Here are five exciting accommodations opening 2016-2017 in Tanzania:
1. The Highlands
Set high on the slopes of Olmoti Volcano in the Ngorongoro Highlands, The Highlands is the only and the highest camp in this wilderness area and offers a high-altitude retreat in dome-shaped tents that allow you to stargaze from inside. This brand-new camp offers snug beds and a wood burning stove to keep you warm even on the coldest nights.
Its remote location within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area allows a true wilderness experience when visiting Ngorongoro Crater and the possibility of going for some off-the-beaten-track activities. If you like, you can visit an authentic Maasai village or follow ancient Maasai trails to the pristine craters of Empakaai or Olmoti.
2. Kubu Kubu Tented Camp
Set on a hill in Central Serengeti, Kubu Kubu Tented Camp offers unparalleled views over the Seronera Valley. It’s close to the hippo pool and the Maasai Kopjes – granite rock outcrops which are a magnificent geological feature of Serengeti National Park. Big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs love kopjes and it’s often rewarding to visit these areas during a game drive. Big cats love to use kopjes to hide their precious cubs and use the high vantage point to scan the surrounding savannah for prey.
3. The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Located close to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi, The Retreat at Ngorongoro offers a luxury cottage getaway amidst 15 acres of beautiful gardens and forest.
Each cottage has a deck overlooking Ngorongoro Forest and offers a generous 100 square meters of floor space. The property has been designed to give guests a true sense of well-being in nature. Take a stroll in their orchard and vegetable garden or by the “lake” created on the grounds. The swimming pool and the spa are also wonderful places to relax and recharge. This is the perfect place to stay to get great sleep, breathe fresh country air and be completely pampered by your surroundings and the warm but discreet hospitality.
4. Jabali Ridge
Jabali Ridge is an exciting addition to Ruaha National Park! This long-anticipated lodge is the first truly luxurious place to stay in the new safari frontier of Ruaha in southern Tanzania. The special thing with Jabali is that instead of using solid walls, designers incorporated the beautiful tented suites into the landscape of magnificent kopjes, giving guests utmost privacy yet remaining completely open to the stunning savannah all around. Guests can enjoy views of Ruaha from every corner of their suite. Ruaha is known for large prides of lions and great herds of elephants, buffalo and giraffe.
Take advantage of Asilia’s Opening Special and stay 3 nights for the price of 2 while it lasts. Jabali Ridge opens in September 2017 and travelers in the know have already reserved dates for a stay in this exclusive lodge!
5. Mara River Tented Lodge
Mara River Tented Lodge will be opening for the next “Great Migration” season in July 2017. Its location close to the Mara River in Northern Serengeti makes it an ideal place to stay if you wish to catch a glimpse of wildebeest and zebra herds cross the river. The “river crossing” season generally runs from July to October.
The lodge has a modern African design and features spacious lounge areas, a restaurant, a view deck and a swimming pool. Mara River Tented Lodge is for the traveler seeking a bush experience while enjoying absolute comfort within Serengeti National Park.