Thu Sep 14, 2006 at 09:50:02 AM EST - If a trip to South Africa sounds like it would cramp your style, and you can no longer bear the thought of stepping foot in Namibia now that Angelina Jolie's popped a baby there, the latest safari destination to capture your imagination might just be Mozambique's Lugenda Wildlife Reserve.
Rani Resorts' Lugenda Bush Camp is the reserve's first luxury outfit.It's all about privacy and seclusion at Lugenda, where there are just four tents and your only base for fly-in is Pemba, a coastal city also in the Cabo Delgado province.
Privacy and seclusion from humans, that is.
This is a prime hot spot for elephants and wild dogs especially, as well as other big game.If you're coming from the U.S., the trip will be so long (and the connections likely so numerous) that an additional beach holiday in Pemba or the neighboring Quirimbas Archipelago would make sense.
Beware, though: if your mouth isn't already watering at the thought of unexplored wilderness, pictures of Quirimbas beaches will surely make you drool.