Tanzania eco lodges: 6 x unique & sustainable accommodation
Nature parks that burst wildlife. Endless savannahs. A bright blue sea. Tropical islands. A warm population. Tanzania has it all. A trip to this East African country is unforgettable and you can make your trip even more special by staying in unique accommodations. Here are six tips for special accommodations in Tanzania.
West Kilimanjaro – Simba Farm lodge
Simba Farm Lodge is a farm with stunning views of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and the Maasai Steppes, located at an altitude of 1700 metres. The guesthouse where you sleep was built in 1920 and that old charm has been preserved. There are only six bedrooms and you can make use of the homely living room and lush garden. The surroundings of Simba Farm are very beautiful and it is nice to walk to the nearby river where many monkeys live. At the end of the afternoon, the owners of the farm take you to a beautiful spot in a safari car to enjoy a spectacular sunset.
Kilimanjaro – Maasai Lodge
Maasai Lodge which is offering nature, culture and relaxation with views of the famous Kilimanjaro. Get to know the Maasai through campfire stories, spear throwing and traditional dances. The lodge stands for the experiences that guests have with them and through whose income the local population can be offered improved and lasting support. All overnight stays as well as activities or excursions booked through the lodges directly benefit the social, medical and educational projects of Africa Amini.
Lake Manyara – Green Camp Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania’s most beautiful national parks. If you really want to enjoy nature, you can stay overnight in the park. There are only two accommodations in Lake Manyara and Green Camp Manyara is one of them. The camp is located on a beautiful spot at a riverbed near a waterfall. Birds, monkeys, buffalo and elephants like to drink here. All these beautiful animals can be seen while enjoying a drink at a safe distance.
Rhotia – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge and Children’s Home
The Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge was founded by a Dutch physician couple. After their retirement, Joris and Marise rented a piece of land with two large hills. On one hill they started a children’s home and on the other a lodge. The children’s home is funded by the income from the lodge. If you sleep in the lodge, you automatically contribute to the children’s home. Every day you can visit the hostel to play with the kids or help them with their homework. The lodge itself has a lovely swimming pool with sunbeds and you sleep in a beautiful tent.
Zanzibar – Blue Oyster Hotel
Blue Oyster Hotel is a small and cosy family-run hotel, directly adjacent to the white sandy beach of Zanzibar. They are situated in Jambiani, a small traditional fishing village on the south east coast. As a responsible tourism certified hotel, they place a strong emphasis on co-operating and working together with the local community. The hotel does not offer facilities such as a pool or air conditioning, as they are trying to reduce the environmental, social and economic impact that is caused by tourism.
Zanzibar – Mwezi Boutique Resort
Mwezi Boutique Resort is a resort that embodies the essence of the purest and most authentic Africa, with its rhythms, its colors, but where you’ll find a simple and familiar hospitality, that will make you feel at home.