World's Top 25 Hotels 2011
Courtesy of Mara Safari Lodge
Fairmont Mara Safari Club (96.31)
Masai Mara, Kenya
50 renovated tents on a Mara River oxbow (prime for hippo-viewing) known for activities including balloon safaris.
Stats: 51 suites; 2 restaurants; 2 bars.
Rooms to Book: We love the four-poster beds, outdoor showers, and expansive private decks of the Riverfront Deluxe tents.
Insider Tip: Accompany a staff guide on a birding walk through camp—more than 70 species inhabit the area.
Cost: $429 (includes two game drives)
See the full list of the T+L 500 | 2011.