These camps won awards for having the highest “green ratings”

1. &Beyond Matetsi River

(9+9+4 suites) Newly reopened; 17 miles of Zambezi frontage, good game viewing land and 26 miles from Vic Falls, this combines the best of everything. Matetsi River House is the new, sexy private villa which looks out over the pool onto the Zambezi. Matetsi Private Game Reserve. Member of &Beyond. Child friendly. $$$$.

2. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater

(30 suites) OTT grandeur with OMG views; unlike anything else – fireplaces, antiques, red roses, opulence. It’s a big camp though and you need to drive down into the crater though for game viewing, in a public reserve. Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Member of &Beyond. Child friendly. $$$$$.

3. &Beyond Nxabega

(9 tents-en-suite) Newly refurbished with chic lux tents on raised platforms. Remote setting on the water but with good land based activities too. Okavango concession south. Member of &Beyond. Child friendly. $$$$$.

4. &Beyond Phinda Forest

(16 suites) Suites built like glass boxes in the sand forest – this is a remarkable place, peaceful and tranquil in the dappled light. Phinda Private Game Reserve. Member of &Beyond. Child friendly. $$$$. Read more.

5. &Beyond Phinda Rock

(6 suites) Recently re-opened, big suites are dramatically perched on the cliff face with cosy earthy grey interiors, plunge pools and outdoor showers looking out over the valley. And Phinda’s diverse ecosystems to explore. A magnificent camp. Phinda Private Game Reserve. Member of &Beyond. $$$$. Read more.