Simplicity and solitude. Adventure and discovery. Amid 600 acres of mesas, slot canyons and ancient rocks, Camp Sarika appears like a mirage in the Utah desert. Although close to Amangiri (and offering access to all the facilities and dining options of the resort), it feels truly set apart from the everyday world – an isolated and deeply private enclave designed to immerse its guests in the drama and spectacle of an ancient landscape. Encircling a lounge, restaurant and main pool, 10 canvas pavilions are spread widely across the camp, each with their own pool, telescope for stargazing, and firepit for sharing s’mores and stories under the moonlit sky.
Once a royal hunting ground, now the kingdom of Rajasthan’s Bengal tigers, Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most important wildlife reserves in northern India. On its forest edge, 10 tented suites – each six metres tall – form the safari camp of Aman-I-Khas, combing the grandeur of the Mughal era with the freedom of being fully immersed in nature. Expert guides – all natural born storytellers – lead open-top expeditions into the park twice a day, and nearby, ancient hill forts and the rural villages of the Aravalli Hills offer enriching glimpses of culture ancient and modern.
There are few camps more remote than Amanwana – just 12 tents spread along the jungle shores of Moyo, a far-flung private island on the Indonesian archipelago. With no other human habitation, privacy is unparalleled. It is truly an island of one’s own. The golden sands give way to the impossible azure of the Flores Sea, rich in marine biodiversity and a treasure trove for divers. Inland, its 32,000 jungle hectares are protected from human influence – and the native rusa deer are a regular sight, wandering freely through the camp. On the shoreline, beneath the trees, a sheet of canvas separates each Aman traveller from the sounds of the wild and a sky of infinite stars.