Mbalageti Serengeti (Tented Lodge)

Enjoy the gorgeous views over the Serengeti plains and our fantastic friendly service. Watch in awe from your private veranda as a gilded sunrise casts an ethereal glow over the hazy woodlands below. Listen to the echo of a million wildebeest hooves thundering through the famous Mbalageti River Valley. Inhale the earthy aroma of Serengeti underneath a brilliant Tanzanite sky. An indulgence for the senses and fulfillment for the soul - these experiences are the essence of Mbalageti Tented Lodge!

Also referred to as Mbalageti Serengeti, offers exceptional luxury accommodations in a secluded location half way down the western corridor of the Serengeti. Expect to be impressed, pampered, and inspired by this Lodge's natural beauty, sophisticated luxury, and pristine surroundings. First opening its doors on November 21, 2004, Mbalageti has now cemented itself as a shining star of the Serengeti. Four years of construction and a "spare no expensive" attitude, combined with a top safari-lodge design team, has created a truly remarkable property.

Mbalageti is perched on the crest of Mwamnevi Hill and offers panoramic views of the Mbalageti River Valley and Dutwa Plains below. This remote slice of the Serengeti is incredibly isolated, stunningly beautiful, and allows for a unique ',off the beaten path', safari experience. T he Lodge is named for the seasonal Mbalageti River that winds through a fold of plains and hills that stretches from the Southern Serengeti plains, past the Lodge, and eventually into Lake Victoria. This river forms a natural corridor that the wildebeest and zebra migration follow each year, putting Mbalageti Tented Lodge right in the middle of their thundering path!

Overview

The Rooms

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14 standard rooms, 24 luxury tented chalets, 4 luxury tented Honeymoon suites and 2 luxury tented Presidential suites.

Rooms decor & amenities All rooms are beautifully decorated in a modern design for a feeling of comfort and have ensuite bathrooms and a small veranda. There are a few standards rooms for the budget traveller, then there are the tented chalets for a true lush safari experience, 12 of the 24 luxury tented chalets are set on each side of the hill and have a structure of local rock and wood, they are canvas fitted and offer a perfect way of relaxing after a day of game viewing. All chalets have a bathroom with all the luxury amenities and are designed with attention to the smallest detail. Pamper yourself in the bath and enjoy a spectacular view. The Chalets are furnished and finished to make the stay as comfortable, special and memorable as can be. The private Veranda with its cooling thatch roof is a private oasis and works as an extension of your bedroom in the wild.

The Exclusive suites have a little extra of everything and a private outdoor bath right in the wild. Being spacious and with two ensuite bedrooms, lounge and veranda and all the luxurious items you may wish for, the suites are nature and luxury in perfect harmony in design and comfort and are just perfect for the more exclusive traveller.

Comfort is not compromised in any way by being under canvas. These tents are spacious and stylish. The specially designed structure provides excellent protection from insect ingress, with screens on the windows and doors. Roll down canvas blinds shut out the elements at night, providing a really cozy environment in which to lie and listen to the sounds of the bush.

Special features: A safari should be a very aesthetic experience and the people behind the creation of this camp have really thrown everything into creating the ultimate- Integrating style and comfort without detracting from the bush experience can be a difficult thing to achieve. This one is good.

Food & Drink

Restaurant: Breakfast, light lunches and dinner are served in the restaurant. They also have the finest cuisine with Serengeti as panorama. The dedicated chefs serve meals with influences from the Serengeti environment and continental cuisine.

Bar: The bar is situated in the centre of the main building and is the natural meeting place and heart of the lodge. A wide range of local and imported products are available.

General Facilities

  • Welcome Center: Point for meeting and greeting and has information of the lodge, its facilities and services.
  • Shops: two dukas are available from which you can buy  memories or gifts. Local products, art and craft are available.
  • Laundry facility available, no ladies smalls. 
  • Lighting is rechargeable battery powered.

Recreational Facilities

Game walks: Rich wildlife, the mystique of the river and the opportunity of seeing the wildlife close-up make this walks memorable.

Lounge area: Board games, puzzles, magazines, and books are available from this cosy corner on the second floor of the main building.

Game drives: zebra, wildebeest, Topi, buffalo, waterbuck, antelope, baboon, impala, elephant, lion hippo, crocodile, Colobus, velvet monkey, giraffe, hyena, cheetah, are only some of the many you are likely to see.

Swimming pool: The pool is made of local rocks and is situated on the edge of the hill, with 360 degree view of the Serengeti.

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