Tanzania’s Singita Grumeti Reserves Faru Faru lodge, named the best hotel in the world in 2011 by Travel + Leisure magazine’s 16th annual World’s Best Awards, it received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys and feedback. Located at Serengeti National Park, the hotel is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.
The reserve’s flagship is Sasakwa, an East African ranch house set on a plateau with panoramic views of the plains. The lodge’s wood-paneled libraries have an English country club feel, and there are seven cottage residences, each with a garden and plunge pool. Tennis courts, a spa, and a yoga center occupy guests between twice-daily game drives, where sightings include wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles.
Located on the migratory route crossed annually by more than a million wildebeests, it provides guests with an incredible all-time photo canvas right out of their suite’s panoramic windows. Despite its remote location, Singita’s guests are treated to five-star service and accommodations. Rooms in the tents and villas start at around $1,095 per person per night; rates include daily game drives, food, and drink.
The year’s top 4 hotels where surprisingly all safari-themed African hotels located in Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa, looks like bonding with the wild is the most desired attraction for today’s tourism.