This page is a comprehensive list of all the Tanzania lodges and Zanzibar hotels featured on this website.
It is very hard to rank lodges with one simple measure! But we have tried, and herewith an explanation of our system.

Our ranking is subjective (it is the office consensus, after much arguing), and tries to reflect value for money as well as overall quality. Therefore we may award just three stars to a 'five star' Zanzibar Hotel in the hotel tick-box sense, or five stars to a superb, unashamed 'three star' Tanzania Lodge that consistently provides superb quality experiences for the price.  We care a great deal about location, whether in the bush or on the beach, and in many cases this has influenced our choice. It is unorthodox, it may seem at odds with the world view, but we can explain... and we urge you to call us to discuss!

We don't just know Tanzania! 


For more information on Tanzania, the best thing to do is to give us a ring for an impartial chat. Although we love Tanzania, we also love the rest of Africa too and have experts in all the main safari countries. If you are undecided as to where to visit, please do just drop us an email or give us a call! 
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Namiri Plains - Serengeti
Absolutely unbelievable, i have been going on safari for 20 years and only ever seen a handful of kills, but at Namiri i saw 5 in 3 nights ! just the best !!!! – we will be back …
- R Tilson
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    Cost: $1,345
    Nduara Loliondo - Serengeti, Loliondo

    Nduara Loliondo is run by Nomad Tanzania who have camps and lodges all over Tanzania.  This is one of their less commercial products; located outside the Serengeti Border in the Loliondo area, where you get game and also a cultural aspect - this is the land of the Masaai.  We love the style of ‘yurt’ tents and opportunity to take long walking safaris in the wilderness.
     

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    Ndutu Lodge - Serengeti, South
    We really like Ndutu Lodge for two reasons, its location and its simplicity; ok this place is not going to blow you away but from the December to March time when the herds are in this area its is the best value permanent lodge in the whole area. For this reason, especially in February time this lodge gets very booked up. This is a ‘drive in’ lodge which requires to bring your own vehicle and guide from Arusha which also means that this lodge can get booked up by the mass market safari companies.
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    Cost: $700
    Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater
    Still another suggestion by A. O. was to stay at Ngorongoro Crater 2 nights instead of the 3 we had initially scheduled.  Spot on!!  (We thoroughly enjoyed the Masai Village visit )

    - R Nelson
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    Ngorongoro Farm House - Ngorongoro Highlands
    Ngorongoro Farmhouse was a great base for visiting the local area including the crater. The rooms were spacious, the views were fantastic and the walk through the coffee plantation and gardens were excellent! - N. Connelly
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    Cost: $759
    Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater

    Since there is not a wide variety of choice on the crater rim the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is an excellent option; good access into the crater whilst remaining quite affordable.  Being a large hotel it doesn’t have all the charm you would expect of a lodge in a world famous location.  But why should it when you are only here for only a night or two and the focus is the crater itself, not the lodge, its design and aesthetics.  This is a good choice of lodge for the rim but if you are looking for something with a bit more charm and slightly less expensive, then look at somewhere like Plantation Lodge in the highlands.  Or if you want one of Africa’s most sought after property and budget is no problem, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
     

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    Ngorongoro Sopa - Ngorongoro Crater
    With the best views of any of the lodges on the Crater rim and a good price too, the Sopa is great choice for location.  Although it isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing lodge it serves a purpose and does it very well.  It pretty much has its own access road to the crater floor and being on the eastern side of the rim it is far away from the other lodges.  It is a good value options for a one or two night stay but if you are looking for something with a little more character and charm with the sacrifice of crater view, then look at Plantation Lodge in the Ngorongoro highlands, or if you want opulence then the Manor or the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
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    Nkungwe Tented Camp - Mahale Mountains
    Nkungwe, sometimes known as Kungwe, is our second choice lodge in Mahale Mountain National Park after the famous Mahale Greystoke just next door; but we like Nkungwe for its simplicity, location on the shore of Lake Tanganyika and value. The main attraction of Mahale is the chimpanzees in the hills and clients visit the same clan of chimps as the Greystoke guests, although they stagger the visit times.  When you actually arrive at the Mahale airstrip you will then need to take the boat down the lake to arrive at the lodge. There are no roads or vehicles inside the national park.
     
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    Nungwi - The Ocean Suite - Zanzibar, North Coast

    The Ocean Suite is an exclusive private suite run by the Ras Nungwi beach hotel.  The private house has its own private steps down to the beach, just to the side of the main hotel. One of the best suites on the island, complete with private plunge pool, great privacy and lots of space.

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    Olakira Camp - Serengeti, Mobile
    We had experienced guides throughout, Afred at the crator and Fadhil in Serengetti. I think we all preferred Serengetti and Olakira camp because it is less touristy and more in the wild and we were fortunate to see the big 5 on this trip, plus the Great migration (albeit a 3 hour drive from our camp due to the late rain this year).
    We would be happy to serve as a reference to other customers and will definitely use your company in the future for any trip to Africa!
    Thanks again and all the best - H. Meyer
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    Cost: $1,218
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