Top Luxury Spa and Wellness Safari Lodges in Africa

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 20/03/2018
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  • Mahali Mzuri – Kenya

    There’s no better way to unwind after an exhilarating game drive, whilst on a luxury safari holiday, than at a spa. Paired with a remote and peaceful location in the heart of the African bush, we’ve scoured the continent for the most tranquil, luxuriant, and indulgent spas at the top luxurious safari lodges in Africa to have a “spafari.”

    Mahali Mzuri, which translates as ‘Nice Place’ in Swahili, is Sir Richard Branson’s 12-tented luxury safari camp situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

    Photo Credit: Mahali Mzuri

    It’s luxurious Nasaro spa offers an amazing variety of treatments such as facials, massages and grooming treatments including an intriguing ‘African potato experience manicure’ in an amazing setting with awe-inspiring views.

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    Four Seasons Safari Lodge – Tanzania

    Not only does the Four Seasons Safari Lodge have an incredible free-form infinity pool overlooking a watering hole and the Serengeti plains, it also has an amazing spa.

    The spa has six free-standing treatment pavilions and several feature outdoor bathtubs with glorious views. Taking inspiration from its surroundings, the treatments are designed with dusty days out in the savannah in mind. There are also lots of mindfulness activities available too, such as yoga classes and moonlight meditation sessions. It is the perfect place to recharge and rejuvenate.

    Photo Credit: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

    Photo credit: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

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    Kapama Karula – South Africa 

    Photo Credit: Kapama Karula

    Meaning ‘place of peace,’ Kapama Karula, found in the Kruger National Park, is a luxurious lodge with sparkling new spa facilities.

    With its feature glass walls, it is perfect for observing the wildlife whilst being pampered with a variety of treatments such as mud massages, body wraps and facials.

    There are also wonderful spa facilities to enjoy such as a steam room, ice bath, and a relaxation area with a pool and loungers.

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    Enashipai Resort & Spa – Kenya

    Photo credit: Enashipai

    Enashipai is a Masai word for ‘state of happiness’, and this luxury property with its wonderfully indulgent Siyara Spa is sure to leave you in a state of happiness. It was voted Kenya’s leading Spa resort at last year’s World Travel Awards.
    The word ‘Siyara’ is a Swahili word which means ‘nature’. Whether you have time for a full day of rejuvenation or just a few hours to refresh, Siyara’s holistic selection of spa experiences, in its stunning surroundings, promises complete wellbeing and serenity.

    Sasaab Lodge – Kenya

    Photo credit: Sasaab Lodge

    Photo credit: Sasaab Lodge

    Sasaab is a stylish tented lodge perched on a rocky ledge above the Ewaso Nyiro River about 10 kilometres outside the Samburu main reserve. It has a lovely in-house spa called Spasaab, overlooking the river, where you can have some pampering time, or  you can also choose to have treatments in the privacy of your own tent.

    David Livingstone Lodge and Spa – Zambia

    Photo credit: David Livingstone Lodge and Spa

    Photo credit: David Livingstone Lodge and Spa

    This gorgeous Safari Lodge and Spa is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, and  offers luxurious rooms close to Victoria Falls. All of the accommodation is river-facing, so each and every guest has an amazing view.

    The Spa offers a wide variety of therapeutic and beauty treatments, such as intensive sports therapies to mud wraps, facials and manicures. The David Livingstone Spa and Wellness Centre looks over the stunning panorama of the Victoria Falls, so guests can enjoy the awesome views whilst being pampered.

    Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa – Namibia 

    The Eagle Tented Lodge provides breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and valleys, and is built from natural rock and thatched roofs. You can enjoy Spa treatments such as massages, manicures and pedicures at the wellness centre, perfect for recharging after a safari.

    Photo credit: Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa  

    Photo credit: Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa

    Chobe Chilwero sits above the River Chobe and is an incredibly luxurious lodge with the exclusivity of having only 15 guest cottages.

    Chobe Chilwero - Botswana

    Photo credit: Chobe Chilwero – Botswana

    It’s on site Sanctuary Spa is the only full spa available within the Botswana safari area, and it offers a wide range of relaxing and revitalising treatments. It also has a split-level swimming pool where you can relax and cool off during the hot afternoons in between safaris.

    Inspired to visit one of these stunning destinations and go on a ‘spafari’?

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