Imagine spending the evening, laying beneath the stars, in your own private treehouse and waking up only to be surrounded by all the wildlife that roams the African bush. Do you have the chills yet?! I do. And to think the idea of these luxurious treehouses first came about in 1933 by outdoorsman Guy Aubrey Chalkey, who stumbled across a plot of land bordering Kruger National Park Family and set up camp in a centuries old Leadwood Tree to escape predators. Today, the family owned and managed Lion Sands Reserve prides itself on its holistic approach to safari and even employs a full time ecologist to monitor the effect of commercialization on the wilderness. The reserve, spread across Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park, includes four luxurious lodges and four breathtaking treehouses for guests to experience. I mean, if I had to choose, it would be a treehouse, hands down. Sign. Me. Up.

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(images via Lion Sands)