Luxury travel is very much alive in Africa. Exceptional personal service, fine wine and dining, and superb creature comforts are delivered in some of the wildest and most remote destinations on Earth. An unexpected flourish like a champagne breakfast in the middle of the Okavango Delta might not be out of your reach.
Below we raise our flutes to Africa’s ultra-luxurious – from private lodges in the heart of the Okavango Delta to enormous stargazing beds in the middle of an ancient desert. Feast your eyes.
Luxury safari lodges & camps in Africa
Vumbura Plains Camp, Okavango Delta
Vumbura Plains Camp, in the heart of the Okavango Delta, offers a luxurious eco-retreat with access to the best of the area’s wildlife and activities. Visit Vumbura on our Botswana Luxury Yoga Safari.
Tanda Tula, Kruger National Park
Positioned amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Nhlaralumi Riverbed, in the heart of the famous game viewing area of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Tanda Tula offers unquestionably some of the best Big Five game viewing around. The luxury camp also has some of the most highly trained guides and trackers in the business, offering informative, exciting and unique game viewing experiences. Explore Tanda Tula on our Kruger & Cape Town Safari.
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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Nambia
The lodge is nestled amidst the dunes and rocky mountain outcrops in the northern part of the 200000 hectare NamibRand Private Nature Reserve, and is set against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty. It provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring landscapes on guided walks or nature drives, and take the in the many unique desert animals that call this area home. Explore for yourself on our Into The Wild safari.
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
Set in the starkly beautiful Palmwag Concession on the border of the legendary Skeleton Coast National Park, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers a unique experience of one of the most remote places on earth. Eight stylish, well-insulated en-suite tents with shaded outdoor lounges are laid out against a rugged backdrop of hills, and overlook a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries, providing breathtaking vistas over the highly photogenic landscape. A small plunge pool awaits you after summer activities, while a winter lounge provides a cosy respite from the icy Atlantic fog.
Explore the Skeleton Coast on our Namibia Desert Safari.
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breath-taking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Recently re-built, Somalisa Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury whilst still maintaining its focus on the guiding and hosting of guests to ensure the ultimate guest experience. Visit Somalisa on our Zimbabwe & Botswana Family Safari.