Luxury Lodges & Permanent Tented Camps
This category embraces all hotels, lodges and resorts that cater primarily to the top end traveler and would probably be accorded a three to five star ranking internationally. Don’t let the term ‘tented camp’ fool you. While these may be actual tents, they will be luxurious. In this category, they will have a second roof above the tent, with hardwood/tiled floors and luxury furniture. This is the category to look at if cost is not a major consideration and you are looking for top services, entertainment and comfort. Most of these lodges are also located on amazing locations.
Moderate or Mid-Range Lodges & Permanent Tented Camps
This embraces those hotels which for one or other reason could not truly be classified as upmarket but are also expensive or of a sufficiently high standard that they cannot be considered budget lodgings. It embraces decent hotels or lodges in recognized tourist areas that charge considerably lower rates than their luxury competitors but are clearly a notch or two above the budget category. This is the category to look at if you are traveling on a limited but not a low budget and expect a reasonably high but not luxurious standard of accommodation. You can expect that many of these lodges offer evening entertainment and
The hotels in this category are generally aimed at the local market and the focus is on budget but they will usually be reasonably clean and comfortable and a definite cut above the basic guest houses that proliferate in most towns. This is the category to look at if you are on a limited budget but want an actual bed to sleep on instead of camping.
There are two types of camp sites used. Inside of the parks/reserve the campsite are out in the open with very basic toilet and shower facilities. There is a fenced in area to keep food, otherwise no other protection. The campsites most likely will have animals wandering through during the night and early mornings. They do not disturb the tents (unless you make the mistake of having any sort of food inside the tent) but going to the toilet alone during the middle of the night presents a small risk.
The other type of camping is outside of the parks in nearby towns. The area will be walled/fenced in and be part of the property of budget lodges. Most likely there will be a bar, restaurant, gift shop and sometimes a small swimming pool available. This type of camp is often used when visiting Lake Manyara and sometimes Tarangire National Parks. Certain clients may be a bit disappointed in the ‘backyard camping’ experience while some may prefer the added amenities and extra safety of a secured area. Be sure to communicate your preferences as we assemble your itinerary.