Rivertrees Country Inn | Arusha National Park
Once an old coffee estate, Rivertrees is now a charming country inn nestled in abundant foliage with the Usa River flowing by. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, conveniently close to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a short drive to Arusha, its location proffers a wealth of natural wonders to explore.
Comprising the original Farm House, an elegant River House, luxurious River Cottages and several beautifully appointed Garden Rooms, it also serves delicious garden-fresh cuisine in its stunningly set restaurant. The swimming pool and spa are tailored for relaxation, and friendly personalised service ensures a memorable stay, whether for a one-night stopover or much longer.
Bed and Breakfast
Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp | Tarangire National Park
Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp is set within 25,000 hectares of concession area, included on the land is a branch of the Tarangire River itself, which the camp overlooks. The property is in a great location for game viewing since it is only 3.5km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park.
Traditional grass thatching adorns the roof of the main lodge structure, which is set off the ground on an elevated deck. The breezy lounge boasts ample seating in a relaxing open-air environment. The dining area, where culturally inspiring meals are served, consists of simple safari style seating and the elevated position allows for excellent views over the riverbank below. Both the dining and lounge areas are married into a proper bon-fire area and game viewing deck that also overlook the same stunning views. The lodge’s small, informal gift shop offers the families of the nearby Maasai villages a chance to sell some of their handmade wares.
7 Safari Tents with double bed room configurations.
7 Safari Tents with twin beds room configurations.
1 Family Safari Tent for 3 guests with one double bed and one single bed.
2 Family Safari Tents for 4 guests with one double bed and two single beds.
2 Family Safari Tent for 5 guests with one double bed and three single beds.
All these rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 Adults as our family rooms are reserved exclusively for bookings traveling with children younger than 18 years.
1 Luxury Safari Tent with a double bed room configuration.
The Luxury Safari Tent is built around an ancient big Baobab Tree overlooking Tarangire River. It has a king size extra length bed with comfortable mattress. There is an indoor bathroom with toilet, shower & basin. The outside deck boasts an amazing outdoor shower and bath, which enhances the romantic setting of this tent.
All safari tents are equipped with private verandahs and en-suite bathrooms with toilet, shower and basin. Each safari tent has been built on an elevated wooden platform allowing for the movement of wildlife through the lodge and hence decreasing the interference of the lodge presence on the ecosystem. Thatched roofs keep the tents cool even at midday.
The Safari Tents offer a combination of twin or double bed room configurations.
The family tents are built with a little more room for parents traveling with their children. It allows for a delightful experience to have everyone together sharing their experiences of their safari adventures.
Two of our family tents have been configured to accommodate a family of four with a king bed and two single beds. Each tent has it’s own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.
Two of our family tents have been configured to accommodate a family of five with a king bed and three single beds. Each tent has it’s own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.
24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Verandah
Book a game package for your stay. Proceed on a full day game drive of either Tarangire or Manyara National Park.
If you would like to book a private vehicle for your group, this is possible at an additional $400 per vehicle per night.
Tanzip Zipline Adventure Park is located just outside of Mto wa Mbu village in Tanzania, Africa. It is nestled at the base of the great rift valley wall, offering stunning views of surrounding lakes, wetlands, maasai steppe, and the rift valley.
Tanzip Zipline is located on the Northern circuit safari route, just minutes off the main road that leads to the national parks; Tarangire, Lake Manyara , Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The unique eco- course offers 4 thrilling zips with 6 unique platforms built around majestic baobab trees. Guests enjoy the safety orientation, scenic transfer through Maasai land, a wetlands stroll, and a fun zip adventure! Book the zipline experience alone, or in combination with an Mto wa Mbu village tour, Maasai culture tour, hiking, or biking in the area.
Additional cost of $65 per adult and $35 per child.
Manyara Treetop Walkway takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective.
This 370m airwalk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Each of the bridges end on a viewing deck situated around tree trunks. These treetop platforms are perfect places to stop and enjoy life in the canopy amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds.
During this walk guides will point out interesting facts about the Lake Manyara flora and fauna, while you can enjoy a unique birds-eye view of the world around you. This is Tanzania's first Treetop Walkway and one of the longest in Africa. A great outdoor activity for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Families, couples, individuals and groups are all welcome.
Additional cost of $30 per person.
Excludes additional TANAPA National Park fees.
Additional cost of $50 per Family.
Additional cost of $35 per person.
Bed and Breakfast
Spoken Languages: English, Swahili
No. Rooms: 20
Special Interests: Big 5, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
Entamanu Ngorongoro | Ngorongoro Crater
Perched high on the wild side of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, Nomad’s Entamanu Ngorongoro is a thoughtfully designed refuge in this elemental place, from which to explore the unique highland environment. Surrounded by the soaring peaks of dormant volcanic hills and the ebb and flow of Maasai pastoralist life, this is a place to explore beyond the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail. Not only to visit the Crater, but to understand it as part of a wider environment.
Seven large en-suite tents, two of which are family units made cosy with heaters, warm textiles and sheepskin look across the iconic Crater view, with a backdrop of ancient acacia trees. The style here is as unique as the location - everything carefully handcrafted locally to the highest standard.
There’s nothing tame about this location – the high altitude sun has some real heat and the wind can be biting and sometimes noisy. Nomad Tanzania have taken up the challenge to create a camp that makes the most of the extraordinary view while providing warmth and shelter from the elements, while being entirely removable. Every design detail has been considered in light of this, while still providing comfort in this elemental place.
Entamanu Ngorongoro Canvas Rooms
There’s nothing tame about this location – the high altitude sun has some real heat and the wind can be biting and sometimes noisy. The seven rooms, two of which are family units ideal for families with children, have been carefully designed with this in mind. Think textured wool, down duvets and heaters which provide warmth in the sleeping tents against the chilly nights, as well as fully openable fronts to let the breeze in when it warms up during the day. Big verandas wrap around the front of the rooms and the ideal place to sit and marvel at the view. All of the rooms have views into the Crater, with immense Serengeti views to be enjoyed from the other side of camp. The interiors are of sustainably sourced wood and everything within the camp is locally sourced and made by talented Tanzanian artisans.
24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Heater, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Shower, Verandah
A big highlight of any stay here, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's most iconic wildlife destinations. The beauty of Entamanu Ngorongoro is that it sits within the Conservation area and only 30 minutes drive from the descent road into the Crater. An early start is highly recommended to enjoy the Crater before the majority of visitors make it in from other camps. You will set off with your guide and a packed breakfast and return to camp in time for lunch. Or, head out in the afternoon and enjoy sundowners on the rim on your way back to camp.
Entamanu Ngorongoro offers guided walks along the rim of the Crater and in the surrounding highlands. You will head out with your guide and a member of the local Maasai community and learn all about medicinal plants, Maasai beliefs, as well as track any local wildlife that has wondered close to camp. Walks are all about soaking up the view at a slower pace and learning to appreciate the little things and they come highly recommended. Walks at Entamanu need to be pre-booked.
Sometimes we drop round to see our Maasai neighbours, who are living a largely traditional life in the boma in the next valley, and still grazing their cattle in the conservation area. It will be just us and them, and a warm welcome, with insights into the pastoral life, from building huts to warrior ceremonies.
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
Spoken Languages: English, Swahili
No. Rooms: 7
Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp | Central Serengeti
Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp, set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti. This area is reknowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers, as well as for its large populations of resident big cats.
We have carefully positioned Lemala Ewanjan right at the end of a blind valley, so you can enjoy uninterrupted views. The camp was replaced in July 2018 with brand new tents and now features 10 standard rooms and 2 x 2 bedroom tents ideal for families, friends and groups travelling together.
The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees or refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.
The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics. Maximum occupancy is 2.
The 2 bedroomed en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics. The rooms are either side of a shared lounge to which one can enjoy sundowners or morning coffee. Maximum occupancy 6
The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics. These rooms are identical to the standard tents with the only difference being the ability to put extra beds in. Maximum occupancy 4.
24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Balcony / Deck, Detached Private Bathroom, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
You can enjoy game drives from here on a shared or on exclusive use basis. We use a combination of semi open and closed 4 x 4 Land Cruiser vehicles. Very reliable, comfortable and well-maintained with charging facilities, fridge on board, photography stabilizing bean bags, vehicle recovery equipment, VHF Radio communication, specialized guide books, first aid kit, seatbelts, binoculars and last but not least, great guides who undergo bi-yearly training with our internal and external guide trainers.
A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see the wildlife areas from a unique perspective. Take in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains (in whichever direction the wind takes you). Follow a large herd of wildebeest, see a lion stalk its prey or just marvel at the magnificent scenery before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life, this is the place to do it.
No safari is complete without experiencing a traditional outdoor, open-air lunch or dinner. Relax under the natural canopy of an acacia tree, while your personal butler serves up a feast. Nothing is quite so essentially safari as this. White linen, fine bone china and crystal glassware create a real "Out of Africa" experience - both daytime and night.
Sundowners are more than just a happy hour. They are a very cherished African tradition and form an integral part of your safari experience. It is a time to relax, reminisce the day gone by, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine around the camp fire with fellow travellers, and watch as the sun goes down over the Serengeti plains.
Tanzania has great appeal for families. Seeing animals is very exciting for children, and nothing can prepare a parent for the delight of watching their child’s reaction when they catch sight of a lion, giraffe or elephant for the very first time. Lemala Cubs offers our special guests under the age of 12, a range of wonderful opportunities to experience and enjoy the magic of the African bush. These activities are fun, educational and interesting, showing future generations the need for conservation of Africa’s wildlife, and keep kids well entertained while mum and dad relax.
Our separate spacious dining tent allows guests to enjoy their meals whilst enjoying uninterrupted views of the Serengeti plains stretched out infront of them. Meals are communal, allowing everyone to catch up on the days events, meet new friends and share experiences, all whilst being attended to by our dedicated team. Meals are varied to suit all tastes, but if you have any dietary requirements let the camp know and the chefs will whip up some specials.
Nothing beats meals taken outside under star lit skies. Weather permitting, dining outside in the shade for lunch or under the stars for dinner whilst listening to the African sounds is something quiet spectacular and one not to be missed.
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included
Spoken Languages: English, Swahili
No. Rooms: 12
Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife