In the latest article in our Africa Safari series, we find out more about Tanzania, one of the few places in Africa where you can still find huge areas of pristine wilderness, unexplored by man. Here is our guest specialist Luxury Safari Company’s Top Five luxury Tanzania safari camps:
Some of these areas have one luxury camp in them, some of them have to explored by mobile safari or on foot. This is why Tanzania is so popular; it's just incredible. The camps and lodges here tend to be understated but extremely comfortable with excellent food and wine throughout. The guides here are charming and friendly and always make your safari perfect.
1 Lamai Nomad
This lodge is built into the rocks and made out of wholly natural materials. It is relaxing and tranquil and the soft furnishings are subtle and not over the top. The rooms are fantastic with views all the way to Kenya. There is always wildlife around camp and the area is great for big cat viewing all year round.
2 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
This iconic lodge sits on the rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater and is luxuriously opulent. Every furnishing is silk or taffeta and there is not a wall which is not adorned with some grand piece. It is very spoiling and the views are to die for.
3 Sand Rivers Selous
Sand Rivers is also very famous and is understated and natural. The lodge's main area really feels like home somehow and you sense this as soon as you arrive, not least because of the heavenly sofas into which you can sink and watch the hippos play in the river below. This lodge is truly magical.
4 Sabora Tented Camp
This Singita property is furnished wholly with antique campaign furniture actually used by Africa's first great explorers and is extremely comfortable. The camp itself was plonked in the middle of the short grass plains in the Western Serengeti and as a result the game viewing here is magical.
5 Greystoke Mahale
Greystoke Mahale in Western Tanzania is famous for being the only place you can track chimpanzees. There is nowhere in Africa more remote than this and the feeling of being in the wilderness is completely unrivalled. The lodge is really comfortable but the real luxury here is without doubt the location.
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I can so imagine sitting in that seat at Sand Rivers with a G&T gazing out across the water after a busy day discovering the wildlife of Africa. My idea of heaven 🙂
I like the idea of the Sabora Camp going back to the days of the old adventurers – though definitely only ‘shooting’ photos!
Would love to stay in the Greystoke that looks amazingly peaceful and serene.
Wouldn’t it be magical Sandra. I know you used to live in Africa so can imagine these articles are making you homesick!
I stayed in Selous for my honeymoon, although it was a different lodge but it was also so beautiful and such an incredible game reserve – being out in the wild like that is such a special feeling and I instantly connected with Tanzania – would love to go back and try some of these other lodges for my next safari one day 🙂 //whywasteannualleave.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/honeymoon-tanzania-selous-serena-luxury-camp/
Thanks Shika for sharing your experience. Always good to hear from travellers who have been to the places we share here.
Wow! those places is simply awesome, you can’t go wrong with those 5..
Don’t they look wonderful Tina 🙂
I am going to marry on upcoming February 2015, so I am searching the best places for my honeymoon tour. Please suggest me some sight which will be best for honeymoon tour.
Hi Cameron – this article has some great ideas http://www.thequirkytraveller.com/2014/10/africa-most-romantic-safaris Contact the Luxury Safari Co http://www.luxurysafaricompany.com who can suggest plenty of options tailored for your tastes and interests. All the very best for your wedding in February 🙂
Lamai Nomad Lodge is so sweet. If you spend some time here you’ll enjoy all the wildlife around the camp and the area is great for big cat viewing all year round.
Sounds like a place you really love Aleeza. The lure of seeing big cats is irresistable.
hello ZoÃ« Dawes, thank you for your valuable suggestion.
Luxury Tanzania safari camps I like it. Greystoke Mahale most beautiful. my dream Greystoke Mahale live it.
Thanks for leaving a comment Jimmy. Greystoke Mahale looks lovely – but then they all do!
Really its very interesting. Lamai Nomad Lodge is so charming. If you spend some time here you'll take pleasure in all the wildlife around the camp and the area is vast for big cat viewing all year round.
Cetainly sounds a very special place Mike. With conservation high on many people’s agenda it is important to be able to combine holiday pleasure with knowledge that you’re helping the animal survival. I gather Luxury Safari Company is dedicated to that aim along with providing accommodation in such lovely camps 🙂