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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Matemwe Retreat - Zanzibar, East Coast
Matemwe Retreat is a group of 3 private villas attached to the Matemwe Bungalows beach lodge.  They are extremely luxurious and give the feeling of being waited on hand and foot in an exclusive, tropical hideaway.  If a completely secluded experience on Zanzibar is what you have in mind then this really does fit the bill.  Matemwe Retreat is the perfect honeymooner’s palace!
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    Cost: $665
    Mbalageti Lodge - Serengeti, West
    Mbalageti Tented Lodge is actually quite lovely, but its size lets it down. The rooms are very good and the main area is inviting and warm but when you have up to 80 people in the lodge it doesn’t really feel like a typical safari camp or appeal to us. It is also seasonal interms of the Great Migration, only being located in the right area for a short period each year..
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    Cost: $650
    Mchanga - Zanzibar, East Coast

    Mchanga Beach Lodge is a real find and is still very much an undiscovered lodge on a great little beach.  Set away from the large hotel resorts both up and down the coast, the feeling of the lodge is of being in an unspoilt enclave.  
     

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    Cost: $169
    Mdonya camp was the perfect way to immerse us all into the safari holiday. We enjoyed the day- long game drives, starting with coffee and cake brought to the tent, colourful Masai blankets to keep us warm until the sun came up and packed breakfast and lunch in the bush. We saw all the animals we wanted to see and were amazed at the knowledgable guides. - J. Donnelly
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    Cost: $510
    Migration Camp - Serengeti, North
    Migration Camp is a luxury Permanent Lodge owned by the Elewana chain located in the North Central area of the Serengeti. We really like the actual property but the one main issue is the location. Yes it is good for the migration around the early July time but the herds move through here so fast that it’s very easy to miss them. There is good resident game here but as this area of the Serengeti is quite shrubby and wooded- spotting them can be troublesome.  Depending on the time of the year we would either be more inclined with a Northern Camp in the Kogatende area or something in the South or West.
     
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    Cost: $893
    The whole staff team at Mivumo were so friendly and helpful and arranged fabulous memorable moments such arranging a pop up bar on the river bank so we could watch the sunset over the river gin and tonic in hand! The food was delicious- fresh, tasty and perfectly cooked and we even had breakfast by the river in the last morning watching the baboons, hippos and crocodiles.

    - D. Hills
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    Cost: $540
    Mnemba Island - Zanzibar Islands
    Mnemba despite the astronomical price was incredible, one of the most beautiful places we’ve been and with brilliant food and service, our butler Rajab was brilliant, we absolutely loved it and would love to go back. Probably in about 20 years when we’ve saved up enough again. - R. Cohen
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    Cost: $1,672
    With quite a range of lodges and small hotels to choose from these days in and around Arusha, this lodge stands out as being a good choice. With good service and clean, airy rooms the lodge is well managed. It has a good sized pool for those who may have come off Kilimanjaro, otherwise ideal for a quick dip in the afternoon after arriving from anywhere else. A good option for those looking for a quiet and charming stoop over point on their way through. Excellent for families, but if you are looking for small intimate place, look elsewhere.
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    Mwagusi (Ruhaha Park) : we really enjoyed Ruhaha and the lodge. As promised, Mwagusi is amazing, the games drives were excellent – we had wonderful guides and driver (Isaac and Vicent) – and we brought back beautiful pictures - Challe
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    Mwiba Lodge - Serengeti, Mobile
    Mwiba lodge was simply fantastic. While it is very expensive, it is worth every penny. The rooms or should I say cottages were spacious and very private. The bed was comfortable and large making for sound sleeping. Large sitting area inside as well as a very large balcony with nice views of the stream and countryside added so much comfort and enjoyment.
     
    The food was exceptional. The variety offered at each meal was impressive and the quality was worthy of a Michelin starred restaurant. Three or four entrees at each meal with many side dishes and starters, desserts and soups would satisfy the most discerning and demanding palate.
     
    The game drives were the best. Zeke and Charles were focused on providing us with the best safari experience.  The first afternoon out they spotted a huge leopard napping in a tree. I was no more than 30 feet from the female capturing beautiful pictures. The MWIBA private game preserve is incredible. We saw no other vehicles in the bush over the three days there, and we covered a lot of terrain.  Also, we could remain in the bush well into the evening hours, when the predators become more active.  Also, we were near enough to travel well into the plains to view the great migration.  What a unique and awesome experience that was along with watching lions lying in wait for their next meal.
     
    Most memorable was the morning they took us on a walking safari. We encountered a tribe of bushmen (and women) hunting and foraging. We spent several hours following them in their daily routine, shooting smaller animals (birds and bush babies) and cooking them on the spot and smoking bees out to retrieve their honeycombs. The bush people were so skilled, happy and gregarious, Joanne and I were astonished.  MWIBA topped off this experience with a breakfast in the bush that was fit for a king with the chef presenting omlettes and all the usual fixings of a full English breakfast.
     
    I could go on and on, but I thinks this captures the essence of Mwiba.  An unforgettable experience. It should be a required visit for those seeking the ultimate in safari experiences.
    - W. Sloneker
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    Cost: $1,750
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