Luxury safari Tanzania, East Africa - private safari package

Wildebeest on a Great Migration luxury African safari (courtesy Singita Grumeti)


Thoughts of an African luxury safari in Tanzania often bring to mind the iconic luxury East African safari destinations: Serengeti and the Great Migration, the Ngorongoro Crater. But the discerning safari traveler can also discover other less known but equally beautiful and interesting luxury safari destinations in Tanzania: Selous game reserve where African wild dog and a great number of other animals thrive in undisturbed and almost completely isolated natural surroundings; Lake Manyara where thousands of pink flamingos seasonally grace the lake shores, and a Slow Safari allows you to connect with nature on a sensual level; Tarangire where huge herds of elephant and gigantic baobab trees are celebrated features, and great game concentrations occur during the dry season; and just off the Swahili Coast, Zanzibar and Mnemba Island where pristine beaches, warm waters and spectacular coral reefs offer excellent opportunities for diving, snorkeling, fishing and pure relaxation. 


  • Eco-chic intimate luxury camp in Selous Game Reserve. Twelve air-conditioned tented villas feature large stone bathrooms with inside & outside showers, plunge pools.
  • Stunning location on the Great Ruaha river, where the resident hippo pods provide endless entertainment.
  • Exclusive luxury safari in Selous - situated in the remote western parts of the reserve, away from other lodges.
  • Regular African wild dog sightings. Varied game drives, walking safaris on flat and easy terrain, seasonal boating safaris, river fishing, excellent birding, spa treatments.
Expert guides at Azura Selous conduct off road game drives in custom made open 4x4 vehicles, bringing guests close to lion and other abundant big game


  • Exclusive luxury boutique resort in Zanzibar. Evokes the Zanzibar Sultan heritage. Fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design. Hand carved furniture, beautiful antiques and fabrics. Thirty spacious villas with private terrace and plunge pool.
  • Situated along peaceful Bwejuu beach - voted one of top 30 island beaches in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.
  • Spa with lap pool, inside & outside relaxation rooms, Sultans bath, fitness centre, tennis court.
  • Padi 5* Gold Palm dive center; kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing; snorkeling trips & reef walks, community visits.
Bwejuu  - a brilliant white beach lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean - provides the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a beach break


  • Luxury safari lodge on eastern shores of Lake Manyara. Communal pool, spa. Eight spacious, secluded suites made of canvas, stone and wood. Luxury bathrooms with bath tub and outside shower, private patios with day bed. 
  • Private wildlife conservation area - corridor between Lake Manyara & Tarangire National Parks. Seasonal flamingos
  • Slow down! See, feel, touch, smell on guided bush walks; learn bush skills & track with Maasai; bush picnics; sundowners at Lake Manyara. Maasai community visit. Birding. Tarangire National Park day trip. Optional: Lake Manyara National Park day trip, hot air ballooning.
Guests at Chem Chem lodge on a Slow Safari - observing giraffe up close on foot

 Singita EXPLORE 

  • Stylish luxury camping in the western Serengeti at Singita Grumeti. A mobile camp - location chosen according to movement of animals and taking into account climate, vegetation and seasonal changes.
  • Exclusive-use tented camp. Maximum six luxurious tents, set up just for you in a private part of the reserve.
  • As close to nature as you can get. Connect with the earth and the abundant wildlife on a very intimate level. 
  • Camping, but in great style and with all the creature comforts and attentive service intrinsic to Singita.
Dreamy camp fire at Singita Explore

Singita GRUMETI 

  • Exquisite Serengeti luxury accommodation. Spa, gym, swimming pools. Original African treasures at the Singita boutique and gallery. Singita Sasakwa - colonial manor house, sophisticated cottages and villa with sweeping views. Singita Sabora - opulent tented camp in heart of savannah plains. Singita Faru Faru - informal luxurious Grumeti river lodge. Singita Serengeti House -  sole use refined contemporary Serengeti retreat.
  • Expansive & untouched Serengeti wilderness. Private reserve adjacent to Serengeti National Park. Seasonal Great Migration viewing. Guided day & night game drives. Great variety of wildlife all year round.
Glorious views over the plains at Singita Serengeti


  • Luxury safari camp in western Serengeti National Park. Situated on tributary of Grumeti river, overlooking hippo pool. Ten rustic yet sophisticated intimate tents with outside shower and private deck. Communal swimming pool and safari shop.
  • Secluded part of the national park with relatively few tourist vehicles.
  • Twice daily game drives. Ideally situated for sightings of seasonal dramatic river crossings during Great Migration. Optional: hot air ballooning, Lake Victoria full day trip with community interaction.


  • Sophisticated luxury tented camp that moves among three set locations in the Serengeti, to be in proximity of the traditional path of the Great Wildebeest Migration.
  • Ten luxurious classic Campaign Tents on wooden decks. Each has its own en suite bathroom featuring an indoor bucket shower, and is elegantly furnished, with electric outlets and hairdryers.
  • The camp also features a grand central canopied area where the main tent flows into lounges and dining wings.

     &Beyond KLEIN'S CAMP

    • Luxury lodge in north eastern Serengeti. Ten intimate thatched stone cottages with whitewashed walls and rich wooden floors. Each with private veranda and panoramic views over distant hills and valley below. Communal swimming pool. Safari shop.
    • Exclusive wildlife concession bordering Serengeti National Park. Sensitive off-road driving permitted. Twice daily game drives, night drives, bush walks around camp. Strategically positioned for seasonal Great Wildebeest Migration viewing. Optional authentic Maasai community visit.

     Sanctuary KUSINI

    • Luxury tented camp in southern Serengeti National Park. Designed for minimal environmental impact. Twelve spacious tents on wooden decks, each with shower en suite and comfortably furnished private veranda. Communal dining area, lounge and library, campfire.
    • Remote and private location in the Serengeti National Park for an exclusive game drive experience. Cheetah monitoring project. Star gazing. Bush picnics.
    • Built around a rocky outcrop. Sensational views. Spectacular sunsets from the top of the giant boulders overlooking the endless plains. 


    • Intimate Tarangire luxury tented camp. Solar powered. Only 5 elegant tents: hot water shower, double basins & flush toilet en suite; private fire pit; private dining in a different setting each night. Sundowners at Lake Burunge
    • Exclusive private reserve sharing fenceless border with Tarangire National Park. Open vehicle big game safaris.
    • Day & night game drives on private concession. Day drives in Tarangire National Park with picnic. Safari walks with scout & professional guide. Conservation safaris with anti-poaching team. Visit with local Maasai family. Birding. Optional hot air ballooning in Tarangire NP.


    • Luxury tented camp in northern Serengeti National Park. Situated in the world-renowned Lamai Triangle, on the northern banks of Mara River - a very exclusive area.
    • Six luxurious tents designed so that nature dominates. Canvas, stone, raw leather, contemporary African art pieces. Private decks with expansive views. Sustainable camp entirely run on solar power. Communal plunge pool.
    • Daily game drives in northern Serengeti. Excellent location for viewing Mara river crossings in season. All year concentrations of plains game, big cats, elephants. Enormous populations of crocodile and hippo.
    Sunset  at the Mara River -  Singita Mara River Tented Camp

     &Beyond MNEMBA ISLAND 

    • Secluded Zanzibar barefoot beach paradise on a private island off the north eastern tip of the main island. Ten rustic yet luxurious palm-frond beachside bandas.
    • Romantic private hideaway. Your own stretch of beachfront with a private beach sala. Fabulous beach dining, both private and communal.
    • PADI dive school, snorkeling & diving on pristine coral reefs rich in marine life. Sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding. Catch-and-release fly-fishing directly off the island's beaches, deep sea fishing. Interact with bottlenose dolphins, encounter green sea turtles.
    Mnemba Island, boasting splendid beaches and spectacular coral reefs, is renowned as the ultimate in 'barefoot luxury'


    • Opulent luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Intimate & exclusive: three camps, each with only ten sumptuous stilted suites. 
    • Spectacular setting on Ngorongoro Crater rim with glorious views from public areas and from suites.
    • Morning or afternoon crater floor game drive included. Optional activities: authentic Maasai interaction on panoramic half day walk, full day hike at Empakai Crater, afternoon crater rim walk, crater rim sundowners, excursion to Olduvai Gorge archaeological site.



    • Two semi-permanent mobile luxury tented camps in the Serengeti. Real camping!
    • Camps move around to be within range of the huge wildlife herds of the Great Migration along their annual migratory route.
    • Only 9 spacious tents at each of two private camp sites.
    • Combine the rustic charm of camping with comfort and luxury. Each fully furnished luxury tent has its own hot water bucket-shower and flush toilet.
    Great Migration viewing at andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

     Sanctuary SWALA

    • Secluded luxury safari camp in remote forested area of Tarangire National Park. Dining area, communal infinity pool, deck, library. Twelve canvas pavilions: wooden deck, bathroom en suite with indoor & outdoor shower, veranda with view, personal tent attendant, complimentary wifi. Particularly low carbon footprint.
    • Overlooks waterhole that regularly draws lion, leopard, resident elephant bulls and other game.
    • Customized open safari vehicles for morning & afternoon game drives & night drives; bush walks; picnics, sundowners, bush dinners. 

    When we plan private packages for luxury safari trips in East Africa, we use the above hand-picked top end exclusive luxury safari lodges and camps in Tanzania. On request, your personal safari itinerary could include other luxurious destinations.  If you have a luxury family safari or luxury honeymoon safari in Tanzania in mind, be sure to mention this as it will influence our choice of accommodation. Tanzania is one of Africa’s most peaceful countries. Its stability, well-maintained infrastructure and friendly people make it an ideal bush and beach destination for a luxury safari vacation in East Africa. 

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