Lions walk so close to the open-top safari jeep I could reach out and pat them.
Arrive by camel train for a night in the dunes beneath the Saharan sky.
Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.
The Maasai's deep connection to Kenya's wild savannah brings a unique quality to a four-day safari.
Exactly how much sleep can you get knowing there is nothing but a sheet of canvas separating you from some of the world's most dangerous animals?
"There are 13 primate species in the forest, and we have seen nine of them on the property," my guide tells me.
The rooms, hammam and cafe would be a standout in any company, but the garden takes it out of this world.
Seen in two days: lions, wildebeest, baboons, elephants, zebra, impala, kudu, rhinos, buffalo, wild dogs and a lot of giraffes.