A big reserve with wide open plains have that big Africa feel but it's malaria free. Plenty of game, especially lion and elephant, and some of the desert species like gemsbok as this is a dry area, and I've seen rare wild dogs here too. All camps share the same reserve, but you won't have more than 3 vehicles at a sighting. Camps are mostly under thatch with pools and a/c, and some as luxurious as those around Kruger. South Africa.
Best time: Good viewing year round but it does get very hot (dry heat) November to February.
Access: Charter flight from Joburg (1 hr) or drive (4 hrs)