Most of you reading this are inclined to come for a safari to Tanzania. During you planning stage, you will come across varied accommodation options mainly as tented camps and lodges. While the visuals are equally tempting, our safari experts suggest, your choice of staying in a camp or lodge essentially defines your safari experience.
We are here to help you decide based on several factors, what kind of accommodation will be ideal for your safari to Tanzania.
Just a tent away from the wild
Canvas structures set up in the vast savannah or over a hill. A Maasai escorts you to guard you from the passing wild animals. Comfortable bedding and en-suite shower. Unfenced, authentic and first-hand experience of the African nature.
This is how it feels to stay in a tented camp in Tanzania. Most safari goers consider to stay in a camp during the peak wild watching season from June to August and specifically looking into the ‘wildebeest migration’ movement. The tented camp options are further categorized as standard public campsites; private mobile camps that move as per the animal movement and permanent structures in the mid-range to luxury accommodation types.
Tented Camp Experiences
Lodge comfort and unparalleled views
Amidst the African bush, on an exclusive location, concrete designs invite you to a ‘hotel’ like atmosphere. The infinity pools, spacious rooms with views, well-appointed restaurants and the feeling of being secured with distance views of the wild is what describes ‘a stay in the lodge’ during your safari.
Safaris to Tanzania are defined by catering to the desires of diverse travellers including families, honeymooners, group of solo travellers and friends alike. There are a handful of recognized brands including Melia, Serena, the luxury Four Seasons and Sopa lodges that are ideal for travellers looking into for plush and relaxing stay after an adventurous safari.
With the fundamental understanding of what it ‘feels’ like to live in a tent or a lodge, our safari consultants suggest you to define your travel style to decide better what kind of accommodation would suit you.
Who are you traveling with?
If you are on a honeymoon, traveling as a couple or a family, you would be interested to consider staying in a tented camp. It renders a feel of privacy and gives a more personalized touch with a handful of guests to cater to. Many families often feel safe and convenient to stay in a lodge while traveling with kids, where facilities are more flexible resources may be easy available and children movement is not restricted all the time under adult supervision.
What is your style of traveling?
Many travellers who wish to stay in a tented camp are flexible on budget and more interested to get ‘an experience of staying in a tented camp.’ If you are someone looking for comfort without being conscious of wildlife around, accessing amenities such as swimming pool, massage services and a restaurant like feel, we would recommend you to stay at a lodge.
Are you open to raw wildlife adventure?
It is essential to keep in mind that tented camps do not have any fences and wild animals are prone to pass by. This does not mean it’s unsafe to stay in camps however the experiences here are raw and the camp staff are experienced to ensure of your safety. If you are open to such experiences, you would love to consider staying in a camp.
The time of year of you travel
During the green season in April and May, most camps remain close due to the rainfall and open up again during the dry season from June. Lodges are open almost throughout the year and an ideal choice if you are considering a warm and homely environ with most amenities available in-house.
Do you have your travel dates and accommodation preferences in mind? Speak to our safari experts and let them brighten up your holiday with their suggestions!