Safari In Style On A Somak Luxury African Holiday

The Somak Holidays luxury collection is a handpicked selection of the best five-star properties and itineraries we feature.

The unremitting hospitality of the African people may be well-known globally, but if you are searching for a shot of extra opulence in your exotic safari cocktail, then The Somak Holidays’ luxury collection could be your perfect tonic. 

Watch one of the world’s most incredible spectacles from your very own private veranda, as millions of zebras, wilderbeast and antelope flock together to begin the Great Migration. If the astonishing views leave you in need of a break, then simply stagger into your spacious, luxury bedroom, complete with four-poster bed and nice trimmings. Order in some quality cuisine from your personal butler, and feel the warmth of the Savannah breeze as it gently wafts in.

Meanwhile, sand worshippers will adore a stay in one of Mnemba Island’s beachside bungalows. The secluded, private island’s beauty is matched by its grandeur, with artisan-decorated, wood-built accommodation overlooking the shallow turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, teeming with marine life waiting to be exclusively explored by you. 

For those who enjoy staying active, our luxury itineraries can provide memorable experiences with a comfort usually reserved for royalty. Whether you want to gain a new perspective of the country, easily spotting all of the Big 5 from a helicopter, or want to sample the very best South African Pinotage from award-winning vineyards, at Somak we can make even your most luxurious African safari dreams a reality

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&Beyond Bateleur Camp

Set on the fringes of a riverine forest, overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Mara, this tented camp offers world-class style in the African bush.

&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

In the untouched seclusion of a remote, idyllic valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, east of Lake Victoria, lies the tented Grumeti River Camp.

&Beyond Klein's Camp

Klein's enjoys a fabulous location set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate.

&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers intimate luxury at its finest. The lodge is a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surrounds.

&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

The pristine white beaches of Mnemba, surrounded by the deep blue ocean, combine to make this intimate island your own private tropical paradise.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

High on the southwestern rim of the Crater stands Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, commanding views of this natural wonder that often moves onlookers to reverential awe.

Afrochic Diani

Mombasa South Coast - The stunning villa-style AfroChic Diani, part of the Elewana collection, is one of Africa's best kept secrets, on one of Kenya's best beaches.

Alfajiri Villas

Mombasa South Coast - This Italian jewel is one of the finest villas on the East African coast.

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation.

Baraza Resort & Spa

The Baraza Resort & Spa is one of the top-ranking boutique resorts in the region, located on a superb fine sand beach.

Cape Grace

One of Africa's most luxurious hotels, renowned for superb accommodation and exceptional service.

Cottars 1920's Camp

Drawing on eighty years of safari service, the Cottar family provide guests with the highest standards of personalized and professional guiding.

Eagles Crag - Shamwari

The award-winning private Shamwari Game Reserve is malaria free and is situated at the end of the Garden Route. Home to an impressive array of indigenous wildlife and luxury lodges.

Ellerman House

This Cape Town Hotel is one of the world's most exclusive private small hotels with a legacy of stylish entertaining and understated luxury.

Elsa's Kopje

For many years Kenya's best kept secret, the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is best explored from its hidden jewel - Elsa's Kopje.

Finch Hattons

Boasting a beautiful location and idyllic setting with water pools, home to resident hippos, and yellow barked acacia trees which surround the tents.

Fundu Lagoon

This unique resort offers outstanding beauty and exceptional levels of service for the ultimate, tranquil holiday.

Governors Il Moran Camp

This camp, with its added touches that make it top of the range safari accommodation, is for those who are seeking that extra bit of luxury.

Hideaway Of Nungwi Resort & Spa

Opened in May 2013, The Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa offers expansive ocean front accommodation, on what is reputedly the best beach in Zanzibar.

Kilindi Zanzibar

This boutique hotel offers stunning accommodation and breathtaking views on a perfect romantic island getaway.

Mahali Mzuri

This member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition collection takes camping to a whole new level of sophistication.

Manda Bay

Manda Bay is situated beside miles of soft sand beach, with fascinating creeks and small islets to explore. This resort is located on an unspoilt, idyllic island found in the romantic Lamu archipelago.

Manor At Ngorongoro

One of the first German-Dutch settler farm homes in the Ngorongoro highlands, has been totally and lovingly rebuilt, and introduced as The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Mara Explorer

This exclusive camp, the ultimate wilderness retreat, where, from the privacy of the verandah, or from the outdoor Victorian bathtub, elephants and giraffes can be seen drinking at the river.

Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat is situated just north of the Matemwe Main Lodge, surrounded by the best beaches and close to the Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkelling.

Ol Pejeta House

Set in a private game reserve, against the spectacular backdrop of magnificent Mount Kenya, this private house still retains the bygone tradition of Kenya's famous farmhouse hospitality.

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

This oasis of beautifully designed safari tents is nestled amongst cordia and acacia trees, located in a gorgeous wilderness area teeming with game, and enjoys panoramic views of the plains.

One&only Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town is an oasis of cosmopolitan style with chic design and African flair.

Sand River Mara Camp

Part of the exclusive Elewana Collection, the Sand River Masai Mara Camp which opened in 2013, is Elewana's first bush camp in Kenya.

Saruni Mara

Saruni is a deluxe and intimate lodge set in a remote valley at the heart of the most exciting National Park in Kenya, the world-famous Masai Mara.

Serengeti Migration Camp

Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains, is a camp that exudes decadence reminiscent of old Africa.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is built in an iconic, ground breaking blend of traditional building materials used to create a stunning feel of retro-modernism.

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops sits alone in the private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Masai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills, with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall.

The Palms Zanzibar

The discerning traveller need look no further than The Palms for the ultimate reclusive getaway. The resort delivers all the luxurious comforts and amenities of a five-star hotel, in an intimate setting.

The Residence, Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar, which opened in 2011, is the only member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' in Tanzania.

The Table Bay Hotel

One of the leading hotels in the world, The Table Bay Hotel combines Victorian elegance with modern style, offering a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

Villa Lobengula - Shamwari

The award-winning private Shamwari Game Reserve is malaria free and is situated at the end of the Garden Route. Villa Lobengula is a truly classical African experience.

Earth Lodge - Sabi Sabi

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a collection of private game reserves adjoining the unfenced Kruger National Park. The area is of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most abundant and diverse areas for wildlife in Africa.

Gorilla Forest Camp

A permanent, luxury tented camp nestled in the mist-swathed rainforests of a mountainside in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Ivory Lodge - Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

A superb game reserve set in an enviable location, with direct access to the Sabie River, ensures an awesome diversity of wildlife.

The Majlis

A small, luxury beach hotel only accessible by boat. Fitting seamlessly into its surroundings, The Majlis offers a unique experience that combines comfort, luxury and intimacy.

&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve consists of six delightful lodges - &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge and 5 others whose details are available on request.

Azura Selous

Opened in June 2010 Azura Selous is a luxurious tented lodge where you can relax and enjoy untamed Africa at its best. This is bygone Africa with all the modern comforts you could want.

Baines' Camp

This luxurious camp is Sanctuary's smallest and most intimate camp set in a grove of trees.

Bayethe Tented Lodge - Shamwari

The award-winning private Shamwari Game Reserve is malaria free and is situated at the end of the Garden Route. Bayethe Lodge, offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation.

Bush Lodge - Sabi Sabi

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a collection of private game reserves adjoining the unfenced Kruger National Park. The area is of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most abundant and diverse areas for wildlife in Africa.

Camp Moremi

An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure which peers out beneath giant ebony trees across the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Game Reserve. The area is a wildlife haven with incredible game viewing opportunities year round.

Chongwe River Camp

Chongwe River Camp offers breathtaking scenery and amazing wildlife viewing. Situated on the banks of the Chongwe River in a remote and peaceful setting the camp offers superb service and luxury accommodation.

Diamonds Dream Of Africa

Malindi - Diamonds Dream of Africa is a member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'. Set in pretty gardens, steps away from the Indian Ocean on the northern shores of Malindi, close to the centre of town.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

This safari club offers magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, and is set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, providing a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure.

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel

Historic Tudor-style hotel in garden setting, renowned for personal service. The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel is part of Kenya's history.

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Known fondly as 'The Kili', this iconic hotel has been a landmark in Dar es Salaam since the mid 1960s.

Intercontinental Johannesburg Or Tambo

World class hotel, superbly positioned at OR Tambo International Airport.

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp from a bygone era, Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate luxurious tented accommodation experience. Built from natural stone and wood, the luxury game lodge has an old world atmosphere while being completel...

Kicheche Valley Camp

Kicheche Valley Camp is an intimate, luxury tented camp comprising 6 tents located on platforms amongst the trees and rocky outcrops.

Lewa Wilderness

A delightful home amidst the natural beauty of the Lewa Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness has been providing luxury and hospitality to its guests for 30 years.

Little Bush Camp - Sabi Sabi

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a collection of private game reserves adjoining the unfenced Kruger National Park. The area is of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most abundant and diverse areas for wildlife in Africa.

Long Lee Manor - Shamwari

This extensive private game reserve is home to an impressive array of indigenous wildlife and six luxury lodges. The reserve is also home to the Born Free Foundation.

This gracious Edwardian Manor House echoes traditions of the past offering ...

Michelangelo Hotel

The splendour of the Renaissance architecture will leave a lasting impression from the moment you arrive at this beautiful hotel, which is a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World'.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards

Mont Rochelle Hotel invites you to relax in one of their luxurious bedrooms or suites, most of which offer spectacular views across the valleys and vines of Franschhoek.

Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi tented Camp is the first and only accommodation to be built within the confines of Nairobi National Park. The camp is built on environmentally conscious principles and has little impact on its surroundings.

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

An ultra luxurious haven for world travellers, with five-star dining, one of a kind amenities and endless pampering, all nestled in the midst of an exotic ocean/game reserve.

Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara

Olare Mara Kempinski offers travellers once-in-a lifetime safari experiences, which will live on in your memories.

River Lodge - Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

A superb game reserve set in an enviable location, with direct access to the Sabie River, ensures an awesome diversity of wildlife.

Royal Livingstone Hotel By Anantara

A supremely elegant, colonial-style hotel, renowned for superb accommodation and service - part of the Sun International group.

Royal Mara Safari Lodge

This superb lodge, in a spectacular location, just outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, in Koyiaki Group Ranch, is directly on the wildebeest migration route, near the two most famous Mara River crossing points.

Sala's Camp

Sala's Camp has the good fortune to be located on the convergence of 2 rivers and in the heart of the renowned Masai Mara.

Sand Rivers Selous

A smart, permanent lodge, stylishly designed in thatch and stone flagstones with views over a wide and dramatically rocky stretch of the Rufiji River, that runs through the north of the Selous Game Reserve.

Sandton Sun Hotel

A refurbished deluxe city hotel, offering elegance and style, towering high above the Sandton skyline.

Saruni Samburu

A beautiful, small property surrounded by 95,000 hectares of private wildlife conservancy, and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint.

Sasaab Camp

Perched high above the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the West Gate Conservancy next to Samburu Reserve, SaSaab offers spectacular views of the Laikipia plateau and Mount Kenya.

Selati Camp - Sabi Sabi

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a collection of private game reserves adjoining the unfenced Kruger National Park. The area is of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most abundant and diverse areas for wildlife in Africa.

Selous Serena Camp

Luxury safari accommodation in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve. All tents are well positioned offering guests optimum game viewing as well as privacy and exclusivity.

Settlers Drift Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve

The latest addition to the family-owned private Kariega Game Reserve, is Settlers Drift which is a unique 5-star luxury tented lodge. This exclusive lodge is perfectly positioned, on an incline, to afford stunning views over Bushman's River and the m...

Sindabezi Island Camp

An idyllic, exclusive camp on a private island on the Zambezi River, it is the only luxury bush camp from where Victoria Falls can comfortably be explored.

Steenberg Hotel

This historic boutique hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountains, offering sweeping views over False Bay.

Sussi & Chuma

The lodge is an exclusive haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which in addition to the mighty roar of the Victoria Falls, also boasts a wide variety of game.

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

A sheltered oasis, designed to offer a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. This tented camp is in a class of its own.

The Bay Hotel

A luxury beachfront hotel on a trendy strip of Camps Bay. The stunning location, in-house restaurants & bars, wellness centre and a vast choice of activities make this Cape Town hotel an absolute paradise.

The Cellars - Hohenort Hotel

With a history dating back to the 18th-century, the two buildings that make up The Cellars-Hohenhort once served as a farmhouse, a German-style manor house, a traditional wine cellar and a country guest house.

The Palace Of The Lost City

South Africa's number one resort, Sun City boasts fine hotels set within a world of spectacular gardens, waterfalls and entertainment centres.

The Plettenberg

A stylish five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel. Guests will enjoy a luxurious, idyllic and indulgent experience.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Sir Richard Branson's award-winning luxury game reserve, situated within the Sabi Sands, offers superb game viewing.

Victoria Falls Hotel

A charming historic hotel in picturesque gardens, overlooking the Victoria Falls bridge and the gorges below.

Bayete Zulu Game Lodge

Bayete Zulu Game Lodge is located in the Zululand Rhino Reserve, northern KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve has a varied landscape including mountains, open plains and dense riverine woodlands.

Davinci Hotel

Legacy's luxury hotel and all suites development is situated adjacent to the prime location of Nelson Mandela Square.

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

It is common to see the 'big 5' in Sabi Sand plus many other species of mammals, birds and reptiles. At Elephant Plains Game Lodge you will enjoy the services of experienced guides who will make your safari come to life.

Melrose Arch Hotel

Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa's first truly hip 5-star hotel!

Pom Pom Camp

This small camp is surrounded by swathes of grassland dotted by small islands of acacia trees in one of the most scenic areas in the Okavango.

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