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Tech-Free Havens: The World's Best Unplugged Getaways (PHOTOS)

Posted: 06/07/2012 7:00 am

With the prevalence of technology, it can sometimes be hard to vacation on vacation. Plenty of hooked-up travelers will check work e-mail using the hotel Wi-Fi or use their Blackberrys on the beach compulsively. For some, the only solution is to go truly off the grid. Take a look at our top picks for unplugged getaways, where travelers can hide away to recharge their batteries -- no batteries required.

-- Kelsey Blodget, Oyster.com

&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp -- Botswana
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It doesn't get much more unplugged than this. This ultra-remote, luxurious safari lodge on an island in Botswana's Okavango Delta isn't a hotel, it's an experience, where everything -- including the excellent food and the guided excursions -- is included in the price of the stay. Guests can get up close to exotic wildlife on both land and water (think: lions and hippos), and even arriving to the property is an adventure, requiring transport by small plane, safari vehicle, and a boat. The nine safari "tents" are fully screened in and thoroughly high-end, with huge soaking tubs, four-poster beds, lots of wood, and private pools. The only thing not on the menu? Technology.

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