• Richard and Helen combined a northern Tanzania safari with ZanzibarDear Rob, we are now getting back into everyday life after our wonderful holiday in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Thanks to our initial long discussion on the phone when planning our holiday we got it about right. It was a long trip from Nairobi to Olivers Camp in one day and I arrived with a headache and suffered side effects from malarone which I had taken before, but Justin and Jackie at the camp were excellent. Our driver was experienced at knowing where to find game and was knowledgeable when asked questions. The walking safari with Lewis was incredible, if somewhat scary, when we encountered a young male elephant 100 yards away, but we trusted Lewis’s professionalism and learnt a lot. Gibbs Farm was a wonderful haven and the food was excellent . We enjoyed having a day to tour the farm veg. plot, watch the coffee beans being dried and then a walk to a wood carvers. Serian provided another amazing experience and Alex and Robyn were attentive hosts. The highlight was seeing a close up of a leopard and also driving through the vast expanse of the Serengeti, covered with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. We had two long days of game drives from 6.30am-6.30pm, taking our breakfast and lunch and these were superb. Breezes on Zanzibar lived up to its name, but was a lovely hotel and we had some long walks on the beach. Stonetown was so interesting and we went to Prison Island to see the Giant Tortoises. I am glad we had a night there because the highlight was sitting in the evening on the floor of a roof top restaurant eating the most delicious food under the stars. So , thank you for all the efficient organisation and your expert knowledge of both the camps and best areas to go to. The holiday certainly lived up to our expectations.Richard and Helen combined a northern Tanzania safari with Zanzibar

    Richard and Helen combined a northern Tanzania safari with Zanzibar
Sabora Plains, Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania



Accommodation Options In Tanzania

Tanzania offers a very wide range of accommodation options. For the very adventurous, there are well-organised but simple ‘fly-camping’ options, usually associated with walking safaris. At the luxury end of the market, there are various properties that offer extreme luxury, and many further that combine a high level of comfort with exclusivity, great service and wonderful locations.

For more mainstream safaris in the northern parks, there are a series of decent hotel-style lodges which offer perfectly adequate accommodation, but not a great deal of exclusivity or imagination. If you are prepared to be a little more adventurous, and can afford the extra cost, then there are a number of fantastic seasonal and mobile tented camps from which to choose.

In the south and west of the country, properties tend to be much smaller, rarely catering for more than 30 guests. There are a number of excellent permanent tented camps and lodges which vary in style and comfort but manage to offer a similarly wild and authentic safari experience.

On the coast, the hotel options are equally varied, with a few very exclusive ‘beach retreats’ in remote, unspoilt settings, and a large number of more mainstream beach-resort hotels, particularly on Zanzibar.

Please find below a variety of individual properties and safari options available in Tanzania, listed by accommodation style and where appropriate, by region. Simply click on the name to visit the property website. To learn more about the individual accommodation styles, please visit our ‘Accommodation on Safari’ section off our home page. Please contact us for up to date information and opinions on all properties, or for suggestions for your trip.

Tented Safari Camps - Katavi, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire

Tented Safari Lodges - Tarangire

Tented Safari Lodges - Selous

Safari Lodges - Selous

Hotels - Stone Town Zanzibar