LAKE MANYARA HOTEL
Lake Manyara, a small breathtaking National Park with an immense natural richness: home of over 380 birds species, including the thousands of flamingos that tint the soda waters of the Lake in Pink, and the famous tree climbing lions, which for reasons un-known sleep in the branches of acacia trees. Lake Manyara Hotel is dramatically located in the very edge of the vertiginous western escarpment of the Rift Valley, affording magnificent views down across the whole lake.
Lake Manyara Hotel offer unforgettable Experience from its privileged location, unrivalled by any other both for game viewing and scenery. Elegantly designed as a two levelss ensemble of buildings, its authentic traditional African style decorations create a unique atmosphere that perfectly combines extreme tranquility with the best of adventure packed Safari experiences. From its privileged position, all the Hotel’s 100 guestrooms have stunning views across the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake. The spectacular swimming pool, situated in a panoramic setting, is a privileged location to enjoy the invigorating fresh air and the breathtaking views of the Pink Lake.
LOBO WILDLIFE LODGE -Romantic, Remote, Wild
That is Lobo Wildlife Lodge; located in the North of Serengeti National Park, the most spectacular scenario of wildlife in its pure essence.
Lobo Wildlife Lodge is a dream of romanticism in its remote location, strategically hidden inside an enormous volcanic rocky outcrop. It is the biggest Lodge on the migration route. You can watch and witness the migration by lying in the pool.
Artistically made of wood and glass elements around clusters of large boulders, harmoniously merging with its surroundings, the Lodge affords from its raised location stunning views of the most amazing natural spectacle to be seen on Earth Lobo is ideally set in the migratory route of over two and a half million of wildebeest in their desperate struggle for survival. It is the first lodge in the way from Kenya to Tanzania, only 28 km from the Masai Mara. Lobo Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable Safari Experience from its privileged location, unrivalled by any other both for game viewing and scenery. A waterhole below the Lodge attracts a variety of wild visitors during the day and is lit each evening revealing an interesting array of nocturnal animals, providing a close encounter with the very authentic Wildlilfe. All the LodgeÕs 75 elegant guestrooms afford superb views of this unbelievable natural phenomenon, and the sumptuous swimming pool is situated on the very edge of the rock, offering uninterrupted views of the horizon.
NGORONGORO WILDLIFE LODGE
Ngorongoro Crater is often referred as The Eighth Wonder of the World…
A large caldera 600 meters deep that hosts the most unique eco – system on Earth, with 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on Earth playing a key role in the maintenance of the ecological balance.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of this Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl.
From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 75 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open – air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole crater. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable Safari Experience from its privileged location, unrivalled by any other both for game viewing and scenery. Ngorongoro is: 185 km from Arusha / 295 km from Namanga – Kenyan border / 410 from Nairobi / 60 km from Lake Manyara Hotel / 145 km from Seronera Wildlife Lodge/ 225 km from Lobo Wildlife Lodge.
SERONERA WILDLIFE LODGE
The vast and sensational Serengeti is the epitome of most people’s dreams about wild Africa; its endless rolling plains perfectly honour the meaning of its name in the Maasai language: Seregenget or Siringitu is the place where the land moves on forever.
Seronera is one of the most important spots of Serengeti National Park, where you can witness an actual kill in the flesh. This area is in the heart of the Serengeti, where all game drive, balloon safari, and catching planes take place. Seronera Wildlife Lodge is located in the migratory route, and it provides front- seat viewing of this extraordinary natural phenomenon. Seronera Wildlife Lodge is artfully constructed round a rocky outcrop from glass and wood elements, perfectly blending into its surrounding; next to the lodge, several waterholes attract day and night the most amazing animals, providing a unique opportunity for a close encounter with the so called Big Five. Seronera Lodge is only 5 minutes far from the departing point of the hot air balloon safaris, which offer a thrilling birds-eye wildlife perspective of the vast plains of The Serengeti.
NDUTU SAFARI LODGE – Ngorongoro
Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset. Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the South-eastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the thirty four cottages, which are built of local materials, has a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu. The Lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd.
Spend some time with us and unwind. Relax to the rhythm of an African day as a myriad bird calls herald the rising sun. Stay close to the Lodge and enjoy our resident wildlife, or go for a drive and explore the range of habitats that lie within easy reach. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge.
NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE
Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest.
TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE
Hidden among the kopjes, lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. It is the home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game including the elusive leopard. Over 400 bird species can be spotted here as well. With water constantly available in the area, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground..
SERENGETI SOPA LODGE
Hidden among the kopjes, lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. It is the home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game including the elusive leopard. Over 400 bird species can be spotted here as well. With water constantly available in the area, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground.
MIGRATION CAMP SERENGETI
Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains are a camp that exudes decadence reminiscent of old Africa. The Serengeti is synonymous with low impact high action game viewing in a landscape untouched since the dawn of time.
Richly furnished throughout, the camp provides a haven of sumptuous indulgence among the raw splendor of the surrounding bush. It’s spacious tents have been care
fully placed to provide privacy and blend into nature’s architecture, overlooking the Grumeti River and its resident hippos. Surrounded by a 360 degree verandah deck and with a capacious, 45 square metre, internal floor space, each guest tent is a private sanctuary.
The split level lounge, cigar bar, restaurant, sundecks and swimming pool are perched among the outcrops and overlook the vast and rugged landscapes that are home to the world’s greatest mammal migration.
TARANGIRE TREETOPS -The Height of African Landscapes and Adventure
Our suites are perched high up in the age old Baobab and Marula trees. Astride the path of the Elephant Migration, Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall.
Tarangire Treetops has a magical, adventurous and exotic feel, appealing to the childlike senses of fun and awe. The boutique style lodge exudes a timeless essence, its majestic trees and the landscape, sparking the imagination to times of yore.
Twenty suites, each 65 sq metres with a private balcony, are distinctively and lavishly furnished. Natural materials are blended with contemporary Africana décor, to provide guests with a unique and most memorable safari experience.
Encasing a vast Baobab tree the spacious and tranquil dining room, reception and lounge overlooks the swimming pool and a waterhole that sees a constant flow of wild animal visitors.
With the natural beauty of the hills and dry river beds begging to be explored, guests can enjoy guided walking safaris, day or night time game drives and the enchantment of bush dining.
ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE – A TRULY “Out Of Africa” experience
Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation. This exclusive, boutique hotel lodge has been designed around the farms’ original plantation homes, radiating the warmth and invitation of the old colonial plantation homes historically distinctive to the coffee plantations. Luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and roaring fires, beckon to the most seasoned traveler.
The Arusha Coffee Lodge accommodation consists of 18 plantation houses lavishly furnished, featuring split-level living room area and a private deck patio. Offering every guest amenity and fancy, the Arusha Coffee Lodge is the place to relax and rejuvenate before or after a Tanzanian Safari. Laze around the swimming pool, enjoy a sun-downer at the Safari Bar, and unwind after a delectable meal in the lounge with a good liqueur and a fireside chat.
THE MANOR AT NGORONGORO
Located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1500 acre, Shangri-La Estate.
The Manor at Ngorongoro is reminiscent of an elegant, up country farm home in the Cape Dutch style of architecture. The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20 luxurious guest cottage suites, is a luxury safari experience fusing East African safari hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and decor.
Accommodation & Services
20 guest cottages each featuring:
- Private courtyard and deck
- Ensuite bathrooms featuring traditional bathtubs and rain showers
- Indoor & outdoor fireplaces
- Beautifully appointed with plush period style furniture and finishes
- Fantastic views of the landscape, surrounded by fragrant flowering gardens and age-old trees
Three bedroom family cottage featuring
- Separate entrance to each bedroom & deck
- Accommodation for 4 adults and 2 children
- Private dining area
- Home entertainment center
- Private courtyard
- Large living room area with indoor & outdoor fireplaces
SERENA HOTELS TANZANIA
NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE
Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.
The interior, radiating out from the primeval log fire glowing at the heart of the Lodge, blends the concentrated hush of a game-viewing hide with the ochre, rust and charcoal images of a prehistoric cavern. Lit by flaming wall-lanterns, clad in gigantic volcanic boulders and decorated by the iron spears, bright-beaded robes and intricately carven artefacts of the Maasai, the Lodge is a unique blend of world-class luxury, timeless volcanic splendour and ethnic style. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to indigo star-studded night, the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro Crater delivers a theatre of vistas, most unchanged since the dawn of time.
KIRAWIRA CAMP WESTERN SERENGETI
Kirawira, situated on a hilltop overlooking the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, offers you a luxurious safari experience, with its Victorian-era decor, excellent cuisine, fine wines and typical colonial furniture.
The elegant central meeting tent is furnished with chaises-longues, carved rocking chairs and a mahogany Edwardian bar, while the swimming pool, with its plunge-bath, waterfall and timbered viewing deck, is a great place to relax on a steamer chair and take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush.
Kirawira is close to the Grumeti River, famed for its giant crocodiles, and the surrounding vegetation is home to a wide variety of game including the Big 5.
Enjoy guided walking safaris and game drives, fishing and sailing on Lake Victoria, and even a bush lunch. If you are there between July and October, you may witness the impressive annual wildebeest migration.
Kirawira Camp is located close to the Grumeti River on the plains of the western edge of the Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania.
SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE
Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Drawing its inspiration from the circular rondavel dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the lodge features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds.
The circular bar, its roof supported by massive carven figures of warriors, maidens and elders, looks out over the sky-blue, ‘vanishing horizon’ swimming pool towards the miles of lion-gold savannah that lie below, wherein is enacted the thunderous theatre of the million-strong wildebeest migration. As for views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to diamond-domed night, the searingly sensational Serengeti delivers a series of timeless volcanic vistas that are second to none.
Each room is accommodated in a stone-built, traditionally-thatched Rondavel, featuring natural stone bathrooms, wildwood balconies, rope-lashed staircases, leopard-print drapes and intricately carved furniture, the overall effect of which is a unique blend of authentic ethnicity and world-class elegance.
Linked by shaded walkways and clustered around the roaring furnace of the central barbecue arena, the high-domed halls of the two-tier dining room are supported by massive papyrus-topped pillars and embellished with sumptuous Makonde carvings suggesting the audience chamber of a tribal king whilst the cuisine features time-honored safari favorites, local Tanzania specialties and internationally themed dishes alike.
LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge stands high above Lake Manyara and commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge has 67 circular, thatched ensuite rooms that echo the traditional Maasai ‘Boma’ style of construction. Inside they are vibrantly decorated to reflect the Maasai love of red and indigo and in the them of ‘bird migration’. The circular dining room which seats 150 has outstanding views over the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Striking murals in the open-air bar area feature avian-inspired frescoes, and there are colourful Maasai artifacts and a unique domed basketwork ceiling.
Facilities at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge include laundry, valet, babysitting, and children’s menus and internet connectivity. A nurse is on call 24 hours a day. Beauty treatments and massage are available, and there is a gift shop and swimming pool. Rooms have fans and battery charging facilities.
The dramatic ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, which has received significant architectural acclaim, lies below the lodge, on the very edge of the escarpment with glorious views across the lake and the Great Rift Valley.
MBUZI MAWE TENTED CAMP
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp – which means ‘Klipspringer’ in English – is set amidst the bush and rocky outcrops of central Serengeti. It belongs to the large Serena group of hotels/lodges, although this camp is one of the group’s smaller and more intimate lodges; it’s much more personal than many of the large hotels in the Serena chain.
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp is tucked away, off the main road leading from Seronera to the northern Serengeti. It is a convenient stop-over point for anyone traveling north or south, and is far from most other properties. That said, there are few game-drive roads in this area, and so few options for drives apart from to head north or south on the main road.
Mbuzi Mawe currently has16 big, en-suite tents, although the last time we visited, in September 2007, plans for expansion was also in the pipeline. (They are hoping to add a further 9 tents and a swimming pool!)
The accommodation here is simple, but being under canvas adds to the wilderness feel of the place. Long, stone ramps lead up to the tents which are all well spaced out in a woodland glade. These are surrounded by towering rocky outcrops – which are inhabited by inquisitive rock daisies, along with larger and more dangerous wildlife! Some tents have lovely sweeping views from their outside decks, and the layout of Mbuzi Mawe means that you can also admire these from some of the camp’s public areas. There is a fire pit below the main tent for sitting around in the evenings and chatting about the days sightings!
Due to its central location, Mbuzi Mawe is not only a great location to stop over; it’s also a practical base for game-viewing in the Western Corridor, the north side of the Seronera area, and especially in the area around Lobo Kopjes.
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp is particularly popular when the Serengeti wildebeest migration passes through this area. Typically this is during March and April, when it’s on its way north, and then again around November to January, when the migration is heading south through the east side of the park.
Like most good camps in the Serengeti, it’s best to book Mbuze Mawe early to ensure that you get a room. Note also that the camp doesn’t have any guides of its own – it’s a place to visit with your own driver/guide, and cannot be visited on a fly-in trip unless you are arranging to meet your guide and vehicle here
ARUSHA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Secreted in the depths of a tree-shaded coffee plantation, wreathed in multi-colored tresses of tumbling bougainvillea, cooled by mountain streams and strung like a necklace around the shores of an idyllic wooded lake, Serena Mountain Village offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of Arusha, Tanzania’s premier “Safari Town”.
Set in the flowered gardens of a coffee planter’s farm house and surrounded by rolling groves of wax-green coffee bushes, Serena Mountain Village offers wide timbered decks with panoramic views over Lake Duluti, and a selection of ethnically-styled ‘Rondavel’ village-cluster rooms, each one neatly thatched with ‘Makuti’ stems, lavishly embellished with ‘Makonde’ carvings and comfortably furnished in traditional safari style.
The stone-built rooms are housed in a half-moon of traditional “rondavel” circular dwellings with views over a bougainvillea-cloaked slope descending to the lake’s shores.
Each rondavel, neatly thatched in ‘Makuti’ stems and lined with close-weave basketwork, has been arranged to cluster in a village-style grouping around the shade of an ancient forest tree while the lavishly ‘Makonde’ carved doors radiate off the cool of a central flowered courtyard.
Charmingly appointed with spacious bathrooms, individual verandas and curved French windows giving views onto the tranquil lakeside beauty, the rooms have been decorated in the traditional safari style and feature net-draped beds, soft lamps, intricately carved furniture and pastel-patterned drapes.
Other services at Serena Mountain Village in Arusha include laundry, baby-sitting, shoeshine, and business services.
TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE
Built on top of a high bluff with a breathtaking panorama, our lodge is superbly located in Tarangire National Park, providing one of the best views in Africa.
Carving out the landscape below the lodge is Tarangire River, a favourite watering place, which attracts impressive numbers and variety of game. The scene unfolds before you while lounging on the outdoor patio, allowing you to appreciate Tarangire’s diverse wildlife without ever leaving the lodge.
At the heart of the lodge are the impressively high thatched roofs of the lounge and dining room. The open-sided design allows an uninterrupted view of the landscape and wildlife below, and captures the cooling breeze while you dine on our delicious home cooked safari cuisine.
The lounge area has oversized armchairs made from old Zanzibari dhow boats, which make a perfect place to relax in the evenings. Those wanting something a bit more active can take a dip in the pool, a bird walk around the lodge grounds or hunt for souvenirs in the Baobab boutique.
Our luxury twin tents combine the authentic safari atmosphere of ‘nights under canvas’, with more modern comforts of electric light and en suite bathrooms with hot water. We also have bungalows that provide the space and convenience of solid walls yet blend into their surroundings by using local stone and echoing the traditional round Maasai huts.
TINDIGA TENTED CAMP –Lake Eyasi
We are proud to present our Tindiga Tented Camp (previously known as Tindiga Tented Lodge), which joined Moivaro in June 2008, and is a beautiful and small traditional camp close to Lake Eyasi, the lake of east African bushman. Overlooking the shrubland of the Eyasi Ecosystem, one can see the distant hills of Ngorongoro; this view gives the ultimate “African experience”
The camp is situated close to Qaund’ded Village. To the western side of the camp you can see Mount Masumbuku.To the north there is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with it’s surrounding volcanic hills. To the west, just behind Lake Eyasi, you can find the big plains of the Serengeti. The Lake of Eyasi is just 1.5 kilometer from the camp. It is a seasonal salt water lake that almost completely dries up in the dry season.
MOIVARO COFFE PLANTATION & LODGE
You will find a charming atmosphere together with every comfort: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha.
At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening. Relax and enjoy the beautiful vista of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, or perhaps to laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants.
ARUSHA SAFARI LODGE
Welcome to Arusha Safari Lodge (previously known as Safari Spa) which joined Moivaro in early 2008 and is a grand private residence set in lush expansive grounds complete with “Out of Africa style” gazebo summer house for afternoon tea and sundowners.
Arusha Safari Lodge is a small secluded luxury haven equipped to cater for discerning travellers and consists of 7 luxurious and spacious guest cottages and is tucked away on volcanic hills with spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Located only four kilometres outside of Arusha.
Welcome to KIA Lodge, “your door to Tanzania”, just less than 3 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa Centrally placed between the northern towns of Moshi and Arusha, KIA Lodge is ideally situated whatever your onward journey be it climbing the world’s highest free standing mountain or starting a safari into some of Africa’s amazing and unique wildlife wildernesses such as the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater to name just two.
Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain which shows her snowy top mostly early in the morning and at sundown.
The Lodge is your first or last introduction to Tanzanian where you find friendly service, Zanzibar style at the reception, Makonde woodcarvings in the rooms and the famous Tinga Tinga paintings in our tropical restaurant. The open bar gives you the opportunity to drink a cold Kilimanjaro Beer while looking at the Kilimanjaro. You can also choose to relax at our hilltop swimming pool with view of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true Lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa!
Only a few minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. KIA Lodge is situated in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical of East Africa.
MIGUNGA TENTED CAMP – Manyara
Nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest of the lake, Migunga Tented Camp is only 5 minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park, which spreads out across the Great East African Rift Valley, dominating a vast landscape. Often called Tanzania’s water wonderland due to the large number of birds and animals the lake supports, Lake Manyara NP is also famous for its’ tree-climbing lions. At Migunga you wake up in the morning with the beams of the sun finding their way through our Migunga trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy our mountain bike ride trail through Lake Manyara’s backyard or you can enjoy watching our vervet monkeys. The evenings are resonating with the typical sounds of forest creatures.
CRATER FOREST TENTED CAMP – Ngorongoro
Enjoy romantic sundowners or twilight dinners on your veranda with the astonishing landscape views of the dense forest. Watch wildlife, like elephants, roaming through the forest, hear the lions roar and listen to the magical sounds of the tropical night.. It will be an experience you will never forget.
The lodge is located in northern Tanzania, East Africa, set a ten kilometre scenic drive away from the main road leadin from the bustling commercial centre of Karatu town to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, altitude 1,800 metres above sea-level, the lodge occupies previously cultivated fields directly bordering Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA). The land immediately surrounding the lodge is being restored to some of its natural forest habitat, with the lodge management overseeing the conversion from crop cultivation to regeneration of indigenous groundcover, helping the change along by reintroducing around the lodge trees and shrubs natural to the area.
IKOMA BUSH CAMP – Serengeti
Set in the midst of an incredible vista of savannah and skies, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees is Serengeti Tented Camp. Ideally situated along the path of the migrating wildebeest between Kenya and Tanzania, the camp is situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. There you will find yourself on probably one of the best game drives in the area – along the western corridor of the park, taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti River – home to the infamous wildebeest-eating giant crocodiles. There is no better place to take in one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles.
SPEKE BAY LODGE
Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometres from the Serengeti National Park, and 125 kilometres north of Mwanza. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile.
Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma.
Since the Lodge is outside but close to the Serengeti National Park, it is the ideal place to start or end your safari, or relax during your travels. Excursions in boats and on mountain bikes are offered, so you can truly experience Africa close up; you can fish from the beach for Tilapia, go out in a boat to catch Nile perch, or wander around on the Lodge’s 100 hectares of savannah, looking for birds.
LAKE NATRON TENTED CAMP
Wild and remote Lake Natron lies in the northeast of Tanzania in between the Ngorongoro Highlands and Serengeti plains. Situated at the base of Africa’s only active volcano Oldonyo L’Engai (Mountain of God). Lake Natron is one of the most alkaline lakes in the world. Home to millions of tiny crustaceans, the lake is a haven for literally thousands of lesser flamingo’s and it is one of the most important flamingo breeding grounds on earth.
Here it is the landscape rather than the animals that is the attraction – the area around the lake is dry, desolate and hauntingly beautiful.
& BEYOND LODGES
GRUMETI RIVER CAMP
CC Africa’s Grumeti River Camp is situated in a remote valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, just 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake. Flanked by two hillsides, this flamboyant camp overlooks a bywater of the Grumeti River and offers a comfortable haven from which to experience the truly wild pulse of Africa.
Every year during Africa’s annual Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of the largest crocodiles on earth. Large pods of hippo grunt from their watery hideaway below the camp and black-and-white Colobus monkeys live in Grumeti’s bird-filled riverine trees. At night, the nocturnal orchestra of owls and bush babies is punctuated by the primeval sounds of lion and hyena.
CC Africa’s Klein’s Camp is situated deep in the heart of the game-rich northern Serengeti in Tanzania – right off the beaten tourist track. Its 10 000-hectare (24 800-acre) private wildlife concession – leased from our Maasai landlords – is allotted for the exclusive use of the camp’s 20 guests, offering you the ultimate personal Tanzanian safari. With Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park to the north and the Serengeti to the west, Klein’s is one of the most strategically positioned wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The camp is set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate, in addition to excellent year-round game viewing. Action-packed night game-drives and extensive bush walks into the Serengeti are unique in Tanzania and an absolute highlight.
LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is set in the heart of a mahogany forest, and is the only lodge in the diverse Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania. It is the newest addition to CC Africa’s portfolio of luxury safari lodges on the northern Tanzanian safari circuit. From soaring groundwater forests and a tranquil lake, to the mountain escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park boasts an incredible wealth of habitats and diverse African wildlife. Guests are offered an exciting, interpretive safari experience in game-rich surrounds which include large herds of elephant and buffalo. The Lodge, which was designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, is situated in the remote southwestern region of the Park.
NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa.
Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake. Nearby Olduvai Gorge – a famous early archaeological site – is situated to the west of the Crater in the eastern Serengeti Plains. In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 42 000 Maasai live and herd their livestock in harmony with Africa’s wild animals.
SERENGETI UNDER CANVAS
The locations of these migratory camps are carefully plotted to coincide with the documented movements of the annual Great Migration as it traverses the Serengeti plains. Having secured some of the Serengeti’s best semi-permanent campsites, we are able to bring our guests as close as possible to the migration or resident game. These campsites are all prebooked for CC Africa’s use, allowing us tremendous flexibility in moving our camps according to the expected migration movements.
The massive herds move relatively slowly enabling us to plan ahead and set up our luxurious camps in the best possible locations. The aim is to position the camps within comfortable driving distance of the migration during exciting daily safaris (early in the morning and again during the afternoon and early evening), or often for the full day. However, with nature being as unpredictable as it is, close proximity to the mass herds cannot always be guaranteed. When the migration crosses over into Kenya, we keep our camps in the remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti, which are renowned for their excellent resident game.
AMEG LODGE – KILIMANJARO
AMEG LODGE KILIMANJARO is based at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and set in a 4.5 acre area. It has been constructed with local Tanzanian building materials and designed to combine antique African and modern contemporary styles creating an articulate and seductive ambiance. Frangipani and palm trees adorn the grounds amidst a variety of colourful tropical plants.
AMEG LODGE is ideal for short-term visitors and corporate clients looking to spend a few nights in the town of Moshi. It is also the perfect base for your entire visit to Tanzania.
The Mbalageti Serengeti is situated on the Mwamveni hill and offers a breathtaking panorama view of the Serengeti plains and the Mbalageti River. Entering from Mwanza-Musoma highway, through the Ndabaka gate (1.5hrs) or from Naabi gate from Arusha Side (3 hrs), the drive is a true game experience with a rich wildlife.
First built in 1894 and then purchased in 1927 by an American coffee farmer called ‘Kenyon Painter’, ‘The Arusha’ hotel has been home to many travelers on their journey from Cape to Cairo. The Arusha, formerly known as the New Arusha Hotel, underwent an extensive renovation and refurbishment program is now the only five star hotel in Arusha town. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with all the amenities and luxury for the discerning traveler. The tropical gardens are home to many birds and exotic plants, an ideal setting for wedding receptions and outdoor functions. You can also choose to just relax and enjoy the attentive service by the pool heated for your comfort.
The Arusha has 86 rooms including 4 suites, 25 deluxe rooms and 57 standard rooms. Elegantly furnished with en-suite bathrooms equipped with bathroom amenities and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is fitted with satellite television with a selection of channels, hair dryer and an electronic safe. Rooms also have direct dial phones, wireless internet and air-conditioning. Buffet style breakfast and dinners with appetizing contemporary modern cuisine is prepared from the freshest produces, flavored and garnished using only the highest quality. Take an aromatic tour and experience the divine a la carte menu marvelously displayed showing the chefs innovative culinary talent and extensive wine list tempts even the most jaded palate. Afternoon high tea on weekends is a decadent delight! The dining experience would be incomplete without aromatic coffees, mouth watering home made desserts followed by warm cognacs and brandies in ‘Hataris’ Tavern (named after John Wayne’s movie made in 1962). John Wayne known as Duke to his friends, together with Elsa Martinelli and the rest of the cast were frequent visitors to the hotel. Hataris has a large television screen to watch the latest sporting events and news made complete with the relaxed informal and comfortable surroundings. The Arusha has three function rooms: Jumuika conference room – fully equipped and capable of seating 150 delegates; Kikao Executive Boardroom with the capacity for 15 delegates; Porini Hall – multi-function room that opens out onto the terrace is capable of accommodating up to 300 people. For outside functions there is 3 acres of sprawling lush tropical landscaped gardens, a perfect location to host large number of guests for banqueting, parties and receptions.
ARUSHA CROWN HOTEL
Arusha Crown Hotel is a newly constructed modern hotel fitted with the latest amenities of international standard offering accommodation and conference facilities. Strategically located in the centre of Arusha city. Giving you all the comfort and convenience of being centrally located with easy access to Arusha’s main business centers. – Stadium, Central Bus Stand, Fruits Market, Bank / Bureau De Change, Pharmacies, Taxi Stand, and Internet Café’s are all within walking distance.
Arusha Crown Hotel is a six storey, 38 rooms hotel with an attractive architecture and each room has been elegantly designed to meet the requirements of the traveling executives and leisure tourists. All rooms in the hotel are tastefully furnished and luxuriously appointed with modern amenities designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The hotel offers guests a choice of 5 Deluxe double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom, 4 twin bedrooms, 4 double bedrooms and 24 single rooms. Most of the rooms are non-smoking; however few smoking rooms are available.
The hotel provides free Internet access. Most rooms as well as public common areas such as lobby, restaurant and conference room have Internet access points. For the convenience of guests, few laptops are also available in the lobby area for common use.
NGARESERO MOUNTAIN LODGE – Arusha
Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is the ideal base for a Safari, or just a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa.
The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built at the turn of the century. It has just ten rooms and provides personal service to Lodge residents only. Thick walls, heavy timber beams and period décor impart comfort and charm.
The snows of Kilimanjaro form a splendid backdrop for a sundowner on the verandah and watching the changing colours of the glaciers is an unforgettable experience. The gardens contain a profusion of trees and flowers, two hundred species of birds have been recorded. Troupes of Sykes and Colobus monkeys inhabit the forest and grounds.
KIKOTI SAFARI CAMP
We are very proud of our own Kikoti Safari Camp. On a ridge overlooking Tarangire National Park, seasonal home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, Kikoti is a haven fit for the most discerning traveller.
From Kikoti we have exclusive access to 35,000 acres of rolling, raw wilderness. You can explore the lush wetlands of the park from here safe in the knowledge that every possible step has been taken to ensure your comfort and repose at Kikoti Safari Camp.Years of experience and thought have gone into the design and construction of this environmentally friendly location. With only 10 tents you are guaranteed to enjoy a level of intimacy with the environment denied to all but the most selective traveller.
E UNOTO RETREAT – Manyara
E Unoto Retreat offers luxury safari accommodation in a Maasai inspired environment. Located in Tanzania’s Lake Manyara region, E Unoto Retreat is easily accessible by road from nearby airports and just 1½ hours drive from the township of Arusha.
E Unoto Retreat resembles an authentic Tanzanian Maasai village and has been designed to blend with the natural surroundings. The lodge was also constructed incorporating traditional Maasai methods and with environmental awareness. The handcrafted and imported furnishings and fittings compliment the lodge’s theme and provide our guests with an exotic Tanzanian flavor.
All our 25 luxurious bungalows have been designed, constructed and furnished to provide a unique yet comfortable experience for all our guests. Spacious rooms provide a relaxing retreat whilst the verandah of every individual suite offers guests spectacular views of Lake Miwaleni and the towering Great Rift Escarpment. Scenic views of the landscape also extend from our restaurant, bar and swimming pool, providing a stunning backdrop from daybreak to moonlit nights.
E Unoto Retreat is the ideal African escape for individuals, couples, families, honeymooners and conference and incentive groups. Click here for suggestions on what to bring. Our facilities, outdoor activities and excursions and accessibility to the Maasai culture and nature provide a variety of experiences that cater to individual needs and tastes.
You may choose to walk through natural surrounds to the waterfall, visit one of the local Maasai villages, play a round of golf in Arusha, or view wildlife in famous national parks including Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Whether you prefer a romantic getaway or family holiday, a special destination for your honeymoon or wish to conduct a conference or incentive scheme, E Unoto Retreat will provide an unforgettable experience.
KIBO PALACE HOTEL-Arusha
Kibo Palace Hotel opened its doors in January 2006. Kibo Palace is a 63 room hotel featuring 41 executive rooms complete with internet connection, conference facilities, business centre, continental restaurant with mouth watering menus, bars and a garden Surround yourself with timeless elegance in a place where you will want to linger for a while.
Intimate corridors usher you into elegant guestrooms and suites, with unmatched luxury. Each choice of accommodation has been designed and furnished with the most discerning guest in mind with outdoor swimming pool.
Kibo Palace is one of the North Zones finest lodging experiences favoured as a meeting place for both locals and visitors to Arusha. It is an equally perfect choice for your family holiday or company product launch.
EAST AFRICAN HOTEL-Arusha
The East African Hotel is situated at the heart of Africa in Arusha town, strategically located on Old Moshi road just 45minutes away from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. We have spacious suites to cater for everything you need when it comes to your own personal comfort, plus modern conference and banqueting facilities for your professional needs.
Savor the real taste of African splendor at the all new East African All-Suite Hotel & Conference Centre.
NEW SAFARI HOTEL-Arusha
The New Safari Hotel lavishly located along Boma road is a welcome addition to modern facilities catering for visitors to Arusha. The friendly and hospitable staff offer personalized service.
The hotel has a very relaxed and jovial atmosphere. Safe deposit facility is also available for your valuable items. The hotel has high standards of architecture and design. It was once the home of famous hunters such as Robert Taylor, John Wayne and Hardy Kruger. The hotel is one of the oldest in the country and with a rich history, even in film making industry. It has been refurbished by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Tanzania which recently acquired its ownership.
KUDU LODGE & CAMPSITE-Karatu
Kudu Lodge & Camp are set in 11 acres of farmland approximately 2Kms from the main road through Karatu and leading to the famous National Parks of Northern Tanzania, among them The Serengeti, Lake Manyara, and The Ngorongoro Crater. The Lodge and Campsite are strategically situated for visiting these wonderlands, and for experiencing the safari adventure of a lifetime. Rich in big game, a multitude of birds species and other beautiful wildlife, these Parks are an absolute must. Elevation of the Lodge & Campsite is circa 1400 m above sea level, making temperatures during the day not too high, and around 12 degrees in the evening. Temperatures gradually warm up though the months of May June and July, from the coolest month which is generally April.
L’OASIS LODGE ARUSHA
Great care has been taken constructing this quaint lodge. Tucked away in a quiet residential area of Arusha known as Sekei, L’Oasis Lodge is set in lush, private grounds facing Mt. Meru. Offering unique accommodation in spacious surrounds inhabited by an ‘extended family’ of exotic flamingos, crowned crane, spoonbills and herons – you will immediately feel part of Africa, relaxed and at home. Suitable for groups and the independent traveller alike, it is an ideal base for those setting off on an adventure from Arusha (the Geneva of Tanzania’s safari industry).
HATARI LODGE-Arusha N. Park
Hatari Lodge is located adjoining one of Africa’s most beautiful and diverse national parks, where the world’s highest free standing mountain, Kilimanjaro rises majestically 5,892 metres into the blue skies above. Hatari Lodge is situated in a malaria free altitude above 5.000 ft on the northern edge of Arusha National Park, with its unspoilt views of lakes and craters, its magical rain forests, and the 4,566 metre high dormant volcano Mount Meru, rising elegantly in the background. At the very heart of this “luxury bush hotel”, managed by Marlies, Jörg and their staff, are the traditional farm buildings, which were used by the legendary actor Hardy Krüger, and his former manager, Jim Mallory.
KARAMA LODGE – Arusha
Karama Lodge & SPA is an eco-friendly lodge located in Arusha, Tanzania and is the perfect home base for a Tanzania Safari or a restful night’s sleep before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Situated at the top of the lush and serene Suye Hill, Karama Lodge & SPA is a unique lodge with a rustic, yet comfortable, ambience providing a personalized service in a relaxing atmosphere. It is a peaceful secluded respite where you can enjoy the beauty around you to the sounds of the surrounding forest. The lodge itself consists of twenty-two unique en-suite cabins on stilts to ensure privacy and spectacular views of the landscape below and beyond. All cabins have a verandah with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru
ARUMERU RIVER LODGE
Set in lush tropical gardens with breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru Ideally located, just 15 minutes drive from Arusha and 35 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Main building with unique architecture with reception, lounges, bar, restaurant, fire place, terrace, all tastefully decorated in African designs 20 large, comfortable double/twin rooms with private bathrooms/WC in 10 chalets with verandahs exquisite international and African cuisine, à la carte and buffet large terrace restaurant boutique / curio shop large solar-heated swimming pool. Internet facilities available. Transfers to Arusha town and to the airport. Professional safaris to all Tanzanian game reserves, mountain trekking and beach holidays
KISIMA NGEDA CAMP-Lake Eyasi
Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, with sweeping views toward the Rift. Across this seasonal soda lake, the Alipi escarpment wall rises 2,000 feet up into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area providing a stunning backdrop. The camp is beautifully set in a date palm and acacia forest and is part of 200-acre family-owned farm with a natural spring nearby which feeds into the lake. It is also home to the Wahadzabe, an ancient, nomadic tribe of Bushmen who are one of the last click-speaking hunt and gatherer tribes.
MERU MBEGA LODGE-Arusha N. Park
The Meru Mbega Lodge set up on a large garden compound bordering the Arusha National Park with great views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge comprises of eight spacious double/ triple rooms and four, two bedroom suites/ family suites.
ILBORU SAFARI LODGE
Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African heritage, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru. Among the banana fields and Maasai tribes, a perfect setting is created for this bungalow “hidden paradise.” This family lodge is run by Family van Beurden a Dutch Tanzania couple. Both have been working in the hotel industry for many years and with their experience they manage to comfort you with an unforgettable friendly and attentive service. Besides managing Ad has been a Chef for various Hotels and Lodges. Let Ilboru Safari Lodge be your sanctuary, just 2 km away from Arusha town. Resting within 5 acres of plush land, here you can leave the nearby city forgotten. Unwind while watching the variety of birds from your balcony. Slow down for a while in the garden to find your place of wellness. Plunge yourself into our very spacious swimming pool or simply lounge beside it with a drink. Ilboru beautifully blends modern conveniences with the local simple lifestyle. Come to rest in your private bungalow that is reminiscent of a traditional Swahili ‘boma’. They are a uniquely African design and our version of the boma features a round layout with thatched rooftops while still providing the western conveniences you would expect from a great lodge. Within, the Maasai fabrics and draped nets add an ethnical charm, making you feel at home in the African culture. Local charm is blended with international conveniences throughout the entire lodge. So put your feet up on your private veranda and take in the beauty that surrounds you within this charming African setting.
Set away in a distant nook, there is a place here for the adventurous. So, drop your pack and kick off your boots at the bottom of Mt. Meru. Our campsite is designed for those who seek the outdoors but still desire modern, clean facilities and possibly a refreshing swim. We feel that this beautiful campsite is an ideal location hidden in the mountain slopes.
IKOMA SAFARI CAMP
Ikoma Safari Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp in the Serengeti Ikoma region in Tanzania. The Camp is located on the main wildebeest migration route between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is raised up on the side of an impressive bush with broad scattered acacia trees and endless savannah.
The migration seasons at camp are centered around June to October when the herds pass trough the area. Game-viewing from the breakfast terrace can be superb. Additionally there is good resident game throughout the year, especially zebras, wildebeests, impalas, giraffes and elephants.
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Rivertrees nestled between Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, in natural gardens along the Usa River. Combining old world ambiance, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts – Rivertrees is simply a magical place to stay. Whether you are travelling on business or looking for a place to start your holiday adventure, our charming old farm house is your ideal base.
It is the perfect choice of accommodation for the visitor looking for peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of a city hotel. We are located near the village of Usa-River, a twenty-minute drive from Arusha along the Moshi Road. Kilimanjaro Airport is a mere twenty minutes away with daily connections to Europe and beyond.
Perfectly sited in a cluster of kopjes, Kusini is a permanent tented camp blended seamlessly into the delicate environment of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti. The surrounding short grass plains provide the setting for the most spectacular natural phenomenon in the continent of Africa, the wildebeest migration, during which time the hordes amass around the camp for the birthing of their young. The migration comes with its own retinue, and the predators – lion, leopard and cheetah – plus countless zebra, gazelle and other plains game add to a diverse eco-system that evolves around you during your stay. Perhaps surprisingly, Kusini sits exclusively in this remote region of the Serengeti, affording guests the rare opportunity for secluded game drives well away from the principle tourist circuit. Kusini’s expert guides enhance your stay by sharing their knowledge and experience gleaned during a lifetime in the bush. Secluded amongst the rocky outcrops of this private swathe of paradise, Kusini’s twelve tents feature ensuite bathrooms with showers and elevated terraces overlooking the Serengeti plains. Few properties pay homage to the surrounding environment with the same breathtaking effect as Kusini, effortlessly ensuring an exclusive proximity to the Africa that you have come to see, far from the crowds that might be expected to throng to so unique a destination. Between definitive wildlife encounters and classic African adventures, you may gather for elegant candlelit meals and safari tales in the dining tent, have ‘sundowner’ cocktails or picturesque banquets atop a nearby kopje or spend contemplative hours in the intimate library lounge, taking stock of what you have seen.
Nestled in a remote pocket of Tarangire National Park, Swala is sited in a copse of majestic acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi wetlands and the unfurling savannah beyond. The stands of ancient baobab trees, large family herds of elephants, prolific bird life and dry season concentrations of wildlife make Tarangire the classic Africa of lore – feted by explorers, immortalized in documentaries and sought after by the discerning traveller. This picturesque safari hideaway is exclusive in the southwestern corner of Tarangire National Park, affording guests private gameviewing, wilderness luxury, and a privileged glimpse of an Africa, untrammelled by tourism.
Swala’s twelve private, permanent tents feature ensuite bathrooms with showers, complemented by fittings and fixtures crafted from local materials to mirror the understated elegance of the time-honoured safari style. The elevated terraces on the tents are appointed towards the waterhole that attracts wildlife year-round to ensure that your African wildlife experiences do not finish when you leave your vehicle. Throughout your stay, you will be serenaded by the resident wildlife, including impala (after which the camp is named), waterbuck, lion and various elephant groups. There is even a resident leopard that puts in the occasional guest appearance at the waterhole during dinner.
Meals are taken in the comfortable dining tent, with full silver service, Pan-African cuisine and fine wines adding to the “country house under canvas” ambience. Swala’s accomplished hosts, personal tent attendants, safari guides and Masai askaris that accompany you to your tent at night enhance your stay with their own personalized African affability, professionalism and knowledge.
As part of their commitment to this forgotten corner of Tanzania, the staff and management team at Swala have initiated a pioneering community conservation project that has recently led to the building of a school for the children of a village that borders Tarangire. Guests at Swala are offered the privileged opportunity to learn more about these projects and become involved as part of their stay. Nestled between the peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru Lodge & Sanctuary lies midway between Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha.
MOUNT MERU SANCTUARY LODGE
The Lodge is located within 33 acres of mature, well manicured gardens bounded on one side by the tranquil waters of the Usa River and on the other by the Animal Sanctuary where our resident animals and birds reside. This Wildlife provides many of our guests with their first exciting game viewing experience.
Established in 1959, the Lodge was created to provide intimate accommodation to discerning lovers of both wildlife and nature. The Sanctuary was founded to offer refuge to orphaned and injured animals and to prepare them for their return to the wild. The Lodge & Sanctuary combine to offer you a truly unique experience during your stay in Arusha.
The Lodge comprises 2 suites and 15 Double or Twin en-suite Bedrooms. As you would expect in a property of this standard, the design and character of the rooms are as individualistic as the Lodge itself. All rooms have a veranda with comfortable chairs where guests may sit during the late afternoons enjoying the peace of the surroundings, soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Lodge and watching the animal and birdlife.
The Usa River, the magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the wildlife, birdlife, trees, plants and shrubs all combine to make Mount Meru Lodge & Sanctuary a truly exquisite natural wonderland.
THE PLANTATION LODGE-KARATU
Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti…
NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE
A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kms. from the Ngorongoro Loduare gate was built, meant to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. Ngorongoro Farm House was inaugurated on February the 20th 2003, and is offering 40 huge cottages with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone.
Ngorongoro Farm House is a perfect stopover within any safari in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place to visit the Crater or enjoy a bunch of activities: Like a walking safari to the adjacent forest leading to the Oldeani Volcano or an excursion to the nearby Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley, still inhabited by a tribe of hunter-gatherers, the Hadzabe, a relic of ancient times who still follow a style of life similar to the humans who inhabited the Earth before the discovery of agriculture.
Another interesting tribe are the Datoga or Barabaig, also called Mangati (fierce enemy) by the Maasai who expelled them from the Ngorongoro Highlands during their unstoppable advance to the south some time in the XIX century. A visit to the village of Karatu or the Njia Panda School, rehabilitated with the contributions of our clients, can also make the day of anyone interested in cultural interaction or in helping to the development of the rural communities of Africa.
KAMBI YA TEMBO-West Kilimanjaro
Sinya, a private concession of about 600 square km, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park, offers spectacular landscapes with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Dominion Longido and Ol Doinyo Orok. A unique nature and cultural experience. One of the few areas in Africa where huge Elephant Bulls, more than 50 years old, carrying tusks of considerable size, are regularly seen. These bulls, some of them living permanently in the zone, together with herds of mothers and calves use to migrate between the swamps of Amboseli National Park and the Acacia woodlands of the other side of the border in search of water and food. Most of them have been monitored by Cynthia Moss in Amboseli for more than 25 years and form one of the healthiest and most balanced Elephant populations of the whole African Continent.
Maasai “bomas” are sparsely scattered in Sinya, with a total population of no more than 2.000 people living in a huge area. These Maasai are still living the traditional way and are not used to the commercial relationship with tourists that is common in more visited areas. They are spectacularly dressed and follow all the traditional ceremonies. They are very friendly and we have been able to developed a privileged relationship with them. This is a Community Conservation Project benefiting the Maasai of Sinya. Activities include game drives in open car, walking safaris escorted by Maasai warriors, interaction with the local Maasai including participation in ceremonies if available.
MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP-Tarangire
This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem. Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of.
Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. It is a complete semi desert experience focusing on safari walks and game drives.
An impressive landscape from the Rift Valley gives the visitor an amazing natural welcome to an area extraordinarily rich in wildlife. The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift Valley, Ngorongoro highlands and on clear days even Oldonyo Lengai a sacred mountain to the Maasai.
In the wet season, the Manyara and Tarangire Pans fill with water which attracts huge flocks of Flamingos and other wading birds. The area is also the only place in Easter Africa where one is often able to see the migration herds of tens of thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra, followed by predators. Although the migrations do occur in other areas of Tanzania, the tree cover prohibits a view of the magnitude that you are able to see at Maramboi Tented Camp because of the exposed nature of the surrounding grassland.
10 tents spacious tents on generous, ample wooden decks. They all have en suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220 v electric lighting. There is 24 hrs-220 v.
This 16 bedroom Garden Oasis is situated only 7kms from the central Arusha business district, Olasiti Lodge is still within easy reach of all amenities, yet it provides the perfect haven for visitors seeking a more tranquil venue with en-suite accommodation. The lodge has sixteen beautifully spacious bedrooms, a restaurant, and a large main building with views overlooking the pool area. Internet café and curio shop facilities are also provided.
An exclusively petite 20 Cottage lodge situated within the Ngorongoro Highlands Area. Its brilliant positioning on the raised shoulder of a valley, offers breathtaking views over a coffee-plantation and onto the Eastern wall of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. This lodge has been modelled on its “bigger brother”, the very successful Ngorongoro Farm House, only 15 minutes away.
GIBBS FARM – KARATU
Gibb’s Farm is a working Farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It comprises a warm and friendly community where the rhythm of Farm Life has calmed and restored the weary safari journeyer for over 40 years.
Gibb’s Farm hugs nearly a mile of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of a 3,200 square mile reserve. Ideally located, the Farm lies half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, near the village of Karatu.
Set among formal English gardens, the Farmhouse and 20 ensuite cottages are the heart of a working farm. Built in 1929, the Farmhouse has hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house. Cozy living rooms and reading corners are just steps away from the dining room, bar and gift shop.
Fireplaces fill the Farmhouse with warmth and historical charm. Just outside, a sprawling verandah and floral garden invite sweeping views of the valley below the Farm. Organic Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the Farm, and a vast 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden provides 90% of the ingredients needed for fresh, home-cooked meals. Gibb’s Farm provides a welcome stay on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Forest, The Ngorongoro Crater and Manyara National Park. Even if your stay is short, find time for a gentle walk or a tour of our garden.
Situated along a country road lined with sunflowers, banana plantations and cornfields, overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, this charming retreat lies about 3 km from Marangu village, 7 km from the Marangu Gate to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, 40 km from Moshi and 70 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport. It opened in 1932 as a coffee farm and has been owned and managed by the same family ever since, ensuring that the hands-on service is personalized and thoughtful. The property includes the original farm courtyard complex, a campsite and guest cottages set amid flowering gardens with rich birdlife. The reception hut arranges accommodations and Kilimanjaro climbs, and the adjacent gift shop is called the Bougainvillea Boutique. The lounge has a fireplace, linoleum floors and yellow animal-print drapes. Coffee and tea are served here and on the attached veranda.
The dining room, with a paneled ceiling, red concrete floor, wood tables and cushioned chairs, serves unpretentious home-style cooking that is mostly well-received but occasionally disappoints. A range of South African wines is available. The major activity is climbing Kilimanjaro. This hotel has many decades of experience in arranging sensibly priced but very reliable climbs using the best guides and porters, and it is highly recommended in this regard. Also on-site are a pool and croquet lawn, and guests can take a casual walk through neighboring coffee and banana farms and along the river that borders the hotel on one side. Local community-based tour groups offer a variety of walks to local waterfalls and markets, and car trips are provided to visit the nearby Chala Crater Lake. The hotel is close enough to Arusha National Park and Mkomazi Game Reserve for day trips.
Accommodations are in solidly constructed stone cottages with one or two large rooms, corrugated iron roofs and screened windows. The cottages vary in style and size, and some have central sitting rooms, which are popular with small groups. All rooms are spacious but decorated in a rather old-fashioned floral country style.
Converted from an early-20th-century German country mansion, this faded stalwart of the Kilimanjaro hotel scene is situated on the outskirts of Marangu village, 5 km from the eponymous entrance gate to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, 40 km from Moshi and 70 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport. At an elevation of 4,900 ft, the Kibo Hotel is named after the dormant crater at the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, and it was once the most popular base for climbing Africa’s highest mountain, as attested to by a sign proudly commemorating a visit by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1988. The main two-story building, though somewhat faded, is a fine example of German colonial architecture. It possesses a certain rustic charm with its multiple arches, wide shaded balconies and walls draped in flowering bougainvilleas.
A large, austere entrance hall with a chipped linoleum floor leads to the bamboo reception desk, which is overlooked by a painting of Kilimanjaro and houses the only phone on the property. The bar with a fireplace and mounted animal trophies opens to a spacious but somewhat anachronistically decorated lounge with a two-tone linoleum floor, large fire pit, wooden walls, picture windows, drum tables and red vinyl chairs. The carpeted dining room, though equally time-warped, is rather charming, with a tall ceiling and arched widows and doorways, and a collection of flags, pennants and Kilimanjaro-related memorabilia. It serves good and inexpensive grills, stews and other meals suitable to chilly high altitude evenings.
With a small montane stream running through, the mature landscaped garden, which was founded in the colonial era, bursts with floral color, much of which is—rather unfortunately—provided by no indigenous trees and shrubs. A small bottle-shaped pool lies at the center of the lawn. On-site activities are limited, but the lush surrounding countryside offers rewarding possibilities for rambling, and a local community-based ecotourism group offers guided walks to waterfalls, rural Chagga homesteads and other local landmarks. The major activity here is climbing Kilimanjaro, and most guests spend the night here before and after the climb. Accommodations are in simple wood and plaster rooms in the main building and in larger chalets sleeping up to five at the rear of the property. The 1970s-style furnishings include large throw rugs atop polished floors and simple wood tables, chairs and beds. Some rooms have wooden beam ceilings, and those on the first floor of the main building have furnished balconies.
Situated 45 km from Moshi and about 75 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, this hotel lies in 2.5-hectare gardens in the forest zone immediately outside the park boundary. Opened in the late 1990s, it is the largest hotel in the Marangu area, and it’s even larger now following the recent addition of the 32-room Kibo Wing. The main building is a three-story circular white plaster structure with a tall conical roof, rough black wood accents, a wooden staircase with rough-hewn black railings inside and a diverted mountain stream flowing through the interior. It has a deck with expansive countryside views, and the decor includes carved impala gourds, trophies and collages. The wooden reception area at the front of the main building has parquet flooring and Makonde carvings, as well as a small sitting area with a cushioned wicker sofa and chairs. It leads to a bar with leather sofas and armchairs, wooden tables and a bamboo ceiling.
KEYS HOTEL & ANNEX-MOSHI
With a main building situated a few hundred meters north of central Moshi and a 30-minute drive south of the Marangu entrance gate to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, this family-run hotel has been among the most consistently popular midrange options in the Kilimanjaro region since it opened in 1990. It is now supplemented by a larger annex on Mbokomu Road about 2 km from the town center along the Marangu Road. In addition to offering comfortable and affordable accommodation, Keys has an excellent reputation for organizing reliable and relatively affordable Kilimanjaro climbs. The two-story building at the main hotel is vaguely reminiscent of an English country inn, with its whitewashed exterior, jalousies and terra-cotta tile roof. The public areas, located on the ground floor, include a reception desk adorned with a large mural of Kilimanjaro, an adjacent craft shop, and a travel desk that arranges Kilimanjaro climbs, safaris and other local excursions.
Kigongoni Lodge is located on an historic 70-acre coffee farm near Arusha, amid natural forest. Sitting on a hilltop with lush gardens, the lodge offers breathtaking views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Tucked between the trees are eighteen cottages, built in traditional African styles and materials. The rooms, cocktail lounge, and restaurant – all with fireplaces – are furnished in an intimate and comfortable manner, maximizing the site’s unique views and natural features.
Kigongoni Lodge has been developed in harmony with, and respect for, local community values, heritage and aspirations. The Sibusiso Foundation, a center for improving the quality of life for mentally disabled children and their families, has its home adjacent to the lodge and directly benefits from its revenues.
Staying with us at Kigongoni will give you an authentic, homely experience and true sense of Tanzania, while providing an opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to the sustainable development of local communities.
MERU VIEW LODGE
Only a stone’s throw away from Arusha National Park at an altitude of almost 1400m, the cosy bungalows at Meru View Lodge serve not only as an ideal starting point for mountain tours taking place on Mt. Meru (4566 m) or for it’s neighbouring “big brother” the majestic, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, but also for safaris departing to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks.
For an even longer stay the Lodge, under German management, offers ideal day trips and short excursion possibilities.The Arusha National Park, right on the doorstep, provides an abundant variety of wild animals and is a hiker‘s paradise. Trips to nearby villages, farms and markets give an excellent insight into the life of the Wameru tribe and visits to a coffee farm or walking safaris with the Maasai living below on the steppe are a few of the many options available to guests staying at the Lodge.
THE IMPALA HOTEL
The Impala Hotel Limited (IHL) is located near those places you have to go for any purpose-trip to United Republic of Tanzania.
We are strategically placed along cross roads that will bring you to the beautiful and pristine beaches, to the timeless Zanzibar Islands, to the most renowned game parks and game reserves; probably in the world and to the comfort of the transfers to closest airport of Arusha.
Named after the nearby Ngurdoto Crater, the lodge occupies a scenic, 15 acre site in the foothills of Mt. Meru in northern Tanzania. Ngurdoto Lodge is 4666 ft. (1425m) above sea level and provides spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.
Guests will enjoy the ambience of the lodge lounge and dining room. Window walls open on three sides onto a large roofed verandah and offer splendid views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. The spacious grounds abound with birds and lovely indigenous flowering shrubs and gardens.
The lodge and guest houses are built with local stone and timber. Named after the Ngurdoto Crater in nearby Arusha National Park, local people often call the crater “Ngorongoro Ndogo” (the little Ngorongoro). We want you to feel at home at Ngurdoto Lodge so come and let us and our friendly Tanzanian staff pamper you with traditional local hospitality.
NAURA SPRING HOTEL
The Naura Springs Hotel is located on East Africa CommunityRoad just off the Nairobi road in the Heart of Arusha city, quite close to the Arusha International Conference Center (AICC) and Overlooking the magnificent Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Hotel is easily accessible, forty five minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), one and half hours from the Namanga Boarder and 5mins from the city center. The hotel has 120 rooms which include standard rooms, executive rooms, family suites and 4 presidential suites.
NGURDOTO MOUNTAIN LODGE
Nestled between Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge is located within a lush coffee plantation, 140 acres, with natural streams flowing through the property, from Mt Meru.
The lush vegetation and the magnificent views of the snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro and the looming Mt Meru, right in front of the lodge, is an absolutely awesome sight. This lodge is ideally located between Arusha town and Kilimanjaro International Airport, 27 km either way.
THE JAMESON HOUSE
The Jameson House is a small, relaxed and affordable hotel in the town of Karatu which provides an ideal place to stay while on safari in either Lake Manyara or the Ngorongoro Crater. The hotel is made up of five pleasantly decorated ensuite double and triple rooms and guests may relax on our outside terrace as they enjoy the gardens after a long day on safari. For anybody looking for a nice, clean elegant hotel with good food at a very reasonable price this provides the perfect option!
MAPITO TENTED CAMP
The traditional tented camp safari is by far the best choice to explore the wildlife on a Safari in Africa. There is nothing to compare with being in a luxurous camp in a beautiful setting with the sights and sounds of nature closeby. You might want to come to Africa to see the wildlife and the beautiful African landscapes, while being close to the rhythm of nature, and the luxurous tented camp provides the perfect way to do that!
The camp is located at Ikoma, just beyond the actual boundaries of the Serengeti National Park (see map on the left bar), sitting snugly in a clearing surrounded by Acacia trees. Here you can find probably one of the best game drives in the area, being close to the Grumeti River. Witness the amazing annual Wildebeest and Zebra Migration between May and August, which passes the camp every year! Mapito means the track of animals, and the locals avoid that place because there are always lots of wildlife!
Its location makes all parts of the Serengeti accessible in between short time. And due to its location just outside the park, walking Safaris, night game drives and cultural experiences are other highlights that are organised by the camp. The small camp with 10 spacious walk-in tents provides an intimate atmosphere for only 20 people, with excellent service of our friendly staff. The tents are equipped with running hoter water bucket showers, mosquito nettings and electricity powered by solar energy throughout the day.
IKOMA WILD CAMP
This is located near Fort Ikoma, not far from the Grumeti River and just outside of the Serengeti National Park. The area is part of the Grumeti Game Reserve which comes under the Tanzania National Parks authority. Looser controls permit walking in the area which is one of the attractions of the camp. The camp itself is composed of large, permanent tents with en-suite facilities and rondavels – round huts with thatched roofs. The huts also have en-suite toilet facilities, running hot and cold water, showers and a small verandah. Illuminated walk-ways link accommodation with a central area where there is a dining room and bar and a nearby “camp fire” area where it is possible to sit in the cool of the evening.
The Grumeti area lies just north of the Western Corridor. The migration passes through the area on its way north just after the long rains – between the end of May and the beginning of July. During this period thousands of Wildebeest and zebra stream through the area of the camp. Many other animals accompany them including the predators. On their return south the migrating animals again pass near the area – this occurs between the end of October and the end of November. At other times of year a variety of animals may still be seen. At all times the Grumeti river is a bird-watchers paradise.
BOUGAINVILLEA SAFARI LODGE
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome. The lodge have twenty-four cottages and are in the process of adding a few more. Each cosy room has mosquito-netted king or twin beds, a fireplace, large bathroom with shower and a veranda from which to enjoy the views of our lush tropical gardens. Triples are also possible and two of the cottages can be used as family suites, with connecting rooms. The swimming pool sits in the centre of the property surrounded by the cottages and gardens.