From Savanna to Sea in Tanzania
The safari/beach combo has hit a new high in Tanzania. The East African country—lauded both for its wildlife conservancies and for its Indian Ocean islands—has new luxury options on both fronts. Asilia upped the safari game in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with the opening of Highlands (asiliaafrica.com; available through Scott Dunn, scottdunn.com), an eight-tent camp set on the slopes of the extinct Olmoti volcano.
The lodge’s Plexiglas domes are a brilliant departure from traditional safari accommodations, maximizing views of the crater below and the starry night skies above. Asilia’s excursions are also a break from the norm: In addition to the usual Ngorongoro game drives, the camp offers hikes to other craters, far removed from the tourist buzz. Shortly after Asilia’s launch, the eight-bedroom Entamanu Ngorongoro (nomad-tanzania.com) made its debut on a secluded perch along Ngorongoro’s rim, giving luxury-seekers another chance to spy wildlife from on high. Meanwhile, post-safari respite can be found at the new Thanda Island (thandaisland.com), a 20-acre exclusive-use retreat within the Shunyimbili Island Marine Reserve.
CREDIT GOES TO Robb Report