Mwiba River Lodge
Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania
At a Glance
Set in a private 51,000 acre wildlife reserve in the Southern Serengeti
Overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River
Sip on sundowners looking down at a constant parade of wildlife
Wonderful bush walks with your knowledgeable Mwiba guides
Eight double suites offering the ultimate in bush luxury
Helicopter based at the lodge for transfers or scenic flights
Best time to Visit
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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Mwiba River Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Serengeti and northern Tanzania
A beautiful Serengeti lodge set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, and overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River. This incredible setting really does possess the wow factor with seclusion and privacy on a grand scale.
This exquisite lodge set in a vast and privately controlled 51,000 acre wildlife reserve, adjoining the Southern Serengeti, is absolutely immaculate in its design, with stylish interiors that are a collaboration of both the traditional and the modern, with plenty of textured creams, natural suede, tans and accents of chocolate and charcoal. Mwiba River Lodge offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure.
The eight double suites are warm and cosy bursting with unexpected elements and romance offering the ultimate in bush luxury. They are all designed with a wide-open layout where each room flows into the next. The huge windows look out onto your private lounge deck and sprawling views of the vast African terrain.
The grey slate-lined infinity pool overlooks three springs so guests can drink their sundowners around the pool whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of a constant parade of wildlife beneath them. You can also unwind with an in room spa treatment, soothing rain shower, or retreat to the gym for an invigorating work out. There are wonderful culinary delights in which you can savour the flavors of Africa with delicious fare and fine wine from the impressive wine cellar.
Whether you want to spend your day up close and personal observing the leopards of Mwiba, witnessing the incredible phenomenon that is the migration, or laying your eyes on the annual wildebeest calving season from January to March, Mwiba has it all, with wonderful walking safaris with your Mwiba scouts exploring the bush. Game drives, bush walks and cultural excursions to the local tribe's village are just a few of the magical experiences that begin at the Mwiba River Lodge.
Eight tented suites each with twin or king configuration. Air Conditioning, complementary Wi-Fi, Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, internet, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea/Coffee, Veranda.
Children of all ages welcome. Suites can accommodate a cot for children under 3 and the sofa can convert into a single bed.
Pool, 24-hour Security, Bar, Gym, Wifi, Library, Wine Cellar, Spa, Restaurant, Mobile Connectivity and it's all Eco Friendly.
Safari Game drives, Night Safari game drives, Safari walks, Sundowners above the gorge, breakfast in the Savannah, lunch on the sandbanks, evening meals under the stars
Natural habitat: This new Texan-owned lodge feels like stepping into a friend's vacation home - a friend with the very best taste (and buckets of cash). Eight airy tents up on stilts, refreshingly anti-bling and with riverine views from every balcony.
Nocturnal activity: Air-conditioning is as silent as a leopard in the grass, while cashmere throws and skin-covered chairs impart the heft of old-fashioned class.
Grrr factor: Peer down on lion, zebra and wildebeest as they come to drink at the waterholes below your tent. Experienced safari-goers won't get bored.
Distinctive markings: This truly exclusive lodge is set in 126,000 acres of private land; you won't see a non-Mwiba soul the entire time you're there.
Grazing Wine is big here, so expect your impeccable beef carpaccio to be paired with the perfect merlot.
Leader of the pack: Guides are super-polished and really know how to keep you safe. Visit during the migration months between December and March.
Dusk with the Datoga tribe
The Datoga are a nomadic herding tribe, known as great warriors and one of the oldest tribes in Tanzania. Visit in the late afternoon to watch the livestock being herded back into the safety of the boma, as everyone gathers to sing and welcome them.
Game drive in the Serengeti
Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.
Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti
Soar over the Serengeti's savannah plains in a hot air balloon at dawn, watching wildlife beneath you & finishing with a champagne bush breakfast.
Meet the Sukuma medicine man
Meet with a traditional medicine man from the Sukuma tribe, Tanzania's largest ethnic group. The equivalent of a modern-day homeopath, he uses plants and herbs to treat ailments using ancient traditions, combined with chanting and dancing.
Mwiba night drives
Take advantage of the flexibility offered by a private concession area to explore this remarkable ecosystem after dark, watch as the nocturnal species start to move and the predators get active.
Search for the migration herds
One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Walking in the Mwiba Concession
Exploring the African bush on foot is not possible in many areas due to the high amount of regulation. But in the private concession of Mwiba you are able to get out of the vehicle with your guide and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Africa.
Walking with the Hadza
The Hadza is a traditional hunter-gatherer tribe, one of the last of such tribes in Tanzania. A day spent walking with them, foraging for food and hearing their stories is both fascinating and humbling.
Location & directions
Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania
Mwiba River Lodge is situated in a private 51,000 acre wildlife reserve adjoining the southern Serengeti and overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River.
How to get there
From Arusha Airport: daily flights with Tanganyika Flying Company into Mwiba Airstrip followed by a 15-minute drive to Mwiba Lodge.
From Ndutu Airstrip: Mwiba Lodge is a 2 hour game drive from the airstrip.
From Ngorongoro Crater: Mwiba Lodge is a 3 and a half hour game drive from the crater. Transfers can be arranged. Or fly with Tanganyika Flying Company from Manyara Airstrip to Mwiba Airstrip.