Sala's Camp, Kenya

Kenya contains many of the world's great safari camps and Sala's, deep in Maasai Mara National Park, is among the best. Visitors staying in the seven luxury tents (each complete with running hot/cold water and flush toilets) get intimate with nature. It's the ideal spot to take in the annual Great Migration or watch the winter rains. Even if you're out of season though there's still lion, elephant, rhino, and leopards within a 4x4's drive or often even in the neighborhood, making cocktail hour an epic experience. [From $594/night all-inclusive plus fees; thesafaricollection.com]