Top 10 Safari Sundowners Slideshow

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1. Cucumber G&T

The restaurant at Ebony Lodge in South Africa puts its own twist on the classic gin and tonic by replacing lemon with cucumber. Back in the day, the lemon actually helped stave off scurvy. The drink’s biggest advantage, though, is the tonic water, which contains quinine, a liquid believed to discourage mosquitos, especially important since several types of the pesky insect carry malaria in Africa. The cucumber, which helps stave off dehydration, is valuable after a long game drive on a sunny day through the Singita Sabi Sand Reserve.

Jane Bruce