Take 3: Luxury canvas hotels

 

Chinzombo, South Luangwa National
Park, Zambia Normancarrsafaris. com
Canvas walls are all that is between you and the African bush, game park and river that runs by this camp on 60 acres of private land. The rooms are luxurious with large bathrooms, private plunge pools and cooled sleeping areas. It was designed using sustainable materials, traditional building methods and local craftspeople. Doubles from US$1,150 (€867) full board.


Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand
fourseasons.com/golden triangle
The tented accommodation has handcrafted furniture, hammered copper bath and, with some, timber hot-tubs on the decks. Treks in the jungle, along mountain trails and down the Mekong River can be taken by elephant. Or lie beneath mosquito nets and listen to the trunk calls. Packages from from about 63,000 baht (€1,500) a night.


Paperbark Camp, Woollamia, Australia
paperbarkcamp.com.au
Two hours from Sydney, this bush hotel near Jervis Bay has 12 tents offering comfortable beds, en suite showers (or freestanding bath in the deluxe rooms), raised decks and wraparound verandas. Adjust your relationship with the outdoors by rolling up the canvas walls: open them and watch kangaroos or furry sugar-gliders swoosh by. Doubles from $264 (€184).

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