Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
This absolutely luxurious lodge consists of three adjacent, glamorous camps with 30 Masai-inspired suites perched on stilts on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. From the outside, this unobtrusive lodge resembles a magical Masai village. Set in classic crescents, each stone and thatch suite has spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor. The sumptuous colonial-style interiors combine silver, gold and ruby colors under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs. The opulent design blends with African art elements in unexpected harmony. Descend for daily game drives to the crater floor to view the 20,000 animals in the valley below. Guided walking safaris follow a dramatic route, skirting the rim of the crater.