The nature of great design.

Come to Africa for the memorable wildlife experiences, stay for the almost equally awe-inspiring accommodations. In his latest coffee-table book, Safari Style Africa, photographer and Virtuoso Life contributor Dook’s images showcase the myriad ways architects and designers have found inspiration in African landscapes and traditions to build some of the continent’s most beautiful lodges.

Safari Style Africa (2018, Hardie Grant)

In South Africa, the 14-room Tswalu Kalahari’s thatched window shades resemble weaver bird nests; and at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia (pictured top), ten sleek stone suites rest in the slope of a valley. Dook’s photography incites some serious wanderlust, while descriptions edited by Annemarie Meintjies recognize the craft that goes into these lodges’ construction. $50, amazon.com.

Photography by Dook.