Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
With 16 cottages spread out across flowering gardens, this lodge has a peaceful setting and is in fact a working coffee plantation. While not a luxury resort, it offers very comfortable and nicely decorated rooms with en suite bathroom, small sitting area, and veranda overlooking the gardens, which provide many of the vegetables and fruits served in the restaurant. There is a welcoming bar with a good wine list and the staff offers complimentary appetizers on the terrace before dinner. Or, enjoy a sundowner by the pool!