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Safari in North Tanzania means tour through different national parks, to discover wildlife and millennial cultures. Try not to get fascinated by amazing sunsets and endless prairies. Experience the thrill of a close encounter with the Big Fives and much more…
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Everything stars from Arusha

Arusha is a city in north eastern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region. Located below Mount Meru, the city is close to the most important Tanzanian parks, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the Arusha National Park and is thus considered the safari capital of the world

Arumeru Lodge

On a former coffee plantation surrounded by lush, magnificent gardens, Arumeru features an inviting lounge and large terrace with a wonderful view of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The 31 chalets, junior suites and family rooms are located in individual bungalows spread across the large tropical estate. The beautifully landscaped swimming pool is also located here. In the main area there is the lobby (free Wifi) with fireplace, bar, garden terrace and a large restaurant with outdoor seating on the terrace.

The lodge is located exactly halfway between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha town, roughly one kilometer from the main road, in a unique protected area. It is established on a property of seven hectares and fenced on its outer perimeters.

In the gorgeous gardens, you can observe dik-diks, monkeys and a large amount of bird species. The lodge benefits of the view on the Kilimanjaro and the Mount Meru.

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Arumeru offers 20 spacious Garden Chalets with either twin or double beds. Each room can be converted into a Triple room (Sofa bed) and two rooms are connecting rooms. 6 Junior Suites consisting of 5 rooms with double beds and one room with twin beds. A third bed can be added into all Suites. The lodge also offers 2 Family Units

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Lobby with fireplace, bar, garden terrace and large restaurant with outside seating on a terrace. (Free WIFI at lobby and bar). Swimming Pool and massage room in the garden area. We are giving back to nature.... Many aspects of our services, lodges and camps have a light CO2 footprint. Since the end of 2020 the lodge is "plastic bottle free". The water served for meals and in the rooms will be then produced by the latest filtering technologies. A part of the hot water is already now produced by solar water heaters. During 2020, Arumeru will receive its first PV solar panels (30 KWp), to produce CO2 free electricity.

Tarangine National Park

Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania's Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.

Maweninga Camp

Perched on the top of an imposing granite rock, this camp has the privilege of being within the Tarangire National Park, overlooking Lake Manyara and Burunge.

The picturesque backdrop on the horizon are the volcanoes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Oldeani or Lemagrut ... Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, Maweninga has a particularly low-carbon footprint.

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Maweninga Camp offers 16 canvas tents built on individual raised wooden platforms. Each tent features an open terrace, a bedroom, a dressing room alcove with en-suite bathroom. Public areas consist of a lovely restaurant and bar with wooden floors and makuti roof adjacent to the huge flat rock terrace. Camp fire & smaller private dining area can also be found.

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The restaurant and bar with wooden floor and makuti roof are located adjacent to the huge flat rock-terrace. Refreshing drinks are served while you admire breathtaking views and the sunset over the bush. Experience the african sky after your dinner in a lounge-chair at the magical campfire and listen to Masaai stories. Enjoy a special dinner at our smaller restaurant overlooking the bush.

Maweninga Camp offers 16 canvas tents built on individual raised wooden platforms. Each tent features an open terrace, a bedroom, a dressing room alcove with en-suite bathroom. Public areas consist of a lovely restaurant and bar with wooden floors and makuti roof adjacent to the huge flat rock terrace. Camp fire & smaller private dining area can also be found.

Ormatai Rock

Built inside Tarangire National Park, Ormatai Rock benefits from its dramatic location, on the edge of massive kopjes. Facing West, it offers magnificent views over the park, and further on the horizon, over the Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Crater and the lakes Burunge and Manyara.

Opened in July 2019, Ormatai Rock is the newest addition to our existing portfolio. Thanks to subtle and tasteful decoration, one can easily feel the camp's warm atmosphere and harmonious blend with the surrounding environment.

The small number of tents creates a personal and exclusive atmosphere. Built on Kopjes, each tent offers magnificent views from the private terrace. The spacious communal areas are built of stone with natural materials and covered with thatch. It boasts 9 expansive, modern style tents, which offer breathtaking views over the park. All are nestled amongst the rocks and equipped with comfortable bedding, a furnished terrace as well as en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets, shower and basin. 24 hour electricity is provided in each tent thanks to our local solar equipment.

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Ormatai Rock offers 9 expansive, modern style tents. All are nestled amongst the rocks and equipped with comfortable bedding, a furnished terrace as well as en-suite bathrooms. Public areas consist of a superb and cosy lounge/bar area and an open restaurant with magnificent views

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A modern safari style awaits you in the thatched main house of Ormatai Rock. Adjacent to the cosy lounge area with bar (Wifi) is an open restaurant with magnificent views. The viewing deck & fireplace are ideal for an unforgettable African sunset or after dinner drinks. The camp is powered by solar energy for hot water and electricity. Ormatai Rock is "plastic free" and does not use disposable plastic bottles. Thanks to the latest filter technology used on site, our guests enjoy pure drinking water.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley at 126 km south west of Arusha. It covers an area of 325 km2 including about 230 km2 lake surface.

To the south, situated on the escarpment above the park, is the 35,399 ha Marang Forest Reserve.

Lake Manyara National Park is part of the Lake Manyara Biosphere Reserve. Lake Manyara, including the areas within and outside the national park, along with the Marang Forest Reserve on the adjacent uplands are included in the Lake Manyara Important Bird Area where more than 350 bird species have been observed.

Bashay Rift Lodge

The lodge is built on the top of a hill amidst a magnificent garden. The public areas including the beautiful terraces offer unique views over Lake Eyasi and the Rift Valley. Due to its ideal location, Bashay Rift Lodge has become a very pleasant stopover before heading to the northern parks. Within the past years it has been enjoying great popularity as a getaway for several nights to relax and unwind. The lodge consists of 32 individual rooms with a special "Farm in Africa" feeling, spread in the wide and lovely garden. All rooms offer unique views and all differ in terms of size, lay-out and decoration.

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Bashay Rift Lodge offers 32 individual rooms with a special "Farm in Africa" feeling, spread in the wide and lovely garden. All rooms offer unique views and all differ in terms of size, lay- out and decoration. Public areas consist of an elegant main house hosting both restaurants, lounge and bar as well as swimming pool and spa available further down the property.

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Leading off the beautiful garden terrace with commanding views over the valley, the main bar & lounge with its fire place is the perfect gathering point. Throughout the day refreshing drinks or tea are served here and at the pool bar. In the evening, pre & post dinner drinks can also be served at our main bar. The elegant main restaurant with its terrace offers spectacular views up to Eyasi lake and can accommodate up to 60 guests. The pergola close to the pool area offers a smaller dining section and usually serves traditional Tanzanian cuisine. Over the years Bashay Rift Lodge has developed real farm activities including a Coffee plantation project, vegetable and fruit garden (with bio production) and chicken house. In our bee hives a delicious honey for tea and coffee is produced. The farm provides fresh quality products for the lodge and also supplies our other properties.

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Ngorongroro Crater and Conservartion Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.

Ngorongoro Crater

The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha, Tanzania, in February 2013.

The Munge Stream drains Olmoti Crater to the north, and is the main water source draining into the Lake Magadi, the seasonal salt lake in the center of the crater.

The other major water source in the crater is the Ngoitokitok Spring, near the eastern crater wall. There is a picnic site here open to tourists and a huge swamp fed by the spring, and the area is inhabited by hippopotamuses, elephants, lions and many others. Many other small springs can be found around the crater's floor, and these are important water supplies for the animals and local Maasai, especially during times of drought. Masai were previously permitted to graze their cattle within the crater, but as of 2015 were restricted from doing so.

Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. Large mammals in the crater include the black rhinoceros , the African buffalo or Cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. There are also many other ungulates: the blue wildebeest Grant's zebra, the common eland, and Grant's and Thomson's gazelle. Absent are giraffe, impala, topi, oribi, crocodile. Cheetah, East African wild dog, and African leopard are rarely seen. The crater has one of the densest known population of lions.

Olduvai Camp

The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha, Tanzania, in February 2013.

The Munge Stream drains Olmoti Crater to the north, and is the main water source draining into the Lake Magadi, the seasonal salt lake in the center of the crater.

The other major water source in the crater is the Ngoitokitok Spring, near the eastern crater wall. There is a picnic site here open to tourists and a huge swamp fed by the spring, and the area is inhabited by hippopotamuses, elephants, lions and many others. Many other small springs can be found around the crater's floor, and these are important water supplies for the animals and local Maasai, especially during times of drought. Masai were previously permitted to graze their cattle within the crater, but as of 2015 were restricted from doing so.

Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. Large mammals in the crater include the black rhinoceros , the African buffalo or Cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. There are also many other ungulates: the blue wildebeest Grant's zebra, the common eland, and Grant's and Thomson's gazelle. Absent are giraffe, impala, topi, oribi, crocodile. Cheetah, East African wild dog, and African leopard are rarely seen. The crater has one of the densest known population of lions.

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Olduvai offers 17 tents centered around a kopje. The thatched tents sit high on stone terraces peering out across the plains. All large safari canvas tents are quite similar in terms of lay-out and decoration, but each with its own special bush feeling. Each tent features a private viewing deck, large bedroom, dressing area and ensuite bathroom. The public areas are built in the rocks under an impressive thatched roof. Main bar and restaurant can be found at the lower level whilst smaller lounge & restaurant welcome smaller parties higher up in the kopjes.

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The public areas are built in the rocks under an impressive thatched roof. The main bar offers a spectacular view over the plains and is a cosy gathering place for drinks before and after dinner. The rustic and impressive main restaurant is centrally located and can seat up to 40 guests. A little higher up in the Kopjes a second restaurant serves meals for up to 10 guests. Highlight after an eventful safari day is a sundowner in the private atmosphere of our small lounge high up in the rocks.

The whole camp is powered by solar energy. Electricity is supplied by a new generation solar system. The hot water is provided by solar heating systems. Rainwater covers up to 50 % of the annual water consumption.

Olduvai Ndogo

Set on the plateau of the Kiloki kopjes, approx. 80m higher than Olduvai main camp, the intimate and exclusive Olduvai Ndogo offers breathtaking views over the Serengeti plains. Facing northwest, our guests can enjoy spectacular landscapes. During migration months, huge numbers of animals can be observed directly from the camp.

Eight spacious and stylish decorated tents lie on the flanks of the rock. They offer a spectacular views from the private viewing deck over the unique Olduvai area and the endless Serengeti plains. All tents offer en-suite bathrooms (flush toilets, shower and basin) at the back of each tent. A special family unit with 2 separate bedrooms is available and Triple rooms can be offered. 24 hour electricity is provided in each tent thanks to our local solar equipment.

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Olduvai Ndogo offers 8 spacious and stylish decorated tents, all with spectacular views over the unique Olduvai area and the endless Serengeti plains. All tents are en-suite. A special family unit with 2 separate bedrooms is available and Triple rooms can be offered. The Public areas consist of a bar, lounge and restaurant, located under a large Makuti Roof. Adjacent fireplace & terrace.

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The camp's central area with a bright and modern decor is located under a large Makuti roof and includes a cosy lounge with a bar and the open restaurant for up to 20 people. Two beautiful terraces and the bar invite our guests to refreshments during the day and beautiful sundowners. The firepit invites for drinks after dinner and pleasant evenings beneath the African sky.

The camp is powered by solar energy for hot water and electricity. Olduvai Ndogo is "plastic free" and does not use disposable plastic bottles. Thanks to the latest filter technology used on site, our guests enjoy pure drinking water.

The official access to the camp (and the best way to experience Olduvai Ndogo) is on foot. Guests walk a little less than one kilometre in the open plains through genuine Massai villages while Massai donkeys will carry their luggage to the camp.

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Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park stretches over 14,763 km2. It is located in the Mara and Simiyu regions and contains 1.5 million hectares of savanna. It is well known for the largest annual migration of over 1.5 million blue wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger. The park is the centerpiece of the Serengeti Ecosystem which is twice as large and includes the neighboring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Maasai Mara National Reserve in bordering Kenya.

Ronjo Camp

Located in the heart of Serengeti National Park, slightly north of Seronera, Ronjo Camp is an ideal place to explore the immensely rich central Serengeti and its fantastic wildlife (home to lots of resident species such as Elephants, Gazelles, Buffalos, Lions... some of them wandering around the camp...). The camp is laid out in a quiet and secluded area with superb views over the plains and the Banagi hills. End the day by the light of oil lamps around the campfire or privately in front of your tent under the discreet watch of a Maasaï warrior.

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Ronjo offers 16 spacious en-suite tents, all recently renovated and with fantastic views over the Serengeti plains. Dining and bar tents are available for meals and drinks throughout the day and in the evening time. Campfire brings additional magic after sunset.

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Friendly bush atmosphere awaits you in the common guest areas comprising a spacious mess tent for lunch and dinner and the cozy and nicely decorated bar tent for pre- and post-dinner drinks. The fire pit creates an enchanting environment to relax after dinner.

Ronjo has a light sustainability footprint. Electricity and hot water are supplied by a solar systems.

Mara River Post

The Northern part of the Serengeti (Kogatende) along the Mara River epitomises Africa’s magic. It is definitely one of the world's most famous Safari areas and blessed with a great biodiversity and wildlife. The Mara River is particularly known for its spectacular and sometimes dramatic scenes that take place between June and October, when millions of wildebeests go across the river trying to survive the riverstream and the attacks of crocodiles. The River carries water all year round and is also frequented by elephants and a lot of hippos. The great plains give an excellent chance of close encounters with rhinoceros and cheetah hunt gazelles.

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Mara River Post offers 16 stylish en-suite safari tents, each with a furnished viewing deck overlooking the breathtaking Mara river and the endless plains, are decorated in contemporary African design. The thatched roofs guarantee a comfortable temperature inside even during the hottest seasons. Public areas available on both sides of the hill feature cozy lounges & bars as well as superbly designed open dining areas. Additional features include swimming pool and spa.

The swimming pool with a lovely sundeck is a wonderful gathering point and perfect spot for game viewing while cooling off after your game drive. Enjoy a chilled drink and the afternoon sun while stretching out on your lounger or relax while being pampered with a traditional massage.

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Comfortable dining and bar tents are available on each side of the hill (catering each for 8 tents). Settle into a comfortable armchair and enjoy a drink or relax after your safari at the bar area. Savour meals at the open restaurant tent and the terraces while gazing at endless vistas.

The whole camp is powered by solar energy. The electricity is supplied by a new generation solar system. The hot water is provided by solar heating systems. The rainwater usage covers up to 80 % of the annual water consumption, the remaining being fetched from a borehole“.

Grumeti Game Reserve

On the northwestern border of the famous Serengeti National Park, The Grumeti Game Reserve was established in 1993. It is a migration corridor for herds of animals that naturally pass through the area.

Grumeti Hills

The Grumeti Wildlife Management Area (WMA), bordered by Serengeti NP in the South and West, and in the North by the Grumeti Game Reserve, is arguably one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness areas. The Grumeti River crosses the area only 2 kilometers from the lodge. Wildlife is abundant all year round, with some good resident game as well as the Great Migration passing through and settling in twice a year (May to July and October to December).

Situated in the heart of the WMA, on the edge of Serengeti National Park, the camp is built on the highest hill in the area. The tents and public areas are raised on stone terraces and offer commanding views over the lush surroundings.

Grumeti Hills also offers exciting activities including walking safaris and night game drives in E-powered 4x4's, the very first in East Africa. A truly amazing bush experience!

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Grumeti Hills offers 20 spacious and exclusive en-suite tents, all with fantastic views over the plains. The large veranda serves as the perfect location for a relaxing break while overlooking the plains. A large and impressive main building hosts our cozy bar and lounge as well as our restaurant. Additional features include swimming pool and spa.

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Grumeti Hills defines a once-in-a-lifetime bespoke safari experience and is famous for its superb walking safaris conducted by Wildlife Department rangers. Various itineraries can be offered. All walks are organized in the morning, up to the Grumeti river banks, where a delicious bush breakfast is served.

A night safari  in the WMA is a thrilling opportunity to explore the bush when the day has cooled down and the inhabitants move out of the shade of the trees. Many animals cannot be spotted during the day. Only during night time nocturnal hunters start stirring, and their prey needs to be alert for survival through the night.

Our locally-based & open vehicles are equipped with high seats, special lamps (in order to keep disturbance to a minimum) and our guests are joined by a special ranger from the Wildlife Department.

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