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Oliver's Camp (Tarangire)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Oliver's Camp sits in the quiet south-east section of Tarangire. It is open from June to the end of March and the game is very good and plentiful here in the height of the dry season. The green marshes tend to attract large herds of zebra, buffalo and wildebeest.

Oliver's Camp offers a mess tent with a fire pit. It is surrounded by directors chairs where guests usually gather before and after dinner to talk about the happenings of the day and listen to the sounds of animals in the bush.

The rooms are traditionally designed and offer a lot of privacy by being spaced apart from each other.  Interiors are rustic yet tasteful and the furniture is made from timber. Interiors have Maasai inspired themes and the camp offers solar powered lights and an open canvas. Each tent is fitted with a mosquito spray, a radio to contact the camp's office, a torch and a safe for your valuables.

Oliver's Camp is a temporary camp but is currently located in a wilderness area where walking and fly-camping are permitted, usually taking place on the plains or sand river. A guide training camp is being run in association with Oliver's, and most game activities will include scheme participants. The food, service and guiding here is very good and the camp offers a great wilderness experience.

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Sanctuary Swala (Tarangire)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Sanctuary Swala is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park. The park is arguably northern Tanzania's best park and is famous for its large herds of elephants.

There are twelve tents surrounding the main dining area, deck and library which are lifted on stilts around an enormous and ancient baobab tree. There is also a stunning infinity swimming pool overlooking a watering hole.

Each of the twelve luxurious canvas pavilions is shaded by tall acacia trees and all are within sight of the well-frequented water hole which regularly draws lions, leopards and resident bull elephants for which Sanctuary Swala is famed. The tents feature a spacious open plan arrangement with comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush sofas, as well as en suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower. Each tent has its own personal attendant who will attend to guests' every need.

Exquisitely furnished with traditional materials, the tents at Sanctuary Swala are unashamedly luxurious but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas.

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Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge (Ngorongoro Crater)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa .

This all inclusive property features 25 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive.

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Onsea House (Arusha)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Onsea House is a privately owned, privately run luxury bed & breakfast in Arusha, Tanzania and is the perfect safari base or place to stay for those looking to climb Kilimanjaro. The level of comfort and quality of service has turned it more into a small boutique hotel than a guesthouse.

Onsea House is the perfect base for safari travellers in Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, the Monduli Mountains and Lake Manyara National Park among other great safari destinations in the "safari capital". After a day exploring, return to your luxury base, Onsea House, for a refreshing drink by the the floodlit swimming pool. For private bathing, the outdoor Hippo Pool Jacuzzi has stunning views and can be booked for individual use. For some extra indulgence, take a massage or aromatherapy treatment - just perfect at the end of a day's safari. And after all that relaxing, why not meet your fellow guests for a friendly game of pool in the bar.

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Lake Duluti Lodge (Arusha)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Lake Duluti Lodge is located around 12km east of the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania.

Set in forest on the northern shores of a volcanic crater lake and about 1km south of the main road, this small lodge is the most upmarket option on this side of town.

The relatively small main building contains a stylish lounge and dining area, with open kitchen. There is also a small shop and a spa.

Higher up in the grounds is a small pool, whilst the 18 guest rooms are ranged either side, some with glancing views over the treetops down to the lake itself, where there is a sundowner lounge.

Activities include walks in the forest and around the local farmlands, as well as canoe trips out on the lake.

Lake Duluti Lodge is very much in the South African boutique style and is clearly intended to combine with top-end safari lodges out in the parks.
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Lake Manyara Tree Tops (Lake Manyara)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Manyara Tree Lodge is an exceptional small camp in a wonderfully secluded location at the southern end of Lake Manyara. It's the only lodge inside Lake Manyara National Park. It's right at the Southern tip of Lake Manyara National Park (in the heart of the Mahogany forest), well away from most of the traffic. Tree Lodge is about 2 1/2 hours from the main gate and the drive is very beautiful taking you through acacia woodland in the north and under the really dramatic rift valley that towers above you to the west.

The lodge consists of 10 stilted tree house suites spread throughout the forest to ensure complete privacy. Each Tree House Suite features large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The rooms are very spacious and bathrooms are especially well done with large bathtubs and even an outdoor shower. Furnishings and decorations are contemporary and abstract. Each tree house has its own private viewing deck with a comfortable sitting area and spectacular forest views. Service is also superb as your own private butler is on call for the duration of your stay to mix martinis or serve dinner on your private veranda. Rooms are equipped with: In-room save / Hairdryer / Tea/coffee facilities / Room service / Laundry. The main guest area includes the kitchen, lounge, dining room, gift shop and bar.

The lounge and dining areas are outside and the atmosphere is wonderful. They offer a great place to mingle with other guests and share the safari highlights for the day. For your safety, Askaris (Masai warriors) will accompany you at night when walking to and from the main lodge. The food and Tree Lodge is simply excellent. A gleaming, chrome-accessorised interactive kitchen includes guests in the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine. In the theatrical boma (reeded enclosure), tandoori ovens produce heavenly cuisine. Meals are enjoyed in the open-air boma, the dining area, on the decks in the guest area or on the guests’ private viewing decks.
Bilila Lodge Kempinski (Serengeti - Central)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
The Bilila Lodge Kempinski is a brand new lodge, set in the centre of the Serengeti National Park close to Seronera.

With 74 rooms it is a large international-style hotel and is beautifully and stylishly put together, with lots of high quality fittings from South Africa. It is the closest that you will get to a five star hotel in the Serengeti.

The main facilities include a comfortable lounge and bar furnished with huge sofas and armchairs. There is a vast indoor dining area and restaurant serving international cuisine prepared in an open kitchen, and also an outside deck with tables and chairs. The infinity swimming pool has plenty of sun loungers dotted around it where you can sunbathe and look out across the Serengeti plains at the same time.

You will also find a gym with numerous machines and weights, a game room which is home to an antique billiards table and a variety of board games including chess and backgammon. There is a relaxing library and a beautiful wine cellar which stocks a vast array of South African wines. A shop sells high quality curios and wandering through the art gallery is a fun way to spend half an hour.

Wooden walkways raised off the ground lead you between the main areas and Bilila's 74 bedrooms. These include Deluxe rooms, Club rooms, Corner suites, one Presidential suite and two Family villas. They are all spacious, and the suites are some of the largest rooms in the Serengeti. Each is decorated with local artworks and textures, so you do have some sense of your location but they remain quite minimalist and very smart.

Each room has an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV and radio, a DVD player, hair-dryer, a mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, high speed internet access, and a private teak deck with a telescope for game viewing. In addition, the suites and the two Family villas have their own private plunge pool, offering great panoramic views over the Serengeti plains.
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Sanctuary Kusini (Serengeti - South)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Kusini is located in the South Central area of the Serengeti National Park. Part of Kusini's charm is its remote and private location within the park borders offering exceptional and essentially private game viewing. Serengeti is home to the great Wildebeest migration, and the short grass plains around Kusini provide the perfect setting for the wildebeest as they mass around the area in the early months of each year.

Accommodation is offered in twelve double tents which are scattered around the main Kopje. Each tent is attended by a personal butler and has en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water. Private verandahs with comfortable furnishings extend in front of each unit. The dining area, lounge and library are housed in the main area, which affords spectacular views from its wooden deck and the adjacent kopje.

The park, and the area around Kusini in particular, is noted for its lion and cheetah populations and excellent leopard sightings. Sites such as the nearby Moru Kopjes are also renowned for good resident game, particularly cats, all year round. The woodland area fringing the short grass plains, where Kusini is located, also has high sightings of resident game including rarer species such as klipspringer in addition to some incredible bird-life.

The famous wildebeest migration is usually present in area around Kusini Camp from around January and April. The season between January and March greets the arrival of newborn zebra and wildebeest calves.
Serengeti Bushtops (Serengeti - North)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
Serengeti Bushtops is located in the north west of Serengeti National Park, just 25 km from the Mara River and directly on the path of the main migration route.

A wonderful location, a great venue and a fantastic experience with a combination of superb food and drink, luxurious accommodation, and staff who are determined to match and exceed every expectation makes this a truly special venue.

Under Serengeti Bushtops canvas lies the finest in seductive luxury and twelve of the largest, most luxurious tents imaginable. Each tent faces the sunset and is open on three sides, giving you an extraordinary panoramic view of nature’s living masterpiece.

A massive 110sqm open-sided living area creates an overwhelming sense of space. With Serengeti Bushtops welcoming anyone aged seven or over, two children’s beds can be added to any tent on request, complementing a substantial Comfort bed. One extra bed can be added for a third adult sharing a double tent. Bedecked with beautiful wooden flooring each tent’s lavish facilities include an en-suite shower area, large private terrace, a hot tub, writing desk, your own telescope for game viewing, 24-hour butler service, a dining table (if you prefer to eat privately), and massages in your tent whenever you wish.

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Kirawira Tented Lodge (Serengeti - West)
Exclusive Lodging (Pricing between $400 - $800 per person)
If you are looking for seclusion, luxury and the ultimate in fine service - all located in one of the most remote areas of the Serengeti - Kirawira Tented Lodge is an experience not to be missed! Hemmed in by the dense Acacia groves that envelope the banks of the Grumeti River, Kirawira's lofty location on a hilltop offers sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding woodlands.

Weary travelers are graciously greeted at the door with a hot towel and a cold refreshing drink by one of the attentive staff. The mahogany bar, lounge and dining tents are draped in khaki and canvas, allowing you to experience Africa's unique sights and sounds in open air ambience long after you've parked the land cruiser. The dining is exquisite, the wine list is long and white glove service leaves nothing to be desired. Close your day and contemplate the magic of Africa while you lounge in the refreshing blue pool. Or enjoy an evening sundowner on your own private veranda as banners of pink and gold stream over the evening sky.

As night envelopes the camp, bask in the warmth of a blazing campfire under a dancing canopy of stars. Once you are back at your own private tent, stretch out in your comfortable bed and allow the natural rhythms of the African night gently hum you to sleep. You may choose to sleep in, or pre-arrange to have the staff wake you bright and early with steaming hot coffee and delicious muffins delivered to your balcony.

Although there is plenty of resident wildlife to witness all year long, Kirawira offers especially splendid game viewing from May through mid July during the northward wildebeest migration. During the northward migration, Kirawira boasts a front seat to the thunderous theatre that is the million-strong wildebeest migration. Additionally, throughout the entire dry season (May to November), the surrounding area offers great wildlife viewing for resident animals including giraffe, elephant, lion, hyena, impala, topi, crocodile, hippo and several species of primates including the beautiful black and white colobus monkey (this species is only found in the Western Serengeti). Kirawira can also make a great spot in November when a portion of the southward migration may pass through the area especially if the onset of the rains is delayed. During November, some of the migratory wildebeest and zebra accumulate in the Western Serengeti before making their final southward leap to the southern Serengeti Plains.
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