Tanzania, one of the most diverse countries in Africa, is home to a wide range of game reserves with the widest variety of wildlife. No wonder it’s every globetrotter’s favourite destination! Going on safari in Tanzania is a great way to experience the greatest safari adventure holiday. If you ever thought African safaris are all about sun, dust, and wind, then think again. There are many luxurious safari camps to stay while on a safari holiday in Tanzania. The safari camps feature modern facilities that you’ll find in any luxury city hotel. In fact, staying in the luxury safari accommodation makes safari even more enjoyable.
If you’re planning to go on African safari, here are some of the most luxury safari camps in Tanzania.
1. Greystoke Mahale
A western Tanzanian luxury safari camp situated on a beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika, Greystoke Mahale is not like any other. From sugar fine beaches to crystal clear water, you find almost everything here. If you are fond of taking strolls through the woods, then the tropical forests in Greystoke will surely offer you an exhilarating experience. Or are you an animal lover? Well, the chimpanzees and other adorable animals here, are going to make your affection ooze out for them. The camp is compact, homely yet luxurious. Thus, a safari holiday in this camp is definitely going to be the most memorable of your life. It features six wood and thatch bandas – open fronted at the base of the mountains. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with modern facilities.
A view of Greystoke Mahale
2. Mwiba Lodge
This luxury safari camp is located in the vast Maswa Game reserve, which borders the Ngorongoro Conversation Area and the Southern Serengeti. It features eight luxury suites with balconies and all possible amenities that’ll make your stay super comfortable. The wooden walkways connecting the main lodge area are like a feather on the cap of the camp. There are a wide variety of exciting activities to indulge in. You can take a walk around the bush area to the bush area to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna in Maswa reserve. The lodge redefines luxury through its river suites, relaxed dining room and cosy ambiance.
A view of Mwiba Lodge
3. The Highlands, Ngorongoro
An amazing place for a luxury retreat, The Highlands, looks more like a European Highland escape than an African safari camp. With its advent in 2016, The Highlands, Ngorongoro is definitely a new entrant in the safari game. But the kind of popularity it has attained in a year is beyond imagination. Located deep into the woods near the Olmoti Volcano, this Northern Tanzanian, the uniquely designed camp has no other competitors nearby and offers tourists a peculiar and concocted feeling of adventure and luxury in the wild Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With eight canvas-and-glass doomed suites, well-stocked library, stylish comfortable sitting areas and relaxing bar area, The Highlands features a genuine wilderness experience in a private setting. The camp is stylish and exclusive, offering privacy and comfort in a remote location.
A view of The Highlands, Ngorongoro
4. Manyara Ranch Tented Camp
Located in the north of Tanzania, near Tarangire National Park, Manyara Ranch Conservancy is a small luxury eco-friendly tented camp sprawling over a whopping 35,000 acres of land. With wilderness at its best, this conservancy is accessible only to those who are staying at the tented camp. This camp comprises 8 tents that look no less than five-star suites. Each tent features stylishly handcrafted furniture, an en-suite bathroom with other modern facilities. The conservancy has scores of adventure activities on offer for its visitors. From open vehicle game drives and expert supervised bush walks to hide game viewing and night rides, you can try out a host of things in Manyara.
A view of Manyara Ranch Tented Camp
5. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Tanzania
Located in the northwest of Seronera, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is a luxury mobile camp, which provides guests the wildlife experience along with a large dose of luxury. The safari lodge has everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel. It has 66 rooms and can accommodate more than 140 guests. There’s a range of activities to keep you busy with action-packed game drives, bird viewing, and hot-air balloon safari. You could enjoy a champagne breakfast in the bush while experiencing the beauty of the wilderness. If you want to spot all the members of ‘The Big Five’, this is the best place to stay. During the annual migration of the Wildebeest, you might also witness many zebra and wildebeest trekking across the plains looking for green pastures.
A view of Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
6. Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
Located in Western Serengeti, Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp is an exclusive camp with a beautiful natural setting for a relaxing safari getaway. The camp features 25 luxury en-suite tents in a traditional safari style, well-furnished for a relaxing retreat and a comfortable stay. The camp is located in a major game viewing site and offers outstanding game viewing opportunities with a wide variety of wildlife species. It has a swimming pool and sundeck, and a range of modern facilities. There are several activities to indulge in such as bird walks, Lake Cruises, mountain bike trips and canoe trips on Lake Victoria. Enjoy a game drive around Serengeti National Park, go on guided nature walks and enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner barbeque in the bush. This is the safari retreat you have always dreamt of!
A view of Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
7. Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp is a beautiful vintage 1920s luxury safari camp set on the Serengeti Plains, overlooking a scenic waterhole. The camp features a traditional style of safari living with a luxury spa. It has nine luxury tent suites with modern amenities such as air conditioner, bathroom with bath, outdoor shower, reading area and a viewing deck with a Swarovski spotting scope. For a private African wilderness experience, this is the best place to stay. You’ll find a range of fun things to do around the camp such as hot-air ballooning, game walks and game drives, horse-riding and mountain biking.
A view of Singita Sabora Tented Camp
8. Beho Beho Camp
Situated in the highlands of Selous Game Reserve, Beho Beho Camp is a relaxed safari retreat featuring luxury accommodation, outstanding wildlife experiences and safari adventures. The camp features eight bandas with stylish interiors, lavish furniture, and modern amenities. Each banda features telescopes for private game spotting, elegant Persian carpets and king sized beds. With a luminous swimming pool, inviting bar and dining areas, Beho Beho Camp creates the real essence of safari retreat for every visitor who wants to explore the African wilderness in a luxury style. Enjoy a wide range of adventurous activities such as boating safaris on Lake Tagalala, walking safaris and interesting game drives.
A view of Beho Beho Camp
9. Sanctuary Swala Camp
The luxury Sanctuary Swala Camp is located in a private area of Tarangire National Park. The camp features twelve spacious canvas pavilions overlooking a watering hole with amazing wildlife spotting opportunities. Each pavilion features stylish interiors and plush furniture such as sofas and king-sized beds and it has ensuite bathrooms with outdoor and indoor showers. With a sparkly pool, comfy dining area and lounge and scenic surrounding, Sanctuary Swala Camp is the perfect place to enjoy a luxury safari experience in the African wilderness. Indulge in various activities such as game drives, bird viewing and game drives to the National Park.
A view of Sanctuary Swala Camp
10. Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Four Seasons Lodge is a luxury camp that provides the modern comfort of a world-class hotel in a safari style. The camp features 12 suites with plunge pools and 77 guest rooms and five private villas with spacious rooms. Four Seasons Safari Lodge offers contemporary amenities, great service, and wilderness sophistication. Enjoy delicious meals at its Kula’s Restaurant and visit Maji bar for fresh snacks such as organic salads and African tapas. The camp offers stunning views of the Serengeti National Park, abundant wildlife, and interesting bush activities. You would definitely enjoy your African safari holiday here.
A view of Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Treat yourself in Tanzania with a luxury safari experience
These safari camps replace the roughing it in the bush with all your creature comforts while you can still enjoy the adventures of the African plains. So do you really have an excuse to not go on Safari?
With so many adventurous things to do and cosy safari camps to stay at, you surely can’t keep putting off your trip to Tanzania for long. So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight tickets now and set out for this haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
If you enjoyed this post we recommend checking our The Most Luxury Safari Camps in Kenya for 5 unforgettable safari experiences.