Tanzania’s Northern Circuit is home to some of the most rewarding wildlife and outdoor adventure experiences on the planet; a vast expanse of conservation areas and natural parks speckled with lakes and mountains, where much of sub-Saharan Africa’s most spectacular wildlife roam. Intrepid travellers will soon be able to experience all that this mighty destination has to offer from a trio of new luxury lodgings, as Kempinski Hotels reveals plans to open three luxurious properties by 2023.
Stretching from the Serengeti in the west to Tarangire in the east, the three lodges have been imagined by GAPP, the South African architecture and design studio that has earned a reputation for low-impact, sustainable designs thanks to its work with luxury safari outfit Singita. Each property will be unique to its wilderness locale, with an emphasis on expansive roofs that blend into their surrounds, spacious outdoor living spaces and interiors by Cape Town-based Source IBA.
The smallest of the three, Kempinski Msasa Lodge Lake Manyara sits on a ridge above the shore of the lake, with panoramic views of the surroundings and the abundant bird and wildlife that rely on the life-giving waters. To the west, Kempinski Longosa Lodge Serengeti is set in spectacular surroundings on the edge of Serengeti National Park, with 75 rooms and suites, including a 400 sqm Presidential Villa; while Kempinski Kitbong Hill Tarangire is surrounded by baobab trees in the 2,600 square kilometre Tarangire National Park, home to some of the largest herds of elephants in Tanzania.
The lodges will allow Kempinski fans to plan a three-stop trip around the Northern Circuit, or choose their favourite spot to experience the natural wonders of northern Tanzania.