Best of the Best 2018 - 67
THE MANOR AT NGORONGORO
N GOR ON GOR O CON SER VA TION A R EA , TA N ZA NIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D South of the Ngorongoro Crater
African safaris come with a cup of fresh-brewed arabica at The Manor at Ngorongoro. This
beautifully restored, Cape Dutch-style farmhouse reigns over a rolling 1,500-acre working
coffee plantation with commanding views of the adjacent Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Excursions to the Crater and nearby Lake Manyara are augmented with horseback rides and
picnics in the fields, massages in the spa and croquet on the manicured lawn. It's all about
old-world elegance in the 19 cottage suites with double-sided woodburning fireplaces, clawfoot bathtubs, and private, garden-enveloped terraces.
Coffee tour of the estate followed by private
gourmet picnic with sparkling wine in the
Families enjoy a warm welcome and kidfocused activities like pony rides and guided
nature walks, visits to a local farm, and
movies in the private cinema.
Distance from Arusha Airport (ARK): 86 miles/138 km
ANDBEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE
N GOR ON GOR O CR A TER , TA N ZA N IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The three discrete safari camps of andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge are located at the
edge of what can only be described as an African Eden. The incredible crater, a UNESCO World
Heritage site, is home to 30,000 animals. The continent's largest black-maned lions live here,
as do multitudes of zebra and wildebeest. When you're not out on game drives, enjoy the luxurious lodge, which evokes a blend of Versailles Palace and Maasai village and offers every
creature comfort, from personal butler service to a cozy fireplace. Enjoy a dinner overlooking
the crater below, savoring the locally sourced, farm-to-table philosophy.
Private dinner for two, once per stay;
and personalized leather travel wallet
(including two leather luggage tags, pen and
summarized itinerary) per couple.
Go on a guided nature walk or visit the
nearby Masai village, where the lodge has
built new classrooms, provided skills training
and invested in community projects.
Distance from Lake Manyara Airstrip (LKY): 90 minutes
Size: 30 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE SERENGETI
SER EN GETI N A TION A L PA R K, TA N ZA N IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Serengeti National Park
Elephants cool off in a favorite watering hole while you observe from the comfort of an infinity
pool - just another incredible day at Four Seasons Safari Lodge. This 77-room retreat, which
features a choice of dining venues and an educational Discovery Centre, sits within Serengeti
National Park, home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. You'll feel instantly at
ease amidst the contemporary African decor of the spacious rooms, and for families, the
suites and freestanding villas. Indulge in a locally inspired spa treatment before enjoying grilled
delicacies and traditional Maasai dancing around the open fire pit.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
The on-site Discovery Centre lets you learn
more about the Great Migration, Serengeti
wildlife and Maasai culture, as does the
fabulous Kijana Klub for younger guests.
Distance from Seronera Airstrip (SEU): 25 miles/40 km
Size: 77 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
A FRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Size: 19 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen