Kasika Conservancy, Namibia
Set along the edge of the great Chobe River in the Zambezi Region of Namibia, each luxury villa has spectacular views of the wetlands and bushland of Chobe National Park right across the water. As you sit on the deck of your private terrace, watch for huge elephant and buffalo herds grazing on the floodplains, then, in the evening, hear the distant sounds of hippos and the serenade of water waves right under your villa. Rooms are simple and comfortable but elegantly styish. An infinity pool overlooking the river is great for cooling off.