Top 20 Safari Lodges in Africa
There are many great luxury lodges in all the top destinations in Africa but there are a few that stand out above the rest. These lodges add something extra, whether in service, accommodation, design, location or game viewing. They have the X-Factor.
We're talking lodges in the middle of nowhere with all the luxuries you would expect of a city hotel; lodges with outdoor bubble baths on the riverbank and world-class cuisine enjoyed under the African stars. Lodges that go the extra mile to make your stay seriously special.
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Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders is a masterpiece built among the rocks of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Excellent game viewing opportunities combine with contemporary design and the best bush cellar in Africa!
Londolozi Private Granite Suites
Space, light, privacy and style: the three Londolozi Private Granite Suites open out onto the Sand River with private plunge pools and every conceivable luxury. All we can say is "Wow!"
There are moments in life when you know you've arrived - opening the door to one of the lodges at Singita Lebombo, on the remote cliffs of the Kruger is truly one of those moments.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
Surely one of the most stylish lodges in the African Bush, Chitwa Chitwa is leading the way in terms of city chic in the bush. Opulent black, golds and silvers - it has to be seen to be believed!
The joys and splendor of a bygone era await at Royal Malewane. Safari experiences certainly don't get any more stylish than this. It's colonial chic at its best - colourful, vibrant and opulent - you'll love it.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Holding prime position in the Sabi Sand Private Reserve, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is a grandstand to the perennial Sabie River and the abundance of wildlife that frequents its waters.
Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Londolozi Pioneer Camp sets itself apart by exuding a deep spirit while maintaining a style that speaks to refinement. The appeal of this Relais & Châteaux property is that everything about it is deeply personal without detracting from its natural elegance.
Singita Sweni might be the little sister of Singita Lebombo but it's no less opulent. Situated on the lush banks of the Sweni River, Sweni's luxurious Suites are perfectly positioned on stilts overlooking the river.
Phinda Forest Lodge
Phinda Forest Lodge is set deep in the heart of a rare dry sand forest. The spectacular stilted suites of this award-winning safari lodge are a prime example of leaving a lighter footprint on the earth.
Jamala is Swahili for 'natural elegance', and this luxury lodge is as elegant as they come! Stay in a luxury villa, with an expansive game viewing deck, private plunge pool and outdoor shower in the wilderness.
Vumbura Plains Camp
Vumbura Plains is a smart and stylish lodge in the vast Kwedi Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta. Enormous luxury tented Suites overlook the marshy plains of the delta where wildlife is diverse and prolific.
Voted Zambia's Best Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards 2013, the Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodges offer a choice of two lodges - the River Lodge or the Island Lodge - on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just downstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Little Ongava Camp
With a maximum of six guests Little Ongava is small. But there's nothing small about the scale of luxury and privacy. Go on wild game drives into Etosha and walks and safaris in the private reserve or just relax!
Tswalu The Motse
Tswalu Kalahari is the largest private game reserve in South Africa. Here among the dry open plains and rugged landscape is Tswalu The Motse. Experience exciting game drives, bush walks and horse riding.
Serra Cafema Camp
Bordering the Kunene River, Serra Cafema comprises of seven sumptuous and private tented suites and offers exciting daily activities, form riding the sand dunes in 4x4 Land Rovers to boating on the Kunene River.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Probably the only place in the Serengeti with a private beach, Singita Faru Faru Lodge offers exclusive accommodation on the banks of the Grumeti River, looking out onto a private watering hole.
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Spread across 25 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp offers a premier and exclusive game viewing experience. It hosts a maximum of 18 guests in luxury air-conditioned en-suite Tents.
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is hidden away in a private concession on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve. With a maximum of 18 guests, you are guaranteed an exclusive wilderness adventure!
One of Africa's best-kept secrets, Singita Pamushana Lodge is found within the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe. Nestling beneath the trees, the lodge incorporates the natural environment.
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Malaria-free game viewing in the Eastern Cape really doesn't get better than this. The luxurious Kwandwe Ecca forms part of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and offers Big 5 game viewing at its best.
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