Of course you like the wild and the great photo opportunities it might have in store for you, take that deep breath that you just won’t find in the big city, but where should you go for that? Of course we are completely bias and Africa seems to be the consensus, the perfect mix of culture and wild that just transpires adventure and sexyness. Word on the street is you have some of the best luxury camps of the world located there, we went on the hunt for them and got you 5 you must see and experience.
&Beyond Sandibe Okavango, Safari Lodge, Botswana
After a complete redesign by Fox Browne Creative, this luxury camp is as much about the design — with its cathedral-like ceilings and spectacular dining locations — as the location and wildlife spotting opportunities. Go to andbeyond.com.
Kuro, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Six large canvas tents — that can be disassembled at the end of each safari season — sit alongside the Tarangire River in the Tarangire National Park. The main lodge, pictured, provides a space for guests to relax in between guided walks among the elephants. Go to naturalhighsafaris.com
Namiri Plains, Serengeti
Located in an area of the Serengeti that was until recently, closed for 20 years, you are guaranteed privacy and alone-time with the animals at this six-tent camp. Go to namiriplains.com.
Mwiba Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania
If it’s good enough for a pre-wedding celebration for George and Amal Clooney… Set on 51,000 acres in the Serengeti, this property’s leaseholder, billionaire Dan Friedkin, has recently opened his private patch of paradise, high above the Arugusinyai River, to anyone who can afford to visit. Go to scottdunn.com.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
Modern and understated interiors featuring polished concrete floors and slick fireplaces set these luxury tents apart. So too, does the camp’s location, accessible only by small plane. Go to wilderness-safaris.com.