1. A tent.
2. A traveling companion who knows how to tie all the essential knots.
3. Champagne in a private plunge pool with uninterrupted views of grazing impalas.
The basics, really.
Break out your best safari hat for Anabezi Camp, a luxury tent camp overlooking the river in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, taking reservations now.
Think of a much more lavish version of The Jungle Book—one with private pools and outdoor showers among the leopards and zebras and such (so remember to lock the door). And it’s remote. Like large-plane-to-small-plane-to-jeep-ride-through-the-savanna kind of remote.
First, start becoming one with nature from the sun lounger on your private deck while you sip some South African wine. Then step things up with a guided canoe safari down the Zambezi.
Back at camp, indulge in three courses of European-African fusion and a colorful retelling of your close encounter with a hippopotamus.
But save some stamina for one of the nighttime expeditions, which take you out into the deep dark amidst the lions and other untamed beasts.
Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.