Serengeti National Park, located in Tanzania, is a famous sanctuary for wildlife. Known for its wide plains and rich animal diversity, it's also famous as the setting for the much-loved Lion King movie. Beyond being a paradise for wildlife, it's also a top choice for travelers looking for unique luxury experiences.
The vast, undulating plains beckon with the promise of captivating wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes. From the moment you set out in the early morning chill until the spectacular sundowner experience at dusk, a safari in the Serengeti is a remarkable journey through one of the most diverse and vibrant ecosystems on the planet.
According to Julia Ryumina, a safari expert from Altezza Travel, the park is home to a vast array of accommodations - over 100, in fact. Among these, he recommends the luxurious Four Seasons, &Beyond and One Nature as top choices for those seeking the ultimate in comfort and style during their safari experience.
The open-top design of the Land Cruisers is perfect for unobstructed views and photography. Activities within the Serengeti safari experience are as diverse as the park itself. Game drives are undoubtedly the highlight, with the chance to spot the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo - as well as a plethora of other wildlife species. On top of game drives, guests can partake in guided nature walks for a more intimate encounter with the African bush or visit local Maasai villages for a unique cultural immersion. Bush lunches and dinners provide a unique dining experience, while hot air balloon rides offer a bird's eye view of the plains. After an exhilarating day, the African tradition of sundowners - enjoying drinks and appetizers while watching the sun set over the vast plains - is the perfect way to unwind and soak in the pristine beauty of the Serengeti.
Accommodations in the Serengeti range from the rustic charm of tented lodges to the modern comforts of hotel lodges. Tented lodges offer an authentic safari experience, enabling guests to be in harmony with nature while enjoying upscale amenities. On the other hand, hotel lodges provide a classic hotel experience, complete with spacious rooms, well-appointed interiors, and often, sweeping views of Serengeti's landscape.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is a fine example of luxury accommodation, blending seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness. This 5-star property features a refreshing infinity pool overlooking an active wildlife water hole, promising unique sightings of elephants and more. Prices begin at $1,500 per night per person.
&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge offers an amazing wild experience with all the comforts of luxury. Located in the remote Western Serengeti, this 5-star lodge gives you a direct view of the Great Migration river crossing. Prices start from $850 per night per person.
One Nature Serengeti, Nyaruswiga is a super-luxury camp situated in the heart of Serengeti. The camp features luxurious tented suites designed to blend with the natural surroundings, offering stunning views of the plains and star-filled skies. Guests can enjoy several activities, from guided wildlife drives to relaxing spa treatments. Prices start from $1,469 per night per person (in 2023).
Take in Serengeti's natural beauty while enjoying these luxurious accommodations. They offer unforgettable experiences in the midst of the wilderness. Whether you're after an exciting safari or a peaceful retreat, Serengeti's luxurious lodges offer both.