Furaha Tours & Safaris can offer you extensive Tanzania safari accommodation options, ranging from high-end luxury safari lodges, intimate tented safari campsites, standard safari lodges, and budget camping. All our Tanzania safari accommodation options offer different standards and quality of accommodation, each impacting directly on the total safari costs, but offering you the widest possible budget options. Early booking is preferable if not essential, to avoid disappointment and to secure availability in the different lodges or tented safari campsites.
Budget camping: Our budget camping safaris use public campsites, which all offer basic facilities including communal kitchens, toilets, washing areas, hot showers, and usually a bar with a basic restaurant. At safari campsites all meals are prepared by your own cook and are served outside, using camping tables and chairs supplied by us. In case of rain, a shelter or mess tent is provided. Adding to the adventure, it is not uncommon to encounter wild animals in some of the safari campsites at night. All our adventure camping safaris are accompanied by a driver/guide and a cook.
Permanent tented camps: Tented safari camps combine the comfort of a lodge with the sensation of camping in the wild. They provide individual accommodation in large canvas-sided tents erected on wooden or stone platforms. Most of Tanzania’s permanent tented camps are well furnished with electricity, ceiling fans, four poster beds, and lush carpeting, including private en-suite bathroom facilities. The majority also feature good restaurants, and bars and some have swimming pools. All the safari tents are mosquito and insect-proof and are placed under canopies of natural materials like thatch or makuti, which also ensures a cooler interior.
Standard safari lodges: The standard Tanzania safari lodges can be compared with normal tourist-class hotel accommodations. Safari lodges that fall into this category mostly belong to the Wildlife Lodge group (previously government-owned). Since the privatization of these lodges, room rates were increased dramatically, and currently, they do not offer the best value for money. Our standard Tanzania safari lodges do however offer at least a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, en-suite bathrooms, and comfortable air-conditioned rooms.
Luxury safari lodges: Staying at a luxury Tanzania safari lodge, which is mostly located in one of Tanzania’s National Parks, is a totally unique experience The luxury safari lodges usually feature stunning surroundings, indigenous designs, and use of materials, which are integrated with the most modern amenities and complemented by exceptional service. The safari lodges which fall within this category mostly belong to either the Sopa or Serena Lodge groups, both falling in the same price category and offering the best in Tanzania safari luxury.
High-end luxury lodges and tented camps: Everything is chosen to delight the imagination and enhance the spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings. An eclectic blend of elegant teak paneling, Victorian furnishings, and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmosphere that is as elegant and unique as the safari itself! Not to mention some have their own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. Brocade sofas and Persian rugs invite you to re-live the day’s experiences around a roaring fire. The domed dining room, where sparkling silver and crystal vie for attention with the huge windows and awe-inspiring views.