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Sabora Tented Camp

Africa, Hotel Reviews

Oct
01
2009

GRUMETTI RESERVE, SERENGETI, TANZANIA

October 1, 2009

If time travel were possible, this would be the closest thing to making you feel transported back to colonial (with some modern decadence, of course) Africa. I was starstruck from first glance. And while the cool towel and yummy lemon/lime drink attempted to root me to the moment, the sheer magnitude of this uber-luxe tented camp in the middle of nowhere, Bush-land, was simply surreal.

The view from the main terrace. Bliss. The tree in the background gets festooned with lanterns at night and the fire pit is right before it
The view from the main terrace. Swoon

We toured the rooms, er tents, and my jaw just kept dropping further and further down my neck – attractive, I know. My fingers were itching to touch every single piece of antique furnishings (some are repros but fabulous, nonetheless), fabrics and and colonial curio.

The Parlour room tent. A brass chandelier, but of course

The Parlour room tent. A brass chandelier, but of course

The bar fashioned from a hot air balloon wicker basket. Genius

The bar fashioned from a hot air balloon wicker basket. Genius

We were treated to a yummy lunch outside under the shade of umbrellas and an acacia tree overlooking the massive plains. The wildebeast migration was just off in the distance providing the hee-haw soundtrack.

They left beaded necklaces in the room so naturally I wore mine to lunch

They left beaded necklaces in the room so naturally I wore mine to lunch

Our fierce crew lunching at Sabora. Chardonnay anyone?

Our fierce crew lunching at Sabora. Chardonnay anyone?

After lunch I retired to my room where I swear I checked under the bed for Bogart. It was that romantic. Please Lord, take me back here someday!

My bedroom suite (tent) with the bed in the corner

My bedroom suite (tent) with the bed in the corner

The view from my bed at sunrise. The room was bathed in pink and me too. It was heartbreaking to witness alone but breathtaking nonetheless

The view from my bed at sunrise. The room was bathed in pink and me too. It was heartbreaking to witness alone but breathtaking nonetheless

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