A private conservancy in Shompole, Kenya, offers sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley’s volcanic hills. The Shompole Lodge stands near Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding habitats in Africa.
Sleeping under the stars at Blue Mountains Private Safaris in Blue Mountains National Park, Australia. Beds are laid out on decks by the Wollondilly River. Listen for the dingo's howl, the kookaburra's laugh and the roar of the rapids.
How cool are these individual bubble rooms? French designer Pierre-Stéphane Dumas has put a new spin on camping outdoors with his series of tent-like chambers shaped like igloos, under the name Bubbletree. Each bubble suite is fit to be fully furnished.