Mbalimbali Lodges and Camps
Kigoma Hill Top
Location: Kigoma hilltop is situated on the hills, amidst natural landscape and gardens, overlooking the calm blue waters of Lake Tanganyika and the majestic mountains of Congo further west. It is an ideal starting point for tours to Gombe stream and Mahale mountains national parks.
Accommodation: The hotel has 30 cottage type rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Facilities & services: There is a restaurant & a bar, and hotel has a swimming pool and water sports.
Gombe Forest Lodge
Location: Gombe forest is situated on the shores of lake Tanganyika within Gombe stream national park, well hidden in the trees with magnificent views of the deep blue waters of the lake and orange-red sunsets outlining the Congo mountains to the west. It is 1hour by speedboat or 2hours by local wooden boat to Kigoma town.
Accommodation: Gombe forest has a total of 7 luxury tents (5 double tents & 2 twin tents) built on raised wooden decks, all with en suite facilities (glassed in shower, flush toilet, hot and cold water), comfortable beds with mosquito nets, bedside tables, writing desk with chair, roofed porch at front of tent with safari chairs and table.
Facilities & services: There is a lounge/dining area built on raised wooden deck with a large raised porch in front, furnished with sofas and African antiques, sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach, jetty to the lake, fishing, swimming in lake, snorkeling, chimpanzee trekking, boat safaris. Dining can be indoor or on the beach.
Kungwe Beach Lodge
Location: Kungwe beach lodge is situated on a stretch of golden sandy beach and overlooking the crystal clear waters of lake Tanganyika, with breathtaking sunsets. It is 4hours by speedboat to Kigoma town and 4hours by scheduled charter flight from Arusha.
Accommodation: Kungwe beach lodge has a total of 10 light, airy and spacious tents (7 doubles, 2 twin, 1 triple) built on raised wooden decks, furnished in the traditional safari style with comfortable beds and mosquito netting. Each tent has en suite bathroom with hardwood floors (glassed in shower, flush toilets and hot water), bedside tables, writing desk with chair, roofed porch at front of tent with dhow chairs and coffee table.
Facilities & services: Open sided lounge/dining area constructed with hard wood and thatched roof, furnished with dhow couches and African antiques, sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach, jetty to lake, fishing, swimming in lake, snorkeling, kayaking, chimpanzee trekking, forest & waterfall walks, boat safari.
Katuma Bush Lodge
Location: Katuma bush lodge is located in the centre of Katavi national park, set on an elevated point overlooking the vast plains of Katisunga with herds of animals seen from your tent. The lodge is about 3hours by scheduled charter flight from Arusha, an hour’s drive to the local airstrip, and 1 and a half hours drive from Mpanda town.
Accommodation: Designed to blend with the surroundings, Katuma bush lodge consists of 10 spacious and comfortably furnished thatched tents, built on raised wooden decks, each with writing desks, comfortable beds with mosquito nets, fine linen, bedside tables, writing desk and chair, and en suite bathroom with non-slip tiles, glassed in shower with hot water, basin, flush toilet, and a roofed porch at front of tent with chairs and coffee table.
Facilities & services: The lounge/dining area is housed in a thatched open-sided rondavel with panoramic view over Katisunga floodplain, furnished with wooden furniture and African antiques. Other facilities include railed sundeck in front of lounge, a fenced campfire/barbeque/sun downer area, laundry, walking safaris and fly-camping.
Soroi Serengeti Lodge
Location: Located in the western corridor of Serengeti national park, Soroi Serengeti lodge is set on a hill and built amongst rocks and thorn acacia trees with endless views and breathtaking sunsets over the vast plains of Musabi; it is within one of the prime game viewing areas, about 68km from Seronera, 75km to Grumeti airstrip and about 130km to Ndabaka gate.
Accommodation: With its unique architecture and design elements, Soroi Serengeti lodge is a luxury African experience, featuring 25 magnificent thatched chalets (20 luxury chalets & 5 suite chalets) all linked to the main lodge by timber walkways, complete with hardwood floors, en suite bathroom fitted with Turkish baths and outdoor showers with views of the plains, and flush toilet & bidet, a ceramic basin with granite counter top, wooden wardrobe, double or twin beds with mosquito netting, bedside tables, writing desk & chair, couch & coffee table, in-room fridge, and private open-air balcony. Suite chalets offer in addition a separate lounge with couches & coffee tables, extra-length Turkish bath, double ceramic basins with granite counter top, dressing table and chair.
Facilities & services: The main lounge and dining area, a masterpiece of thatch and wood, designed around the large rocks and fig trees with views over the Serengeti, boasts several hardwood decks, reading lounge, a separate fireplace deck, large open-air viewing deck and open-plan kitchen. Other facilities include infinity swimming pool, two sun decks with sun loungers and umbrellas, wireless internet, laundry and spa facilities.