The animal world of Tanzania doesn’t need a separate introduction. Thousands of tourists come to the national parks to go on an exciting game drive and see African predators. Perhaps the most popular location is the Serengeti National Park. When tourists come here, they want to see the Great Migration of the wildebeest, the pride of lions, leopards, rhinos, and so forth. But you should understand that it is difficult to find private places in the Serengeti, especially during the high season. If you are looking for a place where you can stay with the wildlife of Africa almost one-on-one, you will definitely enjoy Mwiba Wildlife Reserve.
What is Interesting About the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve?
Mwiba is a private reserve between the western border of Ngorongoro, the southern edge of the Serengeti, and Lake Eyasi. Mwiba’s fascinating nature comprises hills, cliffs, lush vegetation, and many rivers. That is the perfect environment for a large population of predators, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, and so forth. Also, in Mwiba, you can see the wildebeest migration from December to April.
Since this is a private reserve, there are no restrictions for safari. There are no crowds of tourists or large clusters of jeeps. While in this elite corner of Tanzania, you will feel like the entire park is at your disposal. You can explore the park all day and then head out for a game drive later in the night after dinner. A safari in complete darkness is a different experience, but it’s when you can see predators hunting or animals that are not active during the day.
Besides the classic jeep safari, you can explore Mwiba on foot accompanied by a ranger. A must-do cultural experience is the meeting with the Hadzabe Tribe.
Imagine that you are in a beautiful place surrounded by wildlife and almost no other tourists around you. But very close by will be the people of the local tribe, who still deny all modern amenities, live in caves, and get their food by archery. It seems like a trip back in time, doesn’t it?
Where to stay in Mwiba?
Away from the beaten paths are hidden luxurious lodges. It’s so beautiful and cozy that sometimes you won’t believe it’s happening to you when you’re here.
This lodge is carved into the rocks and has a stunning reserve view. From the panoramic pool, you can see the waterhole. That’s when you can just bask in the sun and watch the wildlife. Ten luxurious suites are set apart from each other. Resting in your room, you will feel as if there is not a single living soul in the area but you.
Mila Tented Camp
Want to be closer to nature? Choose the Mila Tented Camp. It consists of only six rooms, each with a view of a watering hole. You’ll be able to see the animals just without leaving your room. You’ll fall asleep to the sound of cicadas in the evening and the sounds of African predators reaching your tent at night.
Do you want to be even more in touch with nature? Then you can stay overnight at Fly Camp, on a slope of the Rift Valley overlooking Lake Eyasi. Ready to give up modern amenities for one night, isolate yourself from everyone else, and spend the night practically under the open sky? Here, you will be treated to a sumptuous dinner overlooking the lake. You’ll enjoy the silence, the crackling of the fire, and the screams of the animals that will sometimes reach you. At night, you won’t want to close your eyes because the beauty of the starry African sky that you’ll see just lying in bed will enchant you.
Of course, there will be guards nearby for your safety. But we assure you will focus your thoughts and feelings only on the magic of this beautiful place.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mwiba Wildlife Reserve
If you still have questions about a safari at Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, you can get advice from our experts.
How do I get to the reserve?
You can reach Mwiba Wildlife Reserve on a regular or private flight from Arusha. The Mwiba airstrip is just a 15-minute drive from the lodges.
When is the best time to visit Mwiba Wildlife Reserve?
Mwiba safaris are available all year round. You can come here whenever it suits you, but it’s best to avoid traveling in April and May, during Tanzania’s rainy season.
Visit the Real Wilderness
Mwiba is a unique place. It is a remote, exclusive park where only a few tourists come. Despite its seclusion, Mwiba offers a lot of activities and you can also visit the neighboring Ngorongoro and Serengeti. We suggest you read the program of the tour to the Luxury Mwiba Wildlife Reserve and contact us through the Get in Touch form.