Before dispensing travel advice, I should probably admit, I'm a baste myself in oil and tempura myself on the beach kinda girl. However, my inner Indiana Jones craves exotic adventure, thrilling feats of bravery; getting up close and personal with wild lions and saber toothed tigers from the inside of a 4x4 Safari car.
So Tanzania is calling and I'm-a-running.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of Tanzania amongst miles of unspoilt grassland, wildlife and the indigenous Maasai herdsman. Over 30,000 wild animals live on just 260km2 of land; that's a lot of teeth per square kilometre.
The &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge probably has one of the most explosively cool locations on the planet; right on the edge of a volcanic crater. Can you imagine waking up in the morning to this view, seeing the mist float across the blue dawn savannah and the wild antelope speeding across the grasslands? A safari is of course obligatory; look out for Simba and Mufasa, don't throw stones at Scar, the tourguides won't like it. End the day with a mouthwatering dinner, watching the sunset and listening to the sound of crickets and birdsong. My type of adventure.