- When is the best time of year for a Tanzania safari?
- When is the wildebeest migration?
- What are the different types of safari accommodations?
- What are the tipping customs on safari?
We match the type of safari experience you desire with the most appropriate accommodations. Lodges range from exclusive luxury to very comfortable tourist standard to meet any budget. Tented camps generally cost more than lodges of the same class, and also range from high end luxury tented camps to standard tourist class (still, all have full beds and en suite bathrooms). For those on a budget, standard camping or basic tourist lodges provide excellent affordable comfort. We make it a priority to learn and meet individual clients’ accommodations needs and interests.
Tourist lodges in Tanzania are similar to those you might encounter in North America or Europe. They are full service facilities with private rooms or cottages, all with private en suite bathrooms, and have restaurants and lounges. Some have swimming pools. Many lodges are architecturally stunning – made with local materials and inspired by local designs and the surrounding environment. Some lodges can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Tented camps are permanent or semi-permanent camps sited in areas of excellent game viewing. These provide all the comforts of a lodge within private spacious canvas tents with beds and private bathrooms connected to the tents, and gourmet meals. The tents at permanent camps are built on wooden foundations and may be raised off the ground. Tented camps are more intimate than lodges as they generally accommodate 12 to 20 guests.
On a standard camping safari guests sleep in private car-camping size tents in designated campsites in or near national parks. Our safari crew sets up the camp and prepares all the meals. Whenever possible, we use more remote campsites to make your camping experience more private. There are permanent toilet and hot water shower facilities at most of the campsites.