Safari Hotels and Lodges

When visiting Tanzania’s national parks, visitors have the option of staying at one of the upscale lodges located near or in the national parks. Rooms with views, delicious gourmet meals and nightly entertainment are all standard at the safari lodges. Picture a high-end hotel in the middle of the African plains. Equatorial Safaris can book you at the safari lodge of your choice during your visit, including these listed below.

                                                                                Ngorongoro National Park

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only tourist development on the previously undisturbed eastern side of the crater and is located on the eastern access road to the crater. The descent to the crater floor commences within five minutes of leaving the lodge.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: Perched on the edge of the ancient crater rim, the architectural masterpiece of the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a magnificent return to the noble elegance of the traveling colonials. Inspired in design by the Masai manta, three separate camps remember a bygone era when characters such as Lord Delamere adorned the stilted, handcrafted structures with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and treasures collected from travels through Africa.

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge – Also on the crater rim, this lodge has 80 rooms that overlook crater below. Enjoy a drink in the bar with breathtaking views of the sunset after your game drive.

 Tarangire National Park

Tarangire Sopa Lodge  Completing the Northern Tanzania safari circuit the lodge, built as a ‘low profile’ structure, nestles into a wooded hillside valley overlooking Tarangire Hill. Situated 120km (75 miles) from Arusha, Tarangire National Park is easily accessible and boasts magnificent herds of elephant and other species of wildlife

Tarangire Safari Lodge: This lodge is the only one located within Tarangire National Park. It was built by the children of David Simonson, a beloved Lutheran Missionary who served in Tanzania for over 50 years before dying at his African home in 2010. The land was given to him as a gift from the Massai tribe for his years of service with their community. This lodge is a popular mid-range option with breathtaking views from the lodge and the small decked-out huts where the guests stay. It is still run by the Simonson family. Read more about David Simonson here and Tarangire Wildlife Lodge here.

Serengeti and Masai Mara National Parks

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge – Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. The accent here is on the Masai people and the fabulous wealth of wildlife, birdlife, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Seronera Wildlife Lodge – This unique lodge is built into the side of a hill and is located on the migration route. Watch thousands of animals walk by while you enjoy your dinner! 5 minutes from the start of the famous Serengeti balloon safari.

Game drives are a highlight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge! Enjoy sundowner cocktails by the pool… In the evening, traditional dancers perform for the enjoyment of the guests. Daily slide presentations are also held daily by the resident naturalist.

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – Stay at this beautiful lodge built on a hillside and overlooking the lake. Swim in a vanishing horizon pool!

Arusha

Songota Falls Lodge: Located Oldadai Village close to Songota Hills. Cottages in twin/double rooms. 45 minutes from JRO and 10 minutes drive from Arusha Town. And is well known to climbers of the domant volcanic mount Meru.