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This five-star resort if located in the midst of a national park

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The new Four Seasons Safari Lodge, the brand’s foray in Sub-Saharan Africa, gives sybarites exactly what they want.

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Look up from your poolside lounge chair to start ticking off the Big Five.

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As I was wading in the swimming pool, a family of elephants lingered at a nearby watering hole.

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You’ll meet a fascinating mix of staff, including traditionally dressed Maasai askari (Swahili for soldier) who help with luggage and guide guests to their rooms by flashlight after dark.

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Each room has a view over the plains, so chances are good you will spot wandering giraffes, elephants and buffalo.

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Spacious rooms feature satellite TV, air conditioning, private terraces and four-poster beds with an overly generous amount of mosquito netting.

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The decor is best described as classic safari lodge meets contemporary city hotel.

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