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  • Hi Michele, We had a fantastic time and saw so many animals! Faru Faru was out of this world, probably the best hotel / lodge we have ever stayed in. The hosts were lovely and we loved the atmosphere of the place, luxury but very informal. The game drives from there were fantastic, we saw so many animals and it really felt like we were in the middle of the Serengeti and hardly saw any other Singita jeeps. We also saw a kill too, by a lioness which was fantastic. The Plantation Lodge was also great, we had a huge room and the food was fantastic. The crater was good to go to on our first few days, but yes there were a lot of jeeps as you said and felt more like a safari park, but we did see lots of animals there and the crater itself was incredible. Our guide, Martin from Asilia was also very nice. Matemwe was lovely, we really like the informal relaxed feel about the place and we caught up on lots of sleep. Again, the food was fantastic and really varied for such a small lodge. All the transfers worked really well and everyone was there in time which made things very easy. Thanks again for a fantastic and easy trip. PS The honeymoon and birthday touches were also very nice, Faru Faru even made Scott an early birthday cake.

    Scott and Miranda travelled on honeymoon to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and 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 - Serengeti

Tented Safari Lodges - Tarangire

Tented Safari Lodges - Selous

Safari Lodges - Selous

Hotels - Stone Town Zanzibar