What: An exclusive enclave of eight intimate, thatched safari cottages whose organic architecture blends seamlessly with one of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Africa, staying true to its credo of "treading lightly on the earth."

Where: This sumptuous lodge, situated on a 270-square-kilometer private concession, nestles between the permanent water channel of Botswana's beautiful Okavango Delta and the grass-swept plains of the game-rich Moremi Wildlife Reserve. It is surrounded by an extraordinary array of wildlife that enchants guests throughout the year.

Why: The perfect luxurious retreat for nature lovers. Discover the wonder of this wetland wilderness through bush walks and adventurous game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles with professional guides. After all that excitement, unwind in twin-bed cottages whose airy screen walls open onto exceptional views of the Okavango Delta wetlands and savannah. In the evening, savor a pan-American al fresco banquet, illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns. The lodge is also renowned for wonderful bush picnics in surprising settings.