While the focus of a safari is on the wildlife, choosing suitable accommodation is also an essential part of creating an unforgettable experience. We recommend you consider the following parameters while selecting accommodations for each night during your safari. 
Tanzania Safari Accommodations
The Highlands Lodge Ngorongoro

(A) Budget: Accommodations on safari can cost as little as USD 180 per person per night to well over USD 1500 per person per night (not counting vehicle fees/park fees, etc). While planning your Tanzania safari, we recommend you to have a rough budget (a wide range is excellent) in mind for the overall safari tour and then select a safari itinerary based on your interests/duration of tour/travel period and then come to the stage of selection of accommodations. This way, you can adjust your safari accommodations to fit the tour within your budget and preferred comfort level.

(B) Location: If you have a choice, our suggestion for most travelers is to prioritize the location over the accommodation type. By staying in accommodation-type good places, you can maximize your time in the parks for wildlife viewing.

(C) Type of accommodation: There are several types of Tanzania Safari Accommodations available on a Tanzania safari tour, ranging from budget-friendly basic camping to mid-tier and luxury lodges, tented camps, and tented lodges. Each type of accommodation offers a unique experience, and choosing the right one depends on your budget, interests, itinerary, and preferred comfort level.

In this article, we will explore the different types of safari accommodations available in Tanzania, their advantages, and what to expect from each option to help you make an informed decision when planning your Tanzania safari.

1. Mid-range.

Mid-range accommodations are comfortable and affordable options for a pleasant stay in Tanzania. They are well-maintained and provide basic facilities. You will enjoy a clean, comfy bed and a hot water bath.


Tanzania Safari Accommodations
Tanzania Safari Accommodations

2: Luxury.

Luxury accommodations take it up a notch, offering extra comfort and luxury. Here, you can indulge in nature with style and comfort. These accommodations feature comfortable rooms, a private pool, and excellent meals. The staff is always available to cater to your needs and make your stay comfortable.


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Lemala Nanyukie Lodge

3: Super Luxury.

Our super luxury accommodations offer the ultimate experience in Tanzania—the best of the best! Here, you can immerse yourself in nature with luxury and comfort. You’ll stay in stylish villas with a private pool and enjoy exceptional facilities and services, including a private chef and a personal guide to accompany you throughout Tanzania.


Tanzania Safari Accommodations
Singita Sabora Tented Camp

4. City Hotels.

Along with the four types of accommodations mentioned above that can be found in and around national parks in Tanzania, you can also opt to stay at city-based hotels for some nights, depending on your safari itinerary—several hotels in towns and cities close to the parks, such as Arusha Town.

However, a significant disadvantage of city hotels is that they are not located in the wilderness and do not give you the feeling of being in the middle of nature.

However, you can find some high-end lodges in Arusha in the middle of plantations, which offer scenic views of farmlands/plantations or forests nearby.

We hope you better understand the various accommodation options you can choose while on a safari in Tanzania. As we said at the beginning, for most clients, we recommend selecting an itinerary first before looking into accommodations. We believe the accommodation location (even among those inside/bordering national parks) is more important than the accommodation type. Let us know which camp or lodge you want to stay at during your next safari.


Gran Melia Hotel Arusha
Gran Melia Hotel Arusha



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