Few have been to Africa’s largest private game reserve as it only takes few guests at a time - on 400 square miles! It’s the "Green Kalahari", which means arid savannah rather than desert - scenically magnificent, with rare species like desert black rhino and black-maned lions. You can get close to meerkats at one of their colonies. Don't expect abundant herds, it's too dry for that. The camps are very lux, with pools and a/c. South Africa.
Best time: To avoid desert extremes the shoulder seasons are most pleasant, March - May and August - October.
Access: Regular flight shuttle from Johannesburg (1.5 hrs)