Tanzania has rightly built up a reputation for featuring some of the world’s finest safari lodges. From butler-served treehouses to chandelier-lit tented camps, there’s no shortage of unique options. And, with such a wealth of choice, our destination experts have picked out only the country’s finest to feature in our itineraries. Expect to return from expert-led game drives to infinity pools that overlook waterholes, fine dining by the camp fire and complimentary drinks as the sun sets over the African plains. But, adventure is only half the story, with Zanzibar offering the ideal post-safari relaxation. Get away to white sands, gin-clear waters and beachfront villas. There’s even the chance to stay on your very own private island.
andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Sitting pretty in a secluded river valley in the Serengeti that almost overflows with wildlife, andBeyond’s Grumeti is a safari-chic tented camp. Small, and perfectly formed with just ten canopied canvas tents, it’s ideally placed to watch the great wildebeest migration.
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
A short boat ride from Zanzibar, Mnemba Island is a permanent fixture on shortlists of the world’s best, most indulgent private islands. There’s nothing here other than soft sand and clear sea, a few seemingly rustic but luxuriously comfortable cottages, superb service and fabulous food.
Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti National Park
Situated right on the wildebeest migration route, the Sanctuary Kusini offers exclusive access to one of the animal kingdom’s great wonders, complemented by all-inclusive dining, drinks and excursions.
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has to be one of the most spectacular safari experiences in Africa, an architectural wonder set right beside the natural wonder of a sunken volcanic crater, stretching from the Serengeti to the Rift Valley.
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Set snug and sumptuous amid the branches of magnificent mahogany trees, the suites at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge might be the dreamiest in the world, with private decks dappled by sunlight, surrounded by the thrilling soundtrack of the Tanzanian forest.
Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha
From fine-dining restaurants and private-balcony suites to spa treatments and a stunning coffee-plantation setting, this is the ideal start or conclusion to your Tanazanian adventure.
Lake Duluti Lodge, Arusha
With a stunning lakeside location, substantial chalet-style rooms and sweeping views over a coffee farm, Lake Dulati Lodge seems a world away from anywhere but is a short drive from Kilimanjaro Airport, an ideal first stop before a safari.
Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire National Park
Spot the region’s diverse wildlife on expert-led game drives or even from this luxury lodge’s infinity pool, dining deck and luxury tented suites, ringed by private verandahs – the perfect spot to enjoy a complimentary cocktail.
The Residence Zanzibar
Put simply, this is Zanzibar at its luxurious best. Private villas come with their own pools, terraces and gardens while indulgent amenities range from fine-dining venues and a superb spa to water sports and a mile-long beach.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
This is a Zanzabari beach getaway at its most stylish, pairing infinity-pool relaxation and over-water dining with stylish accommodation and spa treatments.