Drawing inspiration from South Africa’s luxe safari tents, Amangiri has just opened Camp Sarika – North America’s only year-round camp of its kind – in the Utah desert. A 30-minute hike (or five-minute drive) from the main resort complex, the ten one- and two-bedroom tents range from 1,884 to 2,820 square feet, with private living and dining areas, heated plunge pools, terraces, firepits, and telescopes for stargazing. The canopies, woven from recycled plastic bottles, help Sarika blend into its 136-acre setting.
Guests can hike and bike on ten miles of Sarika’s trails, go canyoneering and horseback riding, climb the via ferrata route, or hop a helicopter for a flight over Glen Canyon en route to sunrise yoga on Tower Butte. While accommodations include access to the pool, expansive spa, and restaurants at 34-suite Amangiri, Sarika’s pool, Jacuzzi, spa suites, and indoor-outdoor restaurant mean families and outdoorists can check in and leave the rest of the world behind. Virtuoso guests receive breakfast daily and a $125 spa credit per person for two.