Short guide about safari lodges and camps

All about Camps and Lodges in Tanzania

Short guide about safari accommodations

Tanzania is one of Africa’s classic safari destinations and its accommodations reflect this. Here is the amazing variety of safari lodges and camps available for safari and beach vacations in captivating Tanzania. You will find basically every type of accommodation, from private villas and boutique apartments on the beaches to luxurious colonial-style tents with all conceivable living amenities, safari hotels, family farms with solidly built cottages, remote tent camps, and campsites, fixed or mobile, mobile seasonally, ecological African gangs.

Our goal is to make every dream of an authentic African journey come true. Our selection of accommodation in Tanzania ranges from luxury chalets to more affordable campsites, ensuring that everyone enjoys this fascinating and diverse country. We work with several camps and lodges in Tanzania – we have visited/checked all of them before sending our guests there to make sure their services are up to our standards. We focus on clean places with well-trained and helpful staff, not crowded, comfortable with access to basic amenities (shower, toilet, electricity, privacy), and beautiful places.

We have compiled a short guide of all the types of safari accommodation we use to give you an idea of ​​what to expect.

Safari tent

Safari tent with all creature comforts and usually some of the most breathtaking locations one could possibly imagine; you experience a real safari life without having to give up on luxury. Safari tent, spacious fully furnished and with large beds (with comfortable mattresses, pillows, and cozy duvets, all covered with fine bed linen, and with mosquito net ) appointed with en-suite bathroom facilities with flush toilets, wash basins and hot and cold water outdoor showers. Solar powered light and electrical sockets are installed in each part of the tent, solar heated water is available in the outdoor showers 24 hours. There is also a large terrace. Often the tents are all pitched underneath thatched roofs,  maybe  set out on a wooden deck.

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There are 2 types of safari tent-Classic and Luxury.
Luxury Safari Tent  – some of the safari tents, apart from having their own toilet and shower, is equipped with a stylish kitchen, a coffee machine, table, chairs, and a wardrobe for all your vacation outfits. Each luxury tent has its own spacious private veranda with tables and comfortable chairs.
Family luxurious safari tents offer more sleeping places.

Nothing can compare to the feeling of being out in the wilderness in a luxury tent.

Cottage/Banda/ Hut/Chalet

 The common name for permanent (non-portable, not canvas) buildings, small (one-two rooms) standing most often one by one. They can be small houses made of ordinary building materials or cottage built of local stone and that, cozy wooden chalets or huts built using local materials and using traditional Swahili architecture. Some houses have their own verandas. The room has a single or a large bed with bedding and a mosquito net. In each room are fans or AC (not always). En-suite bathroom with shower with hot water and toilet. 

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Bell Tent

The safari Bell Tent- comfortable beds under canvas. It is a simple, large tent  (2 and more person) with normal single beds, but no bathroom. Guest can use the public toilets and showers. We provide beds with mattresses, pillows, and duvets covered with the bed linen, towels.

The campsites belong usually to the tented camps and have flush toilets and hot showers. They have a canteen where you dine.


Camping Tent

Want to experience the “Wild Africa” in an authentic way? A camping safari is for you! Stay in a camping tent in order to be close to nature and to the National Parks’ beautiful landscapes.
In case accommodation in the camping tent, we provide a comfortable foam mattress spread on the ground sheet (clients bring their own sleeping bags and towels or we can provide the clients with sleeping bags,towel).

The campsites belong to the tented camps or public national parks campsites, which have flush toilets and hot showers. They have a “clubhouse” where you dine, and sometimes there is evening entertainment.


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