Legendary Mwiba Lodge is a secluded and sophisticated haven that is set amongst massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, all whilst overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River. The lodge is set in harmony with an idyllic backdrop that offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure, mixing both traditional and modern design elements that creates an inviting hideaway.
The lodge is located in the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve which is a conservation concession dedicated to the balance between wildlife and local communities. This area is only accessible to a handful of guests which allows for an uncrowded safari experience within the greater Serengeti eco-system. The 129,530-acre reserve is lush with 33 freshwater springs that sustains a diverse array of wildlife. Some magical experiences available at Mwiba include game drives, bush walks and cultural excursions to the local tribe’s village.
With interiors that have artfully integrated the natural surroundings using layers of textured creams, suede, tans and accents of chocolate and charcoal. From the linen sofas to the ornately carven wooden tables and cascading lighting within the ten double suites that all have wide-open layouts where every room flows to one another. Each room brings the outdoors inside using traditional canvas walls that have been accented with copper fixtures, head into the bathroom with enormous bathtubs and private outside showers. Take a dip in the grey slate-lined infinity pool that overlooks three springs where you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the parade of wildlife.
Activities at Mwiba Lodge
Head out on a guided safari tour where you will get up close with incredible herds of wildlife, and maybe even see a predator or two. Your guide, often recruited from the local tribes understand the Serengeti best and know which roads to travel, and how to track the animals that make these beautiful and vast plains their home.
Mwiba Lodge is an experience for all ages, with a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained. Go on a walk with the Hadzabe hunters where you will gather materials for making bows and arrows to make your own. You will get to take on the challenge of making fire out of nothing more than elephant dung and two sticks. You can also head to a traditional Datoga village and experience how they live. Learn their dances, and share experiences with others from a distinct culture. You can always test your rock climbing capabilities by clambering up the rocks where you will enjoy views for miles and miles.
A unique experience that is offered at Mwiba Lodge is heading out on cultural expeditions. There is the opportunity to spend time with four original tribes, watch as they go about their daily lives. The Mwiba Wildlife Reserve has been serving these communities for years and they often recruit the staff of the lodge from the local tribes. Each tribe welcomes the guests into their lives and create honest and humbling experiences that give a greater insight into the lives of those who live in the Serengeti. The Hadza tribe is one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Tanzania. They live a life almost free of possessions and move around easily. The Sukuma tribe are one largest of Tanzania’s ethnic groups. Within this group, you will pay a visit to the Sukuma medicine man and learn his way of life. Learn about the great and fierce warrior tribe, the Datoga where you will learn about their nomadic herding, traditional dressings and music. The Masaai inhabit the north of Tanzania and have a long preserved culture which you will learn all about.
Tripadvisor comments Mwiba Lodge
Mwiba Lodge is a wonderfully cool, elegant and sophisticated gem in the Serengeti. We spent 3 nights in "low" season (no migration or birthing season) but we had an amazing time nonetheless. The staff was warm, welcoming and attentive--we were well treated by Getrude, Frank, Alfred, Ismael (and too many others to name!) and our guide, Nuhu. Although the game viewing was on the lighter side given our early Dec timing, we nonetheless saw wonderful animal behavior and interaction. The food is outstanding--every dinnertime was set in a different location around camp and one morning we were greeted with a surprise bush breakfast---full complement of omelets and cooked food.
Julie from London, UK
Amaaaazing luxury lodge! It’s on a privately owned reserve; you barely see other safari cars in the area which makes the game rides experience exceptional. The scenery is beautiful! The food is excellent! You get to have your own safari ride with unlimited game rides. All staff and very welcoming they make you feel like you own the place.
jawahirm2018 from Sharjah, UAE