimes disappointing to tell someone that a lodge / tented camp is 5 star but when he/she arrives it is not up to his her expectation.

To avoid that we have classified the lodges and tented camps in Tanzania in our own way of grading and we have now 4 categories according our grading at Tanzania Safari Supremacy.

We have :

Budget lodges and Tented Camps, Mid range lodges & tented camps, Standard Luxury lodges & tented camps, Up market Luxury lodges & tented camps.

Some of the lodges/ tented camps we use for or Safaris can be classified as below:

Lake Manyara National park

  •  Budget lodges and Tented Camps –  Jambo Guest House
  • Mid range lodges & tented camps – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
  • Standard Luxury lodges & tented camps – Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Escarpment Lodge
  • Up market Luxury lodges & tented camps – Manyara Tree Lodge

Tarangire National Park

  •  Budget lodges and Tented Camps –  Butman Tarangire Lodge
  •  Mid range lodges & tented camps – Maramboi Tented Camp
  •  Standard Luxury lodges & tented camps – Tarangire Safari Lodge , Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • Up market Luxury lodges & tented camps – Tarangire Treetop Lodge , Swala Camp, Oliver’s Camp

Ngorongoro Crater

  •   Budget lodges and Tented Camps –  Eileen’s Tree Lodge at Karatu (outside the conservation area)
  •   Mid range lodges & tented camps – Rhino Lodge
  •  Standard Luxury lodges & tented camps – Ngorongoro   Sopa Lodge , Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
  •  Up market Luxury lodges & tented camps – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Serengeti National Park

  • Budget lodges and Tented Camps –  Ikoma Safari Camp
  •  Mid range lodges & tented camps – Ikoma Tented Camp
  •  Standard Luxury lodges & tented camps – Serengeti Serena Lodge, Mapito Tented Camp, Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  •  Up market Luxury lodges & tented camps – Migration Camp, Dunia Camp, Four Seasons Lodge, Asanja Africa Camp, Lemala Camps

These are just a few lodges/ tented camps for a guidance of how we classify the accommodation but for more info and advise on where to stay during your Tanzania Safari please contact our experts.

Tanzania Safari Lodges and Camps can also be sorted by the hotel chains available. Some are old pioneers of the safari Industry and some are new comers to the business but doing a great service.

The most notable Hotel chains in tanzania Can be categorized as below.

Upper Mid range Lodges  and Camps –

  •   Tanganyika Wilderness Camps
  •   Hotels and Lodges (former wildlife lodges)

Standard Luxury

  •  Serena Safari Lodges
  • Sopa Safari Lodges

Up market Lodges & Camps

  •  Elewana Lodges
  •  Asilia Lodges & Camps
  • Lemala Camps

Exclusive High End Lodges and Camps

  • And Beyond Lodges
  • Singita Safari Lodges