10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Africa
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The 10 best lodges in Arusha, Tanzania

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Gran Meliá Arusha

Top Best African Safari Lodges for Families with 5-star luxury hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. 18 acres of landscaped coffee & tea plantations. Pure tranquility with views of Mount Meru. Join Melia Rewards for exclusive benefits and offers: more value, flexibility and time. Meliá Rewards Points. Personal Services. Free Cancellation. Best Price Guarantee. Family-friendly African safari lodges – Holidays with Kids. African holidays for Families, Seniors, Friends, Disables, Charities, Scholars, and more. Best Family-friendly Safaris in Africa. Private Family Safaris at Africa’s Top Lodges – Luxury Safari. We offer flexible worry-free packages enable peace of mind safety adventures!

Karama Lodge

One of the amazing lodge for African Safari with Kids – Best Family Safaris. With pool views, Karama Lodge is situated in Arusha and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and outdoor pool. Both WiFi and private parking are accessible at the lodge free of charge.

Guests at Karama Lodge can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Most relaxing serene beautiful hotel , liked the surroundings, rooms, Beds

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa

Set at the heart of a traditional coffee estate in the majestic environs of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the exquisitely appointed Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa ( formerly Lake Duluti Serena Hotel) offers heady views over verdant tropical forests, cool mountain walks, a wonderful array of wildlife, roaring fires and superlative cuisine.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a rustic restaurant and bar, which features wood-beamed ceilings and a fireplace. Other amenities include a library, a garden and massage services.

ilboru Safari Lodge

Family-Friendly lodge for your children. Book best Family African Safari Vacations & Tours. Nestled on the lower slopes of majestic Mt. Meru, the legendary Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers  to northern Tanzania for decades. Best Family-Friendly Kid Safari Destinations in Africa. The best safari lodges for families. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, this beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five acre plot , tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town.

ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming guests to Tanzania for seventeen years. Annelies van Beest, current owner, manages the lodge with a hand’s on approach that has been a huge success with guests. Annelies brings her sense of style and many years of experience in the Tanzanian hospitality industry to every aspect of the lodge.

Rivertrees Country Inn Hotel, Usa River – Tanzania

Set in Northern Tanzania just outside the bustling safari town of Arusha, Rivertrees looks out toward Mt Kilimanjaro, and is perfectly situated for exploring the abundant nature reserves that this region is home to.

The inn is a charming country estate that was once an old coffee farm, and still retains the nostalgic air of a well-loved homestead. Sprawling ten acres of fertile greenery, the grounds are a natural extension of Mt Meru’s sloping foothills, and offer a sanctuary for the birds and wildlife indigenous to the area.Elegantly rustic cottages are dotted along the river and in thickets of tall trees, while lush lawns and birdsong make for a peaceful and picturesque setting. Set in the heart of an area rich in nature reserves, montane forests and vibrant village culture, the scope for exploration is endless.

The restaurant concocts tasty meals of garden-fresh ingredients and old family recipes, as well as oven-fired pizzas and the best of the region’s locally grown coffees. Delicious candle-lit dinners are served by the warmth of the fireplace, or under the stars and the watchful eyes of resident owls.

Rivertrees combines unpretentious comfort with subtle accents of style to create a timeless pause in a traveler’s journey, and a sense of warmth and genuine welcome

What you can expect during your stay

  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff

A note from Rivertrees Country Inn

In recognition of the importance of health, safety and security of the general public, Rivertrees is adhering to detailed protocols regarding control measures and procedures towards preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are continuously monitoring advisories issued by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC). Our Standard Operating Procedures are based on WHO and other international guidelines.

Kia Lodge – Prices & Reviews (Arusha Region, Tanzania)

Welcome to KIA Lodge, ‘your door to Tanzania’ at less than 5 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.

Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania, climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and indoor and al fresco restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture.

Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.

At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa!

Kahawa House, Arusha – Tanzania

After a long safari or just before commencing a day observing the wildlife relax in our beautiful country house hotel. Kahawa House opened in 2019 is the one of family friendly lodges located in Arusha. Conveniently located only four kms. from Arusha Airport. This homely lodge is the ideal base either on the way to the Parks, after a safari or even as a stopover on the way back home.

Accommodation

The bedrooms are distributed in four two storey buildings. The rooms have a balcony and private bathroom.

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee tray
  • Fan

Premium Features

  • Drinks included
  • Boutique hotel
  • 3 km to Arusha airport
  • Beautiful Gardens

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Massage cabin

Family-Friendly Safari Lodges in East Africa

Kitela Lodge

Book with us Family Safaris | All Inclusive Family Holidays in Africa. Luxury, relaxation and African elegance in a spectacular refuge in middle of the mountains. Kitela Lodge rises up on the hillside of a valley with beautiful views of a coffee plantation and a waterfall within the incredible highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It consists of 20 colonial style cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a coffee plantation and a working farm.

In the setting of the majestic mountains, this exclusive hotel is a haven of peace and comfort with all the attentions and the luxury of a traditional country villa. The relaxation the spa offers and its swimming pool are the perfect contrast to the intense excursions and safaris available from the lodge to the Ngorongoro area.

Accommodation

Offering charming luxury family safari in East Africa. Chalet type bedrooms situated at ground level with a private terrace or balcony. Overlooking the gardens and/or coffee plantation. Ample and comfortable. Rooms with a double bed or two single beds. The rooms have a bathroom with bathtub and shower. The family room consists of two rooms with a connecting door.

Premium Features

  • Drinks included
  • Great views to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Coffee farm
  • Farm walk

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Massage cabin
  • Souvenir shop

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee tray
  • Fan

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Family friendly lodge when traveling with kids to Tanzania. Nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara, Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day. The lodge is set on pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

“Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is 110 kms from Arusha, 15 kms from Mto wa Mbu Village, 7 kms from Lake Manyara Airport, 10 kms from Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodations

All 50 Deluxe rooms and 2 bedroom luxury villas have panoramic views of the surrounding area. All rooms are tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5 star lodge, inclusive of inside and outside shower, bath, air conditioning, fire places, Wi-Fi, mini bar, safe and private balcony.

The spectacular main house has all the luxuries including main lounge, grand hallway, dining room, spa, boutique, conference room, boardroom, media (TV) room, outside fire place, rim flow pool, billiard table, gym and children’s activity room.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Since 1985, family owned & managed Tarangire Safari Lodge has been well known for its location and panoramic views and has catered to wildlife enthusiasts

Built on top of a high bluff with a breathtaking panorama, our lodge is superbly located in Tarangire National Park, providing one of the best views in Africa. Carving out the landscape below the lodge is the Tarangire River, a favourite watering place, which attracts impressive numbers and a variety of game. The scene unfolds before you while lounging on the outdoor terrace, allowing you to appreciate Tarangire’s diverse wildlife. At the heart of the lodge are the impressively high thatched roofs of the lounge and dining room.

The open-sided design allows an uninterrupted view of the landscape and wildlife below, and captures the cooling breeze while you dine on our delicious home cooked safari cuisine. The lounge area has oversized armchairs made from old dhow boats ~ a perfect place to relax. Those wanting something a bit more active can take a dip in the pool, a bird walk around the lodge grounds or hunt for souvenirs in the Baobab boutique.

 

Maramboi Tented Lodge – Tarangire National Park

Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best views of the Great Rift Valley. Wildlife calls at the door of Maramboi Tented Lodge. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles. You could see them appear between the palm trees from the terrace of your exclusive tent, from the swimming pool whilst enjoying a cool drink after a walk with a Maasai guide or whilst you enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.

Situated in the ecosystem of lake Manyara, in fields of golden vegetation, Maramboi Tented Camp brings together premium services, exclusive attentions and genuine hospitality in a spectacular scene.

Accommodation

Elegant tents built on raised wood platforms with a private terrace and views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. There is a choice of a king sized bed or two single beds. The bedrooms have a bathroom with shower. The family tent consist in rooms tents interconnected. The trip of your life is waiting for you.

Premium Features

  • Drinks included
  • Privilege location in front of Manyara Lake Tents on wood decks
  • Escorted walk to the lake

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Massage cabin
  • Camp fire

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee
  • Fan

Farm House Valley

After a long day of emotions on safari in Ngorongoro relax in a more exclusive accommodation. Farm House Valley was built on a 500 acre plantation with a main central building with a restaurant and leisure area. Every afternoon a fire is lit and drinks and snacks are available for guests whilst they share their experiences of the day and compare the different animals they have seen in the park.

The whole hotel has been conceived to offer the maximum comfort and a touch of luxury in an impressive scene. The ideal place to relax, have a swim in the pool, go jogging or let yourself be tampered after a day of adventures.

Accommodation

Chalet type bedrooms situated at ground level with a private terrace or balcony. Overlooking the gardens and/or the coffee plantation. Ample and comfortable. Rooms with a double bed or two single beds. The rooms have bathroom with a shower. The family room consist in two rooms interconnected.

Adventures Features

  • Style of the old colonial farms
  • 500 acre coffee plantation
  • Farm Walk

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage cabin
  • Souvenir shop

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee tray
  • Fan

Ngorongoro Farm House

Live the legendary atmosphere of past times on a colonial style coffee plantation farm house. Hand plaited thatched roof tops, ample verandas and colonial interiors at Ngorongoro Farm House, a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500 acre coffee plantation, all of which has been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times. Take a walk around the farm to contemplate the daily activities, relax in the fragrant gardens or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with the Oldeani volcano as a backcloth.

A wonderful stop-off during a safari on the north circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place from where one can visit the crater or enjoy activities such a walking safaris to the volcano or excursions to Lake Eyasi on the Rift Valley still inhabited by the Hadzabe tribe.

Accommodation

Chalet type bedrooms situated at ground level with a private terrace or balcony. Overlooking the gardens and/or coffee plantation. Ample and comfortable. Rooms with a double bed or two single beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a shower. The family room consists of two rooms with a door connecting the two rooms.

Adventures Features

  • Style of the old colonial farms
  • 500 acre coffee plantation
  • Farm walk

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Massage cabin
  • Souvenir shop

Room services

  • Room service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee tray
  • Fan

Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

Be a privileged spectator from this luxury camp on the shores of Lake Burunge. From the elegant wooden central platform where the Lake Burunge Tented Lodge restaurant stands it’s possible to watch the lakeshore waiting for the animals that come to drink there.

Because the camp is strategically located in the natural corridor between Manyara and Tarangire, so the spectacle of the migration it’s guaranteed. The camp is located 10 minutes from the entrance to the park known as Sangaiwe.

Accommodation

This camp is the perfect place to relax in comfort after a day of game drives in Tarangire, simply carried away by the breeze and the colors of the African sunset from your private terrace.

Adventures Features

  • Escorted walk to the lake
  • Great views to the lake
  • Tents on wood decks

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Camp fire

Essence of Africa. The Serengeti National Park is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world and of Tanzania. The origin of its name comes from the word “Siringet” in Maasai language which means “never ending plain”.

Serengeti is located in the highlands which extend from the east to the west of the high plains of Ngorongoro to Lake Victoria and continue to the north with the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The most impressive attraction of this gigantic ecosystem is the enormous concentration of herbivore: wildebeest, zebras, antelope, etc., on the plains and their annual migration. The wildebeest dominate in Serengeti and their herds are made up of hundreds and thousands of them.

Mara Under Canvas

Be impressed by the natural beauty of Northern Serengeti. Mara Under Canvas is the closest camp to the river Mara where each year enormous columns of wildebeest cross the river, negotiating the jaws of the hungry crocodiles, in order to get to the pastures on the other side in what could be considered the climax of the Great Migration.

This luxury temporary camp is open from June to November. It allows visitors to be in the proximity of the Great Migration and to be able to explore remote areas and the beautiful settings of Serengenti with a large amount of resident fauna. The camp has only ten double tents and a family tent which assures the intimacy and exclusivity of this intense experience.

 

Accommodation

 

The tents are situated at ground level with a private porch. They overlook the savannah. Ample and comfortable. There is a choice of one double bed or two twin beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a bucket shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected tents and a shared bathroom and private porch.

Premium Features

  • Drinks included
  • In the Mara North Triangle
  • Mobile Camp
  • Privileged location during migration

Facilities

  • Camp fire
  • Dining tent
  • Flush toilet
  • Bucket shower

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Immerse yourself in nature in this bushcamp. Kati Kati is a mobile camp strategically situated in central Serengeti, ideal for exploring the extensive Serengeti plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp. In its comfortable tents one will feel completely immersed in the surroundings and one can enjoy the rich animal life and vegetation of the area.

An original form of accommodation which resembles the old camps of the first explorers in Africa, with all the commodities of today.

Located a two hour drive along a panoramic route from the Olduvai Museum and the river Grumeti, two of the indispensable visits for all travelers to Tanzania.

The camp has been designed to cause a minimum impact on the environment. All of the infrastructure is mobile and the philosophy of the company is not to leave anything behind.

Adventures Features

  • In the heart on Serengeti National Park
  • Mobile Camp
  • Privileged location during migration

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Camp fire

Accommodation

The tents are situated at ground level with a private porch. They overlook the savannah. Ample and comfortable. There is a choice of one double bed or two twin beds. The tents have a bathroom with a bucket shower. The family tent consists of two tents interconnected and a shared bathroom and private porch.

 

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water

Mara Mara Tented Lodge

Explore Mara Ecosystem from Mara Mara Tented Lodge. Located in North Serengeti close to the river Mara in the Kogatende Area. Situated in the heart of the Migration from June to November with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife. The lodge consists of 16 tents with en suite facilities, including family rooms. It is divided into two camps, north and south. Guests at each of the two camps will use the Main House that includes lounges, restaurant, view deck and swimming pool.

It has been designed and decorated in a modern African style that creates a fresh and light ambiance, very welcoming but with a touch of luxury. Guests can observe the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents.

Accommodation

Affordable premium lodge Safaris in Africa. Elegant tents built on raised wood platforms with a private terrace overlooking the savannah. There is a choice of beds, a king size bed or two singles. The bedrooms have a bathroom with a bathtub and an outdoor shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected tents. The bungalow rooms consist of two interconnected rooms.

 

Premium Features

  • Drinks included
  • In the Mara North Triangle
  • Tents on wood decks
  • Privileged location during migration

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Camp fire

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee tray
  • Fan

Lahia Tented Lodge

Explore Serengeti Ecosystem from Lahia Tented Lodge. The camp is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking Central Serengeti with views towards Western Serengeti, within reach of mythical locations such as the famous kopjes masais, the museum at the Olduvai gorge, Seronera valley and the Grumeti river.

The main house offers a unique 360 º panoramic view of the landscape. The building contains lounges, a dining room and a swimming pool. It has been decorated in a modern African style creating a fresh and bright atmosphere, cosy, but with a touch of luxury. Guests can observe the Great Migration spectacle from the comfort of their tents.

Accommodation

Elegant tents built on raised wood platforms with en-suite facilities and a outdoor shower. After a day on safari guests can enjoy a refreshing shower under the stars. Each tent has its own private terrace from where guests can enjoy the landscape and the surroundings. The family room consists of two interconnected rooms.

Premium Features

  • Drinks included
  • In the Western Corridor
  • Tents on wood decks
  • Privileged location during migration

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Camp fire

Room services

  • Room Service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mineral water
  • Internal phone
  • Tea & coffee tray
  • Fan

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