Swimming is fun, and swimming in pools with such amazing views will make the dip a lot more inviting! Whether you want the jungles of Serengeti and Selous or the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, there are swimming pools out there that are destinations in their own right.
And here, JCCE Tours & Safaris Ltd presents to you Tanzania’s Top 8 Luxury Villa Venues with Plunge Pools in no particular order. Enjoy reading!
AMARA LUXURY TENTED CAMP – Selous
Located in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve, a mere few minutes’ drive away from the Simbazi airstrip, Amara Selous promises a taste of the extraordinary – an experience that is unique and revitalizing.
At Amara Selous, nature is merged with extravagance to provide lavish comfortable and secluded luxury in the middle of the African bush.
Twelve spacious air-conditioned suites are complete with private rock plunge pools, opulent bathrooms and outside showers that offer views over the Great Ruaha River and the perennial wilderness beyond.
Amara Selous remains beautifully remote, amidst the pristine wilderness of Africa’s largest game reserve and one of Tanzania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s where one awakes to a daily symphony of hippo snorts and birdsong.
Imagine being engulfed in the pure serenity as you sip your custom-ordered cocktail, served by your personal butler, and soak in the lurid display of the African sunset from your private plunge pool outside your suite.
BILILA LODGE KEMPINSKI – Serengeti
Bilila Lodge Kempinski is nestled in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most romantic destinations.
The Lodge boasts 62 rooms, 12 suites, 4 villas which all have direct views over the Serengeti. All villas have private plunge pools, all overlooking the vast plains of Serengeti. The dip into the pool makes one instantly part of nature. The endless plains, mesmerizing wildlife, and breathtaking Serengeti will captivate you for eternity.
DIAMONDS DREAM OF ZANZIBAR – Zanzibar
Located on the East Coast of Zanzibar, Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar is a superb 5 star all inclusive Resort nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Mchangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.
The exclusive atmosphere of the hotel is perfect for guests avid of a perfect hideaway. Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar offers 104 deluxe garden rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool.
The 5 Restaurants offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options, and 3 bars feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails.
Additional facilities include the MVUA African Rain Spa, an indoor gym, conference facilities, a water sports centre and a multi sport court.
DIAMONDS STAR OF THE EAST – Zanzibar
A magnificent private sanctuary of eleven exclusive villas with their own plunge pools and a tastefully furnished terrace, a
covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar Sunset.
The villas are named after eleven of the most precious gems in the world to match the modern and contemporary African style architecture. Personal butler service, a private beach and unmatched all-inclusive service accommodate the most discerning traveler with ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury.
Literally everything and anything you could dream of is catered for at the very highest level of all-inclusive services including access to all facilities, restaurants and bars of Diamonds La Gemma Dell’Est.
KASHA BOUTIQUE HOTEL – Zanzibar
Located in the North East of Zanzibar with the amazing view of the Mnemba Atoll in the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, Kasha Boutique Hotel has 11 Swahili Arabic styles villas, luxury to hitherto rustic experience, each with a private baraza outside lounge, splash pool and a panoramic turquoise0sea view, with only the sounds of the cool wind and waves lapping gently against the coral barrier reef to soothe away the creases of day-to-day life.
LUPITA ISLAND LODGE – Lake Tanganyika
Lupita Island is the ultimate private retreat, offering luxurious accommodations set amidst a pristine natural habitat.
Located on Lake Tanganyika, this 130-acre private island has eleven lavishly decorated, thatched-roof living spaces and two family cottages that offer breathtaking, uninterrupted views of Africa’s second largest lake.
As you relax in the pool on the deck or the terrace and view the still Lake shimmering in front of you, you open up to nature and life’s stresses simply melt away.
SAADANI SAFARI LODGE – Saadani
Saadani Safari Lodge is nestled within complete magnificence in the heart of the natural beauty of the Saadani National Park, and at the same time one of the most romantic holiday destinations, renowned for its awe-inspiring natural beauty and it’s contagious spirit of friendship emanating from the local community and staff, some of whom helped set up the lodge from the very start.
The heady mix of different ecosystems sets Saadani apart from all the national parks in Tanzania. The blue haze of the Indian Ocean washed over lowland coastal forests, acacia woodlands, open grasslands and mangroves.
The Saadani Safari Lodge features several classes of luxury accommodation, it consists of 9 Classic Bands, 5 Maridadi Suites and Siri Suite built especially for honeymooners and romantics. The Siri Suite, meaning ‘secret’ in Swahili are reached by a private walkway over the dry river, and provides the luxuries of ultimate privacy and minimal disturbance. While lazing in its private pool, take in the spectacle of the sun rising over the Indian Ocean or view the contemplative sight of sunset over the African bush. Whatever you do, you are guaranteed to have perfect solitude!
THE EXPLOREANS NGORONGORO LODGE – Ngorongoro
Nestled within complete magnificence in the heart of natural beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater, the lodge is situated 180 km
west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The lodge is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa.
The Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge features 20 luxurious suites build in individual cottage style featuring en-suite facilities with solar heated water, large walk-in shower, double hand wash basins, bidet hand shower and hairdryer.
Each Cottage Suite features king size four poster bed, two full size day beds, large lounge and bed room with two ways fire place, wireless internet connection and telephone, in-room digital safe, mini bar, deluxe tea and coffee making facilities, large viewing terrace, and bathrobes, fine toiletries and bathroom amenities.
Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the MVUA African Rain Spa. For honeymooners, safari adventures and total relaxation, bush breakfast to endless views of the Ngorongoro, Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge combines the height of luxury with romance in magnificent African wilderness surroundings, leaving nothing to be desired.
To book your Beach Holiday or enquire about our Special Offers to these 8 Luxury Villas please contact our Central Reservations Office on +255 783 600 304 or e-mail on jcce.tours.safari.tanz at gmail dot com. We promise it will be oh-so-satisfying!
- Compiled by Michaelmas Anne Marie, Senior Managing Partner – Communications & Marketing