Tourism is a major industry in Tanzania, so it follows that there are many choices of where to stay when you visit. Where you go will pare down some of your options, but your choices can also be informed by how you wish to experience Tanzania, rather than just where you wish to visit.
There are four ‘styles’ that every accommodation in Tanzania can be sorted into: luxury, comfort plus, comfort, and basic. Each of them has its own unique appeal, so consider how best you’d like to experience your stay in Tanzania when making your choice. What do you envision when you think about the trip of a lifetime?
Luxury accommodation style
If you are considering touring around Tanzania in style, you should definitely consider luxury accommodations. When going on a safari and staying in a luxury accommodation, the attention to detail is what most stands out. Most, if not all, of these locations offer full five-star hotel-type amenities including swimming pools, elegant rooms, and multiple dining options.
These types of accommodation are for those who wish to experience plush, luxurious, and top-quality hospitality when out on safari in Tanzania. These are often large luxury chain lodges or luxury camps, and will offer private safari driver-guides for our guests. With your guide travelling with your private party, you get front-row access to the wonders of a Tanzanian safari.
Comfort plus accommodation style
If you’ve decided that you’re going to tour Tanzania in comfort plus accommodations, you are making a great choice. While it may not have the glamour of a luxury accommodation, you are still likely to be staying in quality accommodation while out on your safari.
These accommodations include some big-name chain lodges, as well as some higher-end permanent camps. These are often big accommodations with lots of rooms, many modern amenities and options, and always your own bathroom. As usual, you’ll have your very own private safari driver-guide in your own vehicle.
Comfort accommodation style
Travelling in comfort is usually for people who are keen on an authentic Tanzanian safari experience without wanting to fully commit to camping. The accommodations we classify as ‘comfort’ include some tented camps, although they are often pre-erected and permanent sites – more ‘glamping’ safari than camping.
Comfort accommodations also include smaller, more intimate lodges. A definite perk of comfort accommodations is that you won’t have to share your bathroom. You will still have a definite safari driver-guide in your vehicle as you partake in this classic safari experience.
Basic accommodation style
Basic accommodations on our tour may not be as plush or luxurious as some of the other options, but neither is it simple. For more budget-minded travellers to Tanzania, the basic option still has a safari driver-guide and a safari chef who will pitch your tents, prepare your meals, and break camp!
With our basic accommodation, you can travel with up to three passengers in one vehicle; for parties of four or more, we will have a support vehicle on hand to help transport camping equipment and food. There is a shared bathroom, but you will often be out on safari so much that it won’t matter!
Because there are so many options, you need not have one tone for your whole trip: we can make a bespoke itinerary for you including more than one style of accommodation. And no matter what accommodation you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll always be paired with the best possible safari vehicle and a knowledgeable driver-guide!