ByJessica Colley Clarke and Avery Stone on July 28, 2014
These 15 hotels offer vistas so striking that waking up provides a new perspective on where you are in the world.
Courtesy Sanctuary Baines Camp
Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, Botswana
Built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in Botswana, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp consists of just five luxurious suites. Surrounded by papyrus beds, this retreat bordering the Moremi Game Reserve overlooks the ever-changing floodplains of the Okavango Delta. Guests have been known to watch elephants strut by or to witness hippos peeking out of the river. In this intimate camp, your bed can be rolled out onto a private deck for a night’s sleep beneath the stars. It may be worth it to wake early and watch the landscape come to life with the rising sun. Rooms, from $755; sanctuaryretreats.com. —JCC