This Wild Safari Treehouse Overlooks a Private Game Reserve

Take your next African vacation to ferocious new heights.
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The andBeyond Ngala Treehouse is a wild new luxury retreat overlooking the 36,000-acre Ngala Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Ngala, which means "Lion" in the language of the local Shangaan people, is a truly unique, off-the-grid getaway. It borders Kruger National Park, home to the "Big Five" safari animals--lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, and cape buffalo--and more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve.

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The "remote, yet safe" four-level treehouse is located in the middle of the Ngala reserve, where bush critters abound and working Wi-Fi is but a fading memory. The 39-foot-tall, solar-powered treehouse features two sleep levels--including a covered and weatherproof space--a king-size bed, full bathroom and hot outdoor shower. And don't worry about any hungry safari creatures wandering around near the treehouse--it's circled by an imposing thorn boma fence. 

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There's also an elevated sleep-out platform that allows guests to stargaze and slumber al fresco under a retractable screen, and a rooftop lounge area where guests can enjoy sunset drinks and a starlit picnic dinner while surveying the raw beauty of their surroundings. 

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The treehouse’s kitchen is stocked with a full bar, jars stuffed with snacks, and hopefully plenty of bug spray.

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For all other needs, a dedicated attendant is just a phone call away. The treehouse is designed to be an overnight wilderness experience that complements a stay at the nearby Ngala Tented Camp or Ngala Safari Lodge, both also operated by adventure travel brand andBeyond.

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Interested? The andBeyond Ngala Treehouse is taking reservations beginning this month at $700 and up per person, per night.