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Out of Africa experience at new Anantara Spa in the Serengeti

Anantara spa, SerengetiAnantara has opened its first spa in the African bush offering an authentic connection with the local culture, people and history of this exquisite land and paying homage to the days when Out of Africa author Karen Blixen came to this timeless paradise. The Anantara Spa at Bilila Lodge Kempinski is the third in Tanzania and follows on from the successful ventures on the spice island of Zanzibar and in the bustling capital Dar Es Salaam. Located in the heart of the legendary Serengeti National Park, the latest Anantara Spa is a lyrical meditation on the strength and grace of Blixen and the stunning natural beauty of the landscape, which so captivated her after arriving as a young colonial bride in 1924. Guests can explore a range of spa journeys and healing treatments inspired by the ruggedness of the savannah, the majesty of the mountains of this great continent, the cool flowing waters of Lake Manyara as well as the exquisite allure of the local flora and fauna. The spa is designed in keeping with the landscape in which it is set with free use of wood, tiles and thatched elements. It  has 4 double Treatment Suites, 1 double Ayurvedic Room, 1 double Thai Massage Room as well as separate male and female changing areas, a steam room, sauna and a serene relaxation lounge with reclining beds set amid gently playing water features and beautiful gardens.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Was Karen Blixen famous for taking spa treatments? Sure she fell in love with the landscape and country, which a traveller to Africa can certainly enjoy, but to travel there for a spa?

  2. I don’t think Karen actually went there for a spa, she might have had a few whilst she was there but I’m pretty sure that’s not the reason for her visit. Exploring this beautiful country and experiencing its culture was surely her goal.

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