The type of accommodation included in your safari will play a key role in the success of your safari experience. From exclusive properties decked in “safari style” and converted plantation houses, to basic and luxury camping, to rustic beach hideaways and luxury hotels on the coast, there truly is something for everyone.
We highly recommend diversifying the types of accommodations throughout your safari by including smaller tented lodges as well as a few lodge style properties. The smaller lodges provide a more intimate, and authentic safari experience and can be very rewarding. However, our specialty is to provide private safaris customized to each individual’s personal interests and our published itineraries represent general examples. Each itinerary may be completely customized. Please contact us and we can work with you to develop an itinerary that best meets your specific requirements.
Situated in the fertile southern foothills of Mount Meru lies the bustling town of Arusha. Known as the “safari capital/gateway of Tanzania, Arusha is the most popular and convenient place from which to explore the legendary northern game viewing parks and conservation areas as well as the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro. For our guests arriving after long international flights, we recommend an overnight in Arusha prior to heading off on safari. Accommodation options in Arusha range from rustic hostels to luxurious plantation lodges.
Tarangire National Park
As with the other parks along the northern safari circuit, Tarangire is serviced by a range of lodges and camps to suit most tastes. There are a number of lodges and camps to stay inside Tarangire as well as many choices just outside the park gates, varying from simplistic to luxurious.
The Great Rift Valley supports a chain of shallow mineral-rich lakes. The most accessible and popular of these is Lake Manyara. The area is supported by a number of lodges and camps, most of which run along the escarpment above the lake, allowing for lovely views across the floor of the Rift Valley.
Ngorongoro is a fascinating and unusual conservation area which includes the phenomena of the Ngorongoro Crater at its centre. There are lodges and camps perched on the rim, some of which offer superb views to the crater floor. Less expensive options are further away from the rim of the crater, and offer beautiful scenery in their own right. Accommodations range from basic to exclusive – something for everyone.
Scattered throughout Serengeti National Park is a range of lodge and tented camp accommodation, each offering a unique experience to suit all tastes from intimate to adventurous. AUTHENTIC AFRICA ADVENTURE LTD, can recommend accommodations based on their location to the best seasonal wildlife viewing sites in this vast ecosystem.
The western side of the highest freestanding mountain in the world provides exhilarating views and wild terrain. This is one of the most dramatically beautiful settings in East Africa with some excellent permanent and seasonal tented camp options offering stunning views of Kilimanjaro.