There’s nothing run-of-the-mill about Asilia Africa’s high-altitude safari lodge set deep in the luscious slopes of Tanzania’s Olmoti volcano. The Highlands’ bubbles are perched over the Ngorongoro Crater giving the experience of waking at dawn to the world below an otherworldly—and utterly private—feeling. The warm teak wood–clad domes were inspired by bomas (the traditional houses common to this region) and exude a sense of true Africa thanks to evocative Maasai photography, African cow skins, and indigenous jewelry. Daily game drives are part of the experience, as are hikes into the base of the legendary Empakaai Crater. Come night, light your fireplace and cozy up on a pile of warm blankets to watch the stars from bed.