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Segera is a one-of-a-kind retreat in the heart of Laikipia, created by conservationist Jochen Zeitz in order to provide the most authentic and luxurious safari experience. Surrounded by true Kenyan wilderness with the majestic Mount Kenya to the east and Great Rift Valley to the west, this is a place where the most celebrated wildlife species roam free. Choose one of six villas, complete with private decks and panoramic views of African savannah or the botanical Sculpture Garden. The signature villa is the two-bedroom Segera House, featuring three indoor lounge areas; a private garden and a plunge pool. Villa Segera is a perfect luxury option, complete with private dining areas and a large salt-water swimming pool. A not-to-be-missed experience is a night at the Nay Palad Bird Nest - a 360 degree birds-eye-view treehouse, built alongside the river. Enjoy an open-air bed lit up with lanterns, an unforgettable sunset, and fall asleep under the star-studded African sky.
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Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a unique luxury camp on the shores of the Indian Ocean and next to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. The unique architecture was created by Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, using natural materials, and masterfully diminishing the line between man-made and nature. There are 28 luxury tents, called Cocoons & Urchins, in the shape and colour of the surrounding rock formations, and the aerial view of a leopard's paw print. Enjoy expedition chic design, complete with copper bathtubs and four-poster beds, views to the jungle or the ocean, and private plunge pools in some. Cool off in the pool after a day of exploring. Visit the Sanctuary Spa and get one of the traditional Sri Lankan treatments, using Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon.
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Tongabezi is a luxury safari lodge on the banks of Zambezi River, near Victoria Falls in Zambia. Surrounded by ebony trees and set against the basalt rock bed, the retreat consists of five houses and four river cottages, inspired by nature and built into their surroundings. Stay at the Tree House surrounded by indoor and outdoor trees or one of the River Cottages, complete with private decks overlooking the river. The Dog House is elevated and is constructed from three connecting decks with the river running underneath. Choose the Bird House for open-air bathtubs and a personal terrace for dining under the stars. The Garden House is perfect for families and set farther back from the river. Complete your Tongabezi experience with a one night stay on the remote Sindabezi Island.
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Guests will see Africa, the way it used to be, at the beautiful Loisaba. Also serving as a cattle farm, you will be surrounded by untamed bush, landscaped gardens and a private swimming pool. Choose a Loisaba Cottage for a comfortable and luxurious experience or spend the night under the stars in one of the two star beds for the true wild African atmosphere. The first starbed is located in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the 'Kiboko' waterhole. The second sits on the banks of the Ewaso N'giro River. Wake up at dawn and gaze at waves of elephants and grevy zebras in the distance.
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Kagga Kamma is situated in the Cederberg mountain region among the red-brown textured sandstone formations. The accommodation choices are the reason that you are here. Choose the Outcrop Open Air Room to sleep under the stars, while listening to the sounds of the night on a remote rocky outcrop with a bedside fire. Another unique option are the Bushman Lodges. Choose one of five thatched rondavels or one of ten cave suites, built into the rock formations. Explore the formations closely from your private terrace. During the hot summer months, cool off in the swimming pool, seamlessly blending in between large rocks.