Our Top 10 Most Beautiful Lodges & Tented Camps in Tanzania

And the reasons to book them...

Shrike's Top 10 Most Beautiful Lodges & Tented Camps

How do you know that a luxury hotel is not only good but great? Anonymous review websites swamp you with metrics, stars, ratings, and comments. They boast that a hotel is 5*, but the reviews – all too often – are unreliable, or anxiously contradictory. But we don’t use ratings – and we don’t rely on anybody else except ourselves when it comes to testing their quality. After all, it’s up to our Travel Experts – people like Alys, Amy, and Tom – to sample the hotels we want to sell. To sleep in their beds, try the spas, and taste the dishes (a quite thankless job, as you can imagine). When they’re done, and satisfied, we can confidently say that a hotel meets our exacting standards. And these are? That the hotel is – quite simply – one of the best in the world.
That’s why you can rely on this list. 10 hotels, from the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Nyerere National Park [formerly called Selous] to Zanzibar Island. And once you’ve picked your favorites, we’ll create the perfect Tanzania itinerary to go hand in hand. We’ll bag you exclusive access to a sundowner at sunset and take you to the perfect spot away from the busy crowds. Start scrolling to take your pick of bucket list lodges and tented camps, or get in touch with one of our safari specialists to find out everything you want to know about our trips to this gorgeous country, Tanzania.
Everything We Recommend Has Been Hand Picked And TestedWe’ve picked out our favorite places to call home whilst you’re exploring Tanzania. From boutique safari lodges and beachfront retreats to luxury open-air beach huts. Tanzania offers up a stunning variety of hideaways to rest your head after exploring this beautiful region.

Planning a trip in Italy with an overload of information is real stress. You simply want honest opinions and sincere recommendations that suit your needs. Partly because of our Italian nature, we are picky and obsessed with quality. We travel to and personally inspect every single property in our portfolio. From luxury hotels, private villas, to contemporary apartments, each property we recommend speaks to a unique sense of place. 

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FOUR SEASONS LODGE | SERENGETI

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 group of friends.

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GIBB'S FARM | NGORONGORO HIGHLAND

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

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TARANGIRE TREETOP | TARANGIRE

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

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KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP | SERENGETI

Designed to replicate the classic hunting camps of famous hunters like Baron Bror Blixen and Denys George Finch Hatton—an English aristocratic big-game hunter and the lover of Baroness Karen Blixen, a Danish noble-lady who spoke about him in her autobiographical book "Out of Africa". 

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ARUSHA COFEE LODGE | ARUSHA

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.