View image of Tongole is the first high-end property to open in the miombo woodland of Malawiâs Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Four cottages hug the banks of the Bua River, each built of brick and mud with conical thatch roofs and breeze-welcoming open fronts. Inside, rooms are earthen oases of warm ochre walls and crimson-cushion armchairs juxtaposed against white canopy beds. (Courtesy of Tongole Wilderness Lodge) (Credit: Courtesy of Tongole Wilderness Lodge)
The cold winter months are the perfect time to go on hiatus. Escape to some of the most beautiful retreats, from a spa in the Fjords to a tea plantation in China.