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Sometimes life gives you a sign that’s so clear, so obvious, so undeniable that you just can’t ignore it.
Like when five new, incredibly attractive camps take root at basically the same time in African safari country. The kind with cigar lounges, infinity pools and nighttime game drives.
Time for you to meet some wildebeests...
WHAT’S YOUR GAME
Makanyi Private Game Lodge
The digs: A stunning private game lodge smack-dab in the middle of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The extras: Game drives, bush walks and stargazing, all led by your personal ranger. Locating the Milky Way in the southern hemisphere can be tricky. What you’ll do here: Venture into the Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world, for a day hike.
The digs: The first private lodge to open within Africa’s oldest proclaimed game reserve. The extras: An 11-meter infinity lap pool. And every November here, a festival where 30,000 maidens present themselves to the Zulu king. What you’ll do here: Start planning to come back in November.
The digs: 10 tented suites built in tree canopies on an animal conservancy in Namibia. The extras: Access to over 74,000 acres of land for canoeing, fishing and the like. Oh, and it’s the area’s only approved lodge for nighttime game drives. What you’ll do here: Everything. Except maybe sleep.
The digs: A roving camp with house-size tents that move with the game in Tanzania. The extras: A shoe-cleaning service. A personal tent valet. Gravity-fed showers. You know, typical African-national-park stuff. What you’ll do here: Track the wildebeests during their migration season.
The digs: A newly renovated tent camp located below Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya. It was founded in 1910 by a British aristocrat. The extras: A cigar lounge, a theater, a spa and fitness center, a library, a lookout tower... What you’ll do here: Look out of a tower, presumably.