Stay in style: Tanzania's best lodges

Maasai ceremony, (photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen)
Maasai ceremony

For such a vast area, there are relatively few places to stay in mainland Tanzania, and there is a huge gulf in the centre of the market. Luckily, if you want to stay in a superb luxury lodge, there are plenty of options. Here's our pick of the best.


&Beyond Klein’s Camp

Superlative guided game drives on a large private concession bordering the Serengeti are matched by the beautifully decorated and well-appointed hillside cottages.

Manyara Ranch

In a wildlife corridor linking Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks, this exclusive camp offers excellent guided game walks and night drives.

Sayari Camp

This stylish and wonderfully sited small camp in the Northern Serengeti is ideally placed to catch wildebeest crossings of the Mara in migration season.

Lamai Serengeti

This ultra-luxurious lodge straddles a group of well-wooded rocky outcrops in a part of the northern Serengeti famed for its large lion prides.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

The last word in over-the-top decor, this extraordinary lodge on the edge of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater brings Baroque to the African bush.

Chumbe Island

Enjoy a bush lodge feel combined with a beach setting on a small private island whose offshore reefs offer some of the finest snorkelling in East Africa.

Greystoke Mahale

Chimp tracking is the main attraction at this exclusive lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, but it also has a wonderful desert-island ambience, and other forest wildlife is plentiful.



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