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Four Tanzania hotel in the “100 best in the world” Conde Nast Traveler readers choice awards
The Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards issue is a yearly survey eagerly awaited by both travelers and travel industry professionals. Comprised of surveys completed by readers of this premiere consumer travel publication, the award categories are composed of cities, hotels and resorts, cruise ships and airlines actually patronized by the discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The results are published regularly in the pages of Condé Nast Traveler, and are also posted on Concierge.com. With the help of the sophisticated, well-traveled yet diverse readership of the publication, the world's best cities and islands, hotels and resorts, cruise ships and airlines are evaluated and ranked.
Peter Mwenguo, Managing Director, Tanzania Tourist Board, comments, "as the number of Tanzania's luxury properties increase to meet the demand, the country is becoming known as a worldclass destination offering the most deluxe and unique accommodations, which are built in ways consistent with our policy of sustaining the environment."
Tanzania Properties on Top 100 Best in the World Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards include: -
ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE
Arusha Coffee Lodge lies in a tranquil coffee plantation, just outside the city of Arusha, the "Safari Capital" in the north. The location is ideal for those embarking on or leaving for safaris to the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti National Park, one of the "Seven New Wonders of the World." The small luxury lodge contains interiors reminiscent of an old time coffee plantation where guests could anticipate accommodation and personalized service of the highest standards.
The Lodge features 17 luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite and private balconies with magnificent views of Mount Meru and the coffee plantation. Facilities onsite include a luxurious swimming pool, spa, boutique, bar and the acclaimed Redds African Grill House restaurant.
Migration Camp is a luxury lodge in Tanzania's world renowned Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It has twenty luxury safari tents arranged around the central lodge with a
swimming pool. Eating outdoors under the stars and sleeping under canvas, listening to the sounds of the bush, enhance the safari experience. Each tent has plumbing and electricity. Dining is a combination of traditional and modern cuisine.
The lodge is located in the Northern Corridor of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, on the main wildebeest migration route, along the banks of the Grumeti River. It is raised up on the side of an impressive kopje known as Poacher's Lookout, with broad views north over the undulating Serengeti hills and beyond. There is excellent animal and game population nearby throughout the year, and in July and November, the herds pass through the area, sometimes crossing the river right in front of camp, offering guests a rare front row seat for the famous migration.
SERENA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Serena Mountain Village is also located in the heart of a coffee plantation on the shores of Lake Duluti, near Arusha. Designed as an African village, its 46 guest accommodations are housed in banana stem thatched huts, grouped in a semi-circle around tropical shade trees. All rooms have private balconies with views of the legendary snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro on one side, and Lake Duluti and Mount Meru on the other. The entire area flowers with a renowned collection of spectacular bougainvillaea.
The restaurant and bar at Serena Mountain Village are located in the Old Colonial Farmhouse overlooking the flowered slopes of the lake, and includes an open air bar, a relaxed candlelit atmosphere and a menu including both safari and international favorites.
The area is an ornithologist's paradise. The nature trail around the magical Lake Duluti provides a sanctuary for over 130 different bird species. Guests can take a relaxing walk along Lake Duluti spotting all the stunning African birds or wander through the coffee plantations around the lodge. Other activities include lake shore walks to see the Colobus monkeys, forest antelope and the abundant bush life, excursions to Mount Meru, and trips to the colorful Arusha market.
NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, consists of three adjacent camps with 30 opulent Maasai-inspired suites perched on stilts on the rim of the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater. From the outside, this unobtrusive lodge resembles a magical Maasai village. Set in classic crescents, each stone and thatch suite has breathtaking views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor.
North and South Camp have 12 suites each, while intimate Tree Camp has six suites. All have an en suite bathroom and chandelier-lit bathtub and shower. Each exquisite suite is discreetly tended by a personal butler, who will bring tea in bed, stoke the fireplace and draw a bath, scattering the water with rose petals. The luxurious colonial-style interiors combine silver, gold and ruby colors under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs, with crystal chandeliers, gilt mirrors reflecting carved Zanzibar wall paneling, Red roses, Persian carpets, velvet bedspreads and silk curtains reflect the colorful opulence.
Each camp at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge operates independently, with a central living area and viewing decks overlooking the awesome crater. Large fire bowls flank the entrance to each of the living and dining areas serving pan-African cuisine indoors and out.
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