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Mbuzi Mawe
Mbuzi Mawe
Mbuzi Mawe

Mbuzi Mawe: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
16
Check-in time
12:00 pm
Check-out time
10:00 am

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Mbuzi Mawe, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
8 May 2024
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Facilities at Mbuzi Mawe

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Communal Dining, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Wheelchair Friendly
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Cooking Courses, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Massages, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Nearby activities
Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Cooking Courses, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Hot-air Ballooning, Massages, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Languages
English

Room types at Mbuzi Mawe

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Tents

Located amidst rocky glades and accessible via a winding stone path, our tents are perched on stone platforms. The spacious main bedroom area features two queen beds draped with mosquito nets, while the comfortable seating area offers stylish lamps and the convenience of free Wi-Fi. The tented bathroom includes a flushing WC, twin basins, and a shower with constant hot water, and the private outdoor terrace comes equipped with safari chairs and sun loungers, inviting you to relax and take in the breathtaking panoramic views.

Activities at Mbuzi Mawe

Balloon Safaris - at an additional cost

A balloon safari is an excursion unlike any other. Drift in silence above the Serengeti plains, dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Grumeti River and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the wildlife theatre as it is enacted below you. After a cup of tea around 5:30 am, you will be driven to the balloon take-off point, where a team inflates the vast rainbow-coloured balloon. A typical balloon carries around eight passengers and is equipped with seats and safety belts. At dawn, the sandbags are cast off, and the balloon rises majestically into the cool of the morning air, helmed by a fully qualified pilot. The balloon will fly for around 45 minutes, trailed by a team of ground vehicles, before making a gentle controlled landing on the plains. Enjoy a glass of chilled champagne before sitting down to a full English breakfast, which is traditionally cooked on the burners of the balloon. After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely game drive back to the camp

Cooking Lessons - at an additional cost

Under the expert guidance of the Chef, guests prepare selected dishes (mainly local dishes) as they learn about local cuisine.

Daily Game Drives - at an additional cost

Our custom-built open-sided six-person safari vehicles offer comfort, panoramic viewing, dedicated safari guides, refreshments on-board and radio links for fast location of the game. Traditionally, game drives take place early morning (you are woken with tea and arrive back in time for breakfast) or late afternoon. They can also be timed to coincide with sundowners in the bush. The vast and sensational Serengeti, covering 14,763 square kilometres of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. Here, the million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivores and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lions and hyenas. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.

Guided Nature Walks and Bird Watching - at an additional cost

Slow in pace and wide-ranging in scenery, the Serengeti nature walk is designed to offer gentle exercise and a fascinating insight into the world of African trees, flowers, insects, reptiles, birds and animals. Tanzania offers more than 1,000 species of birds, half of which can be seen in the Serengeti. Most commonly spotted are the Masai ostrich and Kori bustard and, on the lakes, the lesser flamingo. Endemic to the park are the Fischer's lovebird, the rufous-tailed weaver and the grey-breasted spurfowl. Migrant species are present between October and April and include white storks, rollers, cuckoos, swallows, Montague's and pallid harriers and Caspian plovers. For the amateur and serious ornithologist alike, we offer a range of half or full-day outings, which can be custom-tailored to the interests of your ornithological party. The services of a professional ornithologist and up-to-date bird checklists are included, and picnics, bush lunches, camp suppers and sundowners can be scheduled to suit your needs

Swahili Lessons - at an additional cost

This is an interactive learning class for guests interested in the Swahili language, and is conducted by an experienced teacher who makes it entertaining. Get to learn basic greeting words, counting, food and animal names.

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