Featured Lodge: Mbalageti Serengeti, Tanzania

This permanent camp in the western corridor of Serengeti National Park is renowned for its stunning views of the Serengeti plains and Mbalageti River. Built on the slopes of the gently rising Mwamweni Hill, its 24 luxury tented chalets are constructed from a combination of local rock, wood and a canvas-and-thatch roof. The chalets are well-spaced for privacy, and each has a full en-suite bathroom and a private veranda from which you can enjoy the panoramic views. Mbalageti Camp also has two ‘suite’ chalets – which comprise two bedrooms, a lounge veranda and en-suite bathroom – as well as a 14-room lodge and three family cabins.

A highlight is the swimming pool, which is made from local rocks and is situated on the edge of the hill, offering an expansive view of the wilderness and a great way to cool off after dusty day on safari. Decorated with gorgeous arts and crafts from around East Africa, the main lounge offers relaxation with various board games, magazines and wildlife books – or you can swap tales of the day’s sightings at the sociable open bar area. On-site activities include bush walks; bush dinners and sundowners (cocktail hour in the open savannah); and a spa that offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Mbalageti Reception

Outdoor Bath

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