The south of the Serengeti was crying out for a top permanent lodge and now it has one. With an amazing location above a rocky gorge and eight classically styled tented rooms, Mwiba is a top luxury lodge.
Legendary Mwiba Lodge - The Facts
Being in a private reserve on the boundaries of any park in Africa comes with benefits and drawbacks. On the obvious plus side you have an entire area to yourself and are free to do as you want. The rigid rules of the Serengeti
do not apply, allowing the lodge to offer walking safaris and night drives. The downside is that you are outside the main game viewing areas but the migration brings game with it, including a throng of predators.
The camp has been designed and built with relaxation in mind. Unlike so many of its supposedly high-end competitors, Mwiba does not attack the senses with bright reds and greens. The tents are tastefully understated with a woody-beige colour scheme throughout. The standalone baths, all with a great view, are the highlight. Enormous glass panelled doors lead out onto private wooden decking, again enjoying huge views across the trees and beyond.
The main area is an enormous wooden deck sandwiched between the enormous boulders that form the centrepiece of the lodge. Although open-sided, the area is covered by a beautiful Makuti thatched roof. The infinity pool sits just in front of this area and enjoys a similar view across the rocky gorge below.
As one would expect from a lodge of this quality and price, the food is varied and excellent, a blend of African and European. Although we will not spoil the surprise, you can eat in several locations both in the lodge and throughout the area… great for a honeymoon
Although it’s very new, Mwiba is set to compete with the best of Tanzania and Africa.