Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, now encompassed in Bougainvillea Group of Lodges, is the concept of two forward-thinking Tanzanians, Reginald Bayo and Jacob Ombay. Back in 2005 when tourism was starting to boom in northern Tanzania these two joined forces and created Bougainvillea Lodge. Regie’s many years of experience at one of the first and finest lodges in the area and his training as a chef inspired him to create a small lodge for travellers within a reasonable budget. Jacob’s contacts as a local businessman made for a great partnership.
The vision of excellent lodging for visitors that is 100% Tanzanian owned and operated came to fruition and eleven years later the Bougainvillea Group of Lodges is a very respected businesses with all four lodges in great demand on the northern safari circuit in Tanzania.