Forget tangled mosquito nets, sweat-drenched nights, and damp canvas walls – sleeping in the wild no longer needs to be a ‘roughing it’ experience.
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Lavish Resorts that Take you Back to Nature
Forget tangled mosquito nets, sweat-drenched nights, and damp canvas walls – sleeping in the wild no longer needs to be a ‘roughing it’ experience. Five-star resorts around the world are witnessing a travelling desire to reconnect with nature and are setting up camps of sass and splendour. Those well-heeled adventurers who dream of drifting away beneath branch and moon and waking to the melody of birdsong and dappled sunlight will fall in love with our selection. From grown-up silver service summer camps in Canada to tantalising treehouses in the jungles of Costa Rica, these handpicked homes in the heart of nature are sure to drive you wild.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda
Waking to the sound of a male silverback thumping his chest deep in the green-cloaked misty mountains of Uganda is one of the most remarkable experiences you could wish for. The impenetrable Bwindi Forest is far from the tourist track of Africa. Here, in the velvet heartlands, only eight luxury tents make up the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Candlelit bathtubs, indigenous prints, and custom designed furnishings set the scene for intimate nights and exclusive days. Each cabin even comes with its own walkie-talkie, so you can order tall cool drinks to be delivered without having to abandon the sanctuary of your private space. Communal spaces are light and breezy – perfect for lazy breakfasts and sharing trekking stories around the campfire. Of course the major draw here is the chance to track endangered gorillas in the wild, but for the intrepid – you will also find Batwa tribe experiences, wild encounters at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Africology spa days. sanctuaryretreats.com/uganda-camps-gorilla-forest
© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.
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