Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Dotting a tree-lined ridge in the Serengeti, the whimsical mushroom-shaped buildings of the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge blend into their surroundings. The architecture—modeled on Masai rondavel buildings—and the interiors, with their ornate makonde-style carvings, draw inspiration from local traditions. The huts contain two suites apiece, with a carved wood bed, timber ceilings, and tribal bedspreads in orange, wheat, and rust. Between game drives—the area is populated with leopards and lions—escape the equatorial heat in the infinity pool or by splashing around the streams winding under the property's acacia trees. At night dine around the roaring barbecue in the dining halls or arrange for a bush dinner complete with cultural performances by local Maasai.