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“All I wanted to do was get back to Africa. We had not left it yet, but I would wake in the night and I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.” Ernest Hemingway
Tanzania is world famous for having some of the most exclusive tented camps in all of Africa. They can really hardly be defined as tents, so luxurious are they. A night under canvas in the bush really is second to none and you really feel so close to nature, yet will be so comfortable in your luxury tented suite that you get the best of both worlds. It is a misconception that lodges are more luxurious than the tented camps, often this is not the case at all. Here are some of Tanzania’s top luxury tented safari camps.
Sabora is magical – each suite is decorated solely with antique campaign furniture used by the first great explorers in Africa. It is set on the vast wide open plains of the Western Serengeti and is often surrounded by zebra, buffalo and wildebeest. The tented suites are huge and come complete with roll top baths and outdoor showers.
Chem Chem – Tarangire
Chem Chem also boasts vast open tented suites which are impossibly comfortable and give guests access to some of the most pristine wilderness there is in Northern Tanzania – the Chem Chem private game reserve.
These enormous suites have views of the lake which is populated by hippo and crocodiles, there is often game around the private and exclusive suites which are spread out along the lake shore. The suites are not over the top but are exceptionally comfortable with a rain shower style outdoor shower.
Sayari – Serengeti
Sayari tents also boast huge verandahs from which you can see a long stretch of the rocky plains below you and enjoy days spent soaking up the sun in between game drives. The tents are decorated neutrally and very stylishly – the huge bathtub is a highlight after a chilly afternoon game drive.