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  • Lodges

  • Lodges in Tanzania appears under two forms:


    • the lodges : hotels built in local materials and provided with all the comfort. They are often of small capacity and many are established on magnificent sites and benefit from an open view.

    • the "tented camps" : like lodges, but with canvas walls, Permanent Tented Camps allow you to sleep under canvas, with all the amenities of a lodge. Set on platforms often with thatched roofs, each tent contains a private bathroom with flush toilet and hot shower. All have high quality restaurants and bars and some have swimming pools


    There are various categories of lodges (from the most luxurious to the most standard). We can book in all of them, it depends on your budget.


    Here is here a selection of the lodges which we mostly use. They are "standard lodges" and provide hotel-style accommodation.  They all have running hot/cold water, comfortable rooms, great views and more amenities then you'd ever expect. They do have the best locations at the most reasonable prices.








    Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

    Perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater at 7,500 feet above sea level with spectacular and unsurpassed views over the crater's great bowl. The lounge features a fireplace and panoramic windows that give on to a terrace serving as an observation deck for the crater below. The rooms at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge are simple but nicely decorated and come ensuite with bathroom facilities.



    Serenora wildlife lodge (Serengeti)

    the lodge is located in the migratory route, and it provides front- seat viewing of this extraordinary natural phenomenon.

    Seronera Wildlife Lodge is artfully constructed round a rocky outcrop from glass and wood elements, perfectly blending into its surrounding; next to the lodge, several waterholes attract day and night the most amazing animals, providing a unique opportunity for a close encounter with the so called Big Five.


    Lake manyara lodge

    Perched on the edge of the escarpment overlooking Lake Manyara the views from the lodge are outstanding. At this height the air is much fresher than in the valley below making this an ideal place to relax.

    Elegantly designed as a two levelss ensemble of buildings, its authentic traditional African style decorations create a unique atmosphere. t From its privileged position, all the trooms have stunning views across the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake. The spectacular swimming pool, situated in a panoramic setting, is a privileged location to enjoy the invigorating fresh air and the breathtaking views of the Pink Lake.



    Momela lodge (Arusha)

    Wilderness Lodge Hotel situated on slopes of Mountain Meru just outside the Momela Gate in Arusha National Park.

    This lodge is known to have accommodated John Wayne during the weeks of shooting of the film Hattari which we can admire several photos black and white in the dining room.

    Accommodation is 55 hut-style cottages set around the garden, all with private bathrooms.



    Tarangire Safari Lodge (permanent camp tented)

    Built on the elevated ridge of the Tarangire River just outside the Tarangire National Park, overlooking the deep river valley and the Tarangire plains.

    The scene unfolds before you while lounging on the outdoor patio, allowing you to appreciate Tarangire's diverse wildlife without ever leaving the lodge.

    The lodge consists of 35 luxury tents, all with a small veranda where you can sit, relax, admire the view, and watch the wildlife. The large canvas doors of the tents unzip to reveal the bedroom, where you find two comfortable single beds and a writing table and chair.

    There are also 4 bungalows that provide the space and convenience of solid walls yet blend into their surroundings by using local stone and echoing the traditional round Maasai huts.

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