A trio of other places for pampered campers

The Lodge at Fossil Rim and Foothills Safari Camp, Glen Rose, Texas; (254) 897-2960 or (888) 775-6742;

At this wildlife refuge and learning center, guests can observe hundreds of rare and endangered animals, many of them roaming free on 1,500 acres of land. Stay in luxury tents with twin beds, porches, bathrooms, and heat, or in an antiques-furnished cedar lodge.

Southern Safari, Asheville, N.C.; (800) 454-7374;

An African-style base camp offers all-inclusive outdoor-activity packages including hiking, white-water rafting, and hot-air ballooning. Enjoy gourmet food, outdoor dining, and naturalist-led hikes.

Molokai Ranch, Maunaloa Town, Molokai Island, Hawaii; (877) 726-4656;

Guests stay in one of three camps or in a deluxe 22-room lodge on the 54,000-acre ranch. Campsites feature canvas bungalows mounted on wooden platforms. They are equipped with solar water heaters, solar-powered electricity, and self-composting toilets. Activities include cattle drives with a Molokai Ranch cowboy, ocean kayaking, cultural hikes, horseback riding, biking, a ropes challenge course, snorkeling, and whale watching.

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