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Accommodations - Striving To Protect Wildlife and Encourage Responsible Tourism Practices Fri, 28 Jan 2022 20:06:49 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Selous Mbega Camp

Selous Mbega Camp

The Selous Mbega Camp at the mighty Rufigi River just 500 m away from the Selous Game ReserveThe SELOUS MBEGA CAMP is situated in its own forest reserve on the banks of the mighty Rufiji River, bordering Africas largest protected area, the untamed Selous Game Reserve.

The Camp

The SELOUS MBEGA CAMP, is a thirteen tent camp that is set up along the mighty Rufiji River. Just 500 metres away from the border of the Selous Game Reserve, in its own private 60 ha riverine forest reserve. A green ceiling of tree branches and leaves, providing almost always shade throughout the day, covers the camp area. These trees are sometimes visited by a variety of monkeys, including the Angolan Black & White Colobus monkey, known in Kiswaheli as Mbega mweupe, or Mbega, to which the camp owes its name.


The Dining Area of the Selous Mbega Camp

The Restaurant & Bar

The Restaurant and Bar are situated under a palm leave thatched roof around a Mahogany tree, facing the Rufiji River. The kitchen provides a variety of different cuisines or so called "Bush Recipes". The camp also has a “Dungu” (view tower) over a seasonal waterhole.


Bedroom of one of the tents at the Selous Mbega CampAccommodation

The accomodation at Selous Mbega Camp is in large safari tents, built on wooden platforms, mosquito & insect proof, with en- suite bathrooms, and a verandah. Nine of our tents have a magnificent view over the Rufiji River. One looks at a dried out waterhole at the rear of the camp, with some animal or bird activity during day and especially at night.


Construction of the camp was commenced on the 31st of January 2000 by its owners & seven Tanzanian staff. View from inside your room at the Selous Mbega CampThe owners of the camp & their staff have been operating smaller fly- camps within the Selous Game Reserve & Southern Tanzania since 1997, but have been involved within the Selous Game Reserve since 1994.

The aim is to provide the exotic African atmosphere, offering mainly small camps at locations that truly function as an exciting adventure tourist destination. Continuing with the tradition of the old "Hunter Camps" of the past in the new role of "Photographic Hunting".

At SELOUS MBEGA CAMP we pride ourselves in being a small and personal “family” camp.

The Safaris

GAME DRIVES: This is the classic style of Safari exploring the bush. Our vehicles are specially designed open 4 x 4. Equipped with Radio Calls & other features to make your trip as comfortable as possible. In this safari it is possible to cover the largest area in a short time, increasing the chances of seeing a variety of animals & sights.

Game Drives can also be tailored to be done over a half day or a full day including packed lunch in the bush.

The vehicles used at the camp are:

  • 2x Open Safari special Land Rover 110. Seating 6 luxury up to 10 persons.
  • 1x Open Safari special Tempo Trax. Seating 6 luxury up to 10 persons.
  • 1x Open Safari special Mercedes Unimog. Seating 9 or 10 persons.
  • 1x Semi open/ semi closed Toyota Double Cabin Hilux. Seating 2 or 3 persons open and/or 2 to 3 persons closed. 4 to 6 persons total.

Take advantage of the variety of walking paths for a Walking Safari at the Selous Mbega CampWALKING SAFARIS: There can be little to compare with a walk in the bush. The sights and sounds (and smells!) of a walking safari will long live in the memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals and then to "shoot" the animal not with a gun but with your camera, is a great experience.

On a Walking safari, you are accompanied at all times by an expert tracker or guide.

Walking safaris can be tailored to a persons wish, as distances and temperature are to be considered for each person. Walks do not cover, as much distance as drives, so one may not see as many animals. But a walking safari takes interest into smaller things, such as birds, bugs, trees, flowers or tracks. Although you may come across bigger Game as well.

BOAT SAFARIS: Exploring the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River system, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles, is an experience of a lifetime.

Enjoy the beautiful Rufiji River on a boat safari at the Selous Mbega CampOn boat safaris one will also be able to do a lot of "water birding". A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts & other water birds may seen and observed.

NOTE: For all the above mentioned safaris: Specific Bird Watching for the Ornithologist can be arranged on this safari.

There are more than 400 different species of birds recorded in the Selous. If you wish to do an ONLY Bird Watching safari please inform us so we can arrange a seperate safari for you if resources permit us too.

FISHING TRIP: Fishing on the Rufiji River can also be arranged. There are plenty of interesting fish to catch, such as the Big Catfish or Vundu, maybe you can beat the Selous Game Reserve record of 49 KG. Or Tigerfish, or just the small Squeckers.

HOT SPRINGS & SELOUS GRAVE: There are several Hot Springs or "Maji Moto" as they are called in Kiswaheli, hidden within the Beho Beho Hills and surroundings in the Selous Game Reserve.

Some of these Hot springs are easy to reach by vehicle or by a small walk into a ravine surrounded by lush vegetation. Hot sulphurous water flows from the rocks, pours down the mountain in little streams forming a series of picturesque pools. A Hot Spring like this one has been the source of that legendary water which was supposed to have made the warriors of the 1905 "Maji Maji" uprising invulnerable against the bullets of the German colonial troops. On the way to the Hot Springs one will pass the Grave of Frederic Courtney Selous, a naturalist, explorer, hunter and soldier, who was killed in 1917, during World War One near the Beho Beho Hills.

Along the entire safari one will be able to watch game as well.

VILLAGE TRIP: Visit a local village on the outskirts of the Selous Game Reserve, and walk around on the farms, seeing the different crops planted by the villagers in this area, and maybe even the difficulties of running a small farm near a Game Reserve.

On the village trip we also visit the local school and may be invited into local homes as well as join into village dances if they are being held as well as the odd football match might be visited.


By Air: There are daily schedule flights from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to the Selous Game Reserve and return.

Charter flights can be arranged as well at the Charter Airline Offices, although at much higher prices.The airstrip of Selous Mbega Camp is called MTEMERE AIRSTRIP. Air Schedule operators to the Selous Game Reserve & Mtemere Airstrip near Selous Mbega Camp.


By Vehicle: An 6 to 8 hour trip from Dar es Salaam via Kibiti and Mloka. Or 10 hour trip from Dar es Salaam via Morogoro and Kisaki. Also from Dar es Salaam via DSM Airport and Kisarawe, but can be very difficult when wet, and not many vehicles use this route. Any route should not be attempted without a 4WD vehicle.

By Selous Mbega Camp arranged vehicle:

$ 200 per car/ one way or (special offer contact us before, supply vehicle lift $ 25 per person). By Road/Car from Dar es Salaam to Selous Mbega Camp or Selous Mbega Camp to Dar es Salaam.

Selous Mbega Camp arranged vehicle with driver. Pick- up from or drop off to hotel in Dar es Salaam.

By Train: A 5 to 6 hour trip from Dar es Salaam TAZARA (Tanzania Zambia Railroad) station to the Fuga station in the Selous Game Reserve where you will be picked up by a vehicle from the Selous Mbega Camp and taken on your first game drive through part of the Selous Game Reserve to our camp along the Rufiji River. (Very seasonal transport and changing schedules. Please contact us before to verify if it is possible) (Only possible at present on Monday departure from Dar es Salaam TAZARA Station to Selous FUGA Station).

Ask for our SPECIAL OFFER to BACKPACKERS only. Arrival to and from Mloka Village near the SELOUS MBEGA CAMP only by BUS SERVICE. (This special offer is not valid to anyone arriving by his own vehicle, tour company, flight or train. Only bookable through Selous Mbega Camp directly.)

Selous Climate

The Selous is situated between 8 to 10 degrees south of the Equator, so it enjoys very warm and sunny days and warm evenings. The location of Selous Mbega Camp within its riverine forest makes for a shady and cooler atmosphere than most other camps within the Selous. In the rainy season, Nov/Dec and April/ May there is rainfall during part of the day.


Baggage on safari should be carefully considered. One soft-sided bag and one smaller piece of hand luggage per person is recommended. In total Ihis should not weigh more than 15kgs for most East Africa domestic flights. This allowance includes camera equipment. Suitcases and other heavier items can usually be stored in city hotels while clients are on safari.


We love taking children on safari and they are welcome throughout Africa. As well as in the Selous Mbega Camp & Kilwa Seaview Resort. For Fly - Camping safaris we however advice that the children be at least 12 years old.


Dress is usually informal and should be comfortable. Essential items are a wide-brimmed sun hat. long-sleeved cotton shirts, shorts and casual trousers.


Travellers' cheques in US dollars or pounds sterling and major credit cards are not widely accepted as well as at Selous Mbega Camp & Kilwa Seaview Resort. We accept Tanzania Shillings, US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro. Please use official money-changing bureaux and avoid street-dealers.

The connected bathroom at the Selous Mbega CampDrinking Water

You will find many differences of opinion regarding what is safe and what is not. We therefore recommend that for peace of mind, you drink filtered water provided in the rooms or stick to bottled water.


Apart from Fly- Camping safaris, all accommodation has some form of permanent electricity, albeit sometimes erratic. The supply is generally 220-240v and plugs are three-pin square or round. If you have any charges, make sure your battery charger is of the same voltage.

Entry Requirements

Please consult the appropriate embassy or high commission on entry visa requirements.


Malaria is prevalent throughout Africa and we cannot stress too highly the importance of taking the correct precautions agaitist it. For this, we suggest that you consult your doctor well before departure. Also, please obtain the appropriate medication and vaccinations for the specific country to which you are travelling.

Hold Check-in/Out Times

At Selous Mbega Camp & Kilwa Seaview Resort Rooms are generally available for occupation until your time of departure, but this is not guaranteed in the high season, we will however try and provide you with a storage area for your luggages until your departure.


Adequate travel insurance is a condition of booking. Please ensure that all persons take out full insurance to include medical, repatriation and baggage damage/loss charges.


English is spoken in all cities and tourist areas, however, other European languages are less commonly understood.

Meals and Drinks

Today, food on safari is usually above people's expectations. The day starts with pre-safari tea/coffee, then back a cooked breakfast. Lunch & Dinner at Selous Mbega Camp is normally buffet-style,at Kilwa Seaview Resort meals can be ordered to your wishes. Alcoholic spirits, beer or wine are readily available.


We suggest that you take enough film and spare batteries with you, as both are usually very expensive. Also, bring a dust-proof bag to cover all equipment. For good bird and animal photography, a 200mm lens is the minimum recommendation. A polariser is useful for bright conditions. It is normally prohibited to photograph the head of state or his entourage, police in uniform, airports, harbours or prisons. Also, please ask permission before filming ihe local people, who may become belligerent if they do not want to be photographed.


Africa is no different from anywhere else, just follow the common-sense rules. Remember that excessive displays of jewellery or cash will attract unwelcome attention. Do not leave valuables lying around. Instead use room safes or leave valuables with the hotel/camp manager for safety. We also recommend that you do not walk around unfamiliar streets at any time.


At the Selous Mbega Camp there is only Radio Call communication HF frequency at 7.440.0 LSB. VHF frequency at 143.475.. At Kilwa Seaview Resort telephone & fax communications are possible.


Tipping is not compulsory and is recommended only if ihe service has deserved it. We recommend this be done directly or through a staff tip-box, whichever guests feel more comfortable with. It is helpful to have a small supply of low-denomination notes handy.

One Last Word of Advice

Life is sometimes a little slower on the African Continent. Local people are generally polite, hospitable and eager to assist but may not always understand everything in your terms. If you are patient, we are sure you will come away pleased, with wonderful lasting memories.


Dear Backpackers,
Backpackers rates are only given to persons arriving by BUS to Mloka Village, the last village the bus travels to, and the last village before the Selous Game Reserve and SELOUS MBEGA CAMP. We will pick you up for free from the bus in Mloka village if you give us 24 hrs prior notice. The bus trip will take approx. 7 to 9 hours from Dar es Salaam Temeke, Sudan Market to Mloka village. Departure time is 5:00 a.m. and the price is Tshs 4,500 per person.

For more information about the bus services please contact:
Akidas Bus, Mr. Hemedi 074 4305819.
Mloka Bus, Mr. Amar Salum 078 4492573.


Telephone: +255 22 2650250
Fax/ Telephone: +255 22 2650251
Mobile: +255 (0)78 4624664 or +255 (0)78 4748888
Mail: P.O. Box 23443, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Accommodations Sun, 17 Dec 2006 18:10:00 +0000
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

The Ngare Sero Lodge is set amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount MeruSet in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is the ideal base for a Safari, or just a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa.

 The Lodge is 20 km east of Arusha on the Moshi Road. Just 1.5 km from the main road is a jacaranda avenue leading to a foot-bridge. The Lodge is reached by crossing the lake and climbing steps up through the gardens or by driving around our forest reserve to reach the car park.

It is equidistant between Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Moshi and the Arusha Airport, both of which are reached in about half an hour. We can meet guests at the airports and transfer them between the Lodge and Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha Airport.

The Dining room at the Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge



The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built at the turn of the century. It has just ten rooms and provides personal service to Lodge residents only. Thick walls, heavy timber beams and period décor impart comfort and charm.


Enjoy a coffee on the veranda of the Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge


The snows of Kilimanjaro form a splendid backdrop for a sundowner on the verandah and watching the changing colours of the glaciers is an unforgettable experience.


The gardens contain a profusion of trees and flowers, two hundred species of birds have been recorded. Troupes of Sykes and Colobus monkeys inhabit the forest and grounds.


The spacious bedroom at the Ngare Sero Mountain LodgeGuest Quarters

The guest quarters are beautifully designed in the exotic charm of the Swahili Style. The Ngare Sero Lodge offers eight garden rooms, about 40 square metres each, furnished with a double bed and a third occasional bed. In the main house are two suites approximately 55 square metres. These share the main balcony and the Kilimanjaro view. Each room has a charming and spacious bathroom. From the veranda of your room you will enjoy the view into "Gisella's Garden which is not only enjoyed by our visitors, but also by Colobus Monkeys and Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill as well as many other animals. Spacious bathroom at the Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

The Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge used to be a farm house with a history dating back as far as 1905 when August Leue came back to Tanzania to establish a rubber farm. In 1973 Mike and Gisela Leach restored the farmhouse and converted it into a tourist lodge. Thick walls, heavy timber beams and period décor, impart comfort and charm. The gardens contain a profusion of trees and flowers, two hundred species of birds have been recorded and troupes of monkeys inhabit the forest and grounds.

The private lake of the Ngare Sero Mountain LodgeNgare Sero Private Lake

Explore the 50 acres of forest, lake and beautiful gardens which are home to a wide array of indigenous and exotic flora and fauna. Cold springs rise in the forest and feed a crystal clear lake containing barbel and trout.

Troops of Sykes monkeys and black and white Colobus monkeys are often seen in the forest.

This rich habitat is also home to a wide variety of birds.


Enjoy a tranquil cruise on our home built punt, which can seat six people and has a maximum capacity of ten people. Evenings are a good time for both fishing and bird watching. Take a bottle of wine to enjoy on the water. If you wish to go boating, please ask at the reception.

If you like fishing, the Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is the place you will love.Trout Fishing

Try your hand at still water fly fishing for specimen rainbow trout. Bring your own fly rod or use one of ours. Take your catch to the kitchen where we will prepare the fish to your liking. Our record catch is 3.6kg or 8lbs. We have recently stocked many small trout. Please release any fish below 2lbs or 1kg.

Ngare Sero Trout Farm

Our rainbow trout farm is situated near the lodge and is fed by the cool, pure water of the Ngare Sero springs from Mount Meru. The lake around the Lodge is stocked to provide great fly fishing to Lodge clients.

Large-scale fisheries and environmental destruction have driven the oceans beyond their sustainable threshold, therefore we feel it is vital consumers support environmentally friendly and efficient culture systems such as this one.

Trout Farm Tour

Down stream from the cold water Ngare Sero springs is our Rainbow Trout Farm where we organically culture trout to provide our guests with fresh fish and to stock the lake.

We generate our own electricity with a hydroelectric turbine to power most of the trout farm and lodge. Let us show you around this environmentally friendly method of aquaculture.

Riding Meru

Learn or practise horseback riding in our dressage size paddock or venture along the sawdust trails within the grounds of Ngare Sero Lodge. If you are a confident rider, our syce will guide you through village and forest trails along the valleys and ridges of Mount Meru.

Contact Details

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge Ltd

P.O.Box 425 Arusha Tanzania

Tel: +255-27-255-3638

cell: +255-741-512-138



Accommodations Sun, 17 Dec 2006 16:39:00 +0000
Lake Natron Camp

Lake Natron Camp

The Lake Natron Camp is run by the Ngare Sero Lodge and positioned at the edge of the Lake Flats on the southern end of Lake Natron on old volcanic flows. The Lake Flats contain small streams, lakes and hills that provide a variety of hospitable environments for birds and mammals that thrive in the alkali oasis.

Superb panoramic views of the Rift Valley can be seen in all directions. Allow us to arrange spectacular morning, evening, and night walks about the spacious flats that surround the lake.

For the more adventurous guests we can arrange a night camping out under the stars on the dry expanse.

One of the 6 tents for our guests at the Lake Natron CampThe Oasis

Cool fresh water flows out of the ground and meanders to the lake.

This stream is laden with small tilapia providing food for many water birds. Our safari camels drink here.

The well hidden tents are placed parallel to this stream and about thirty meters away.

With only six rooms, our Natron Camp provides a high level of comfort and service and maintains intimate contact with the Bush and the sounds of the African night.

Each tent is furnished with full size beds, quality linen and blankets, bedside table, electric reading lamps, rugs, tables and chairs and has its own shower and toilet tent.

A steward attends to each Living tent and will make beds and do laundry daily.

Meals are served in the Dining Tent at tables with real crockery. Drinks are available from a well stocked bar.

The Bedu Tent is the main living-area of the Lake Natrom Camp


The Bedu Tent

This Main Living-Area dwelling is designed to continue the unique style and practical comfort of your Ngare Sero Lodge experience. The tent is a proprietery custom design, made to camouflage the entire camp, while providing a cool, comfortable, and pest free environment. These traditional luxury tents with both shower and toilet tents all inside the Bedu Shade Tent, provide an open yet private setting that is cool and comfortable. You'll feel right at home.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served at the Boma Tent


The Boma

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served here. This is the common tent and a good place to relax with a drink from the bar.



The beautifully refreshing pool at the Bedu Camp



Natural Pool

In the mid-day heat, we recommend you relax in the crystal clear stream just by the tent, or enjoy a siesta in your cool tent until mid-afternoon. To provide absolute peace and tranquility, the access to the natural pool and Lake Flats is behind your camp.



The Masai Community

The local Masai Community utilises the area in a traditional way and protects the environment and wildlife.

Engare Sero Village has granted a concession allowing us to use the area for photographic and naturalist safaris. Income from these activities supports local community projects as well as secondary school education.

Lake Natron

Every night thousands of flamingos fly over the camp to feed and breed at Lake Natron At the lowest point of the Rift valley in East Africa sits this shallow soda lake. Volcanic activity releases Sodium Carbonate (Soda) which is washed down to this lake where evaporation causes high concentrations.

This environment supports algae and zooplankton upon which the flamingos filter feed. The lake is highly alkali and thus is an ideal location for flamingos to feed and to breed while enjoying relative security from predators. Every evening thousands of pink flamingos fly overhead, exposing the deep garnet feathers under their wings.

Surrounding the waters edge is a huge expanse of lake flats ideal for walks.


The only active Lengai Volcano in Tanzania


Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano

Set against the Rift Wall is the only active volcano in Tanzania, the Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano. An overnight ascent lit only by moonlight is an unforgettable and mystical experience. Let us arrange climbs guided by experienced local Masai. You will be driven from the camp to the base for the midnight ascent and collected the next morning to return to the camp.



The beautiful Engare Sero River Gorge offers great walks


Engare Sero River Gorge

This spectacular gorge cut into the Rift Plateau meanders to exit at the Rift Wall. The river continues through volcanic sand entering Lake Natron under ground. Let us arrange half or full day walks up this gorge where you may enjoy numerous cold waterfall showers. The scenery is a unique blend of desert rock and lush tropical palms.


Contact Details

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge Ltd
P.O.Box 425, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-255-3638
cell: +255-741-512-138


Accommodations Sun, 17 Dec 2006 15:54:00 +0000
Suyan Camp

The Suyan Camp

The Suyan Camp is a seasonal camp located in private concession areas in the Loliondo area, bordering the Serengeti to the east. Tanzanian national parks don’t have fences, and therefore the concentrations of wildlife in the concession areas can be very high. The advantages of being in a concession area are the privacy and the additional opportunities it gives to bring adventure into the safari: walking safaris, night drives, cultural experiences with the Maasai and nights of private light-weight camping can be undertaken from the camp. Game drives can be done both inside and outside the Serengeti NP.

Bush-Breakfast at the Suyan Camp in the Loliondo Area bordering the Serenget National Park

Suyan Camp’s 8 luxurious, spacious tents are located in a way that you can enjoy the amazing landscape surrounding the Serengeti- from your private veranda. All tents are beautifully designed and have excellent bathroom facilities.

A unique experience is the fly camp at Suyan CampAnother great option at the Suyan Camp is the opportunity to do "Fly-Camping". Fly-Camping means, that simple but fully equipped tents are taken along on a private Safari and set up for the night. This guarantees a unique privacy and the "real feeling" of Safari. There will be only you and nature. For more information please contact Asilia Lodges & Camps.

Contact Details

Asilia Lodges & Camps
P.O. Box 2657
Arusha – Tanzania
Telephone: + 255 (0)27 250 4118
or + 255 (0) 784 763 338

Accommodations Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:31:00 +0000
Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp

The Olakira Camp is a mobile camp moving along with the Migration in the SerengetiThe Olakira Camp is mobile camp in the Serengeti that moves with the Migration in the southern and central Serengeti area (the northern Serengeti being covered by it’s sister camp Sayari Camp).

Typically, the camp will be in the Ndutu area from mid December to March to witness the magical calving season of the wildebeest in the southern Serengeti area. From June onwards, the camp moves north to follow the Migration, staying in the central Serengeti area for the rest of the season. These move patterns are subject to change: the philosophy behind the camp is to move it there where the action is.


Romantic Bush-Dinner at the Olakira Mobile CampThe camp itself is a wonderful mobile camp with fully furnished guest tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. The camp has only 5 guest tents to ensure the ultimate feeling of an exclusive and intimate safari under canvas. The beautifully designed lounge and dinner tents, the campfire and the sounds of the wildlife all around make the Olakira safari experience unforgettable! Food and service at Olakira Camp are of the highest standard.

Game drives in the prime Serengeti areas offer one of the best opportunities of the African continent to see the “Big 5” and many more animals.



  • No tropical hardwood is used in the construction of the camp.
  • Locally available materials are used as much as possible in the construction of the lodges/camps; this to support local economies and to limit damage to the environment from large scale transportation of construction materials.
  • The camp uses water in a very responsible manner. Especially in the areas of greatest scarcity of water (Tarangire NP, Serengeti eco-system), water consumption is limited as much as possible, whilst the client comfort is not jeopardized.

 From Sayari and Olakira Camp’s revenues, US$ 20 per bednight go to surrounding communities (Wakuria communities when the camp is located at the Mara River, Maasai communities when the camp is located at Piaya / Soit Sambu) These donations aim at self-help projects such as their own tourism camp/site (Wakuria) and/or educational measures (Maasai).

Contact Details

Asilia Lodges & Camps
P.O. Box 2657
Arusha – Tanzania
Telephone: + 255 (0)27 250 4118
or + 255 (0) 784 763 338


Accommodations Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:18:00 +0000
Sayari Camp

The Sayari Camp

The Sayari Camp is situated at a fantastic site on the Mara River, in the unspoilt and undiscovered northern part of the Serengeti National Park, one the best kept secrets of African safaris. The camp is ideally located to witness the world famous river crossing of the Great Migration in the months of July to November. Outside of these months, the Mara River area still hosts a very high density of cats, elephants, crocodile, hippo and antelope.

Luxurious Sayari Camp right by the famous Mara RiverThe camp is intimate and original and has 8 guest tents only. Every tent has its own private veranda equipped with comfortable chairs and couches from which the wide Serengeti landscape can be overlooked. Inside the tents you will find special, comfortable king-size beds, beautiful traditional cloths and contemporary furniture. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a double sink, a shower and a ceramic flush toilet, all environmentally friendly.

Sayari Camp has a fantastic cook that offers a great blend of authentic African and nouvelle European cuisine. The atmosphere at Sayari is very personal and intimate and the camp crew does everything to make the experience unforgettable.

Game drives from Sayari Camp are unlike anything else in the Serengeti: due to the exclusive location on the Mara River, fantastic game drives can be enjoyed without meeting many – if any – other tourists.


  • No tropical hardwood is used in the construction of the camp.
  • Locally available materials are used as much as possible in the construction of the lodges/camps; this to support local economies and to limit damage to the environment from large scale transportation of construction materials.
  • The camp uses water in a very responsible manner. Especially in the areas of greatest scarcity of water (Tarangire NP, Serengeti eco-system), water consumption is limited as much as possible, whilst the client comfort is not jeopardized.

 From Sayari and Olakira Camp’s revenues, US$ 20 per bednight go to surrounding communities (Wakuria communities when the camp is located at the Mara River, Maasai communities when the camp is located at Piaya / Soit Sambu) These donations aim at self-help projects such as their own tourism camp/site (Wakuria) and/or educational measures (Maasai).

Contact Details

Asilia Lodges & Camps
P.O. Box 2657
Arusha – Tanzania
Telephone: + 255 (0)27 250 4118
or + 255 (0) 784 763 338

Accommodations Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:59:00 +0000
Oliver´s Camp´s-camp´s-camp

Oliver’s Camp

View from the veranda of the comfortable Olivers CampThe Oliver’s Camp is situated in the remote South-East section of the Tarangire National Park right in the parks´s unspoilt wilderness zone.

The camp is ideally located to see large concentrations of elephants, cats and other animals around the stunning Silale swamps and in the trademark Baobab country of Tarangire NP. 

Only 8 tents are available to ensure the feeling of absolute exclusivity and intimacy.  The camp design and the atmosphere are that of a true classical bush experience. Solid wooden furniture, spacious tents that bring in the Tarangire landscape and fantastic interior will make you feel right at home in Africa’s most exciting bush. The tents have excellent en suite bathroom facilities which are half inside and half outside the tent. The camp crew has been a close team for many years and this clearly shows in the quality of food and the personal service from and contact with the individual staff members.Your bedroom with a stunning view at the Oliver´s Camp

Oliver’s Camp offers great range of high quality activities: besides game drives, fantastic walking safaris and fly-camping (private light-weight camping under the Tarangire stars) inside the national park make the experience in Oliver’s Camp to be a real “deep” safari experience.

Oliver’s Camp supports the Terat project which aims at protecting wildlife in the Simanjiro area just outside of Tarangire National Park (anti-Poaching as well as protection of natural habitat)


Contact Details

Asilia Lodges & Camps
P.O. Box 2657
Arusha – Tanzania
Telephone: + 255 (0)27 250 4118
or + 255 (0) 784 763 338


Accommodations Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:05:00 +0000
Wild Frontiers Serengeti Camp

Wild Frontiers Serengeti Camp

The new Wild Frontiers Serengeti camp is situated 26 km (45 mins) east of the central area of Seronera, overlooking the Ngare Nanyuki River. It is perfectly situated for game viewing in the central Serengeti, as well as the less visited regions further east and south. It is also close to the main airstrip for flights in and out.

Being the furthest camp to the east, it has the benefit of relative isolation, allowing you to enjoy a true wilderness experience.


The camp has been designed with quality, modern equipment, and to create as least visual impact as possible.

The eight tents are spacious and include two wooden beds with duvets, ensuite bathroom area with hot water bucket shower, toilet and shady veranda. Lighting is by solar charged 12 volt lamps, and paraffin lamps, plus limited battery recharging facilities will be available (for videos and cameras).

Camp staff will look after your every need, and will be in attendance virtually around the clock!

A large dining tent, as well as a comfortable lounge area and bar, with a small reference library, and a typical safari campfire make up the balance of the facilities. Unlike most lodges, your guide will normally join you for meals etc, and be available for you at all hours.

The camp will run in as eco-friendly way as possible, with all waste etc being disposed of under Park's guidelines, solar electrical system and gas refrigeration. The location of the camp is fixed but semi - permanent eg no permanent structures allowed, and may be moved in the future to follow the game movements.

Wild Frontiers intends to provide a friendly, intimate tented camp, with good facilities in an amazing area, with due respect for this fragile ecosystem.

The camp can be used as part of a full Tanzania itinerary, and will be used on our Authentic Grade camping safaris, as well as for purely Serengeti trips.

Wild Frontiers plans to introduce it's own open-vehicles for game drives in the future, for fly-in Serengeti only packages.

Rates on application. Opening date 24 JUNE 2006. Images of the camp will follow towards the end of June.

Contact Details

Wild Frontiers (Pty) Ltd.
PO Box 844, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 702-2035
Fax: +27 11 468-1655
Central Reservations:

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Hatari Lodge

The Hatari Lodge


A long cherished wish of Africa enthusiasts came true in September 2004:  The former private homes of actor Hardy Krüger and his farm manager, Jim Mallory, are at the centre of an extremely comfortable new lodge located at the edge of Arusha National Park, close to the setting of the legendary movie "HATARI!" and overlooking the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro and its neighbouring dormant volcano, Mount Meru.



Hatari Lodge is located adjoining one of Africa’s most beautiful and diverse national parks, where the worlds highest free standing mountain, Kilimanjaro rises majestically 5,892 metres into the blue skies above.  Hatari Lodge is situated in a malaria free altitude above 5.000 ft on the northern edge of Arusha National Park, with its unspoilt views of lakes and craters, its magical rain forests, and the 4,566 metre high dormant volcano Mount Meru, rising elegantly in the background.  At the very heart of this “luxury bush hotel”, managed by Marlies, Jörg and their staff, are the traditional farm buildings, which were used by the legendary actor Hardy Krüger, and his former manager, Jim Mallory. Views from the Hatari terrace and the walkway out onto the seasonal Momella swamp frame all these wonders and spectacles.

Style & Comfort

Hatari Lodge consists of three buildings beautifully situated in acacia woodland with breathtaking views onto the Momella swamp, rich with wildlife, and across to the majestic Kilimanjaro.

The quite unique “Hatari-Lodge” offers 8 extremely comfortably furnished rooms, each with an open fireplace and a spacious bathroom en suite.Each room has been lovingly decorated by Marlies in a retro style, evoking the 60’s and 70’s - the time of "Hatari!" and the beginning of safaris in Tanzania.

The oldest building serves as a large central living and dining room where guests will enjoy Johnny's delicious cuisine. Here you will find a cosy lounge area and bar with a veranda and viewing deck, as well as a library. Sitting around the open fireplace, which Krüger and Mallory enjoyed so much guests are entertained with information and stories about the flora, fauna and history of Arusha National Park.

The breakfast terrace, bordered by sweet smelling acacias, as well as the viewing platform onto the Momella swamps offers impressive views of Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro and the wildlife from close by. Here you enjoy classic sunsets over the snows of Kilimanjaro.

Arrival by plane:

Hatari Lodge is situated only 45 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), approximately a 1-hour drive. Daily direct connection with KLM from Amsterdam to KIA and a once a week with Thomas Cook/Condor directly from Frankfurt to KIA.  More direct options from Europe with Swiss, British Airways, KLM and Kenya Airways to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam with comfortable connecting flights on local airlines.
Hatari offers transfers to the Lodge and an additional benefit for late arrivals (KLM) will be the night drive through Arusha National Park.

Contact & E-Mail

Hatari Lodge
P.O. Box 3171

Tel.        +255 (0)27 2553456-7
Fax        +255 (0)27 2553458


Hatari Lodge is situated on the border of a National Park and has no real physical address.



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