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Shrike's Top 10 Best Safari Lodges....each lodge we recommend speaks to a unique sense of place.


Every lodge we recommend has been hand-picked and tested...

We’ve stayed at all the lodges listed below and we have first-hand knowledge; so we know that the service, amenities, locations, and comfort are in line with our guests’ needs and expectations. Moreover, we make an effort to balance guest needs with sustainability. We make sure the lodge operators that we recommend are both socially and environmentally responsible, so you can rest assured that your visit contributes to a healthier, happier Tanzania.

We have hand-picked lodges that are tasteful, simple, and elegant - those which complement their surroundings instead of overpowering or detracting from them. Recognizing the importance of appropriate ambiance, we paid close attention to the "little things," the details which can make such a huge difference to a traveler's experience. Our safari lodgings blend harmoniously into the African landscape and impart a spirit of tranquility.

Escape to These 10 Luxury Safari Lodges...

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Four Seasons Lodge, Serengeti—Tanzania

A luxurious safari lodge situated in the breathtaking Serengeti National Park. The lodge offers a variety of room options including secluded private villas for both honeymooners and family or groups of friends.

Experience thrilling Serengeti game viewing and rare opportunities to connect with the local people and culture, then return to Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, which features secluded guest rooms, a nature-inspired spa, and an infinity pool.

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Faru Faru River Lodge, Serengeti—Tanzania

Situated on a gently sloping hill and selected for its ideal proximity to the sights, Faru Faru River Lodge is close to the Grumeti River. For a century it has been the choice of visiting members of the royal families, international statesmen, and celebrities like Oprah.

Have you ever wanted to watch a fantastic display of wildlife unfold before your eyes while lounging in the water? Well, at Faru Faru River Lodge, your dream can come true. This comfortable lodge features natural stone, handcrafted wood, and African fabrics and textures.

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Giraffe Manor, Nairobi—Kenya

Built in 1932, at the peak of the safari era, Giraffe Manor is an iconic boutique hotel set in a leafy suburb of Nairobi ...suitable for both honeymoon and family stay.

Giraffe Manor is precisely as it sounds, an extravagant, Victorian-style manor with a resident herd of endangered Rothschild giraffes roaming around the 140 acres of natural forest.

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge—Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world—mentioned in the National Geographic list of the Best Hotel in the World...

Perched on the crater’s rim, the lodge is the ideal location from which to base your excursions. This property features large windows for uninterrupted views of surrounding landscapes and wildlife, and a magnificent deck to enjoy an evening cocktail while the sun sets.

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge—Tanzania

Located in the middle of the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara, where elephant and plains game are regular visitors and bird life abounds, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is a wonderful tree lodge experience.

Experience exciting opportunities to observe games in the wild and connect with local culture at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. With its secluded guest suites, an elegant spa, and an infinity pool, the lodge offers guests a luxurious respite after a day of African adventures

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Gibb's Farm, Ngorongoro Highland—Tanzania

Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm [a three-time Travel + Leisure Top Safari Lodge in Africa].

At the end of full days of exploration, relax in your eco—friendly cottage, set amidst the farm’s lush gardens. Each cottage has unique architectural features, blending with its stunning natural surroundings and decorated in African textiles and artefacts.

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Beho Beho, Nyerere National Park—Tanzania

Beho Beho is equally magnificent. Seemingly chiseled into the hillside, its ivy-covered, native stone buildings blend masterfully into the surroundings.

The distinguished Beho Beho transports guests back in time to a glamorous era of safari. Bright, spacious rooms among natural trees with panoramic views, and the decor uses natural materials in unusual ways

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Tarangire Treetop, Tarangire—Tanzania

Tarangire Treetops sits secluded in a private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Masai Steppe. It offers spectacular views of Lake Manyara and the beautiful Rift Valley wall.

Charming guest suites consist of a bedroom with two king-sized beds and a veranda with stunning views over the celebrated baobab-studded landscape.

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Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha—Tanzania

The aptly named Arusha Coffee Lodge lies hidden amongst the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, set below the rugged peaks of Mt Meru—the 5th tallest in Africa.

The lodge features lofty views of Mount Meru. Guest suites are as calming and secluded as they are inspiring and open—giving you access to two restaurants and bars, swimming pools, and a chic spa inspired by East African traditions.

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Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi—Kenya

Since opening its doors in 1904, Fairmont The Norfolk; a hidden gem in the heart of Nairobi city has remained a celebrated Kenyan landmark.

Whether passing through Nairobi Kenya or at the start or end of an East African safari adventure, Fairmont The Norfolk is a tranquil haven for all guests

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