Heading back into the room to awaken my slumbering partner, I marvel once again at how lavish it is. Made of stone, wood and glass, it opens up to the dappled forest light, with a king-sized bed at its centre. It has an elegant sitting room with a homely fireplace that we enjoyed to the full last night.
After gently nudging my partner awake, I enter the bathroom; it’s spacious with a deep, freestanding bathtub and twin basins. Once we’re both ready, we walk along the elevated, tree-flanked walkways to the main lodge, which is designed to look like the restored ruins of an ancient African civilisation.
We’re impressed by the majestic entranceway into a foyer supported by heavy columns, as well as the dining room and glassed-in lounge with its earthy colours and handcrafted decor. But it’s the daily breakfast on the deck – suspended over the forest floor with breathtaking views of rolling valleys and distant hills – that we look forward to the most.