European luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels, has signed management contracts for three luxury safari properties – two lodges and a tented camp – which will open in Tanzania next year.

The new luxury tented camp, Kempinski Msasa Lodge Lake Manyara, will have 19 tents with terrace and outdoor showers, two junior suite tents with an outside pool, and two family tents with two rooms. The camp will be built on a ridge overlooking the lake and deep gorges, offering access to game viewing and birdlife.

Kempinski Longosa Lodge Serengeti is being built in Serengeti National Park and will have 75 rooms, including suites, a three-bedroom villa and a Presidential villa. Facilities will include bars and lounges, a dining area with decks and outdoor cooking, fire pit, outdoor pool, children’s play corners and wellness area.

Kempinski Kitbong Hill Tarangire will have 75 guest rooms, including suites and villas, and be surrounded by baobab trees in the Tarangire National Park. The facilities are similar to those at Serengeti, allowing guests to relax in luxury after an exciting day in the wilderness.

Lachezar Todorov, CEO of Helios Lodges Company, the owners, commented: “With Kempinski Hotels we found a highly reliable and experienced partner.” He said for decades Kempinski had delivered luxury experiences to guests around the globe. “Their commitment and expertise in the hotel industry meets our vision of a long-term partnership for our new projects in Africa, which we hope will become a market leader and a trend-setter in this ever-growing market.”

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