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September 14, 2011

Splendor in the Bush

By Marina Cashdan | Travel

Lions and tigers and zebras, oh my! © The Safari and Conservation Company

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 »

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