The local culture gets as much attention as the wildlife at Nduara Loliondo. Open December through April, the camp sits on private Masai land in the eastern Serengeti. In a nod to the nomadic culture of the Masai, the lounge and dining tents are designed like yurts, while the six domed sleeping tents, done up in sheepskin and leather, reflect the style of the Meru people. On a walking safari, you might track cheetah prints. But the real highlight is interacting with your neighbors, the Masai. Try to visit during a goat orpul to join a feast pairing roast goat with drinks made from cow’s blood and milk. From $625.
This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.