Treehouse in Taznania, lake manyara safari

Hi, I’m Misha. Welcome to my luxury wilderness travel blog.

I seek out intimate luxury travel experiences that provide guests with a deep connection to nature. Whether it be a wilderness lodge, wildlife safari, guest ranch, or farm stay, I will show you the best that each outdoor-focused destination has to offer.

The Cottars Safari Camp Bush Villa is like nothing you’ll ever find elsewhere. It is an oasis of luxury on 6,000 acres. All of which are a part of their privately-owned Kenyan conservancy. The property is located deep within the Maasai Mara, which has been dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World. Here, lush greenery and flowing rivers attract the richest diversity of mammals on earth. As you can imagine, close up views of exotic wild animals are a common affair in these parts.

Wake up to gorgeous views at Singita Sasakwa Lodge. This Tanzania safari lodge sits on top of a hill and overlooks the iconic Serengeti plains. Singita Sasakwa Lodge is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa. Set in the private Grumeti Reserve, the lodge offers total seclusion at the top of a scenic African hillside. Here, breathtaking views greet guests over the Serengeti plains below. From private villas with infinity swimming pools to massive verandahs, this Tanzania safari lodge brings the wonders of the Serengeti up close.

The villas at Nihi Sumba Island are way more than just private home rentals. Take a video tour through the resort’s exquisite villa residences. Just an hour’s plane ride from Bali, you’ll find 33 perfectly positioned bungalows dotted along a lush island paradise. This is Nihi Sumba Island - completely secluded, yet incredibly luxurious. A destination that feels so far off the grid while still offering the finest amenities. It’s a difficult balance to perfect, but according to Travel + Leisure’s readers, Nihi Sumba does it just right. And that has earned it the title of being the best hotel in the world. I couldn’t agree more. Here's a peek inside the resort's exclusive villas. 

Once upon a time on the little-known island of Sumba, there was an enchanting luxury tree house villa for the fun-hearted and adventurous. The Mamole Tree House villa residence is the dreamiest place to spend a night of slumber in Indonesia. It’s nestled on the grounds of the world-famous Nihi Resort, named the #1 hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure for the past two consecutive years. Outside of the traditional four-walled bedroom, you have the pleasure to connect with nature in an unhurried environment. Wake up to the sound of birdsong. Fall asleep to the soft music of crashing waves. High above the ground in your two-story luxury tree house,  it’s impossible not to let your inner child break free.

Alright ladies, here’s the deal. Costa Rica is the perfect outdoor-focused vacay spot to bond with your besties and embody the pura vida lifestyle. My top recommendation? Head to Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. Referred to as the golden coast, Guanacaste is made up of national parks, dream-like waterfalls, active volcanoes, and of course, sun-kissed beaches. During my recent stay, I found the most incredible villa rentals in Guanacaste for your next girlfriend getaway to Costa Rica. Be prepared to feel an intense urge to pack your bags pronto.

Luxury tropical living, plus around the clock service. Paradise exists at Villa the Sanctuary Bali, an exclusive Canggu villa rental that sleeps an army. By army, I really mean your tribe of family and friends. This Canggu villa rental is a private 10-bedroom villa that sleeps over 25 people with ease. The massive estate is set along a river and lush gardens and provides an inviting jungle-rich oasis for your party. One glance at the infinity lap pool and your heart may skip a beat. A peek into the tree house massage room and you’ll wish you booked in for an extra week!

Villa Nova, a truly “wow” Guanacaste vacation rental is waiting to meet and greet you! Its mission: to thrill and introduce you to the higher echelons of contemporary design in the most gorgeous locale. Go and get seduced by Villa Nova’s floor to ceiling glass walls. Go and get bedazzled by the views that surround the villa. Go and get catered to by the warm and friendly staff!  Share a priceless experience with those who mean the most to you. Share a Guanacaste vacation rental that is sure to create lasting memories for all guests.

Have you ever dreamt of running with complete abandon through a vast grassy expanse of lawn? In particular, one that is dotted with coconut palms and laced with frangipani and bougainvillea? If so, it could be that the Elite Havens renowned Anandita Villa has infiltrated your dreams! This grassy Lombok coconut grove is adjoined to the white sanded Sira Beach, making it the most heavenly backdrop for a luxe spa retreat.

Ditch the overcrowded hotel scene and wake up at Maravilla instead. This Costa Rica luxury vacation rental is yours and yours only. One glance at the Maravilla private villa rental and you’ll know that you made the right choice for your Costa Rican vacation experience! Your eyes will feast upon an elegant 8,000 square foot haven of luxuriousness. Lovely marble floors grace the spacious wrap-around decks. You’ll want to instantly dive into the sparkling infinity pool, which has the most stunning view in Guanacaste. It overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Papagaya from its choice mountainside vantage point. Plus, it is only a half an hour’s drive from Liberia Airport.

Staying at Inspirato's Chateau Lavande in Provence was like a French fairytale. Vineyards, olive trees, and castles, oh my! The scenery surrounding the chateau was absolutely breathtaking. We spent our days exploring the charming nearby villages of Gordes, Roussillon, and Sault. Dreamy lavender and sunflower fields were all over, and we got to sample the locally made lavender ice cream, crepes, and croissants. What a dream!