7. Royal Malewane, South Africa
One of the best safari lodges in South Africa, Royal Malewane is for tourists who wish to emulate the most affluent and selective wildlife enthusiasts on earth. The resort is located in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which borders the magnificent Kruger National Park, which offers some of the world’s greatest animal watching.
Here, the theme is old-world colonial grandeur, and animals take center stage, particularly the sizable population of resident lions.
Eight exquisitely furnished apartments with air conditioning harken back to Hemingway’s opulent earlier years. The traditional decor includes four-poster beds covered with mosquito netting, antiques, thatched roofs, and oriental rugs. On spacious decks with outdoor baths and plunge pools, the views of the countryside include elephants and other animals.
Families will love the two-bedroom Royal Suites, and for even more privacy, parties may book Africa House, a six-bedroom villa with a private chef.
The morning and evening game drives, during which knowledgeable trackers and guides take you to National Geographic-caliber wildlife activity, are the main focus of the day. In your leisure time, you may also unwind in the acclaimed bush spa and get in shape at the gym.
All ages of children are welcome in Africa House and the Royal Rooms, however they must be at least 10 years old to stay in the opulent suites.