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Marriott International is going all out with its first luxury safari lodge in Tanzania—set to open in 2026.

Located in the magical Serengeti National Park, the JW Marriott Serengeti Lodge will offer 30 private suites, including two presidential suites, all of which will benefit from their own swimming pool and deck area. Additionally, extensive food, beverage and meeting facilities are planned.

Considered one of Africa’s most renowned safari destinations, the Serengeti National Park, which spans some 5,700 miles, is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site home to endless plains, the incredible Great Migration—which involves millions of animals traveling a distance of 1,800 miles from Serengeti into the neighboring Masai Mara between June and September—and some of the largest herds on the planet.

JW Marriott Serengeti Lodge will sit between the Grumeti and Mbalageti rivers, benefitting from the abundant wildlife that accesses the rivers to the north and south alongside stunning views of the plains surrounding the lodge.

“We are delighted to partner with Delaware Investment Limited for this landmark project in the Serengeti, an exciting new destination for the brand which also signifies our growing commitment to offering enriching experiences for our guests,” said Jenni Benzaquen, sr. v.p., brand portfolio Europe, Middle East and Africa at Marriott International, in a press release statement.

Seclusion is Key at JW Marriott Serengeti Safari Lodge

The closest and easiest way to reach the camp is from the Grumeti airstrip, located a 25-minute drive from the site. International visitors can access the lodge from Kilimanjaro International Airport, followed by a domestic flight to an airstrip in Serengeti or an 8-hour drive with scenic views of the vast savannas and wildlife along the route.

JW Marriott Serengeti Lodge will mark the brand’s second luxury safari lodge in Africa, following the opening of JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge earlier this year in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Marriott International currently operates more than 120 properties in Africa across its portfolio.

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