Taking a bath outside sounds dreamy, but it isn’t exactly easy. For one, it’s not like you can just plop your tub outside in your backyard, which may be why hotels and lodges that give you the option for a little alfresco soaking right in your room are becoming more and more common. Still, it takes more than a basin under the big sky to make an outdoor bath go from gimmick to glorious. How so?

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe—Ruckomechi Camp

On the edge of the Zambezi River, this Wilderness Safaris’ camp regularly has elephants strolling past its main area. The tents all overlook the river and have indoor and outdoor showers heated by solar geysers. But the best place to watch nature’s show is your outdoor tub perched off the ground, on a secluded platform.

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Botswana—Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

The smallest camp in Sanctuary Retreats’ collection, Baines’ has five suites that each have a “star bath” on a private wooden deck (star beds can be rolled out on request) high above the Boro River on a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Just the thing to relax after a walk with elephants.

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Excerpts from : Outsideonline

16 March 2015