10 Cool Nature Retreats with Unbelievable Views

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Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?


Chole Mjini, Chole Island, Tanzania

Chole Mjini bills itself as a "castaway fantasy." Located on remote Chole Island in Tanzania, the hotel is based in the heart of the Mafia Island Marine Park. The resort is private and secluded and offers seven tree houses for guests. Each tree house is open to nature and has a private bathing area with an outdoor shower (with hot water), and some have the luxury of a king-sized bed. Each tree house has waterfront views. Be prepared, though: This is truly an eco-conscious resort—which means that most of the tree houses have their own drop toilets, too.

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