Moivaro, Lodges and tented camps in north Tanzania, Selous and in Zanzibar

Moivaro Lodge (Arusha)

Moivaro Lodge is located about 7km to the east of Arusha, well away from the main road in a lush fertile area of shamba farms and coffee plantations. This lovely small lodge makes for a really pleasant and homely base for climbs and safaris. As well as the considerable grounds and pool, guests are able to walk amongst the beautiful foothills of Mount Meru.

The lodge where you will find a charming atmosphere together with every comfort is an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening. You can always choose to relax and enjoy the beautiful vista of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, or perhaps to laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants.

Arusha is the starting point for many safaris to the famous Serengeti National Park, the unique Ngorongoro Crater, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m), Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Just 20 km away, in Arusha National Park, you can enjoy spectacular views from the top of Mount Meru (4565m), or go out for a day's walking safari amongst the giraffes, buffalos, elephants, monkeys and the rich vegetation, accompanied by a local ranger.

At Moivaro Lodge you will be looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful environment.

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Safari Spa (Arusha)

Safari Spa is situated in a valley to the south-west of Arusha, on volcanic hills with spectacular views of Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. The Spa is a haven for all those who want to escape the bustle of a safari and relax around the pool, enjoy a good book and food. Healthy home-made meals are prepared to individual tastes.

Safari Spa makes a great effort to ensure that all their guests are personally taken care of. It offers international standards and amenities, healthy meals are prepared to individual tastes.

There are 8 double cottages and 2 single rooms in poolside cottages of the Safari Spa, decorated in "Out of Africa" style. The rooms are set idyllically around the lodge's property. Each room overlooks the pool area and the lawns, and has a small verandah where you can sit and take in the African sun. All rooms are very exclusive and elegantly furnished to colonial style, with a high attention to details.

The adjacent Nduruma Polo Club offers excellent polo opportunities for all levels. Polo Tournaments are held on the Safari Spa's estate at certain times of the year. The Estate has over 45 well-schooled ponies. Riding is available and guest are very welcome to watch the polo tournaments from the comfort of the Club House.

The lodge offers a variety of activities in beautiful and natural surroundings. excursions to the nearby flower farms, Mt Meru, Arusha National Park and the foothils of Mt Kilimanjaro can be arranged. On a clear day you can see Kilimanjaro!

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KIA Lodge (Kilimanjaro Airport)

Only a few minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport, KIA Lodge is situated mid way between Moshi and Arusha towns in the heart of beautiful Savannah scenery typical of East Africa. The only airport hotel, KIA Lodge is your first or last introduction to Tanzanian if you choose to stay here on arrival or before departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

From the lodge you have a beautiful view on the majestic and spectacular Mt Kilimanjaro which shows her snowy top mostly early in the morning and at sundown. You can also choose to relax at the swimming pool on top of small hill with views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and the Blue Mountains and the Masai plains.

Situated 5 minutes from the airport, this is an excellent choice for those wanting to rest on arrival. Airport shuttle and day rooms add flexibility. Friendly staff, good food and a great pool are a real plus.

KIA Lodge is ideally situated whatever your onward journey be it climbing the world's highest free standing mountain or starting a safari into some of Africa's amazing and unique wildlife wildernesses such as the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater to name just two.

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Natron Tented Camp (Lake Natron)

"Pure nature in a virgin land of ancient origin" Wild and remote Lake Natron lies in the northeast of Tanzania in between the Ngorongoro Highlands and Serengeti plains. Situated at the base of Africa's only active volcano Oldonyo L'Engai (Mountain of God).

Lake Natron Tented Camp is a simple tented camp and is located north of Oldonyo Lengai, the Masai Mountain of God in the heart of Masailand. With views to the mountain and Lake Natron, it is spectacularly situated, far from the main tourist circuit. Having said this, it offers an ideal stop over for those adventurous enough to take the route to Serengeti through Loliondo Game Controlled area instead of the busy road from Ngorongoro Crater.

Unique in its setting, Lake Natron Camp is set back in a grove of trees slightly removed from the dusty terrain of the lake. Modern and clean A framed safari tents offer showers, comfortable beds and a verandah with your own private view of the incredible landscape. A fully stocked bar and restaurant ensure you have a cold drink and good food at the end of an arduous climb, or long days walking.

The camp has spectacular scenery over the Rift Valley and is an ideal stop over for those climbing Oldonyo Lengai. The Ngare Sero River and the shores of Lake Natron are fantastic areas in which to go exploring on foot. Lake Natron is one of the most alkaline lakes in the world. Home to millions of tiny crustaceans, the lake is a haven for literally thousands of lesser flamingo's and it is one of the most important flamingo breeding grounds on earth. Here it is the landscape rather than the animals that is the attraction - the area around the lake is dry, desolate and hauntingly beautiful.

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Migunga Tented Camp (Lake Manyara)

Migunga is an ideal place for starting and ending a safari in northern Tanzania. It is on the doorstep of some of the finest animal reserves and scenery in Africa. Lake Manyara Park is a few kilometers away and Ngorongoro Crater ninety minutes.

Migunga Forest Camp is see on 35 acres of acacia forest in a secluded part of Migungani Village. The lake is two kilometres away; Bushbuck and other antelope are sometimes seen on the property. Dwarf galago are common and can be seen every evening at dusk.

The camp consists of nine self-contained tents. Bathrooms have running hot and cold water, showers, and flush toilets. There is a dining room and bar under thatch. Electricity is 12 volt supplied by solar power..

The entry gate to Lake Manyara Park is less than ten minutes drive from the camp. The Park, made famous by Iain Douglas-Hamilton's book "Amongst the Elephants", is 320 sq kms in area, most of which is taken up by the lake.

The park has a variety of vegetation types. The ground water forest as you enter the park, the soda flats circling the lake, and the acacia woodland that makes up a large part of the park. The animals to be seen include elephant, buffalo, impala, giraffe, hippo, jackals, waterbuck, baboons, monkeys, wart hogs, and zebra. Lake Manyara is also famous for its tree-climbing lions often to be found dozing in the shade up in the branch of a tree - a unique phenomenon to the area.

From the camp you can also visit local village projects such as a flower farm, local farming, and the banana plantations. Also to be seen is the hand crafting of Maasai spears, knives, and other metal work as well as a visit to a Masai village.

At Migunga Camp there is a short nature trail of 30 minutes through the acacia forest; the walk can be extended to the grass plain on the Lake flats.

Nature Trails can also be done on so called mountain bikes. On this spectacular bike ride over the plains you can get real close to herds of wildebeest and zebra’s and even the famous flamingos. Truly an enchanting bike ride you will never forget.

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Crater Forest Tented Camp (Ngorongoro)

Crater Forest Tented Lodge is a beautiful low environmental impact eco-lodge at the edge of the Ngorongoro Forest Highlands. The lodge is located ten kilometers scenic drive away from the main road leading from the bustling commercial center of Karatu town to the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, altitude 1,800 meters above sea-level, the lodge occupies previously cultivated fields directly bordering Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The lodge Crater Forest Tented Lodge operates as an eco-friendly small scale accommodation with 15 tented rooms, all on platforms with magnificent views over the Ngorongoro Forest. The rooms are spacious and all have ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and toilets. For those chilly upland nights enjoy the warmth of your own African-style firepot.

Wake up to the sounds of the awakening forest as a night full of nocturnal wildlife activities gives way to early morning dew and rising sun. Enjoy romantic sundowners or twilight dinners on your veranda with the astonishing landscape views of the dense forest. Watch wildlife, like elephants, roaming through the forest, hear the lions roar and listen to the magical sounds of the tropical night.

Ngorongoro Cater Forest Tented Lodge chef and kitchen staff will be on hand to provide a culinary experience of international standard with a mixture of local cuisine. Complementary coffee and tea are served on your veranda in the morning. Enjoy the refreshing beverage in the early morning light as you prepare for another day full of your activities of choice.

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Tindiga Tented Camp

We are proud to present our Tindiga Tented Camp (previously known as Tindiga Tented Lodge), which joined Moivaro in June 2008, and is a beautiful and small traditional camp close to Lake Eyasi, the lake of east African bushman. Overlooking the shrubland of the Eyasi Ecosystem, one can see the distant hills of Ngorongoro, this view gives the ultimate “African experience”

The camp is situated close to Qaund’ded Village. To the western side of the camp you can see Mount Masumbuku.To the north there is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with it’s surrounding volcanic hills. To the west, just behind Lake Eyasi, you can find the big plains of the Serengeti.The Lake of Eyasi is just 1,5 kilometer from the camp. It is a seasonal salt water lake that almost completely dries up in the dry season.

The camp has 10 classical cream coloured canvas tents which are very spacious and ensuite with showers and flush toilets. Due to the nature of the camp, personalized service and quality is our aim. The camp blends in beautifully with the natural environment and we try our best to run the camp with an eco-friendly approach; protecting and preserving the natural resources.

Tindiga at a glance . . .

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Ikoma Tented Camp (Serengeti)

Located in the Ikoma Game Reserve on the border of Serengeti National Park, this tented camp offers an affordable alternative to the more expensive camps and lodges inside the park itself.

Simplicity and a rustic feel permeate the ambiance of the camp, the canvas tents are spacious and well maintained. The camp is well situated for game drives and very close to the "Land of vast plains and un-tampered wilderness". Ikoma Tented Camp is set in the midst of an incredible vista of savannah and skies, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees.

he camp is small, comfortable and secluded. Ikoma Bush Camp has the concession for the area to operate night game drives and guided game walks, an unique experience! Between May and July the annual Serengeti migration passes close by!

There are ten spacious tents, all having twin beds and attached bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. There is a thatched bar and dining room under traditional style thatched grass. Electricity and hot water is supplied by 12V solar power. There is an inverter for recharging batteries.

The Ikoma area covers approximately 450 sq kms, and is a buffer zone to the Park itself. Fort Ikoma is 17 kms to the west and is now the headquarters of the Serengeti National Park. The camp works in close collaboration with the local villages.

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Speke Bay Lodge (Lake Victoria)

Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometres from the Serengeti National Park, and 125 kilometres north of Mwanza. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile.

Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma. The custom-made furniture in solid Mkola wood adds to the warm and elegant atmosphere. An entrance hall gives access to a bathroom and a spacious main room. This room has a sleeping area with a large lockable cupboard (for your clothes and valuables) and a writing table. The sitting area has a huge French window opening on to a bougainvillaea- and passionflower- shaded veranda where your breakfast can be served. Each bungalow has a loft with two twin beds, making them suitable for families with children.

Since the Lodge is outside but close to the Serengeti National Park, it is the ideal place to start or end your safari, or relax during your travels. Excursions in boats and on mountain bikes are offered, so you can truly experience Africa; you can fish from the beach for Tilapia, enjoy the peacefulness, or wander around on the Lodge's 100 hectares of savannah, looking for birds.

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Fumba Beach Lodge (Zanzibar)

Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service.

Fumba Beach Lodge is situated along two kilometers of coastline on the Indian Ocean offering three secluded and exclusive beaches. Just 30 minutes southwest of Zanzibar’s historic capital, Stone Town, with its magnificent architecture and ancient culture, the Lodge is concealed well away from the busy tourist areas, making it the perfect venue for enjoying the peace and tranquility of this tropical island paradise.

Set in 40 acres of exquisite wilderness with three naturally sheltered beaches, the comfortable open-air restaurant serves a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes including local specialties, the freshest seafood and traditional international cuisine. The unique beach bar was constructed from an authentic Zanzibari dhow. Situated under an enormous baobab on a seaside cliff, you will be absorbed by the idyllic setting to watch the sun go down.

Fumba Beach Lodge has only 26 rooms to ensure your privacy. The rooms are scattered throughout our extensive grounds, shaded by a forest of magnificent baobab trees and whispering palm fronds and cooled by gentle sea breezes. The twenty deluxe rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, private terrace and stunning ocean view, are spaciously suitable for families, couples or individuals. Four luxury suites include a private roof terrace, open air shower and sumptuous bath overlooking the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. For the ultimate in extravagance, two unique lodgings cradled in a magnificent baobab tree create a romantic ambience.

Wake up to the romantic adventure you have been dreaming about and discover the hidden meaning of Fumba Beach Lodge and indulge your senses in the exotic, tropical island paradise of Zanzibar.

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Unguja Lodge (Zanzibar)

The relatively new owner run Unguja Resort is a stylish up market small scale hotel in Kizimkazi on the southern tip of Zanzibar. Accommodation is in 10 spacious private bungalows, each with its own terrace with views over the Indian Ocean. All bungalows are beautifully decorated in Zanzibar style.

A stay at Unguja is a wonderful finale to a safari trip in Tanzania and will suit adventurous people looking for nature and culture without compromise and honeymooners looking for a quiet and luxurious resort with home comforts.

The hotel, restaurant and water activities are of the highest standard and integrated in the local environment to offer a true Zanzibar experience.

The resort has a beautiful garden with old mango and baobab trees in which many indigenous animals find their home. The rare red colobus monkeys often come and play. A nature trail leads down to the white beach. In the middle of the tropical garden is a large swimming pool. Here guests can relax while enjoying the services from our bar and restaurant. After diving or snorkeling, watching dolphins or after a relaxing day on the beach guests can make themselves at home in the bar area overlooking the ocean and enjoy an excellent cocktail made with fresh fruit.

The restaurant serves an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chef makes use of many local Zanzibar ingredients such as fresh seafood and exotic spices. A private barbeque lunch on one of the small deserted islands near the southern coast can be organized for guests.

Ungula Resort has Zanzibar's first PADI 5-star dive centre. Whether you are an experienced diver or a novice, the instructors give you the opportunity to discover the stunning undersea world of the Indian Ocean in a way suiting your personal wishes.

At the house reef in front of the resort you can enjoy beautiful coral, a diversity of tropical fish and other spectacular sea-life. A traditional dhow can take you to more remote locations. There you meet the big ones such as reef sharks, barracudas and sometimes even a whale shark. From September until December humpback whales are often seen.

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Swahili House

Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town the building was originally set up and used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century. In the 125 years that were to come the building was home to one of the many Sultan families and then became a hotel some years ago. After purchasing the hotel, renovations started in May 2008. Most of the hotel has been restored into its original state, but we have been making some changes as well. The result is The Swahili House - a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities in combination with authentic Swahili hospitality!

 

The Swahili House is located in the centre of Stone Town and therefore in the middle of all the action! The bustling market, shops, restaurants and other points of interest such as the House of Wonders are all within walking distance from the hotel. We can organize professional guides who’ll assist you while discovering Stone Town in order to get the maximum out of your visit to this busy little town and its hundreds of little streets. Besides that, we offer various trips in and around Stone Town. Learn everything about the spices you normally only see on the shelves in the supermarket on a Spice Tour or visit the cheeky Colobus monkeys at Jozani Forrest. Explore the magnificent Menai bay while snorkeling or just enjoy a relaxing massage – there are plenty of things to do and see! Naturally, we offer transfers to and from the airport and other Zanzibari destinations as well. It’s all possible at The Swahili House and we’re more than happy to assist you in order to make your stay on Zanzibar a memorable one!


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