Romantic and thrilling in equal measure, there’s nothing quite like spending a night in a cosy bed that just happens to be in the middle of the bush. You could opt for one on a sleeping deck raised above the landscape, whether it’s a four-poster by a much-visited waterhole in South Africa’s Greater Kruger area or a snuggly double in the Okavango Delta, where you can drift off to sleep to the sounds of the wild. Perhaps you’d prefer the perfect peace of the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pan – one of Botswana’s most extraordinary landscapes – where you can marvel at a night sky that’s bursting with stars from the comfort of your bed. Or maybe you like the thought of a luxurious treehouse just for two, from where you may be lucky enough to spot a member of the Big Five from your open-air bedroom.
Whichever you choose, it will be something to remember for years to come.