Singita Grumeti Reserves, near Serengeti National Park $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
American billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II has established three splendid lodgings—Sasakwa, Sabora, and Faru Faru—within his 340,000-acre tract adjoining Serengeti National Park. Sasakwa Lodge, the most sumptuous, comprises seven suites styled as colonial manor houses, with fireplaces, claw-foot tubs, a wraparound veranda, a plunge pool, and Wi-Fi. Between game drives, guests can smoke complimentary Cuban cigars at the main lodge's bar, take tea in the garden sunroom, shoot billiards on a nineteenth-century table, and make free satellite phone calls; other diversions include an archery range and a stable of horses for gallops alongside the herds. On an open plain, Sabora has six tents furnished with antiques from an English lord's East African campaign and two 1930s Chevy touring cars. Faru Faru's six tents sit in wooded country by the Grumeti River.2007 Hot List
When to go: From June through August, some 15 million wildebeests migrate into the area.
Which room to book: Sasakwa's four-bedroom suite has a private yoga studio; Sabora's tents 5 and 6 are the most private; and Faru Faru's tent 6 has the best river view.
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›