These days, going on safari doesn't mean having to rough it. From Uganda to Zambia, five-star safari camps in Africa are plentiful. Think in-tent plunge pools (Botswana's Kings Pool Camp), on-site wine cellars (South Africa's Ulusaba Private Game Reserve) and even private helipads (Kenya's Shompole). The real reason to go on a safari, though, is for the wildlife spotting. And at these lavish camps, guests get up close and personal with the world's most elusive animals—without finding themselves in line with a mob of other ranger trucks. Herewith, 10 exceptional African properties with fancy lodging, exclusive game drives and unique experiences beyond animal tracking. Truffle hunts in the bush, anyone? Read more »
Attending TEFAF Maastricht is like going to a museum where everything can be taken home. Collectors, curators, interior designers, creative consultants and art lovers visit the Netherlands city every March for the event, in which MECC (the town's 101,700-square-foot convention center) becomes home to 260 elegantly designed booths for ten days. Each stall brims with paintings, sculpture, furniture and jewelry spanning 7,000 years, including works by Renoir, Rembrandt, Picasso, Dalí, Miró and Klimt. The quality of every piece is guaranteed: The day before the fair opened, 29 vetting committees comprised of 168 international experts assessed each and every item, assuring its authenticity and condition. (And it's not all centuries-old: A Jeff Koons-designed BMW is also on view this year.) Visitors can take a break from gazing at one of the two sit-down restaurants, a casual café, an oyster bar or a sushi spot. TEFAF runs through March 27; tefaf.com.
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