Safari Accommodations

We’ve stayed at all the lodges and camps we use on safari, so we know that the service, amenities, locations, and comfort are in line with our guests’ needs and expectations.

Moreover, we make an effort to balance guest needs with sustainability. We make sure lodge and camp operators that we recommend are both socially and environmentally responsible, so you can rest assured that your visit contributes to a healthier, happier Tanzania.

Some of our favorite places to stay on safari include:

Exclusive Nyumba Camps

There’s nothing like the authentic safari experience, where you live as close to the stunning landscapes and wildlife you’re seeing as possible. In Nyumba camps, used exclusively by Thomson Safaris travelers, you’ll get the best of both worlds: the chance to experience the African wilderness like never before combined with Western-style amenities. At the Nyumbas, you can expect:

  • Eco-friendly, ambient solar lighting
  • Soft-as-silk linens covering your bed
  • Private en suite bathrooms
  • Self-contained, pump-flush toilets, an eco-friendly alternative to fixed plumbing
  • Safari-style gravity-fed hot showers available any time
  • Lounge tents (which vary by location), a cozy place for conversation and a drink
  • Dining tents where you’ll share delicious 3-course meals with your safari companions

All the Nyumba camps have been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. And since Rick and Judi own and operate these camps, we have substantial control over the quality of your experience, and the ability to respond to guest needs quickly and effectively. 

Best of all, you’ll eat fabulously: the Nyumba camp chefs are highly-trained and incredibly talented. Meals in comfortable dining tents are both relaxing and delicious; dozens of returning guests ask us for recipes every year! While you will get a chance to try some East African flavors, all meals are prepared with a western palate in mind.

Gibb’s Farm

Situated on the grounds of an 80-year-old working coffee estate, Gibb’s farm is a stunning retreat nestled in the heart of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

A 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice, and included on Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best list, Gibb’s offers guests luxurious accommodations, fantastic food, and the option to try a wide variety of activities, from guided walks to Maasai-inspired spa treatments (additional fees may apply). Relax and experience one of the most beautiful regions in Africa at this award-winning eco-lodge. 

For a sampling of lodges and camps that we recommend throughout Tanzania, refer to the Accommodations Slideshow.