Africa & the Middle East

From their perch atop the highest of Amman’s seven hills, guests by the pool at the Four Seasons can gaze on the expanse of whitewashed structures that earned Jordan’s largest metropolis its nickname...
Like an ocean liner permanently moored along Cape Town’s lively waterfront, the Cape Grace hotel juts into the city’s harbor atop a private quay. Guests can observe the comings and goings of the port...
At the Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo at Nile Plaza, lobby lizards prowl the glittering public spaces with primeval focus. The mission of these liveried staffers (whose reptilian name refers not to the...
Most travelers to South Africa view Johannesburg as a necessary evil, a requisite stopover on the way to or from Kruger National Park and other nearby attractions. While rampant crime in the downtown...
The sheiks in Abu Dhabi witnessed the transformation of Dubai, its fellow United Arab Emirate, from a sleepy, sandy town into a tourist destination of mind-boggling proportions. Inspired by Dubai’s...
Updated in 2004, the bungalows of Mnemba Island Lodge feature verandas and private beach pavilions outfitted with wooden sun beds from Zanzibar. Guests can spend their days diving on the surrounding...
Jao Camp’s Balinese-themed buildings were constructed without cutting any trees; instead only fallen timber was used. Inside the nine tented pavilions, elevated safari-style off the ground, are...
The property, on the western fringe of Kruger National Park, hosts no more than 20 guests at a time in a setting that, aside from the elephants roaming the backyard, feels like home. Inside Royal...
The six guest lofts at Sweni sit along the Sweni River, where hippos appear alarmingly close and baboons peer out from the lush vegetation. The lofts’ color palette reflects the jungle’s greenery,...
Because it is within a 400,000-plus-acre private concession—one that is open only to guests of the three camps—Sasakwa can offer safaris that are not permitted on public land. Options include...
The spectacle of Sabi Sands unfolds almost as impressively from your vantage inside Singita Ebony’s air-conditioned suites. Suites feature large picture windows with views of the savanna, 15-foot-...
Mombo’s exceptional game viewing owes to the park’s location: near the tip of Chief’s Island, close to the crossroads of the lush Okavango Delta and the arid Kalahari Desert. Creatures from both...
In person, on the course that he designed at the new Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Ernie Els does not look as imposing as he does on TV. But his swing—the one that, together with his 6...
Every few days, a handful of travelers gather on an isolated stretch of beach on Zanzibar, doff their shoes, and wade out to a launch bound for Africa’s premier private island resort, Mnemba Island...

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