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by Michelle Snaddon

JUST THE PLANET's Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Snaddon, selects the best of the best South African luxury safari destinations in her latest EDITOR'S CHOICE feature ... read more

Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa - photograph courtesy of &BEYOND Phinda Private Game Reserve, South AfricaPhinda Private Game Reserve
by Bridget McNulty

Set in prime wilderness area and rare sand forest near Maputaland and the Great St Lucia Wetlands in the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda’s Vlei Lodge has six elegant thatched suites overlooking its own wetland (vlei) that literally teams with wildlife. And if all this is too hard to leave behind, you can now book into The Homestead – their new and very private, exclusive-use villa ... read more

The andBeyond Foundation, community projects in action ... read more

Safaris in Africa and India - photograph courtesy of &BEYOND Safaris in Africa and India
by Emma Wright

Emma Wright heads into the wild on two continents and finds that while a safari in one may take a similar form to the other, they are worlds apart ... read more

Serengeti Under Canvas, Tanzania ... read more
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania ... read more
Mahua Kothi, India ... read more


JUST THE PLANET opts for the luxury safari every time and our writers share their personal opinion of their authentic experiences in the most desirable safari destinations of the world, whether in luxury tented camps or designer lodges set in pristine game reserves and wilderness areas.

You’ll discover lodges with the most inspirational and sophisticated interiors, award-winning architecture, gourmet food and world-class spas, all managed by passionate and knowledgeable teams of staff who care about the details and about spending quality time getting to know you and your personal interests.

So if you like to travel in five-star style but yearn for time spent under the huge open arc of a starry night sky in a wilderness that nourishes the soul, about stories told around camp fires and the wonder of watching animals in their natural habitat, read on ...

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