Welcome to Nimali Africa

Nimali derives its name from the Swahili word for wealth, often used to describe a plentiful supply of a desirable thing. We believe nature is Africa’s greatest wealth and we have that in abundance, ready to share with our guests in our collection of boutique camps and lodges throughout Tanzania. We will share our passion for preserving and protecting the land, wildlife and the people that surround us through our exceptional and authentic safari experiences.

Nimali Tarangire is a hidden gem. Small and intimate, this tented camp nestles under the shade of acacia trees overlooking a pretty dry riverbed bordered by huge and dramatic granite boulders. Nimali Tarangire sits contentedly in its own private concession, bordering Tarangire National Park. The concession, together with the surrounding Wildlife Management Area, is simply an extension of the Park and offers exclusive game viewing far from the crowds.  There are no fences between our private concession, the surrounding Wildlife Management Area or the National Park and animals wander freely between these areas.

Nimali Central Serengeti is set in the heart of the Serengeti plains in northern Tanzania, near to Makoma Hill. This luxury tented camp offers seclusion in a hidden area but in the heart of the National Park. With breathtaking views over the Serengeti Plains and perfectly situated to see the Great Migration, it is a place where you can expect the unexpected.

Nimali Mara, the third camp to join the Nimali Africa family, will be located in the quieter and more remote Kogatende area of the northern Serengeti National Park. This small, intimate tented camp will offer a sense of quiet elegance and timelessness with its blend of natural materials and contemporary design. Nimali Mara will be opening in 2019.

Testimonials

  •   We went here as a group of 10 for a family safari. The drive to the camp is long, but luckily worth it! Beautifully outfitted, along a small riverbed. The tents were clean, accommodating, and charming. The staff very friendly and welcoming, every wish fulfilled....More

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    8/11/2018
  •   We took at 3 day/2 night holiday to Tarangire and stayed at Nimali! First, James and his team were able to accommodate us only a few days before we arrived which was miraculous because it was high season. If you’re doing everything yourself, note that...More

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    8/12/2018
  •   We stayed at Nimali Tarangire one night and everything was absolutely amazing! Tent was clean and comfortable. There were elephants right in front of our tent. They set a table for us in front of a fire for dinner and table for breakfast in front...More

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    8/27/2018
  •   We stayed at Nimali the first two nights of our safari. Wow! what a great, great expercience! At first; the people were so friendly, and enormously service-oriented. Compliments! The location is also very special, in the middle of de bush. One night we had a...More

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    11/15/2018
  •   My husband and I had such a great time here! Both days after our safari we would sit in the lounge chairs, drink wine, and watch the wildlife! It was fantastic! The staff was so awesome, too! They really went above and beyond making sure...More

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    11/04/2018
  •   From the moment we arrived it was like being in paradise, a dream world. There are only eight tents so it makes for a very intimate, serene atmosphere. The furtherest away from mass tourism"all inclusive" that you can get! We were treated like VIPs from...More

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    11/18/2018
  •   We spent 3 days in Nimali Tarangire and then went to Nimali Central Serengeti, and overall they both were amazing experiences. Nimali Tarangire is in an exceptional location, just outside the park and surrounded by animals. Indeed, the quantity and variety of wildlife we could...More

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    9/08/2018
  •   There is luxury and then there is Nimali Tarangire! It exceeded our expectations even before we set foot on the property, when on our way to the camp, we were welcomed by a huge herd of elephants, all headed in the same direction, to the...More

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    10/11/2018
  •   This was our second stop (of seven) in an eleven night Northern Circuit Safari through Asanja Africa. The camp accommodations and the Nimali team were simply perfect. Hospitality, comfort, and care abound! We arrived to a warm greeting by Ruben and his team. Next was...More

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    7/17/2018
  •   We have just arrived back in Arusha and would like to say that we had a very special and marvelous stay at your lodge. The lodge is amazing with a river on 1 side and the waterhole on the other. But what was even more...More

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    1/24/2018