We are best described by our name, Mbali Mbali - a Swahili phrase meaning “Far Far Away”
Mbali Mbali is a collection of five stunning lodges in one of Africa’s ultimate natural treasures; Tanzania. Each location has been carefully selected for their unique experiences, across incredibly diverse ecological areas, taking you on a trail less travelled to some of Tanzania’s most untouched and unique National Parks.
Dare to go Far Far Away and you will find Gombe Stream National Park – walk in the footsteps of the pioneering British primatologist, Jane Goodall, in search of descendants of her favourite chimps – Frodo, Merlin and David Greybeard.
Continue south on Lake Tanganyika to the most magical of places, Mahale National Park. Observe the magnificent chimpanzees, spend blissful afternoons on our private beach and finish the day by the campfire with the Milky Way gazing down.
Venture east from Mahale and discover Katavi, an unspoilt and remote National Park. Experience the ultimate authentic safari, get close to the densest herds of hippos and crocodiles in Tanzania, or simply revel in the large diversity of bird life in this vast area.
Northern Tanzania’s hidden gem, with ancient baobabs and elephant herds up to 300 strong, Tarangire National Park is the perfect start to your journey north.
Go west, around the crater and journey into the Serengeti to experience the vastness of the open savannah and the theatre of nature’s dramatic migration.
In an increasingly industrialized world, Mbali Mbali forges an escape to Africa’s ultimate natural treasure: Tanzania.
Home to the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Lake Tanganyika, this East African country presents a wilderness unparalleled. Mbali Mbali welcomes you to its very doorstep.
Our five locations have been carefully selected for unique experiences across the best ecological territories of Tanzania.
Witness the Serengeti migration, track chimpanzees through the rainforest, or simply relax on a pristine private beach. You deserve a safari story that is complete.
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If you are looking for an authentic safari experience under traditional canvas showcasing spacious views and enriching culture, Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp is the perfect choice.
Set within a 25,000-hectare concession area, Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp is located 3.5 km from the main entrance of the Tarangire National Park, overlooking a branch of the Tarangire River itself.
Nestled between the Maasai Steppe and the Great Rift Valley, Tarangire features the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is the distinct animal life of the park’s river that serves as the primary attraction. During the dry season, elephant dig deep into the riverbed while antelope congregate around shrinking water holes, closely followed by predatory animals like lion and leopard. Tarangire is also the country’s bird and baobab paradise.
Number of Rooms: 20 Safari Tents
Children: All ages
Rate Includes: Daily Meals, local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks and water, laundry, Wildlife Management Area Bednight Levy ($17.70 per person per day), two daily game drives or a full day game drive on a shared basis, transfer to and from Kuro Airstrip, Activity Permit, Vehicle and Guide Fee.
The newest property in our collection, Mbali Mbali Soroi Serengeti is set high on a natural plateau with endless views of the Musabi Plains in the Western Corridor of the iconic Serengeti National Park.
The architecture, design and modern decor of the thatched chalets built on the edge of the plateau make Mbali Mbali Soroi Serengeti unique, offering the visitor an unforgettable Serengeti safari experience. The three-tier decked main area, with swimming pool, fire place, open plan restaurant and kitchen, is where classic meals are served with care and attention.
This eco-friendly lodge uses solar hot water geysers, inverters with batteries and organic room amenities, ensuring a low carbon footprint.
Number of Rooms: 25 Safari Rooms
Children: All ages
Rate Includes: Daily Meals, local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks and water, laundry, two daily game drives or a full day game drive on a shared basis, transfer to and from Seronera / Grumeti Airstrip
In the lush shade of ancient forest trees just off the shores of Lake Tanganyika, lies the small yet intimate Mbali Mbali Gombe. It may be the smallest of our lodges but offers complete privacy by catering for just 14 guests at a time.
Mbali Mbali Gombe is the only lodge in this national park. Gombe Stream National Park is a thin strip of ancient montane forest bordering the second deepest lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika. This park was made world-famous for the primate studies conducted by pioneering British researcher Jane Goodall.
Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable experience of chimpanzees and nature in one of the most remote and untouched parks in Tanzania.
Number of rooms: 7 Forest Tents
Children: All ages welcome in the camp but the minimum participating age for chimpanzee trekking as determined by TANAPA is 15 years old
Rate includes: Daily meals, local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks and water, laundry, Concession fees, 1 x Chimpanzee Trek per day, Kayaking, Return Boat transfer from Kigoma - Gombe – Kigoma
In the center of Katavi National Park lies Mbali Mbali Katavi, offering an exciting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga.
Mbali Mbali has untapped this national secret and created a highly exclusive experience at the heart of the park. Mbali Mbali Katavi is ideal for the traveler looking for a truly remote experience away from regular tourist routes. In this park, you will find animals curious and unfamiliar to human contact. The flotillas of pelican are a special sight.
Game drives are offered twice a day with an optional night game drive
Number of Rooms: 10 Safari Tents
Children: All ages
Rate Includes: Daily meals, local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks and water, laundry, Concession fees, two daily game drives or a full day game drive on a shared basis, transfer to and from Ikuu Airstrip.
Set deep in the heart of the African interior on a stretch of secluded golden beach, Mbali Mbali Mahale is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a romantic setting.
Mahale is a pristine, natural experience open to those willing to walk its trails. The birds, primates, monkeys, small predators and butterflies, all offer signs of life and there is little that beats an amble through the forest.
Number of Rooms: 9 Beach Tents
Children: All ages welcome in the camp but the minimum participating age for chimpanzee trekking as determined by TANAPA is 12 years old
Rate includes: Daily meals, local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks and water, laundry, Concession fees, 1 x Chimpanzee Trek per day, 1 x Boat Safari per stay (two hours - Option 1: See the Hippos and take a short river cruise and try the local methods of freshwater fishing. Option 2: Visit a neighbouring fishing village, Katumbi, for a Cultural Tour. Pay for another boat safari to do both), Return Mahale Airstrip boat transfers, Kayaking.