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Our Safari Camps, Lodges and Hotels in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Discover your ideal getaway with our selection of intimate Tanzania safari lodges, cosy safari camps and charming hotels. Whether you prefer a rustic wilderness retreat or a luxurious escape, our Tanzania safari lodges hotels and camp options should suit all tastes and ensure an unforgettable holiday experience.

Safari Camps & ​Lodges in Tanzania

Since A Tent With A View began offering safari tours in Tanzania back in 1995, we have developed a network of beautiful bespoke camps, lodges and hotels across the safari parks and Zanzibar. 

It all began with Simply Saadani camp in Saadani National Park back in 1995, Sable Mountain Lodge in Selous/Nyerere NP followed in 1999 and The Zanzibari was built, in the North of the island beach paradise in 2008. Babs Camp tower was erected after we began studying the elephants of Saadani in 2010. 

More recently we have expanded North, building Little Okavango camp on the shores of Lake Victoria and bringing a whole new style of operation to Serengeti National Park with our Bush Rover migration camp. Brand new in 2022 is Nyamiruba camp in Selous Nyerere National Park.

Bush Rover Migration camp
Serengeti National park

The multi award-winning Bush Rover camp is simply one of a kind. It sits at the very heart of the great migration as the vast herds moves around the Serengeti and it affords breath-taking views from possibly the most innovative safari accommodation in Africa.

Little Okavango Camp
Lake Victoria

Sandwiched between the incredible Lake Victoria and the amazing Serengeti National Park, Little O offers water-borne accommodation surrounded by great wildlife, dazzling birdlife and a fascinating fishing community.

Simply Saadani Camp
Saadani national park

With 700 metres of pristine beach along its front and wonderful array of Tanzania’s wildlife nearby, Simply Saadani is more than the perfect lodge to start or finish a safari holiday.

Sable Mountain Lodge
Nyerere National Park

Now 23 years old, Sable Mountain Lodge is at one with its surroundings and wildlife. With breath-taking views to the Uluguru mountains, across verdant forest, it is a wonderful spot from which to explore Selous/Nyerere NP.

Nyamiruba Camp
Nyerere National Park

The newest addition to our safari accommodation, Nyamiruba camp is set in the very heart of Selous/Nyerere NP on the shores of the hippo-filled lake which bears its name.

The Zanzibari hotel

Relaxed and quiet, just 15 minutes’ walk outside of the bustling Nungwi village, The Zanzibari Hotel offers the perfect beachfront retreat to unwind after a safari holiday in Tanzania.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Tanzania with A Tent With A View, your gateway to unforgettable safari experiences.

We offer a diverse range of safari lodges in Tanzania. Whether you seek an intimate and exclusive lodge, a cosy and rustic camp, or a charming hotel, we have accommodation to suit you.

Our locations span across the Northern and Southern regions of Tanzania, bringing you closer to the heart of the action. Explore the majestic Serengeti National Park, marvel at the wonders of Saadani National Park, discover the diverse wildlife of Nyerere National Park, or relax on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar.

Imagine waking up to the wild sounds of the African bush, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Our Tanzania lodges, immerse you in nature's beauty. Spend your days exploring the savannah on thrilling game drives, encountering magnificent animals. In the evenings, gather around a crackling campfire, sharing stories and stargazing under the vast African sky.

Our Tanzania safari camps offer fabulously unique accommodation, delicious meals, and attentive service, ensuring you have a truly unforgettable safari experience.

Choose from our diverse selection of bush camps, strategically located in some of the country's most sought-after destinations:

Serengeti National Park Accommodation

Bush Rover Migration Camp
Go beyond traditional safari lodging and step into the heart of the Great Migration at the Bush Rover Migration Camp. Our innovative, elevated platforms bring you closer to the action than ever before. Imagine waking up to the thundering hooves of wildebeests just beneath your feet, or watching the sunset paint the savanna from your private balcony. This is more than just accommodation; it's an immersive experience in the heart of Africa's wildlife wonderland.

Little Okavango Camp
I​mmerse yourself in the heart of the Serengeti wetlands at Little Okavango camp, surrounded by the waters of Lake Victoria, wildlife, and community. Navigate the waterways teeming with life, encountering hippos, and an abundance of birdlife. Access areas unreachable by land, venturing into papyrus swamps and discovering hidden gems of the Serengeti and experience the rich culture of a nearby fishing village, gaining insights into their traditional life.

Nyerere National Park Accommodation

Sable Mountain Lodge
Nestled among rolling hills with captivating views of the Uluguru Mountains, Sable Mountain Lodge isn't just a place to stay, it's a legacy of sustainable safari experiences. For over 23 years, we've operated in harmony with our surroundings, offering guests an authentic connection to the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Nyerere National Park. Discover rustic charm and modern comforts, where every detail resonates with respect for nature and a commitment to responsible tourism.

Saadani National Park Accommodation

Simply Saadani Camp
More than just a beach getaway, Simply Saadani Camp offers a unique opportunity to blend exhilarating wildlife encounters with serene beachside relaxation. Located on the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, our lodge provides the perfect base for exploring the rich biodiversity of Saadani National Park. Spot elephants grazing on the savannah, then return to unwind on the beach, listening to the soothing rhythm of the waves. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both, Simply Saadani Camp offers a tranquil sanctuary for your memorable Tanzanian escape.

Zanzibar Accommodation

The Zanzibari Hotel
Let the magic of Zanzibar wash over you at The Zanzibari Hotel. Located on a small cliff on the beach, just a short distance from the lively village of Nungwi, our hotel offers the perfect blend of relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy breathtaking sunrise from your private balcony, spend your days basking in the sun, exploring the vibrant coral reefs, or indulging in spa treatments. In the evenings, savor delicious cuisine. The Zanzibari Hotel is your haven of tranquility after your Tanzania adventure, offering the perfect opportunity to unwind and create lasting memories.

Ready to embark on your dream Tanzania safari adventure?

Browse our collection of safari lodges and hotels in Tanzania, and start planning your unforgettable journey today. Contact us to learn more about our packages and availability, and let us create a personalised safari experience for you.

Let's address some frequently asked questions

Where do you sleep on a safari?

Where you sleep on a safari depends on the type of safari experience you choose. Here are the two main options:

Lodges are permanent structures made of wood, stone, or other materials. They offer comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, and sometimes even swimming pools. Lodges are a good choice for travelers who want a more relaxed experience.

Tented camps
Tented camps are temporary structures made of canvas or other materials. They offer a more adventurous and immersive experience, as they allow you to sleep closer to nature. Tented camps typically have comfortable beds, furniture, and en-suite bathrooms. However, they may not have all the amenities of a lodge, such as air conditioning or a swimming pool.
Tented camps are a good choice for travelers who want a more authentic safari experience.

Can you stay overnight at a safari park?

Yes, you can definitely stay overnight at a safari park in Tanzania! In fact, it's the most common way to experience these incredible parks and witness the amazing wildlife they have to offer. There are a variety of different types of accommodations available, ranging from budget-friendly campsites to exclusive lodges and tented camps.

Here are some of the different options you'll find:

These are permanent structures that offer comfortable rooms, often with private bathrooms and balconies. They typically have amenities like swimming pools, restaurants, and bars.

Tented camps
These are similar to lodges in terms of amenities, but the rooms are made of canvas tents instead of permanent structures. This gives you a more immersive experience in the bush.

These are the most basic option, and involve pitching your own tent or staying in a pre-erected one. They usually have shared bathroom facilities and no other amenities.

Can you stay in Serengeti National Park?

Yes, you can definitely stay within the boundaries of Serengeti National Park! There are actually many accommodation options available, ranging from luxurious lodges, unique Bush Rover migration camp to rustic campsites, each offering a unique way to experience the park's wonders.

Are tents safe on safari?

Yes, tents on safari are generally very safe, especially if you choose a reputable tour operator and follow their safety guidelines. Here's why:

Reasons why tents are safe
Animals see tents as objects, not prey: 
They tend to treat them like large rocks or trees and simply walk around them.

Camps are set up strategically: 
Tented camps are usually located in areas where large predators are less common, and sometimes have physical barriers (though not always).

Guides ensure your safety: 
Reputable tour operators prioritize safety and provide thorough briefings on tent protocols and animal behavior.

Tents are secure: 
High-quality safari tents are made of durable materials and have lockable zippers and doors.

Things to keep in mind for extra safety
Follow camp rules: 
Never leave your tent at night without an escort, don't leave food or scented items inside, and always zip up your tent properly.

Stay inside after dark: 
This is when nocturnal animals are most active. If you need to use the bathroom, use a designated facility with an escort.

Store valuables securely: 
Don't leave valuables in your tent unattended. Use the camp safe or keep them with you.

Listen to your guides: 
They have extensive experience and knowledge of the local wildlife and will advise you on how to stay safe.

Overall, staying in a tent on a safari can be a perfectly safe and enjoyable experience. By following the advice of your guides and using common sense, you can minimize any risks and maximize your chances of having a wonderful adventure.

What is the largest safari route in Tanzania?

Defining "largest" in terms of safari routes in Tanzania is a bit tricky because it depends on what you're measuring. Here are some interpretations:

Largest in geographic area
Southern Circuit: 
This includes Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve), Saadani National Park, Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Ruaha National Park, and several others. It encompasses a vast area, larger than the Northern Circuit.

Northern Circuit: 
While not as expansive as the Southern Circuit, it still covers a significant area across multiple parks like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

Largest in terms of park size
Nyerere National Park: Formerly Selous Game Reserve, this is the largest protected area in Africa and covers a massive area within the Southern Circuit.

Largest in terms of distance traveled
Unfortunately, this depends on the specific itinerary designed for a safari. Both the Northern and Southern Circuits can be customized to cover shorter or longer distances depending on the chosen parks, travel time between them, and activities included.

Largest in terms of wildlife diversity
Both Northern and Southern Circuits: 
Each offers remarkable wildlife viewing opportunities, and choosing the "largest" in terms of diversity depends on your specific interests. The Northern Circuit is known for the Great Wildebeest Migration and large mammal sightings, while the Southern Circuit might offer better opportunities for predators and less-common species.

To summarize, there's no single "largest" safari route in Tanzania. It depends on what metric you're using. Consider your interests, priorities, and desired wildlife experiences when choosing the best route for your safari adventure.