Safari


The Sopa Serengeti Lodge has the Disneyesque feel of a theme park exhibit embellished with all the cliched accoutrements to be expected when no expense has been spared and no particular originality applied. From the outside as you approach the building appears austere and regimented, but upon arrival staff dressed […]

Serengeti Sopa Lodge


By far the most lavish and ostentatious of the north Tanzanian Sopa lodges, the Sopa Ngorongoro also has something of a theme park feel about it. It is loudly and proudly poised on the eastern rim of the crater, catching the sunset as the Serena Ngorongoro catches the sunrise, and […]

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge


‘Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains is a camp that exudes a decadence reminiscent of old Africa.’ This is the opening preamble to the Migration Camp website, which fairly describes the attributes of this ‘camp’. Old Africa indeed! Tastefully arranged tented accommodation […]

Serengeti Migration Camp



The Serengeti lodges tend to be more hotels in the strict sense of the word than wildlife lodges. For the most part they conform to the layout and standards of any hotel anywhere, with the only distinctive factor of course being the uniquely wild setting of the Serengeti. Again the […]

Serena Serengeti


Arguably the flagship of the Serena fleet is the Serena Ngorongoro, a property so magnificently poised that it must have without doubt one of the, if not the most spectacular view in the world. It would hardly matter what hospitality standards were applied, since almost nothing can diffuse the majesty […]

Serena Ngorongoro


By far the most lavish and ostentatious of the north Tanzanian Sopa lodges, the Sopa Ngorongoro also has something of a theme park feel about it. It is loudly and proudly poised on the eastern rim of the crater, catching the sunset as the Serena Ngorongoro catches the sunrise, and […]

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge



A journey through Tanzania tends to echo many similar journeys throughout Africa. The popular notion of wild Africa is these days confined to a handful of carefully preserved wilderness areas, with the remainder becoming increasingly subject to the reality of over-population, poor land-management and a populist government approach to conservation. […]

Ndarakwai Ranch, Western Kilimanjaro


In a contest of opulence, design chic and ecological sensitivity it is probable that Mbalageti Camp, located on the western edge of the Serengeti, wins hands down. Situated on the idyllic Mwanyeni Hill, some 16km off the main road, and overlooking the utter quintessence of African landscapes, this is the […]

Mbalageti Tented Camp


If anybody was ever in any doubt that life was good for the select few during the days of colonial settlement in Africa, then a trip to Gibbs Farm should confirm that it was true. A stroll through the almost impossibly sumptuous gardens of the famous homestead returns memories of […]

Gibbs Farm, Ngorongoro



In the woodland savannah and hill country of northern Serengeti is located a lavishly eccentric construction known as the Lobo Wildlife Lodge. Despite the name, however, first impression one gets is less of a wildlife lodge than a remnant 1970s reservation casino somewhere in the US that happens by pure […]

Lobo Wildlife Lodge