There is a huge variety of accommodation on offer in Tanzania, catering for all tastes and budgets. This simple guide is designed to help you decide which type of lodging is for you (and your budget)
Five-star luxury beyond your wildest dreams
Imagine a secluded retreat of pure luxury, where every fanciful whim becomes reality. Think five-star dream hideaway and decadent oasis of pure bliss. A place of natural beauty and endless space, where your troubles dissolve and time stands still. Breathtaking vistas, luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and impeccable service – this is Tanzanian designer accommodation. Be it in cities, towns or in the wilderness, these properties truly are first class in all respects. But don't think for one moment that all this luxury will exclude you from the real Tanzania. You are still deeply immersed in the raw wilderness of quintessential Africa, with all its inherent adventure, excitement and natural beauty.
A fine alternative for the more restrictive budget
Imagine stepping out of your own house and into someone else’s. A homely, welcoming and comfortable place – this is the Classic range of accommodation. From lodge to tented camp and from big to small, they are of good quality, offer fine service and are in great locations. They all have en suite bathrooms and the usual creature comforts. A great alternative if you find the designer range a little out of your budget.
For the more hardy traveller
Imagine adventure as it was once upon a time: simple, but comfortable, with all your basic amenities available. En suite bathrooms, hot water, bucket showers and comfortable beds. Evenings under the stars on camp chairs, listening to the fire. Early morning coffee as you set off in search of the stories of the night before. Picnic lunches under trees as you admire the wilderness. Enjoy sundowners by the river, and BBQ dinners out in the open. If you are prepared to leave all your modern luxuries behind, this is the perfect way to experience Tanzania.
Monjes Lodges Arusha Tanzania
Monjes Lodges invites you to experience the unparalleled beauty of the Arusha Town. Set in the heart of Arusha Town. Our Lodge is equipped to accommodate 50 persons at a time. Fourteen spacious, double rooms with modern amenities, six twin-bedded cottages in sylvan surroundings and five tented cottages with attached modern bath ensure that your stay here is in comfort.(But there is no A/c, or T.V. in any of the accommodation).Our Bar & Restaurant offers a range of exotic drinks and desserts one must certainly experience. From our Lodges you can walk to almost all offices and financial institution in Arusha Town. We can also organize for the tour of Arusha town and a day trip to Arusha National Park or Lake Manyara / Tarangire National Park if you prefer that.
Migunga Tented Camp
At Migunga you wake up in the morning to the sound of the forest, with beams of the sun finding their way through our the tall trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy our mountain bike ride trail through Lake Manyara’s backyard or enjoy watching our vervet monkeys muck about on the central field. The evenings are resonating with the typical sounds of forest creatures, making your fairytale complete.
Migunga Tented Camp is nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest of Lake Manyara. The camp is ideally situated in shade of an acacia forest, only 5 minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park. This is the ideal base camp to discover the beautiful surroundings of Lake Manyara, or pay a cultural visit to the colourful town of Mto Wa Mbu.
Ikoma Tented Camp
All what you expect from a tented camp. Very close to the Serengetti National park, which results in hyiena's, zebra's, elephants, and wildebeast directly around your tent. Camp is good protected by armed guards. Comport in tented camps is good, not more. Clean and well-maintained tents.
Food in the restaurant is average to good. Friendly people and good service. Furthermore, not too much facilities, but all you need for a sleep over during a safari in the Serengeti.You can hear the hyenas laugh at night, the masai guard the camp and is an interesting experience to see them standing still in the darkness with a bow and arrow looking out for danger. Truly an experience of going back to basics in life! It has hot water only in the evening and early mornings. During breakfast and dinner, do catch up with the chef Mohammed and let him know your preference for food.
Lake Natron Tented Camp
Lake Natron Tented Camp is a quiet place, but there are activities to conquer the silence. It is not a place known for its wildlife, but a place for enjoying your stay. The natural pool is very refreshing, which is welcome at the hot and dry daytime. If you like, simplicity and beautiful views you will not be disappointed.
The restaurant is very nice; there is also a fireplace outside of the restaurant. The service is great and if something is not all right please bear with the personnel - only some of them speak English well. We had the maasai Marco for a guide and he was excellent - just fantastic.
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Kati Kati Camp is a one of the more simple tented camp located in the Central Serengeti near to Seronera. This area of the Serengeti has reliably good game viewing throughout the year, and is a good place to look for cheetah on the vast open plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two-hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.
A cosy mess tent islocated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner. 10 tents with en suite facilities.
Several airstrips in the National Park receive schedule flights from Arusha as well as charter flights.
Maramboi Tented Camp
This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem. Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa's big picture. It is a complete semi desert experience focusing on game drives.
40 spacious tents built on ample wooden decks, among them there are 26 standard rooms, 10 suites and 2 units with 2 rooms interconnected, ideal for families with children. They all have en suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220V electric lighting.
An impressive landscape from the Rift Valley gives the visitor an amazing natural welcome to an area extraordinarily rich in wildlife. The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift Valley, Ngorongoro highlands and on clear days even Oldonyo Lengai a sacred mountain to the Maasai.
Activities include, game drives, bird watching on the shores of the not too distant Lake Manyara and cultural interaction with Datoga and Maasai tribes, whose bomas populate the adjacent land.
Lake Masek Tented Camp
Named for the lake it overlooks, the relatively new Lake Masek Tented Camp is located just south of the border of southern Serengeti National Park and northwest Ngorongoro Conservation area. More commonly known as Ndutu, after a second lake nearby, this area sees the wildebeest migration pass through in the earlier part of the year (typically December to April). There is also a good population of resident wildlife found here, especially cheetah, which are regularly spotted, and the more diminutive and rarely seen bat-eared fox.
The main building is approached from the rear, with comfortable lounge and dining areas leading out onto a nice raised deck area with splendid views out over the lake. The twenty-tented rooms are set out amongst the light acacia cover, raised up on decks, each equipped with comfortable beds, phone, shower and freestanding bath.
Lake Masek Tented Camp is a good mid-priced option in this attractive area. It also offers a higher level of conventional comforts and protection from the elements than the mobile camps in the area, which can become a little challenging if it rains.