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Luxurious Mobile Safari Experience in East Africa

Singita Grumeti Reserves has launched a one-of-a-kind luxury tented safari, ideal for small groups or families, in its expansive Tan­zania reserve. Beginning November 2010, guests can overnight under the stars in mobile accommodations styled after the charm and romanticism of Africa’s bygone days.

Nestled between the Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara, the mobile sa­fari offers access to remote and unspoiled African bush, where one can truly ex­perience the majesty of nature. Big five game viewing is unmatched. Similar as in Onsea House, dining is a highlight, in this case simply crafted, fresh cuisine in the bush along with a choice of fine, hand-picked wines. When it comes time to turn in for the night, guests can relax and unwind in luxuri­ous, comfortable tents.

The mobile safari is designed for exclusive use by groups of between six and twelve people for two or more nights. The all-inclusive price is $8,100 per night for a party of six and $1,350 per night for each additional guest. For the ultimate sa­fari experience, any visit can easily be combined with a stay at one of Singita Gru­meti Reserves’ three other luxurious properties: flagship Singita Sasakwa Lodge, contemporary Singita Faru Faru Lodge on the Grumeti River, and the 1920s styled Singita Sabora Tented Camp.

For inquiries and reservations in combination with a stay at Onsea House, contact your preferred travel partner or info@onseahouse.com

Serena Hotels acquires two luxury boutique properties in Tanzania

Traval Wires reported that Serena Hotels has taken over the operations and management of two new luxury boutique properties in Tanzania, a move that will effectively strengthen its safari circuits and brand presence within premier leisure destinations in the East Africa region. Both properties, the Mivumo River Lodge and the Selous Wildlife Lodge are located within Africa’s largest game reserve and a proclaimed world heritage site, the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania.

Set to open on July 15th 2009, the Mivumo River Lodge comprises 12 superior rooms and 3 premium luxury suites decorated in an elegant African style of a bygone era incorporating local materials from the region. Each superior room consists of a luxurious bedroom and lounge with a private balcony offering an indoor bathroom, outdoor shower and an intimate plunge pool. To ensure privacy and exclusivity, the rooms are spread out and strategically located along the mighty Rufiji River, all with magnificent views of the breathtaking Stiegler’s gorge.

The lodge also offers full aromatherapy Spa treatments and a variety of activities including game viewing river cruises, exclusive guided walks, bush picnics, private game drives and sundowner river cruises.

To complement the Mivumo River Lodge is the Selous Wildlife Lodge, a luxury tented camp unit located on the Eastern bank of the Simbazi River, a tributary of the Rufiji, is set to open on 1st August 2009.

The camp comprises 12 tents each of which enjoys outstanding views of untouched wilderness, with scatterings of enormous trees and lush, dense vegetation. It has a dining area and guest lounge overlooking the natural watering hole which is also lit in the evenings for night game viewings. This is all complemented by an outside viewing deck and swimming pool.

This development brings to 23 the total number of hotels, resorts and lodges under the Serena Brand in East Africa.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for advise and recommendations if you want to include a stay at Serena properties during your safari before or after your stay at Onsea House in Arusha.

Bird Watching Paradise

Birders agree that Onsea House is a real Bird Watching Paradise. We invite guests to use our bird list to record those birds which you find around Onsea House. In fine weather you may see many of these from the balcony or around the gardens. The taxonomy and nomenclature follows that used in The Birds of East Africa by John Fanshawe and Terry Stevenson. This is available for reference in our guide book library on the balcony.

If you are interested in a day of bird watching, in the Arusha area or in Tarangire or Arusha National Park, then you can make an appointment with James the Birdman through info@onseahouse.com.