Each country in Africa is unique. Kenya has the Masai Mara. Botswana has the Okavango Delta. But Tanzania has the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater – both teeming with wildlife and bucket-list destinations for African wildlife lovers.
Cherie recently returned from a trip to Tanzania and shares her thoughts about three luxury classic tented camps she recommends.
Entamanu Ngorongoro lies in a prime location on the less-traveled Eastern side of the Crater, just under thirty minutes from the nearest descent point. There’s just six luxury tented suites at Entamanu, each with decks that overlook the rim to the crater floor beyond. Inside, details and finishing touches reflect the spirit and culture of Tanzania. Wood are sustainably-sourced, down and wool tops each bed, and charming accents hand-crafted by local artisans adorn the rooms.
“I love this camp. It is my first pick in the crater. It’s a bit of a drive, but you have a view of the crater. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious, and warm.”
Every two to three weeks, the mobile Serengeti Safari Camp changes its location to keep up with the Great Migration, so you’ll always have a prime wildlife experience. But just because it’s a mobile camp doesn’t mean it forgoes luxuries. The spacious tents include en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water on demand. Since each group of guests has their own private guide and safari vehicle, you set your day’s schedule for a customized safari experience.
For Cherie, seeing a black and white rhino and a baby not too far from camp and breakfast on top of a kopje were highlights during her stay at Serengeti Safari Camp.
Lamai Serengeti is set in a prime location in the Serengeti. Built on the side of a kopje, the camp provides panoramic views of the stunning Serengeti landscape. And just a few miles away, wildebeest cross the Mara River. From July to October, the migration is right at the doorstep of Lamai Serengeti.
There’s just 12 rooms at Lamai Serengeti, each carefully thought out and elegant. There’s also a private lodge with four rooms which is great for a family or group traveling together. You only need four people to take the private option and with it, you’ll have access to a private dining area, sitting area, swimming pool, and game vehicles.
Cherie recommends taking a late afternoon walk and ending with sundowners on the kopje.
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