Experiencing something no one else has or no one else will is a wonderful feeling. Being first into a new hot hotel or experiencing one of the last truly natural adventures will stay with you for a lifetime. For a white sand experience against a backdrop of almost untouched azure water, delve into barefoot living at Joali – the new retreat in the Maldives’ Raa atoll. This is luxury on a lavish scale where the villas have infinity pools and the butlers deliver your every whim. Being the last person on this island might not be a bad thing either.
Connecting with the wilderness can be done in many ways but perhaps none is as authentic as a fly camping adventure in the African bush. Explore with your naturalist guide into the landscape and see Tanzanian bush-tracking nocturnal mammals on foot. Stay at the Sand Rivers stilted stone cottages on the sandy riverbanks fo the Rufiji River and be lulled to sleep by the night calls of the wild.