Accommodations range from luxury safari lodges and resort properties to modest local hotels and campsites. We recommend staying in as deluxe a property as possible to minimize potential hassles. Read More ...
In the wildlife parks and reserves, the larger and older lodges tend to be dated and impersonal, but some of the smaller tented camps offer luxury in the bush with impeccable service. At the cheaper end of the market, there are many safaris to the parks that utilize the public camping sites, and camping equipment and a cook are supplied. Reserve accommodations in the parks as far in advance as possible, especially during peak times like the migration in the Serengeti.
Accommodations on Zanzibar are varied—from upscale all-inclusive beach resorts and thatch bungalows to hotels in the old Arabian houses in Stone Town. These places have a lot of character and are usually decorated with Persian rugs, antiques and ornate four-poster Zanzibar beds.
Dar es Salaam has the usual chain hotels found all over the world. Around Arusha there are lodges on the coffee estates at the foot of Mount Meru. It is far nicer to stay at these than at the dreary town hotels.< Show Less