An A-list favorite – Brad Pitt visited with his family – Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp brings old-school luxury to the rolling savanna. Because the resort on the edge of Masai Mara remains without fences (if not defenseless), jackal, antelope, and lions periodically lope past tents decorated with Colonial-era antiques and kept in perfect order by the personal butlers assigned to each guest. The vintage soaking tubs are a memorable touch, but the best amenity is local knowledge. Some of Kenya's savviest wildlife guides take guests for game drives and walking safaris that allow remarkably intimate viewings of large animals like giraffe and water buffalo. [From $624 for a single room plus a conservation fee; cottars.com]
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