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 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.
Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Located in the heart of the largest island in the Okavango Delta, an area with a high wildlife population, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a remarkable luxury camp that has been completely rebuilt to create a new, luxurious contemporary safari camp.
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.
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 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!
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.
Singita Pamushana Lodge
Extremely eco-conscious, Singita Pamushana Lodge and its staff know how to present luxury and have an intricate understanding of the very wildlife and wilderness they are striving to showcase and protect.
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Sandibe Safari Lodge is set on a permanent channel of the magnificent Okavango Delta, adjacent to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Explore the wildlife-rich landscape on a day or night game drive, a guided walk or a mokoro excursion down the waterways.
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.
Little Ongava Camp
With only 3 Luxury Villas accommodating a maximum of 6 people, Little Ongava offers guests unrivalled privacy and seclusion. Set in the Ongava Private Game Reserve, the lodge encompasses spectacular views of the vast African savannah plains from its hilltop throne.
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!
Inspired by the spirit of the trees surrounding it, Silvan Safari invites guests on a journey of rediscovery from its location sprawled across a horseshoe bend on the Manyeleti River.
Jamala Madikwe combines the excitement of an African safari with over-the-top luxury that could rival the presidential suite of the fanciest hotel you can think of.
Vumbura Plains Camp
While Vumbura’s tented accommodation is certainly luxurious and very comfortable, its game drives, bush walks and other safari activities are some of the best and most exciting adventures around.
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.
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.
Embody your inner Karen Blixen with Angama Mara, a luxury camp situated high above the Great Rift Valley floor and Maasai Mara, in the very location that Out of Africa was filmed.
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!"
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.
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.
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