Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Accommodation Suppliers

PO Box 681, Usa River, Arusha
Member Number: 20417 Tel: +255 787 595 908

Nomad Tanzania owns and operates the most comprehensive collection of small, unique camps and lodges across all of Tanzania's best wildlife areas.  Founded by some of the pioneers of safari in this part of East Africa, we have always placed location, guiding and quality of experience above all else.  Over more than 25yrs of operating highly personal safaris, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the country and its seasons.  

From our origins as a camp owner, we have gone on to develop an expert team of safari planners and operations staff who can handle all aspects of your journey from the first ideas to the flight home.  Very occasionally things don't go according to plan, and we can handle that too, ensuring minimum inconvenience and maximum peace of mind.  In addition to our own special camps, we have great relationships with third party accommodation and transport providers, enabling us to create a bespoke safari that meets all the requirements of our guests.  We'll always be honest with our recommendations which are based on long experience of what works and what doesn't.

We take great pride in creating a memorable, efficiently planned and executed journey for guests that often return again and again.

Where we operate

  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism
  • Honeymoon safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Nomad Tanzania has responsible tourism at its core - from our stand-alone guide micro-finance scheme to our conscious development of junior staff through the ranks of the company, from our support of local conservation and education projects, to our steadfast belief in sourcing local.  We believe that responsibility should run in the thread of the organisation, rather than be defined by external charity, although we do operate the Nomad Trust to enable our guests to further assist communities and wildlife in Tanzania.


26 July 2022

Nomad Introduce Private Guide & Vehicle as Standard on All Nomad Bookings from May 2023

This is a manifestation of our safari philosophy. When we release our rates we could just show you the dollar price for a bed in a camp, but that would belie our true value. Because frankly, we’re not here to sell bed nights. We’re here to deliver the best safaris possible.

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18 October 2021

It's green for GO at Nomad Tanzania

It's green for go We're off UK's red list! We're jumping for joy at the UK giving Tanzania the green light, just in time for green season.

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01 March 2021

Nomad Tanzania's wild west webinar

Nomad Tanzania's Wild West Webinar Date: Thursday 4th March 2021 Time: 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 17:00 EAT

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08 February 2021

You're invited... Nomad Tanzania virtual fam trip series

How'd you fancy three visits to Tanzania over the coming weeks? Well, the good news is that we’re running a series of virtual FAM trips to talk Nomad camps, safari experiences and hidden gems. We will be covering each safari circuit in Tanzania and we'll be joined by a pack of very special guests along the way.

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04 January 2021

Nomad Tanzania's Meaningful Pursuits

We hope you’ve had a fabulous festive season. As the year has drawn to a close, we at Nomad Tanzania have been celebrating all the good that’s come of your safaris.

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03 November 2020

Beauty and beasts in the south

Ah, to be surrounded by the grunts of gnus... November marks the Great Migration's move to Southern Serengeti for the famed calving season, and our adventure-spirited mobile Serengeti Safari Camp is re-opening to welcome them.

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27 August 2020

Get on out to Tanzania!

Get on out here! Tanzania is open and welcoming guests, and the great news is that there’s no requirement for a Covid test upon arrival (unless your airline or country of origin stipulates otherwise). For full details on all this, drop us a line and we’ll gladly send you our explainer document.

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24 August 2020

Green, glorious green

So fresh and so greenHave a gander at this gorgeous video. With Green Season coming up, we've got a glorious time of year to look forward to: everything's lush and bursting with life, colours are washed with a new coat of vividness and flora and fauna alike are infused with vitality.  (By the way, Chris Schmid - who made this vid - is out at Lamai right now, generating incredible images and footage. We're posting his stories&nbs…

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11 August 2020

Nomad's latest and greatest

NOMAD’S LATEST AND GREATEST We thought we’d bundle together a bunch of our latest and greatest, so gather round and we’ll regale you with titbits, tips and tales from Tanzania. Rates & T&C’s

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30 June 2020

A new sales process and goodbye from Tara

We've got some important updates from the sales and marketing teams so please grab a cuppa, and have a read. Most importantly, we've created some new processes to help streamline our communication channels, and also to spread the workload better amongst our team.  SALES TEAM CHANGES

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15 June 2020

Nomad Tanzania: Safe Safaris in the time of Covid-19

Something that has kept us all very busy is putting in place strict procedures for our camps and operations around Tanzania, ensuring that our staff and guests are kept safe and well when travel resumes.

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24 February 2020

Get to know Nomad Tanzania in 2020

"Maisha marefu" is a Tanzanian toast which means "long life" in Swahili, and is our wish for our wild places. We’d love to raise a toast with you in 2020, either at a Trade Show, or with us in Tanzania on one of our fam trips. Please follow this link to find out where you can meet with us throughout the year, starting with ITB next week. Rupert ( and Petra ( will be flying the Nomad flag in Berlin so please do drop them a line if you’d like to set up a meeting.

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28 January 2020

NEW VIDEO: We've put your safaris to work.

This is our meaningful pursuit. Today, we're asking you for just eight minutes and 55 seconds.  Watch the first episode of our new series of films. EPISODE 1: HEALTH

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21 January 2020

Nomad Tanzania on Wetu

For those of you using Wetu please make a note that all Nomad content has been refreshed and updated with new imagery and information.  You can view our full catalogue here: Please also pay special attention to Serengeti Safari Camp, whose locations are now listed as follows:

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13 January 2020

VIP: Very Interesting Politics (we promise)

It's Chimpolitics. We've started the year with the mountain air full of change in Mahale. The chimpanzees, clearly not wanting to be left behind when it comes to tumultuous politics, have had a dramatic shift in heirarchy. Primus, M Community Alpha male for the past seven years, has been ousted. Grab a cuppa (it's no doubt been a busy week!) and read all about it on our blog.

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27 November 2019

It's time to walk.

Serengeti Safari Camp will soon be making its way to Ndutu in the Southern Serengeti. What that means for us at Nomad is that we can once again offer our epic transfer walk from Entamanu Ngorongoro to Serengeti Safari Camp.

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01 November 2019

You. Nomad Tanzania. And, the U21's.

Safaris with our families are some of our most enduring memories. The magic of a family safari is in the fun, adventure and discovery. But, getting youngsters on safari with us is about more than a holiday to remember. We want wild families, just like ours, to understand why it's important for them to be a part of what we do and understand the role they play in keeping our wilderness safe.

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16 September 2019

Nomad Tanzania introduces Entamanu Private

This is our most exclusive Crater experience. We're excited to introduce you to the newest member of our Nomad family of camps. Entamanu Private is now open. There is surely no truer way to appreciate the magnitude and wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater than from Entamanu Private, where it's done entirely on your own terms and schedules. A highland retreat designed to be entirely removable with minimal impact on this precious place.

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07 May 2019

Greystoke Mahale's Mwiga Mambo features on "Faces of Africa"

Chimpanzees are a "family business" for Mwiga Mambo; his father and uncle were among the first people to work with the Japanese research team in Mahale when they arrived in 1965. He met Jane Goodall when he was 16, and impressed her with his knowledge of chimpanzees, and with a drawing he had done of a chimp.  Mwiga has worked with Nomad Tanzania for over 20 years, all at Greystoke Mahale, and is without doubt one of the leading primatology guides on the continent. His passion, insatiable curiosity and commitment to the chimpanzees is undeniable, and we were thrilled that he had the opportunity to feature on "Faces of Africa" last week.

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22 March 2019

It's where we are that matters

Our Nomad Tanzania camps occupy some of the most coveted and remote locations on the continent and give our guests unforgettable safari experiences. But, more importantly, they also allow us to access hard to reach communities and provide them with opportunities that change lives.

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11 February 2019

Nomad Tanzania at ITB

Rupert Finch Hatton will be attending ITB this year. Please drop him a line on to set up an appointment.

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26 November 2018

NEW Nomad Tanzania Website

We're delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. With a fresh look and feel and designed to celebrate our extraordinary camps and lodges, we're super excited to share it with you all.  Please check it out and have a look around.

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08 November 2018

Walking in pursuit of wilderness

Nomad Tanzania is excited to introduce an unforgettable walk between Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp as an alternative to a game drive transfer between the two camps. The walk will leave Entamanu Ngorongoro early in the morning, and take a downhill meander off the Crater rim towards the southern edge of the Serengeti plains, with views out over Olduvai Gorge and the Gol Mountains beyond as the sun lights the horizon.

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25 September 2018

Nomad Tanzania: Serengeti Safari Camp Refurb

Nomad Tanzania's migrating mobile has a brand new look. Serengeti Safari Camp was the first camp of it's kind, our pioneering founders developed the concept of a migration shadowing mobile. To this day our sole obsession at Serengeti Safari Camp is to be as close to the migration as possible. We are some of very few companies to still move 4 - 5 times a year to keep up with the 'beests.

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05 July 2018

Nomad Tanzania Camp Updates

Our Ops team have been a busy bunch this closed season. We've now unzipped the tents, rolled back the canvas and poured the first gin and tonics. The new season is well underway, and we're as chuffed as a honey badger in a camp kitchen to be home.

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08 May 2018

Nomad really shouldn't go on safari without one.

Nomad guides have a reputation for being some of the best in Tanzania, and we put a lot of emphasis on their training every year.

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16 March 2018

Nomad Trust Update

We are so thrilled to have linked up with The Plaster House in Arusha which provides medical care for children suffering from a variety of disabilities and diseases in Tanzania's most remote regions. Just a few weeks ago we started our outreach program with this fantastic organisation with a couple of children from Katumbi village, near Greystoke Mahale. Hussein and Mahamud are the first children to undergo surgery to treat some serious burn injuries as part of our Nomad Trus…

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23 February 2018

Get to know the Nomad Trust

A brief intro on our Nomad Trust and what makes us tick in this short Q&A with our Trust Coordinator, Lucy. Nomad Trust - Q&A with Lucy We now offer many Trust based activities from our camps across Tanzania, and you can download our Nomad Trust Fact Sheets here (they are also on our Partner Site):

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09 February 2018

The Serengeti Nomad

The calving season has begun in the Southern Serengeti, close to our Serengeti Safari Camp. Over this time half a million young wildebeest will start their lives, and in a few months will make their first attempt at one of the most epic journeys on the planet as they move through the Serengeti ecosystem with the rest of their mega herd.

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19 January 2018

Nomad Managers Migration

Our Nomad camps have started the year with some fresh faces and we are delighted to introduce our new camp managers. Our beloved Greystoke Mahale manager, Julien, bade farewell to the Mahale Mountains and has joined one of our newer recruits, the lovely Michelle, on the banks of the Rufiji River to manage Sand Rivers Selous.

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10 November 2017

Important news from Greystoke Mahale

Being conservationists at heart here at Nomad we recognise the growing pressure on fish stocks within Lake Tanganyika. We absolutely have to lead the way with sustainability in our wilderness, so we have decided to only fish on a catch and release basis from Greystoke. Although that means no more sashimi, we trust that we can count on your support with this very positive step towards maintaining the Lake's ecosystem, and continuing to operate responsibly in our wild corner of Tanzania.

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27 September 2017

Video: New Kuro Tarangire

Nomad's newly refurbished Kuro Tarangire brought to life in this brilliant short video. Enjoy!

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28 July 2017

Nomad Tanzania's new look Kuro Tarangire

Nomad Tanzania is delighted to share the first images of our new look Kuro Tarangire.  Our sun-slatted little bushcamp, nestled in the heart of Tarangire National Park has had an extensive refurb. Still in keeping with our traditional bushcamp atmoshphere the camp has only six spacious rooms, with canvas 'walls' and now under thatch roofs and on wooden decking with spacious verandas. En-suite bathrooms have been updated to include indoor and outdoor bucket showers, and proper flu…

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01 March 2017

Maasai encounters and walking activities at Nomad Tanzania's Entamanu Ngorongoro

Make the most of the wild side of the Ngorongoro Crater at Nomad Tanzania’s newest camp, Entamanu Ngorongoro. One or two hour walks with an expert Nomad guide in a scenically striking area well away from the hustle and bustle, and a window onto the lives of the local Maasai with visits to a simple village, Maasai dancing and walks along ancient cattle trails still used by local herdsmen. Entamanu Ngorongoro has enjoyed excellent feedback from guests over these first few months. Situated…

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19 September 2016

Nomad Tanzania opens Entamanu Ngorongoro

Nomad Tanzania's newest camp, Entamanu Ngorongoro opened on the 1st of August. Situated on the remote northwestern corner of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, with gorgeous views into both the Crater and the Serengeti the camp has only six canvas units, with two family rooms.  As well as game drives into the Crater, Nomad's focus at Entamanu is on exploring beyond the Crater; sensational highland walks in the area, visits to nearby Maasai boma's and sundowners on the Crater rim. &nb…

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17 February 2016

A fresh view of the world’s largest volcanic crater, Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Nomad Tanzania announces newest camp, Entamanu Ngorongoro, perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The camp sits on a stunning site on the remote north-western rim of the Crater, and is the first with views into both the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. And, most importantly for Nomad, it is the first lodge on the rim to be 100% removable. Nomad’s aim is to see, but don’t be seen. Right from the start, says company director Mark Houldsworth, Nomad have been planning…

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22 July 2015

Family Safaris With Nomad Tanzania

This Summer, Nomad Tanzania has turned its hand to creating bespoke, family-specific safari experiences throughout Tanzania with the launch of Mkombe’s House Lamai and family tents at four of their most popular camps: Serengeti Safari Camp, Kuro Tarangire, Nduara Loliondo and Kigelia Ruaha. The new, adjoining family tents can house parents and children (above eight years old) in separate bedrooms, joined by a spacious living area giving parents their own freedom whilst ensuring their chi…

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03 March 2015

Mkombe’s House Lamai

1st July 2015 will see the first, private, self-contained, family house in the heart of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park with the launch of Nomad Tanzania’s latest safari property, Mkombe’s House Lamai. The House is fittingly named after Mkombe Mniko - one of Nomad’s founders and an inspirational safari guide who sadly died in 2007. Widely known for his exceptional gift of sharing his knowledge and love of the African bush with guests, particularly families and childr…

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11 February 2014

Kuro Tarangire opening 15th June

This summer, Nomad Tanzania will once again expand its portfolio of intimate safari camps with the launch of Kuro Tarangire. Situated in the central part of Tarangire National Park in North Tanzania, Kuro Tarangire will open its canvas doors in June 2014, alongside Kigelia Ruaha – Nomad Tanzania’s new Southern circuit camp. Far enough south to offer guests a private encounter with the park, but a pod’s throw from the Tarangire river, Kuro Tarangire will enjoy the abundance of…

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10 February 2014

Greystoke Mahale's Peli-cam has hit the news

One of the Nomad Tanzania camps, Greystoke Mahale has had a very special visitor who hasn't wanted to leave; in fact, the staff at Greystoke Mahale have even taught him to fly and have caught some amazing footage with a Go Pro Hero 3. We introduce, the big bird peli-cam!

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08 November 2013

Nomad Tanzania accrues another camp: Kigelia Ruaha

LONDON, UK (November 4th, 2013) Nomad Tanzania, one of East Africa’s original safari companies, has announced the latest addition to their Tanzanian portfolio, Kigelia Ruaha. Set in a secluded grove of Kigelia in Southern Tanzania on the banks of the Ifuguru Sand River, the camp is sited in the best wildlife area in Ruaha National Park. Nomad Tanzania has taken ownership of Kigelia Ruaha, previously an Afrika Afrika camp and will be operating “as is” until 7th January 2014, a…

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06 July 2011

Nomad Tanzania's new Serengeti lodge - Lamai Serengeti

Nomad Tanzania is delighted to announce the official opening of its new lodge, Lamai Serengeti. Tucked amongst the rocks of the Kogakuria Kopje in the northern Serengeti, the lodge boasts the most commanding vantage point for miles around, looking north over the Mara river valley and the Lamai wedge beyond. Situated just a few miles from key wildebeest crossing points on the Mara River and never without excellent year-round resident game, Lamai Serengeti is the perf…

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