Tanzania Tented Camp Safari

11th September 2020

Tanzania Tented Camp Safari

Tented safaris are symbolic of the typical East African safari and staying in one of these tents is by no means a basic accommodation option. From the softest cotton quilts to brass basins, a luxury tented camp provides every amenity you could wish for, plus so much more.

Tented Safari Camp

Nomad’s Serengeti Safari Camp. © Nomad Tanzania

Safari Tent Glamping

The Serengeti is the home of the safari tent glamping experience. Whilst the wildebeest undertake their annual migration throughout the National Park, numerous tented camps follow the herds. Moving up to three times a year, these mobile camps are the perfect way to experience and have a front row seat for nature’s most enthralling spectacle.

The Great Wildebeest Migration

The Great Migration. © Nomad Tanzania

From the Ndutu Plains in the South to the river crossings in the Kogatende region in the North, staying in a mobile tented camp allows you to reconnect with nature as well as enjoy all the luxuries of a permanent lodge.

tanzania glamping

The lounge area of Serengeti Safari Camp. © Nomad Tanzania

Nomad’s Serengeti Safari Camp is one of our favourites and this small and intimate camp provides the perfect base from which to explore the Serengeti. With excellent guiding and first-class hospitality, a stay here is for everyone. Whether you are a family or on honeymoon, Serengeti Safari Camp is for you. With a well-stocked bar and a cosy library with sofa, passing the mid-day heat at camp is certainly no chore.

Permanent Safari Tents

Whilst the Serengeti prides itself on the mobile camp experience, with no need to move throughout the year, the parks in Southern Tanzania offer a permanent tented experience.

Jongomero in Ruaha is one such camp. With wooden structures and canvas exteriors, the experience of feeling like you are in the wild is not lost. Situated on the banks of a beautiful dry river-bed, Jongomero’s permanence allows it to include a spacious bar and dining area under a thatched structure as well as a swimming pool that also overlooks the riverbed.

Swimming pool at permanent safari lodge

Swimming pool at Jongomero. © Selous Safari Company

For those adventurous travellers, fly-camping in a domed tent is also possible. Here you will explore Ruaha on foot before settling down for the night under a blanket of stars.

Fly camping safari in Ruaha

Fly camping at Jongomero. © Selous Safari Camp

Whilst Ruaha is a dry and barren landscape, the Selous is the opposite. Comprised of meandering waterways and lagoons filled with hippos, the Selous makes the perfect accompaniment with Ruaha. In Selous, Lake Manze is a no-frills tented camp.

Permanent tented safari lodge, Lake Manze

Lake Manze Tent. © Essential Destinations

Also a permanent camp, Manze is run entirely on solar power, bringing you back to a safari of a by-gone era. Each canvas tent is lit by small lanterns that light the way after an exciting day of either boating, walking or driving.

Boating safari in Selous

Boating in the Selous. © Essential Destinations

If you would like some more inspiration about travelling to Tanzania or just want to talk to one of our experts about your plans, please make sure you contact us.