WILDERNESS AND PURE NATURE: KEMPINSKI OPENS NEW LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN TANZANIA
Two safari lodges and a luxury tented camp are planned.
17 February 2021
Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire are just a few of the highlights that travelers to the African country Tanzania, where more than a third of the country is protected. With its 22 national parks, this year-round destination guarantees wilderness seekers a stay in harmony with nature and the world's most diverse safari experiences. Set amidst the famous Northern Circuit are the three luxury hotels for which Kempinski Hotels has recently signed management contracts.
The two elegant lodges and a high-end tented camp will open to wilderness lovers and guests in 2023.
Inspired by nature
The three new Tanzanian Kempinski properties are located in exceptional game parks in close proximity to the country's most sought-after attractions and are ideal to combine on a round trip. Inspired by the natural environment and with a focus on sustainability, each lodge has its own expressive architectural language and distinctive character. Taking inspiration from the treetops of Africa, the architecture is dominated by cantilevered roof structures and shade canopies that provide shelter from the African sun. Spacious terraces and outdoor living areas allow guests to immerse themselves directly in nature.
"We are delighted to expand our international Kempinski portfolio in such an incredible country," said Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer ad interim and Chairman of the Board of Kempinski Hotels at the signing of the management agreement with the owners. "In line with our brand promise of the highest quality standards and to indulge our guests with outstanding destinations, we continue our selective expansion with high quality hotels in exciting regions around the world. While we are currently renewing several long-term contracts within Europe with the respective hotel owners, we are simultaneously driving our expansion around the globe."
A luxurious trip into the wilderness
19 tents with patios and outdoor showers, two junior suite tents with outdoor pools and two family tents with two rooms of more than 200 sqm await guests at the high-end Kempinski Msasa Lodge Lake Manyara. Set on a ridge overlooking the lake and deep gorges, this luxury tented camp offers front-row viewing of wildlife and exceptional birdlife.
The Kempinski Longosa Lodge Serengeti with 75 rooms will be built in the Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site and the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. While the smallest guest rooms start at 71 square metres, the suites will start at 98 square metres. This is followed by a three-bedroom villa of 270 square metres and a presidential villa of 400 square metres. Bars and lounges, dining area with decks and outdoor cooking, fire pit, outdoor pool, children's play areas and spa complete the offerings amidst a pristine backdrop of the wildlife migration corridor and provide a dreamlike glimpse of the land.
The third of Kempinski's new properties, surrounded by magnificent baobab trees in the heart of Tarangire National Park, is not only a haven for wildlife watchers but also for bird lovers who will be delighted by more than 550 species. With 75 guest rooms, suites and villas, Kempinski Kitbong Hill Tarangire's offering is similar to that of the lodge in the Serengeti, allowing guests to stay in supreme comfort in a scenic setting and relax in luxury after an exciting day in the wilderness.
The best of both worlds
"More than ever, travellers are yearning to reconnect with the earth and spend their precious holiday time immersed in nature," said Bernold Schroeder. "With these new Kempinski destinations in Tanzania, we can offer our guests the best of both worlds - a stay in harmony with nature combined with the highest quality standards our brand has stood for over 125 years."
Travel to Kempinski Lodges is via Kilimanjaro International Airport or Dar Es Salaam Airport with connections to Arusha or Lobo. Flights from Zanzibar are another option.
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