South Africa is a great destination for safari newbies, with easy connections and plenty of luxurious camps to choose from.
Singita Lebombo is no exception: its 15 suites cling to the hillside deep within the Kruger National Park, each shaded with bamboo and wrapped in glass, giving you wall-to-wall views of passing wildlife.
When you're not out catching sight of the area's dense game population, relax by the pool-with-a-view or unwind in the spa.
The food is fantastic - try the springbok and ostrich - and the lodge's breakfasts are the stuff of legend. Be sure to spend one night on the outdoor bed on your terrace, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush under a star-filled sky.
WOW FACTOR: Seeing wildlife from the second you get out of bed to the moment you roll back in.
FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours
WHEN TO GO: Summer