Elephant's Eye Hwange

Lodge in Hwange National Park

Well hidden in the bush, 6km from the park boundary, is this boutique lodge with stilted chalets overlooking a water hole with plenty of wildlife. It's not your average thatch-and-canvas job: rooms here incorporate modern touches such as sliding glass doors and even fireplaces, along with tented walls and outdoor tubs to ensure that safari feel.

Its eco credentials, observation deck with telescope, on-site spa, grassy lawn and pizza oven round out the experience.