Mbalageti Serengeti Lodge

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Mbalageti Serengeti Lodge

Mbalageti Serengeti is a permanent lodge situated in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - a great location for viewing the migration herds between May and July.

Mbalageti Serengeti is a large, permanent lodge situated in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. It occupies an elevated position, allowing for fantastic views of the Serengeti plains and the Mbalageti River. This region of the park is rich in game, particularly during the months of May, June and July when the migration typically passes through this region, with Mbalageti Serengeti Lodge perfectly placed to witness the best of the spectacle.

The word 'Mbalageti' means wildebeest in the Maa language, though it is more commonly used to refer to the seasonal river.

Mbalageti is a medium-sized, upmarket safari lodge, as opposed to a small tented camp. Dining is private rather than communal as at most safari camps, and the rooms are largely identical in style and decor. Mbalageti does not offer the intimacy of the best luxury camps, but it makes up for it with a fabulous location, good amenities, and a high standard of service.


Mbalageti Lodge offers 14 standard rooms, each with en-suite shower room and a small veranda. The standard rooms are relatively small and built close together, but they are very comfortable and attractively furnished.

Mbalageti also offers 24 luxury tented chalets, all of which are individually built from stone and canvas. These are larger than the standard rooms, with spacious seating areas, raised viewing decks, and en-suite bathrooms.

In addition to the standard rooms and chalets are two executive suites, each of which comes equipped with a huge viewing deck and private dining area.

Amenities provided in all rooms include electric fan, safe, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.


During peak season, when the lodge is full, meals tend to be served buffet-style. During the quieter months, dinner and lunch are 3 or 4-course meals served to the table. Breakfast is a buffet of fruits, cereals, cold meats, pastries and preserves.

All meals at Mbalageti are served in the lodge restaurant, which looks out onto the Serengeti plains. The restaurant is set up for private dining with individual tables, rather than a shared communal table as is common at many safari camps.


- Lounge/bar area
- Indoor and outdoor dining
- Swimming pool
- Spa


- Game drives
- Hot-air balloon safaris
- Nature walks around lodge

Child policy

Children over the age of 6 are accommodated at Mbalageti.