10 Best Luxury Safari Camps & Lodges in the Serengeti

Tanzania’s famed Serengeti National Park is the crown jewel of African safari. Not only is it home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in the world, but it’s also an arena for one of nature’s grandest spectacles – the Great Wildebeest Migration. With a wide array of luxury lodges and camps spread throughout the region, there’s no need to compromise on comfort while discovering the African wilderness. We’ve rounded up 10 of the top luxury accommodation in the Serengeti:

1. Singita Sasakwa Lodge

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The award-winning Singita Sasakwa Lodge epitomises old-world luxury and grace, resembling a manor straight out of the Edwardian era. Regal indulgence is evident in every corner of the lodge, from the vintage collectibles dotted around the rooms to the Persian carpets laid out on polished parquet floors. The atmosphere might be that of a bygone era, but Sasakwa ensures not one creature comfort of the modern age is missing, whether that’s something as simple as a hairdryer in each room or the large infinity pool overlooking the sprawling Serengeti plains.

Highlights:

  • Set in Singita’s private Grumeti Reserve
  • Panoramic views of the Serengeti from camp
  • Tennis court
  • Amazing stargazing opportunities
  • Visit one of Singita’s anti-poaching observation posts
  • Award-winning luxury lodge

Best for…

Family getaways and safari-lovers.

2. Mwiba Lodge

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Hidden high upon massive stone boulders ensconced by ancient coral and acacia trees, Mwiba Lodge exudes the grandeur and awe-inspiring affluence of a fabled lost city. This opulent lodge seamlessly blends top-tier contemporary design with traditional African elements, elevating your safari experience to a level fit for royalty. Guest satisfaction is at the very top of the priority list, with the assurance of a private safari vehicle and guide per booking.

Highlights:

  • Excellent views of the Serengeti
  • Privacy and exclusivity
  • Private safari vehicle and guide per booking
  • Authentic cultural experiences with the local tribes

Best for…

A romantic getaway or family vacation.

3. Namiri Plains

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Authentic African safari meets extravagant intercontinental getaway at Namiri Plains. Constructed on wooden decks and set under canvas in the Eastern Serengeti wilderness, this luxury tented camp offers top-tier modern comforts and designs. Couple this with impeccable personalised service and you’ll forget that you’re in the middle of the Tanzanian bushland, not a five-star hotel.

Highlights:

  • Guaranteed big cat sightings, particularly cheetah
  • Optional hot-air balloon safaris
  • Award-winning private camp
  • Authentic African safari experience
  • Set on the Great Migration route (November to June)

Best for…

Honeymooners.

4. Sanctuary Kichakani Camp

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View the most climactic moments of the Great Migration in the lap of luxury at Kichakani Camp. The resplendent mobile camp prides itself on providing prime viewing spots to nature’s best show. Watch as wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and predators alike make their way down the seasonal path, all from the comfort of a 19th century-inspired setting.

Highlights:

  • Prime location for viewing the annual Great Migration
  • Under-canvas provides an authentic safari feel

Best for…

The safari-lover.

5. Bushtops Luxury Tented Camp

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Calling all newlyweds, your perfect honeymoon getaway awaits at Bushtops! The mix of secluded locale, the soothing sounds of nature and the magical backdrop of the Serengeti landscape make for a unique romantic ambiance. Stargazing from the deck of your tent, sipping bubbly while soaking in the private hot tub or sharing a couple’s massage after a game drive – Bushtops opulent setting and five-start service will make you even happier to be betrothed.

Highlights:

  • Private jacuzzi in each tent
  • Private butler on hand 24/7
  • Well known for its wine selection

Best for…

Honeymooners.

6. Lamai Camp

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Peaking out from a ridge atop the Kogakuria Kopje, Lamai Camp stands tall among giant boulders. The camp’s heightened position gives it rolling views of the Serengeti plains and plenty of opportunity to sight the wildlife below. The comfort of living spaces have an authentic safari atmosphere; think wood, thatch and whitewashed stone walls. The living quarters make the most of the beautiful location, with glassless floor-to-ceiling windows opening up the space to nature. Here, African design and décor take centre stage, with all furnishings designed and handmade by local artisans.

Highlights:

  • Prime position to witness the Wildebeest Migration (July to October)
  • Year-round Big 5 viewing
  • Secluded location guarantees privacy

Best for…

Family holidays and romantic getaways.

7. Singita Faru Faru Camp

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Set on a hill overlooking the glistening Grumeti River, you can’t help but leave Faru Faru Camp feeling refreshed and renewed. A perfect mix of stone and canvas, every inch of Faru Faru gives guests a sense of the peace that only nature can provide. The camp provides guests with a host of leisure activities, including archery, hot-air ballooning and mountain biking, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in this unique safari experience.

Highlights:

  • Located in the private Grumeti Game Reserve
  • Hot-air balloon safaris
  • Overlooks the wildlife-frequented Grumeti River
  • Visit one of Singita’s anti-poaching observation posts

Best for…

Family holidays.

8. Lemala Nanyukie

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Constructed on raised wooden decks and set under canvas rooftops, Nanyukie offers raw and untouched wilderness alongside the contemporary comforts. ‘Roughing it’ takes on a new meaning at Nanyukie. While you might be in a remote location surrounded by undomesticated wildlife and untamed bushland, you still have a comfy king-sized bed and private plunge pool nearby – the best way to enjoy an African safari!

Highlights:

  • Year-round game viewing
  • Candlelit dinners in multiple locations
  • Hot-air balloon rides
  • On the seasonal Wildebeest Migration route (April to June, and November to January)

Best for…

Families with older children or romantic getaways.

9. One Nature Nyaruswiga

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Designed to emulate the timeless elegance of the safari tents of yesteryear, One Nature’s Nyaruswiga luxury camp provides a stay that can only be described as 1800s-chic. Emperor-sized four-poster beds adorned with goose down pillows and 400-thread count Egyptian cotton, a hammered copper freestanding tub and a wood-burning stove all come together to create a safari time capsule. Coupled with breathtaking views of the surrounding Nyaruswiga hills, One Nature makes for a perfect African escape.

Highlights:

  • Near the wildlife-frequented Seronera River
  • Incredible views of the Nyaruswiga hills
  • Visits to the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Private photographic safari

 Best for…

 The safari-lover.

10. Sayari Tented Camp

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An award-winning luxury under-canvas camp that seamlessly blends African elements with modern-day comforts, Sayari Tented Camp guarantees a stay that would rival any five-star hotel. Why should you vacation here instead of staying at The Ritz? You won’t get to see a group of baby elephants frolicking in the water as their mother stops for a drink from a hotel window. Set within a remote part of the Northern Serengeti, you’ll have a private and exclusive safari experience that you won’t soon forget.

Highlights:

  • Private and exclusive
  • Award-winning luxury camp
  • Walking safaris with expert guides
  • Prime location for watching the Wildebeest Migration

Best for…

A family getaway.