From Rwanda in the East to South Africa in the South, we take a look at some of the finest luxury safari camps in Africa.
South Africa has arguably the most luxurious safari camps and lodges, particularly in the Sabi Sand Reserve, Kruger Park where Singita Boulders Lodge, Leopard Hills Game Lodge and Lion Sands Ivory Lodge offer the ultimate in safari luxury. The suites at these lodges are simply massive and each has their own private plunge pool. The suites are well spaced from each other offering the ultimate in privacy and a truly extraordinary experience.
A luxury Botswana safari is one of the most remarkable safaris that one can undertake and the camps in terms of superb game viewing and luxury, don’t get any better than the iconic Mombo Camp and Vumbura Plains camp in the Okavango Delta and Kings Pool Camp in the Linyanti. Botswana is simply unrivalled when it comes to luxury, diversity and exclusivity on safari.
Tanzania being one of Africa’s premier safari destinations also has some amazingly luxurious camps and lodges. Of the finest Tanzania Safari lodges that don’t get any finer than Faru Faru Lodge and Sasakwa Lodge which are both located in the private Singita Grumeti Reserve. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge with its magnificent suites and breath-taking views into the Crater is also one of the finest safari lodges in Africa.
In Kenya, Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp located in a private concession area bordering the Masai Mara is also a very fine Kenya safari camp, so too is Governor’s Il Moran Camp which has a fantastic location on the banks of the Mara River inside the Masai Mara Reserve. Another very fine safari lodge is Elsa’s Kopje located in Meru National Park in Kenya. The cottages at Elsa’s Kopje have a very unique design and have excellent views of the bushveld below.
For Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is one of the finest safari lodges in Rwanda and the perfect base for Gorilla Trekking in Volcanos National Park. The Virunga Mountains provide the perfect background to this beautiful lodge.
In Namibia one of the best places to stay whilst enjoying a safari at Etosha National Park is the very luxurious and exclusive Little Ongava Lodge. A safari at Little Ongava Lodge includes game drives in Etosha National Park as well as the private Ongava Reserve which is an incredible wildlife area.
Many people and understandably so, cannot avoid the allure of combining their luxury safari with a beach stay at one of Africa’s premier beach retreats. If Budget is not an issue then North Island in the Seychelles has to be top of the list. Baraza and Kilindi are excellent beach options on the lovely island of Zanzibar and Benguerra Azura is an excellent option to combine with a luxury safari lodge in Kruger.
By Cristina Alias
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