Luxury Camps & Lodges in Tanzania

Our selection of Tanzania lodges and camps couldn’t be more exclusive (but try telling that to the elephants as they casually wander in and out...) As well as wonderfully wild safari hideouts, Tanzania offers barefoot luxury on Zanzibar and the coast, and a feeling of total escape.

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Chole Mjini

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Chole Mjini is a castaway retreat on Chole Island, just off the coast of Mafia Island, providing an exclusive and secluded escape. Sleep in treehouses for a truly unique experience and the chance to admire the wild landscapes from a different perspective. Chole Mjini provides a genuine community feel, with hosts who engage their guest and do their upmost to ensure an unforgettable stay. The lodge also tries to conserve the beauty of the nature surrounding it by making everything eco-friendly, using solar panels for electricity.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Emerson Spice

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Emerson Spice is a culture-rich hotel based in the heart of Stone Town and consists of three buildings. The vibrant and colourful rooms add to the hotel’s local character, further enhanced by the Swahili accents throughout. Expect cultural immersion through local-sourced food and live music provided by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Moreover, being in the heart of Stone Town, surrounded by the local sites, you can truly discover the Zanzibari culture and enjoy all it has to offer.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Romantic

Jabali Ridge

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Jabali Ridge commands a wonderful location atop a rocky kopje and offers panoramic views out from all angles across the Ruaha National Park. With outstanding guides, excellent food and all the comforts you could wish for, Jabali Ridge is fast establishing itself as one of the leading lodges in Tanzania.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Luxury Hotel, Honeymoon

Kwihala Camp

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Kwihala Camp is based in Ruaha National Park, home to 10% of the world’s lion population. With simple and elegant furnishing and animals regularly wandering through the camp, guests can enjoy a truly authentic safari experience, with expert-led game drives in the morning and afternoon. 

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Lemala Ewanjan

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Lemala Ewanjan is an intimate tented camp based in the Seronera Valley of the Central Serengeti, a game-rich area due to the abundant supply of water attracting a variety of animals all year round. Close-up wildlife encounters are common here, and zebra and giraffe can often be seen strolling through camp. Fear not – Maasai warriors are on guard to escort you safely to your tent each night. Lemala Ewanjan is a fantastic choice for a luxury tented safari experience, boasting staggering views of the grasslands and sunsets, plus the opportunity to experience the herds of the Great Migration in season.

Best for: Family-friendly, Honeymoon, Lodge, Setting & Views

Lemala Ngorongoro

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Lemala Ngorongoro is a quality mobile tented camp, located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just a 15-minute drive down to the crater floor. The location of the camp high on the rim makes it a prime spot to be one of the first visitors into the crater each morning, allowing superb Big 5 sightings before the crowds of visitors arrive and excellent light for keen photographers.

Best for: Family-friendly, Honeymoon, Lodge, Setting & Views

Pongwe Beach

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

In true Indian Ocean style, soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm water is the order of the day at Pongwe Beach Hotel, a laid-back and unpretentious retreat set along a palm-fringed beach in Zanzibar. Seclusion and privacy are key aspects of this hotel, which gets cut off from the rest of the east coast at high tide, creating a sense of privacy. Pongwe Beach is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the tranquil atmosphere whilst enjoying a range of activities.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet

Rivertrees Country Inn

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Located just 30 minutes from Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport, Rivertrees Country Inn is the perfect place to stop and unwind before or after your safari. Hidden among luscious exotic foliage – including hibiscus and banana trees - it evokes privacy, seclusion and a sense of tranquillity. The inn offers incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as Mount Meru. With great food and attentive service, you will find yourself truly at peace in this nature-rich setting.

Best for: Setting & Views, Village Life, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Roho ya Selous

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Nestled on a wooded peninsula between Lake Manze and Lake Nzerakera, Roho ya Selous is a haven of tranquillity for visitors to the Selous and a superb base from which to enjoy the varied activities for which the reserve is renowned. Lovely public areas, spacious comfortable rooms and even a secluded swimming pool all combine to help make this a truly wonderful spot for a safari.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Landscapes & Scenery

Lamai Serengeti

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Retreat with the wildlife at Lamai Serengeti, which gazes out over the expansive plains of this world-famous wilderness. Tucked away in the Mara River Valley, sip on a sundowner cocktail and watch the happenings of the savannah from your private verandah, where you’re in prime viewing position to see the hordes of wildebeest crossing the river during the great migration.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Breezes Beach Club

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Unravel and rejuvenate at Breezes Beach Club, a luxurious Oriental hideaway overlooking Zanzibar’s turquoise coast. Voted one of the top 30 island beaches in the world, this oceanfront retreat lines Zanzibar's untouched southeast coast, and is a place for resting under the palms, indulging in spa treatments and diving into the colourful marine world off-shore.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Village Life, Beach

Beho Beho Camp

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Beho Beho is a home from home. Granted most of us don’t have elephants or lions in our back garden, but the individual ‘bandas’, nestled in the middle of the African bush, offer a uniquely private and warmly welcoming safari experience.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Baraza

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Even the Sultans of Zanzibar would be satisfied with the opulent service at Baraza Beach Resort. Everything about this luxury beachside haven is indicative of style and exclusivity, from the secluded shore side location, to the intricate hand carved architectural features that showcase the very best of local craftsmanship and design.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Barefoot

Singita Grumeti Reserves

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Part of the renowned Singita Game Reserves, Singita Grumeti consists of three fabulous safari lodges: Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp and Faru Faru. Located within a vast private game reserve, a safari with Singita Grumeti ensures total exclusivity away from the crowds.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Luxury Hotel, Guiding

Manta Resort Pemba

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Cast away on the idyllic island of Pemba in Zanzibar, Manta Resort encapsulates barefoot luxury. As well as the dreamy beachfront villas and thatched guestrooms, it is also home to the utterly unique Underwater Room, so you can spend the night with the fishes – a totally once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views

Greystoke Mahale

Location: Western Tanzania | Tanzania

Nestled on the edge of the forest, by the azure waters of Lake Tanganyika, Greystoke Mahale is wild, remote and breathtakingly beautiful. Find just six thatched bandas at this exotic location, home to one of the last wild chimpanzee populations.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Barefoot

Ras Kutani

Location: Tanzania's Mainland Coast | Tanzania

Let life slow down at rustic beach retreat, Ras Kutani. Situated just 15 minutes by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam, it offers the perfect accompaniment to a Tanzanian safari.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Chic Design, Barefoot

Mwagusi

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Tiny, private Mwagusi Safari Camp enjoys a reputation out of all proportion to its size. Having immersed himself in the life and ecosystems of the Ruaha National Park since his childhood, owner Chris Fox is perfectly placed to lead his guests by vehicle or on foot to its most secret locations in search of species like lion, leopard, elephant and elusive wild dog.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Off the Beaten Track, Rustic

Gibbs Farm

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

High on the wall of the Rift Valley, Tanzania, where elephants dig the red soil for minerals, and coffee farmers and Maasai herders live side by side, lies Gibbs Farm. Specialising in wholesome rustic hospitality, this fully functioning farm seduces guests with the welcoming warmth of its staff and the beauty of its surroundings.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

The gorgeous Zanzibar Serena Inn has been a reliable bet for luxury accommodation in Stone Town since it opened over ten years ago. This hotel has been beautifully converted from two historic buildings and the Serena Inn has a prime setting, great facilities and bags of exotic character.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Siwandu

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Siwandu is in wildest Tanzania, on the banks of the Selous River, and is exactly what you think of when you imagine a classic safari. Picture G & Ts out on the veranda and bird-topped hippos bellowing in the bulrushes, and you’re pretty much there!

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Sayari

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Sayari has been a favourite of ours since the day it opened, a simple little bush camp in the most beautiful part of the Serengeti. Still in the same gorgeous rolling savannah, but rebuilt and refurbished, this is now one of the most stylish options in the area.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

The only lodge within this small yet diverse national park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is home to just 10 stilted tree house suites, scattered amongst the ancient mahogany forest. The Great Rift Valley and flamingo-rimmed lake provide a stunning backdrop at this exclusive location.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Fundu Lagoon

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Enchanting and unique, Fundu Lagoon is the ideal post-safari wind-down. This beach lodge is a winning combination of luxury, style, romance and fantasy, with the added bonus of offering some of the best diving in the world.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Boasting breathtaking views of the crater below, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge blends ethnic East Africa with lavish renaissance Europe, creating some of the most unique and opulent accommodation on the continent.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Sand Rivers

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

One of our favourite lodges in the fabulous Selous Game Reserve, this outstanding camp never fails to impress. For wildlife diversity it is exceptional and for sheer drama Sand Rivers is impossible to beat.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Oyster Bay Hotel

Location: Tanzania's Mainland Coast | Tanzania

Until recently, the idea of a boutique hotel in Dar es Salaam was a distant dream. However, when the team behind Beho Beho revamped and re-opened the Oyster Bay, we knew we were in for a treat. It has rapidly become a classic, making an overnight stay in Dar es Salaam a delightful part of any Tanzanian holiday

Best for: Family-friendly, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Village Life

Swala

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Oh, we do love Swala. A wonderful camp, in one of our favourite national parks in all of Africa. With beautiful tents, outdoor showers, and a lovely waterhole, Swala isn’t anything revolutionary on the safari scene, but each element is perfectly right. For that, we can’t recommend it highly enough.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Off the Beaten Track

Plantation Lodge

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Plantation Lodge is an Exsus favourite, perfectly located for visits to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. This cosy little farmhouse lodge is an ideal compliment to the tented camps of the Serengeti and two or three days spent here is a great way to discover this lush corner of Northern Tanzania.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Klein's Camp

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Klein's Camp in Tanzania will satisfy even the most seasoned of luxury safari lovers. On private concession land leased from Maasai landlords, the lodge is half way up the side of a valley looking out over the basin floor; it teams exceptional views of wild game, with modern comfort and luxury.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Chada Katavi

Location: Western Tanzania | Tanzania

Katavi is the Africa insider’s park, and Chada is definitely the connoisseur’s safari camp. Six tents in a million acres of wild game - it doesn’t get much more exclusive than this.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Off the Beaten Track

Unguja

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Pretty, atmospheric, and owner-run, Unguja has many of the qualities we love in a beach lodge. Rich in the timeless luxuries of peace, character and charm, this is a million miles from the 21st century.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Boutique Hotel, Beach

Selous Impala Camp

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Delightful staff, great grub, and a seriously good location have made Selous Impala Camp a reliable favourite with the Exsus team.

Best for: Family-friendly, Rustic, Peace & Quiet, Wildlife & Nature

The Tides

Location: Tanzania's Mainland Coast | Tanzania

Those seeking the unspoilt peace and tranquility of Zanzibar 40 years ago need look no further than The Tides Lodge. On a long sweep of quiet beach near the gently crumbling town of Pangani, The Tides whispers of a long ago Africa.

Best for: Family-friendly, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Rustic

Oliver's Camp

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Crouching amongst the Baobab-dotted wilderness of Tarangire National Park, and surrounded by a kaleidoscope of birdlife: Oliver’s Camp allows you to venture where few others tread.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Off the Beaten Track

Grumeti River Lodge

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Nestled in a remote, untouched area of the western corridor of the Serengeti, on the banks of the Grumeti River, these exclusive tents combine both the spectacular display of the bush with exquisite, tailored service.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Kilindi

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Kilindi is one of Zanzibar’s most grown-up and romantic retreats. With huge rooms straight from the pages of a style magazine, a beautiful stretch of powdery beach, and some seriously impressive food, we can’t imagine a more delightful escape from the world.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

The Dutch-Colonial style of The Manor is quite unique for Tanzania, and rather than being in the bush, it’s on the rolling hills of a coffee plantation. As an elegant base to explore the famous crater, we highly recommend The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Pole Pole

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Arriving at Mafia Airport (one small stone hut and a thatched “waving bay”) you’ll know you’re landing somewhere special. This delightfully rural unspoilt island is the timeless Africa that has charmed travellers for decades, and Pole Pole (meaning literally, “slowly, slowly”) is castaway luxury at its most relaxed.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Boutique Hotel, Beach

Serengeti Safari Camp

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Nature isn’t static, so if you want to make the most of the wildlife, it makes sense to pick a camp that moves with the seasons. Step forwards Serengeti Safari Camp, one of a handful of excellent seasonal camps in Tanzania that follows the movements of the wildebeest migration through the year.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Private Groups, Off the Beaten Track

&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Ever dreamt of a secluded island surrounded by colourful coral reefs, turquoise seas and pristine beaches? An island with an abundance of fresh fruit, seafood and lobster daily? A paradise shared with only you, your loved one and a handful of other people? Look no further than the &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Tanzania's most exclusive beach lodge.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Barefoot

Mbuzi Mawe

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

5 star service at Mbuzi Mawe combines perfectly with the camp’s dramatic location. Guarded by rocky outcrops in the central Serengeti, it’s a magical base to witness large game encounters, and Tanzania's bi-annual Wildebeest migration.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Romantic

Matemwe Bungalows

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Set on a rocky outcrop and with views of a dramatic beach and lagoon, Matemwe Bungalows has evolved over the years into an elegant and discreet hotel.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Chic Design, Barefoot

Beyt Al Chai

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Formerly a tea-house built by an Arabian merchant, Beyt al Chai is the quintessential Stone Town hotel. With steep winding wooden staircases and calls from the mosque drifting through the shuttered windows, this tiny five bedroom guesthouse oozes character and a sense of history.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Private Groups, Chic Design

The Retreat

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

The Retreat, located in Northern Selous, is an exquisite hideaway that offers complete seclusion in the heart of remote bush lands. They offer you a highly personalised and authentic experience in one of Africa’s largest game reserve. You are invited to discover it and enjoy it however you like, be it on foot, in an open 4x4 or by boat. There is nothing quite like the peaceful Selous.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Indigo Beach

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Indigo Beach Hotel is ideal for that barefoot holiday. This boutique hotel thrives on its simplistic design and informal atmosphere creating a tropical beach escape you will love from the minute you arrive to the moment you leave.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views, Village Life

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a delightfully decadent hotel sitting right on the beachfront with spellbinding views over the glittering Indian Ocean. Park Hyatt Zanzibar occupies two elegant buildings: the Mambo Msiige mansion, dating back to the 17th century, and Zamani Village, whose sleek design fuses Swahili culture with Arab, Persian and European influences.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Sitting on 40 hectares of rich coffee plantations, and being only five minutes away from the airport, Arusha Coffee Lodge is the perfect place for a luxurious overnight stop before beginning your safari adventure. With private balconies overlooking the plantations and beautiful gardens to dine in, it is great for relaxation and rejuvenation at the beginning or end of your journey through Tanzania. Moreover, it is ideal for late night arrivals as meals are served until late.

Best for: Family-friendly, Boutique Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

Serian's Serengeti South Camp

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Serian's Serengeti South Camp is a mobile tented camp that operates between December and May in the southernmost part of the Serengeti, in the Ngorongoro Conservation area. This region is prime territory for witnessing the incredible Great Migration, a mind-blowing spectacle of thousands of wildebeest and zebra stampeding in pursuit of fresh grass where they can graze and reproduce. The camp is set up on the short grass plains of Kakessio, and offers stylish safari tents, superb guides and excellent food.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

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