Camp Okuti, Botswana

Run by safari veterans Ker & Downey, Camp Okuti is based in the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, one of the most game-packed protected areas in Africa. The campsite has space for just 18 guests, who stay in house-sized, gorgeous, raised tents called "mosasas" with hardwood floors, indoor and outdoor showers (with hot and cold running water), private toilets, and an incredible array of plush furniture. Because of the nearby river there are safaris that go out by land and into the delta by water, allowing visitors to get shockingly close to grazing and drinking antelopes, zebras, and countless birds. [From $464/night all-inclusive; kerdowneybotswana.com]