7 top Tanzania hotels providing luxury holidays featured on Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2010
As many as a total of 7 luxury eco-lodges in Tanzania have been included in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2010 as they came out favourite by magazine readers who voted it for the quality of its facilities, location, service, restaurants and value.
Seven luxury properties in Tanzania were among the 20 Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East selected by Travel + Leisure magazine’s readers’ choice World’s Best Awards. Travel + Leisure has the largest audience of any travel magazine, with a readership of over 1.5 million people. For the past 15 years, Travel + Leisure readers have voted on the World’s Best Awards for the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruises, outfitters and transportation companies. The criteria determining the Lodges and Resorts category are rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.
Dr. Aloyce K. Nzuki, the Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board, in commenting about the large number of Tanzania winners, said “this demonstrates that Tanzania is increasingly being recognized for its growing number of world-class properties and its luxury safari product. Tanzania aims to provide the best travel experience possible to every visitor to our country and the fact that Tanzania won over one-third of the Awards shows that we have succeeded.”
The properties in Tanzania designated World’s Best are Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Zanzibar Serena Inn, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
The SopaLodges are nestled amidst Tanzania's most exuberant wilderness, perfectly complementing the magnificent surroundings for unforgettable Tanzania holidays lost amidst the most amazing natural wonders. For the delight of guests enjoying Tanzania holidays here all seven lodges that make up the Sopa Lodges portfolio have been individually designed to compliment the environment they are set in while reflecting the themes and influences of culture and customs in the area. Large open-plan areas and rondavel-style guest rooms represent both the local landscape and the inhabitants who make up the rich tapestry of Kenya and Tanzania. The location of every guest room has been carefully chosen to promise the best views over the parkland while offering cool and elegant surroundings. Last but not least, dining is given great importance within Sopa Lodges, with menus drawing from the classical African, European, and Asian origins, fused with modern eclectic themes and influences. Wherever possible, produce is sourced locally from the rich farmland areas nearby, allowing Sopa Lodges to continue with their support and commitment to the local community.
On the other hand, The Serena selection of luxury resorts, safari lodges and hotels spans some of the most evocative, exotic and enchanting and fascinating holiday destinations in the world including Tanzania, Afhanistan, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tajkista and Uganda. The Serena Group comprises a collection of 32 luxury resorts, safari lodges and hotels, which are located in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mozambique) and Southern Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan). The Serena service profile guarantees unprecedented luxury, extensive amenities and unrivalled warmth of personal attention.
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