The Serengeti is the quintessential safari destination of East Africa. The Park is best known for unrivalled sightings of the “big five” and is home to a massive wildebeest migration taking place each year. It’s one of Africa’s most popular destinations.
Four Seasons Serengeti offers a number of ways to relax after a long or short day on a Luxury Tanzania Safari including a chance to soak up the sun by the pool, enjoy a massage at their world-class spa or end the day with a meal at one of their three on-site restaurants.
It hosts nature walks and safaris led by conservation experts and traditional Maasai guides, and they even have an onsite science discovery center. They work closely with multiple wildlife conservation funds in the area as well as with a local orphanage for girls.
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge takes “glamping” to a whole new level. Comprised of 15 luxury glass-sided tents, each suite has its own balcony and small plunge pool. The property also features a larger shared pool, a welcoming fire pit, and sun-drenched “kopjes,” an African term for small, rocky hills. A separate tent offers an extensive menu of massage and spa treatments.
The lodge has a unique location, as it is located directly within the main wildebeest migration route. Incredible animal sightings here are all guaranteed. The rooms contain everything from twin to super-king beds. This lodge is great for couples and is the perfect choice if you’re looking to splurge on serious luxury.
Ewanjan Tented Camp is a permanent lodge in the central region that features 12 beautiful suites. It is particularly secluded due to its location at the end of a blind valley.
The Ndutu & Mara Camps are actually the same camp in two different locations. The Ndutu Camp is set up in the southern Serengeti between December and March, and the Mara Camp is in the northern Serengeti between July and October.
The Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in the Central Serengeti, you can expect a truly unique hotel experience. Nestled into a tree-lined ridge, the unique local architecture features individual stone huts with thatched roofs called “rondavels.” Each one is individual, meaning you have no neighbors aside from a few roaming wildebeests that may pass by in the grasslands.
Challenge yourself with a Swahili lesson or simply relax by the infinity pool taking in the views. You can even eat all three meals on the Serengeti plains if you so desire, or opt for a meal in their two-story wood-carved dining room.
Asilia has five lodges in the Serengeti and even more across Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda as well. Their accommodations fall into one of three categories comfort, classic, or reserve. Comfort camps are the most casual and basic option, and the classic camps pay homage to the origins of the safari experience with African heritage inspired design.
The reserve camps are the most luxurious choices, with a stronger focus on modern design and world-class amenities. The most affordable comfort option in the Serengeti starts at $830 per night in the green season and includes full board and game drives.
The Dunia Camp has made history as the first women-run camp in the Serengeti, Namiri Camp is situated right in the heart of big cat territory, and the Kimondo and Olakira Migration Camps are the ultimate choices if wildebeest viewing is at the top of your list.
The Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp is the best choice if you’re looking for modern elegance in a camp. Despite opening in December 2017, this 5-star camp has made quite a name for itself. The camp consists of ten glamorous tents constructed from wood with contemporary touches. Each has a private balcony and bucket showers that come with a personal attendant. There’s also a beautiful common space that serves as a bar and lounge as well.
Nomad Tanzania is the perfect option for you. Featuring four lodges in the Serengeti (and nine more across the rest of Tanzania,) this is a perfect option if you want to be immersed in the park without the hefty price tag.
Here you can do multiple organized game drives a day, or hire private vehicles and explore independently with a local guide. These extra activities are charged separately, and room rates can be found for as low as $400 per night.