Where to stay?

The range of safari lodges available is immense, from budget up to super, super luxury costing nearly £1000 per night. For each park we have chosen what we consider to be the best sensibly priced option. Our thought process in making this choice went like this.

We rated the view from the inside looking out more highly than the view from the outside looking in so hotels with the best locations won out over beautifully designed lodges in poorer locations. We rated friendliness of the staff more highly than the quality of finishings in the rooms so older lodges with great staff won out over new places that were a bit frosty. And finally we looked at value for money. Our choices in each park are below

If there are other lodges you would like to book though please let us know.

Tarangire Safari Lodge
  • View here is from the veranda at the Lodge
  • Lovely location above the main watering hole in the park
  • Choice of authentic tented rooms or bungalows
  • Friendly privately owned lodge that is not part of a chain
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
  • Superb location on the rim of the escarpment with views across Manyara
  • One of the original government built lodges so architecture is uninspiring
  • Staff not the friendliest but the location really is sublime
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Simply the best location at Ngorongoro with stunning views across the crater
  • Well situated near the access road down into the crater
  • Part of the Sopa chain with really friendly staff
  • Slightly 60’s concrete look
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  • Fabulous spot on the southern edge of the Serengeti
  • Great location for the wildebeest migration
  • Staff all extremely friendly

In addition to these wonderful permanent lodges we also work closely with Tanganyika Wilderness Camps who offer mobile camps in the Serengeti that follow the wildebeest migration

Exclusive mobile tented camps
  • The perfect way to follow the wildebeest migration
  • Luxury tents with king size beds and private bathrooms
  • Fantastic friendly staff

As well as the lodges located in the safari parks we also work with two lodges based midway between Tarangire and Ngorongoro that provide a great base from which to visit all the Northern parks. These lodges offer lovely accommodation in great locations but as they are not in the park you do have to do a little more driving. Of course the benefit is that they are about half the cost of the lodges in the parks!

Bougainvillea Lodge
  • Large comfortable cottages
  • Large swimming pool for relaxing
  • Very convenient for Tarangire, Manyara and Ngorongoro
Tloma Lodge
  • Great location on the edge of the Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Beautiful gardens where they grow all the produce used in the restaurant
  • Large swimming pool for relaxing