Here’s what we know for sure: winter is coming. And if you aren’t particularly fond of cold-weather and its supposed charms, escape is your only option. And while to many, the Caribbean or another tropical region may seem like the obvious antidote, we encourage you to take your defiance of cold weather further. Entersafari - the ultimate in chic winter getaways. But not all safari destinations are created equal. Whatever your style or occasion, these three destinations are properly, jaw-droppingly extraordinary…
For Privacy & Pampering: Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park, South AfricaSet in an African bush veld, Royal Malewane is a boutique safari lodge in the Kruger National Park with its own private waterhole where giraffes come to drink. The hotel guestrooms are finished in an inviting colonial style, with mahogany four-poster beds, open fireplaces that are lit for you nightly, limestone bathrooms with freestanding tubs, and huge windows with views that allow for a 24-hour safari. The couple suites include open fires, indoor and outdoor showers and large decks with private pools. Privacy is of utmost importance at this secluded spot. As such, Elton John, Bono, Richard Gere, and the Sarkozys are apparently big fans.
For Adventure & Wildlife- Watching: Singita Sabora,Camp, Tanzania
For those serious about seeing African wildlife, a key part of the safari we think, Singita Sabora Camp in Tanzania brings you the full cast of the Lion King.
Housed in American businessman Paul Tudor Jones’ private game reserve west of the Serengeti in Tanzania. it was once heavily poached and now is being rehabbed. This destination really wins on balance of authenticity and comfort. Singita Sabora Plains Camp is a luxurious 1920s style tented camp, resting on the Serengeti plains, along the Great Migration route. The nine tents are air-conditioned and feature a spacious bedroom with reading area, bathroom with bath and outdoor shower, viewing deck with a spotting scope, and a library lounge tent lined with antique and rare volumes of African literature.
For Otherworldly Photography (and Your Instagram Feed): Lion Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa
You’ve surely seen this one floating around on Pinterest. And no, it’s surprisingly not the handiwork and set-up of an overzealous blogger, you can stay here too. The Lion Sands in Kruger National Park has conceptualized a magical treehouse setting. You can experience the genuine feeling of being completely alone in the African wilderness and spend a night under the stars. Fret not about a thing, treehouses are securely constructed above the ground, where animals will remain at a safe and comfortable distance. Anyhow, just imagine that golden hour…