STAY IN SMALL-SCALE FAMILY-RUN HOTELS, GUESTHOUSES, ECOLODGES AND HOMESTAYS AND LEARN ABOUT THE LOCAL WAY OF LIFE
Below is a description of some hotels we use in Tanzania. During a safari in Tanzania we regularly use the so-called tented camps. A tented camp does not have much to do with camping. The walls are made of tent fabric but it has normal beds and a separate bathroom with shower and toilet. At night you can hear the animal sounds, but you’re absolutely safe in the tent. Some of the camps even have a pool.
Arusha – Ilboru Safari Lodge
This lodge is a good place to start and / or end your journey through Tanzania. The different rooms are scattered around the grounds. The rooms have a private bathroom with shower and toilet. The grounds are spacious with a nice garden and a swimming pool. The property is known for its friendly and helpful staff.
Arusha – Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge which is set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal-clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa. The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century and it is one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha. Here you can spend the days amid nature, watching the changing colors of the Kilimanjaro glaciers while sipping drinks on the veranda or hiking in the forest inhabited by colobus and Sykes monkeys as well as hundreds of small animal and bird species.
Karatu – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge offers accommodation with permanent tents. You can admire the surroundings from your bed. The lodge is small and cozy, with a small pool. A nice addition is that the proceedings of the lodge are used to finance the adjacent orphanage. Read more about this particular lodge – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge.
Serengeti – Serengeti Sound of Silence Camp
The safari tents are built on poles and are a stunning 50m2 of design and comfort. Handcrafted elements from local products, by local people. The Camp believe on tourism sustainability and respect of the local Tanzania communities and Tanzania wildlife as well.
Tarangire – Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge is located near the new Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire National Park with stunning views over Lake Burunge. The lodge beautiful tented accommodation, great service and fresh food.
Ngorongoro – Ngorongoro Farm House
This lodge is on a coffee plantation near Karatu. Along the plantation they built cottages where the rooms are located. In the restaurant, which is a former farm, they use vegetables from the garden. The accommodation is surrounded by trees and flowers and it has a pool where you can relax after the safari.
Zanzibar – Nur Beach Hotel
In the southeast of Zanzibar in a place called Jambiani is Nur Beach Hotel, which opened in August 2015. This new hotel only has 10 rooms and is located directly on the beach. There is a nice pool, and in front of the door you will find the blue sea and sandy white beach. It serves delicious salads and tapas in the restaurant at the hotel, but you can also visit other restaurants on the beach.
Zanzibar – The Swahili House
This property is located in the centre of Stone Town, near the market, shops and restaurants. This renovated Indian merchant house with 5 floors is built around a courtyard. The rooms are decorated in traditional Swahili style. You can relax in the hot tub on the roof terrace and enjoy the views of the Indian Ocean.
Zanzibar – Fun Beach Hotel
Fun Beach Hotel is a tropical paradise of palm trees, banana trees and a lush garden with local flowers, white sandy beaches, sparkling clear warm water in turquoise lagoons and colorful coral reefs teeming with abundant marine life. Free use of bicycles which are included at every room. It is a trendy and cool hotel.