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Tanzania MapMoivaro Lodge is situated 7 km from Arusha, the starting point for most northern Tanzania safaris, in the direction of Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge makes ample use of palm leaf thatching for the roofs giving a tropical feel to the whole place. Well kept gardens, old coffee shade trees and a coffee plantations setting add to the exotic feel.

Arusha Coffee Lodge surrounded by the endless acres of berry-laden Coffee bushes of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation, Arusha Coffess Lodge lies like an elegant Victorian steam liner becalmed in a cool and peaceful sea, her welcoming lights and roaring fires beckoning. Designed around the original plantation houses but completely renovated to achieve the highest standards of comfort, the decor is luxuriant and stylish with undertones of the bygone da

Arusha Mountain Village Located on a working coffee plantation at the foot of Mount Meru, just eight miles outside Arusha town, it's approximately 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport. Accommodation is in forty two comfortably furnished and individually styled rondavel huts overlooking Lake Duluti. The whole area is a haven for bird life and the lodge can organise walks around the lake and the coffee plantations. There is a pool, a large central restaurant serving good food and the bars an ideal place to discuss the safari or climbing experiences. Probably the best place in this area and newly refurbished

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake. Nearby Olduvai Gorge - a famous early archaeological site - is situated to the west of the Crater in the eastern Serengeti Plains. In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 42 000 Maasai live and herd their livestock in harmony with Africa's wild animals

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is built into the rim of the caldera, the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending masterfully with its surroundings. The lodge has guest rooms that are spacious with central heating, prehistoric cave paintings and balconies overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. The furniture is created from rich hardwood timber. The lounge and dining room are indoors, overlooking the Crater. Log fires greatly enhance the atmosphere, especially in the evenings. The lounge has a balcony with a fixed telescope for guests' use.

The Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is poised on the brink of adventure. From its prime position on the eastern rim of the famous Ngorongoro crater,we have earned a well-deserved reputation for the friendliness and care offered to our guests by our management and staff. This is one of the most important aspects of the style and service offered by each and every SOPA destination. The lodge boasts more than 100 rooms all equipped with two queen-sized beds, carpets, fully tiled bathroom with bidets and hair dryers, and private lounge with mini bar. A beautiful swimming pool overlooks the crater.

Ngorongoro Farm House Located in the Ngorongoro Highlands, the farm is only minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater entrance gate. Ten spacious luxury bungalows are each decorated in an original colonial style, complete with private baths. Additional facilities include a swimming pool and two dining areas.

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is located in a spectacular position: literally perched on the rim of the crater and built mainly from natural stone and local timber. The 75 rooms are all simple yet comfortable, though the views from the rooms make up for any modernisation that they lack. The staff are friendly and the outside veranda must offer one of the best sundowner spots in Tanzania.

Serengeti Serena Lodge set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Drawing its inspiration from the circular 'Rondavel' dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the Lodge features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds

CENTRAL SERENGETI:

Serengeti Sopa Lodge was opened in 1992, the lodge can accommodate 170 guests in 79 suites, each enjoying wall-to-wall carpeting, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private verandah which offers stunning views over the plains

Seronera Wildlife Lodge Ideally located in the heart of the Serengeti plains on the edge of the Seronera River, this is the perfect starting point for exploring the area. The lodge is built on a kopje with excellent views. There are seventy five very simple yet comfortable rooms. Don't come here if you're looking for excellent service and luxurious rooms, though the staff are very friendly and rooms clean. Use the lodge for its great location - especially during the months of the migration. There is also a spacious restaurant and very pleasant bar, that overlooks the plains

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara's gleaming alkaline waters, the Lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the Lodge draws on an inspirational architectural motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai 'Bomas' (encampments) whilst the vibrantly coloured frescoes lining the walls are designed to depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns

Lake Manyara Hotel being one of the first hotels built in the Manyara region, it commands one of the nicest views of the lake. It is a simply furnished hotel with around one hundred rooms, suited perfectly for those who don't seek luxury, however want an ideal location to explore this fascinating area. It has mature and colourful gardens, a great swimming pool and its restaurant is supplied daily by local farm products.

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The Mbalageti Serengeti is located in the Western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, at the Mwamyeni hill. The luxurous lodge consists of 26 luxury tented chalets and exclusive tented suites spread out to ensure privacy and exclusivity. Sunset or sunrise, each side of the hill accommodates 12 of the 24 luxury tented chalets. Each has full en-suite bathroom and a private veranda from which you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Serengeti plains and the Mbalageti River - after which the camp is named

Grumeti River Camp is situated in a remote valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, just 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Lake Victoria - Africa's largest lake. Flanked by two hillsides, this flamboyant camp overlooks a bywater of the Grumeti River and offers a comfortable haven from which to experience the truly wild pulse of Africa. Every year during Africa's annual Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of the largest crocodiles on earth. Large pods of hippo grunt from their watery hideaway below the camp and black-and-white Colobus monkeys live in Grumeti's bird-filled riverine trees. At night, the nocturnal orchestra of owls and bush babies is punctuated by the primeval sounds of lion and hyena

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp is situated on a hilltop that overlooks the vast plains of the Western Serengeti. The building style and furniture have been styled on the Victorian era and the open-sided architecture of the public areas keeps the guests constantly in touch with nature. The dining room, lounge and bar are situated in a large tent with raised wood flooring. Accommodation comprises of 25 tents that all have a sweeping view of the Serengeti plains, an en suite bathroom with shower only facilities and a private balcony. The tents are also equipped with a dressing table and writing table, a wardrobe, shaver outlet and mirror, his and hers bathroom vanities, a small table and chairs on the viewing deck and hammocks on request.

NORTHERN SERENGETI:

Klein's Camp is situated deep in the heart of the game-rich northern Serengeti in Tanzania - right off the beaten tourist track. Its 10 000-hectare (24 800-acre) private wildlife concession - leased from our Maasai landlords - is allotted for the exclusive use of the camp’s 20 guests, offering you the ultimate personal Tanzanian safari. With Kenya's Masai Mara National Park to the north and the Serengeti to the west, Klein's is one of the most strategically positioned wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The camp is set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate, in addition to excellent year-round game viewing. Action-packed night game-drives and extensive bush walks into the Serengeti are unique in Tanzania and an absolute highlight.

Migration Camp the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word 'siringet' meaning 'endless plain' and at Migration Camp one experiences the vastness of the sweeping plains. The Serengeti migration masses around the site for several months en route to the southern plains with excellent sightings of lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo year round. The camp is uniquely set in the northern central Serengeti, overlooking the Grumeti River, and offers 13 secluded luxury tents with full bathroom facilities for the discerning traveller.

Kusini Camp is a permanent tented camp blended seamlessly into the delicate environment of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti. The short grass plains surrounding Kusini provide the setting for the most spectacular natural phenomenon in the continent of Africa, the wildebeest migration, during which time the hordes amass around the camp for the birthing of their young. The migration comes with its own retinue, and the predators - lion, leopard and cheetah -plus countless zebra, gazelle and other plains game add to a diverse eco-system that evolves around you during your stay at Kusini.

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp set amid rocky outcrops or 'kopjes' as they are called locally, which are geological features of the Serengeti, Mbuzi Mawe tented camp is in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, half way between Seronera and Lobo, in a low use area of the park. The camp consists of 16 uniquely appointed luxury guest tents each with their own en suite facilities and private veranda. Tents are decorated in a true African luxury style with mosquito nets and four poster beds and his and hers bathrooms. Activities at Mbuzi Mawe include daily game drives where, with the aid of your guide, you will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate first hand the harshness and beauty of this area. Balloon flights and sundowner cocktails can be arranged.

Speke Bay Lodge Located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria, the lodge is around 15kms from the Serengeti, and 125kms north of Mwanza. Embraced by savannah, the lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and eight bungalows are well built, painted white and thatched in the traditional style. Food, service and atmosphere are all excellent. Excursions in boats and on mountain bikes are offered, so you can truly experience Africa. You can also fish from the beach for Tilapia, go out in a boat to catch Nile perch, or wander around on the Lodge's 100 hectares of savannah looking for birds.