Nyumba is Swahili for home, and that’s exactly what camp feels like.

This authentic safari experience will bring you close to the landscapes and wildlife. In Nyumba tents, used exclusively by Thomson Safaris travelers, you get the best of both worlds: unmatched access and proximity to Tanzania’s wilderness and generous Western-style amenities.

Each tent is outfitted with:

  • A queen-sized bed with fine linens (twin-sized beds available upon request)
  • Private, en suite bathrooms with pump flush toilets
  • Safari-style en suite showers with hot water
  • Solar LED lighting
  • Device charging stations (provided in lounge tents)
  • Furnished verandahs

Wake up to the sounds of zebras, wildebeests, giraffes and hundreds of birds; the action is right on your doorstep. This is what finding home in the wilderness looks like.



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We’ve created the perfect balance of rustic luxury that never feels out of step with the surroundings and always feels authentic.

Nyumba camp grounds are environmentally friendly and rotated seasonally to put you as close to the wildlife as possible throughout the year. Don’t be surprised if you find tracks from warthogs, dik-diks and grazers going right through camp.

Nyumba camp chefs are highly-trained and incredibly talented; guests ask us for recipes every year! While you will get a chance to try East African flavors, all meals are prepared with a western palate in mind.

And you’ll enjoy a variety of camp activities. Wake up with a morning jog with a Maasai warrior. Explore a private nature reserve by foot and sit down to a secluded picnic on the plains. Find your center on a camp yoga platform or reserve it for a romantic evening dinner. Camps include:

  • Dining and lounge tents
  • Extraordinary camp crew service
  • Cash bar
  • Delicious meals
  • Fire pit
  • Yoga platforms
  • Relaxing communal areas


The Camps

Click to explore each Nyumba camp and its location

One of the best lodges in Africa, a World’s Best hotel, a sanctuary for the senses – Gibb’s Farm has been called a lot of things. Virtually all our guests agree, everyone should see this hidden paradise in the heart of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Thomson enjoys unmatched access to the lodge – most of our trips end with a visit to Gibb’s.

Gibb’s Farm is a luxury eco-resort and working coffee estate offering farm-to-table meals, relaxing spa treatments, walking and biking tours through lush gardens, and luxurious accommodations.

Travel + Leisure has called it the “Best Safari Lodge in Africa” and fifth among the “Top 100 Hotels in the World.”


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We’ve stayed at all the lodges and camps we use on safari, so we know that the service, amenities, locations, and comfort are in line with our guests’ needs and expectations.

We also balance guest needs with sustainability. We make sure lodge and camp operators that we recommend are both socially and environmentally responsible, so you can rest assured that your visit contributes to a healthier, happier Tanzania.

Mount Meru Hotel

A modern hotel in the middle of Arusha, Mount Meru has an outdoor pool, playground and 15 acres of gardens, making it a peaceful, convenient stop during your adventure.

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Rivertrees Country Inn

This former coffee estate nestled along the banks of the Usa River is a quaint stopover. Relax in the pool and take advantage of the WiFi before setting out.

The Arusha Hotel

Stylish rooms with all your familiar hotel luxuries, a convenient location in the heart of Arusha and over 120 years of rich history – the Arusha Hotel is the perfect launching pad for your adventure.