A sister camp to South Africa's world-famous Mala Mala Camp, the professionalism of the staff here is so unobtrusive you only realize later how superbly and sincerely welcomed, entertained, and informed you have been during your stay. Accommodations are in tasteful family suites where earth-patterned and earth-colored fabrics pick up and enhance the terra-cotta floor tiles. Furniture of natural basket weave, russet-and-cream handwoven wool rugs, and pine-paneled ceilings promote the overall atmosphere of quiet good taste. Comfort is assured by air-conditioning in the hot summer months which have a heating function for the cold winter ones. The thatched outdoor dining area overlooks a large water hole where elephants, zebras, wildebeests, and other Mashatu regulars drink.
Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
27–31-761–3440-in South Africa