Tanzania is lucky to boast some of the most luxurious safari lodges in all of Africa – this is a by-product of the amazing locations these lodges have found, which warrant only the best kind of accommodation. These safari lodges are also perfect for families vacation, as they generally offer lots of activities that keep everyone entertained. Tanzania’s safari still boasts the huge open spaces, dotted with games, that represent the Africa of old times, and long may it last. Keep reading to know more about the best Tanzania luxury safari lodges.
My Top 5 Tanzania Safari Lodges for Families
Lamai Nomad – Northern Serengeti
Lamai was built by a group of professional safari guides and the location certainly portrays this. There couldn’t be better game viewing anywhere else, and the lodge itself is not over the top, but is exceptionally luxurious. It has views of Kenya and the staff here are so friendly that you feel part of the family as soon as you arrive. Lamai also has Little Lamai with a two bedroom private camp with private guide and pool – perfect for families.
Sand Rivers Selous – Southern Tanzania
Sand Rivers has a fantastic reputation for being the best lodge in Tanzania and it really does live up to this. With open thatched private villas, overlooking the mighty Rufiji River (which is always full of hippos and crocodiles) this lodge is magical and hard to put into words just how much. Again Sand Rivers has Kiba Point which is ideal for those wanting to be completely private, the kids can run riot.
Greystoke Mahale – Western Tanzania
Greystoke Mahale offers the only place you can track chimpanzees in East Africa – it doesn’t get wilder than this lodge which sits on its own private beach in the middle of nowhere. Greystoke is an experience that others are not likely to have had and one that you will never forget. The lake also offers endless fun for young people.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Northern Tanzania
If you haven’t heard of this lodge you will certainly have seen pictures. This amazing lodge sits perched on the edge of the Crater with arguably the best views in Africa. The rooms are opulent and extravagant and a stay here is great fun and a real novelty. This lodge has interconnecting family rooms and offers the chance for families to meet the Masai tribesmen, the little ones can learn to bead, shoot bows and arrows or play football with their Masai counterparts.
Sasakwa – Singita Grumeti, Western Serengeti
Sasakwa also has amazing views all the way across this private reserve. The lodge is made up of various sized private villas all with private infinity pools. The main area boasts extra-strength telescopes, so you can see what’s going down below and Michelin star standard food. Sasakwa has a large cinema room, tennis, cricket, horses and much more, so none of the young will ever be lost for something to do.