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Lavish tented camps, remarkable treetop hideaways and spectacular viewing decks… our hand-picked Tanzania hotels are luxurious and wild

Choose exclusive safari lodges with private hot tubs and huge luxury tents in the heart of the Serengeti or dip your feet in an infinity pool overlooking Lake Manyara as buffalo and antelope roam free. Go for exhilarating luxury in a ‘roving camp’ on wheels that follows the path of wildlife or stay in a traditional rondoval close to the Ngorongoro Crater. Whether you want breathtaking treetop suites on wooden stilts or a plush oceanfront retreat on Zanzibar’s coastline, our hand-picked hotels are perfect for stargazing, sundowners and wild at heart dreams on your African adventure.

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Baraza Resort & Spa

5

One of Zanzibar’s premier boutique resorts, in an award-winning beach setting.

Part of The Zanzibar Collection, Baraza is family-owned, and the authentic touches and personalised service add an extra something special to its high...

Rooms: 30
Transfers: Approx. 1 hour from Zanzibar airport
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Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

4

This charming beachfront resort is a favourite with Kuoni guests.

Bluebay’s beautiful 30-acre gardens house over 1000 palm trees. The Makuti Restaurant is the main eatery set around the large swimming pool, and if yo...

Rooms: 112
Transfers: Approx. 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport
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Breezes Beach Club & Spa

4

Family owned and managed, Breezes Beach Club & Spa is charming and romantic.

Part of The Zanzibar Collection and fronting one of Condé Nast Traveller’s top 30 island beaches, Breezes is a tropical hideaway that’s particularly p...

Rooms: 70
Transfers: Approx. 1 hour from Zanzibar airport
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The Residence Zanzibar

5

The Residence draws on Swahili and Omani influences to create a seductive retreat of stand-alone pool villas.

Set in 80 acres of lush oceanfront gardens once occupied by Shirazi princes, and with excellent service and attention to detail, The Residence Zanziba...

Rooms: 66
Transfers: Approx. 1 hour from Zanzibar airport
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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

4

Authentic colonial splendour and a prime location to explore historic, UNESCO recognised Stone Town.

Set amid exotic sultan's palaces and ancient dhow harbours in the heart of Stone Town, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a pocket of peace overlooking the ...

Rooms: 51
Transfers: Approx. 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport
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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

5

Architecturally beautiful and home to some of the island’s best – and biggest – private pool villas.

The exclusive Zanzibar White Sand is the eco-friendly vision of one of east Africa’s most renowned architects, with stunning facilities designed to bl...

Rooms: 11
Transfers: Approx. 1 hour from Zanzibar airport
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Riu Palace Zanzibar

4

This all-inclusive resort sits on Zanzibar’s glorious north-western shores.

Riu Palace Zanzibar sits in sprawling exotic grounds – complete with manicured lawns and botanical gardens – on a beautiful stretch of beach. Diverse ...

Rooms: 100
Transfers: Approx. 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport
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Park Hyatt Zanzibar

5

The Park Hyatt brings a touch of luxury to Stone Town without losing its Zanzibari charm.

Opened in 2015 and sharing the same oceanfront setting as the popular Zanzibar Serena Inn, this is Park Hyatt’s first foray into Africa. Made up of tw...

Rooms: 67
Transfers: Approx. 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport
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Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar

5

This intimate new beach-chic retreat sits on a clifftop with glorious ocean views and is exclusively for adults.

With just nine villas dotted along a clifftop in one of Zanzibar's most sought-after settings, Zawadi does away-from-it-all luxury perfectly. It's exc...

Rooms: 9
Transfers: Approx. 1 hour from Zanzibar airport
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The Aiyana Resort & Spa

5

Balancing tranquillity, minimalism and adventure; enjoy barefoot luxury at this extraordinary Zanzibari beach retreat.

Swim in teal waters, taste authentic local food and indulge in restoring spa treatments at this magnificent, boutique resort. Nestled on the honeyed s...

Rooms: 30
Transfers: 30-minute flight from Zanzibar to Pemba Island or 1 hour from Dar Es Salaam, followed by a 90-minute drive in a land cruiser to the resort
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Fundu Lagoon

4.5

Feel as if you’re the only person on the island at this bohemian retreat with romantic thatched-roof suites and ocean views.

Set on a remote, picturesque beach on Pemba Island, this rustic and boutique resort is paradise personified. Nicknamed the ‘The Spice Island’, Pemba ...

Rooms: 18
Transfers: 30-minute flight from Zanzibar to Pemba Island or 60-minutes from Dar Es Salaam, followed by a 1 hour car and private boat transfer to Fundu Lagoon
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Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort

5

Authentically chic, this stylish new resort promises a serene beach holiday with enchanting cultural activities.

Opened in spring 2018, the Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort is an idyllic choice if you’re looking for a stylish, yet authentic couples’ escape. The beach...

Rooms: 55
Transfers: Approx. 1½ hours from Zanzibar airport
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Ruaha River Lodge

4

This established family-owned lodge sits amid bushland and rocky outcrops on the banks of the Ruaha River.

In a stunning riverside setting, the Ruaha River Lodge is divided into two locations to make the most of the landscape. On the riverbank there’s a lon...

Rooms: 24
Transfers: 2 hour flight from Dar es Salaam to Msembe airstrip plus a 30-minute drive
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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

4

This stone lodge emerges from the hillside on the rim of the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater.

Seemingly rising out of the natural environment, the Ngorongoro Serena’s design is inspired by the nearby prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge. It sits i...

Rooms: 75
Transfers: Approx. 4 hours’ drive from Arusha
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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

3.5

Located on the eastern rim of the crater with spectacular sunsets.

High above the Ngorongoro Crater, right on the rim, the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is themed around traditional circular African houses, with stone walls a...

Rooms: 97
Transfers: Approx. 3½ hours’ drive from Arusha
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Gibb's Farm

4.5

Tucked away in the rolling Ngorongoro Highlands, this homely guesthouse is a peaceful retreat.

Gibb’s Farm offers something quite unique in Tanzania. It’s not a hotel, nor a safari lodge – although it lies just half an hour from the crater rim s...

Rooms: 19
Transfers: A 2-hour drive from Arusha or a 25-minute flight from Manyara airstrip
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Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

5

Set within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, this elegant stately home brings old-world opulence to the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Reminiscent of a Cape Dutch-style farmhouse, The Manor at Ngorongoro is an elegant stately home set high in the Ngorongoro Highlands. The accommodatio...

Rooms: 19
Transfers: A 2½-hour drive from Arusha or a 40-minute drive from Manyara airstrip
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Lemala Ndutu

4

Lemala Ndutu’s seasonal camp puts the thunder of the great wildebeest migration and unique geology of the Ngorongoro Crater right at your feet.

Lemala Ndutu is about spotting wildebeest, zebra, lion and rhino on the grassy floor of the crater, and flamingo, ostrich and eagle owl on world-famou...

Transfers: Approx. a 55-minute flight by light aircraft from Arusha and then approx. 30 minutes' drive from Ndutu airstrip
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Lemala Ngorongoro

4

Classic safari tents, an incredible Ngorongoro Crater setting and time spent with local tribes makes for a winning experience in Africa’s Garden of Eden

Imagine staying so close to the crater floor you get to arrive before the crowds. Lemala Ngorongoro sits on the rim of the crater, which means in just...

Transfers: Approx. 30-minute flight from Arusha and then approx. 2 hours' drive from Lake Manyara airstrip
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Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Game Reserve

5

Enjoy the splendid isolation at Serena Mivumo River Lodge, an exclusive retreat deep in the Selous Game Reserve.

The lodge overlooks the majestic Rufiji River, and its luxurious spaces and stunning setting make for an exclusive destination boasting privacy, indul...

Rooms: 12
Transfers: 30 minute transfer from Steigler airport
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Selous Kulinda Camp

3.5

This intimate thatched camp sits amid dense forest on the banks of the Rufiji River.

Nestled on the banks of the Rufiji River, the Selous Kulinda Camp’s focal point is its large thatched dining area and deck overlooking the river. The ...

Rooms: 14
Transfers: 45-minute flight from Dar es Salaam to Mtemere airstrip followed by a 30-minute drive
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Serengeti Bushtops

5

The exclusive Serengeti Bushtops combines indulgence and adventure for an unforgettable experience.

This oasis of beautifully crafted tents sits in the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Serengeti National Park and blends world-class comfort with a r...

Rooms: 12
Transfers: A light aircraft flight from Arusha to Kogatende airstrip (1½ hours) followed by a 50-minute game drive
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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

4

Beautifully designed accommodation gives way to endless views at this lovely Serena lodge.

With panoramic views across the Serengeti plains and a series of charming domed rondavels blending into the hillside landscape, this is one of Serena’...

Rooms: 66
Transfers: 2-hour flight from Arusha to the Seronera airstrip plus a short drive
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Roving Bushtops

5

This tiny, private camp in the heart of the Serengeti is a thrilling addition to the exclusive Bushtops collection.

Inspired by the success of its sister camps, Mara Bushtops and Serengeti Bushtops, Roving Bushtops follows their ‘wild luxury’ example and sits in a w...

Rooms: 8
Transfers: A 1½-hour light aircraft flight from Arusha to Seronera airstrip followed by a 20-minute game drive
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Serengeti Explorer Camp

4

This authentic tented camp moves to offer the best game viewing year-round.

Serengeti Explorer is a semi-permanent camp – it moves between three exclusive locations inside the Serengeti National Park depending on the time of y...

Rooms: 10
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Lemala Ewanjan

4

Lemala Ewanjan captures the heart and soul of the Serengeti in one completely enchanting camp of endless horizons and year-round game viewing.

A charming camp with incredibly warm staff and impressive freshly prepared food, Lemala Ewanjan is magical morning through to night. You’ll meet new f...

Transfers: Approx. 2 hours' light aircraft flight from Arusha airport and then approx. 25 minutes' drive from Seronera airstrip
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Lemala Kuria Hills

5

One of the finest Serengeti camps, Lemala Kuria Hills is a cool and contemporary hideout that’s still wonderfully wild, offering phenomenal safaris away from the crowds.

Among ancient kopjes and savannah in the very north of the plains, Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is all about floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows with e...

Transfers: Approx. 1½-hour light aircraft transfer from Arusha and then approx. 45 minutes drive from Kogatende airstrip
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Lemala Mara

4

A very special semi-permanent camp within touching distance of wildebeest, zebra and predators, Lemala Mara is all about wildlife on your doorstep and dining under the stars.

Lemala Mara’s mobile tented camp sets up base from June to October in an unbeatable location in the northern Serengeti. It's in a front-row position t...

Transfers: Approx 1½-hour light aircraft flight from Arusha airport and then approx. 25 minutes' drive from Kogatende airstrip
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Lemala Nanyukie

5

Newly opened in 2018, Lemala Nanyukie is a swanky canvas camp in the Serengeti. Private plunge pools come as standard and impressive tents feel more like luxury cabins.

Capturing the spirit of safari in a sleek, contemporary way and with serious attention to detail, Lemala Nanyukie sits in the heart of the Serengeti N...

Transfers: Approx. a 2-hour light aircraft flight from Arusha airport and then approx. 45 minutes drive from Seronera airstrip
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Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

4.5

A stylish Tanzanian retreat, set in the grounds of a coffee plantation in the foothills of Mount Meru

Part of the exclusive Elewana Collection, a portfolio of properties chosen for their secluded locations and unique style, the Elewana Arusha Coffee Lo...

Rooms: 30
Transfers: Approx. 1½ hours’ drive from Kilimanjaro airport
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Lake Duluti Serena Hotel, Arusha

4

This Serena hotel sits in beautiful gardens on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti.

At the gateway of Tanzania’s ‘northern circuit', nestled at the foot of Mount Meru and built on the site of a colonial coffee farm, the Serena is desi...

Rooms: 42
Transfers: 45 minutes
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Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

4

Take in the far-reaching views from this larger lodge with rooms scattered throughout pretty grounds.

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the gleaming waters of Lake Manyara, the Serena has some of the best views around and offers easy access to the n...

Rooms: 67
Transfers: Approx. 2½ hours’ drive or a 20-minute flight from Arusha
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Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

4.5

An elegant lodge set within a beautifully scenic and wildlife-rich area of northern Tanzania

On the rim of the Great Rift Valley, the Kilimamoja Lodge has stunning views of Lake Manyara and the striking Meru Mountain. Set within charming lands...

Rooms: 50
Transfers: Approx. a 15-minute drive from Manyara airstrip
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Tarangire Sopa Lodge

3

This traditional lodge lies hidden amidst Tarangire’s ancient baobab trees and grasslands.

Built to blend harmoniously with its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge has a natural design, with an earthy-brown-roofed main building and rooms tuck...

Rooms: 75
Transfers: Approx. 2 hours’ drive from Arusha or 25-minute flight from Arusha to Kuro airstrip plus a 40-minute drive
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Elewana Tarangire Treetops

5

A luxury treetop safari lodge on the border of Tanzania’s acclaimed Tarangire National Park

Elewana Tarangire Treetops is a secluded lodge set at the border of Tarangire National Park – an area renowned for its baobab tree population and some...

Rooms: 20
Transfers: Approx. 4 hours' drive from Kilimanjaro airport
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Lemala Mpingo Ridge

5

Lemala Mpingo Ridge brings new heights of luxury to Tarangire, with 15 super-chic tented suites in a stunning safari setting.

There’s possibly no better way to explore Tarangire National Park than beginning perched on the rocks of Lemala Mpingo Ridge, elevated over the grassl...

Transfers: Approx. 25 minutes' light aircraft flight from Arusha airport and then approx. 20 minutes' drive from Kuro airstrip
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