Birds of Paradise: Shompole, Kenya
private conservancy near Tanzania with sweeping views of the Great Rift
Valley’s volcanic hills.
Roughing It: Anthony Russell, Africa’s answer to Ian Schrager, designed the
main six-bedroom Shompole Lodge and the two two-bedroom private houses that sit
on a ridge above the main lodge. The Little Shompole house has its own staff,
guide and butler, but the 360 house takes it up a notch with its own helipad.
Wild Things: The property’s close
proximity to Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding
habitats in Africa, gives guests access to a rare wildlife treasure. Rooms from $620;
Related from the Magazine: Anna Trzebinski’s safari camps in Nairobi and Abu elephant camp in Botswana.