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Mwiba River Lodge

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.

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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.

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Mwiba Lodge Rates:
$1,750 per person


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Mwiba Lodge - Reviews

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.
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