Safari/Adventure

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...
Located outside Ranthambhore in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Aman-i-Khás is the subcontinent’s closest approximation to an upscale African safari lodge. The resort consists of 10 fantastically...
While most African safaris allow adventurers the chance to see animals from a relative distance, Baobab Expeditions —a leader in adventure expeditions throughout Africa’s remote and tribal areas—is...
In celebration of its 20th anniversary touring Antarctica, Abercrombie & Kent created three extraordinary Antarctic journeys aboard the newly unveiled expedition ship MV Le Boreal . The expansive...
As the sun rises above the Mary River floodplain in Australia’s Northern Territory, water buffalo, wild horses, and flocks of magpie geese begin the daily trek from their nocturnal havens in the...
Big and bold like its surroundings, the 74-room Bilila Lodge Kempinski is one of just five non-tented lodges in Tanzania’s 5,700-square-mile Serengeti National Park. The $50 million property, which...
When Botswana residents Dereck and Beverly Joubert are not traversing continents to promote their latest film, book, or photography exhibition, they live in the bush, tracking the lions and other...
Amid the unspoiled wilderness of Botswana’s vast Okavango Delta, on a roughly 62,000-acre parcel of land, in September 2008 &Beyond (formerly CC Africa) opened Xaranna Tented Camp, a safari camp...
When Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress was exiled at the height of South Africa’s decades-long apartheid struggle, the leader accepted an offer of shelter from insurance tycoon Douw Steyn—...
On the One&Only Cape Town’s first official day of operation, I rose before the sun. Parched from the many signature cocktails served at the previous night’s opening celebration, I craved a...
Just outside the nine suites at Banjaar Tola, tigers roam through dilapidated temples, monkeys swing from trees, and, as if from a scene in The Jungle Book , young boys pilot elephants through thick...
While navigating a dirt road in the Madikwe Game Reserve, in South Africa’s North West Province, Greg Lederle receives a call on his open-top Land Cruiser’s short-wave radio: Two lions are lying in a...
Specifically designed for the equestrian traveler, Singita Game Reserves is introducing East African overnight horseback safaris. The four-night safaris, which accommodate a maximum of six guests,...
Virgin Limited Edition, the collection of lavish retreats privately owned by Sir Richard Branson in secluded locales around the globe, has opened a new lodge on its private game reserve in South...
It was a perfect day to go horseback riding: The afternoon air was fragrant with acacia; puffs of cloud floated low over the Kenyan plain; and, for the moment, at least, not a single lion was in...
Following the death of United Arab Emirates founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 2004, his sons decided to convert Sir Bani Yas, an island where the family owned a palace, into a world-class...
In many African countries, Land Rovers filled with tourists are more common sights than lions and giraffes. But in Botswana, permits place strict limits on the number of visitors who are allowed in a...
The Pamushana safari lodge in southeastern Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s best lookouts for spotting big game since the camp opened in 1998. Now, Pamushana—which means "place of sunshine" in the...
What » A cultural and ecological journey through South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Who » Will Jones moved to London after spending the first 25 years of his life in six African countries...
Having arrived after-hours at Marataba, a Hunter Hotels game reserve that borders South Africa’s Marakele National Park, I waited outside the locked, electrified gates for a staff member to meet me...
Each time the king pauses for a breath, the man next to him says “jhoom” in a voice that could make Barry White sound like a soprano. The king’s own tones are soft and thoughtful, punctuated by...
Polar Bear Provincial Park, on Canada’s Hudson Bay, seems an unlikely spot for an extravagant wildlife safari. For one thing, the place has no visitors’ facilities, and its description on the Ontario...
Hell’s Gate National Park, despite its name, is one of Kenya’s more welcoming destinations. Indeed, you can roam areas of the wildlife reserve’s 26 square miles with little fear of being eaten; few...
A river would run through Wadi Darbat, if there were any rivers in Oman. Instead, the wadi is an arid basin, where Ali, my guide, brings his bright blue SUV to a halt and invites me to step out and...
Something Wild Two female lions, appearing only marginally concerned with our presence, laze around the carcass of the young impala they killed minutes ago. Lions spend as many as 23 hours each day...
Grumeti Reserves, Sasakwa Lodge Tracking big cats on the hunt is a highlight of almost any African safari. With cheetahs—which can accelerate to a top speed of 70 mph and chase their prey for more...
India is difficult to negotiate, and travel between destinations can be arduous and time-consuming. It is therefore wise to plan your trip through a well-established tour company such as Micato...
An auspicious headline ran on the front page of the Times of India on my first morning in the country. Three new Bengal tiger cubs had been spotted in Ranthambhore National Park, bringing the total...

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