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Rift Safari
Traveling along the Rift valley: Tanzania Wildlife Lodges


Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge Seronera Wildlife Lodge Lobo Widlife Lodge Lake Manyara Hotel
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Seronera Wildlife Lodge..
Lobo Wildlife lodge
Lake Manyara Wildlife

The Wildlife Hotels & Lodges are four large hotels
[75 to 100 rooms each property] built by the Tanzanian government in the late '60s at a time there were no other accommodations available except for a few classic safari tent camps. This explains why they boast the absolute best sites, carefully selected on design phase, to ensure unrivaled views of the surrounding territories and easy access to best game driving areas. Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodges are both situated in a dominant position on the edge of steep slopes overlooking respectively the crater and the Rift Valley. Seronera and Lobo Wildlife Lodges have been designed around huge kopjes [the typical Serengeti granite formations] establishing interesting spatial and volumetric games. The use of local stone and wood both in the external and internal spaces make these properties very pleasant and well-rooted in the African context. Seronera Wildlife is located in centrl Serengeti just e few minutes from the Seronera River allowing immediate access to game drives along the river and interesting early morning game drives. Lobo Wildlife Lodge, located in north-eastern Serengeti is interested by the wildbeest migration between July and August and again in November. In September and October staying in this lodge allows easy access to the Serengeti Mara Triangle and to Bologonja and Loliondo where the migrations comes through according to ancestrals routes.

In 2004 the hotels were privatized and acquired by the Wildlife Hotels and Lodges Tanzania Ltd. The low quality standard of the previous administration is gradually improving. Actually these are a medium range accommodation option [with Lake Manyara Hotel being a upper-mid option] with a fair quality-price ratio.

The hotels do not have triple rooms but there are several interconnecting rooms if you travel with children [a child is allowed t
o share the room with parents only until the age of 7].