Lamai Serengeti
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Lamai Serengeti, Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
This 12-room lodge is built into a rocky outcropping with expansive views of an acacia-dotted plain. Some of the region’s best game viewing happens a short drive from the lodge. Sightings of leopards and klipspringers (a species of antelope) are guaranteed. The pool, set among the rocks a mile above the plain, offers perhaps the most scenic swim in Africa. The lodge’s rugs and handwoven bedspreads come from neighboring Kenya. Adding to the creative, folk-inspired ambience are bar stools that were once tractor seats and mesh lampshades crafted from repurposed fish traps. From $450. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue. Image:
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