GREYSTOKE MAHALE, Tanzania
BEST FOR: Trekking with chimps. Backed by the Mahale Mountains towering above Lake Tanganyika, this camp is only accessible by boat. The seclusion has drawn the world’s largest population of wild chimps and guides will lead you through forest valleys until you are within grinning distance. Some treks take minutes, others hours, but once you spot a troop of apes playing on the leafy floor, it is more than worth it.
DON’T MISS: The sunset cruise, with fresh sashimi and vodka. Rooms from 828,839TZS; nomad-tanzania.com
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BEST FOR: Flying through jungle. Hidden within a virgin rainforest reserve, this eco-spot, built to prevent deforestation, can only be visited by raft. Once there, guests are rewarded with luxe bungalows and candlelit showers. Plus, Costa Rica’s highest canopy rappels can be reached by a system of zip lines. Nights are just as thrilling: book dinner on a treetop platform, then drift off to the jungle’s lullaby.
DON’T MISS: Arriving by raft via the lush canyons – a hotel transfer has never been so exciting. Rooms from 218,789CRC per night; pacuarelodge.com
The beautiful Greystoke Mahale camp, overlooking Lake Tanganyika, can only be reached by boat
The sumptous Linda Vista Honeymoon Suite of Pacuare Lodgecredits
Photograph: Paul Hawley at Africa Exclusive/safari.co.uk