From pristine beach to remote savannah, dazzling crater rim or dreamy lakeside forest, the best Tanzania safari lodges all have spectacular settings … but that’s not all it took to make the cut among the best African safari lodges. They offer insightful service, attention to detail and the ultimate luxury of unforgettable experiences, too.
Any Tanzanian safari is likely to include the sort of places you’ve long been dreaming of, and the reality of the best Tanzania safari lodges certainly won’t disappoint. Much like Kenya, Tanzania is in many ways a world in one country: a relatively short flight can transport you from savannah to beach, or vice versa.
Our handpicked recommendations have been selected for being situated in some of Tanzania’s most breathtaking locations, and for the service they provide; indeed, whether you’re on an island in a lake, an island in the ocean, or adrift in a sea of grass, no detail is ever overlooked.
The best luxury Tanzania safari lodges – and their convenient airstrips – are situated within easy reach of places that would otherwise be very hard to get to, like the Selous or Ruaha in southern Tanzania. As well as enabling you to explore pristine forests, beaches and grasslands, this means that your experiences will be delightfully exclusive.
Tanzania’s diversity of landscapes is reflected in the settings of its lodges, which range from rocky outcrops to sandy beaches. Classic safari style in the shape of luxury tented camps is well represented, while farmhouses on coffee plantations offer a more orderly kind of beauty.
Tanzania wears its history lightly, but the coastline retains a distinct Swahili flavour, with distinctive architecture to match.