Our picks of the most exquisite luxury lodges in Africa
With over 50 years of experience, we are incredibly passionate about Africa and the amazing plethora of experiences it offers discerning travellers. From exhilarating safaris in the Masai Mara to the stunning South African Winelands, we have itineraries available for the best locations or can make you a bespoke itinerary to ensure you have the best experience.
As experts, we have handpicked some of our favourite luxurious hotels from exclusive lodges in private reserves to sumptuous tented camps, that make that trip even more exquisite, and which we can build into your itinerary.
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp – Tanzania
Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains, is a camp that exudes decadence reminiscent of old Africa. Its spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into nature’s architecture, overlooking the Grumeti River and its resident hippos. Surrounded by a verandah deck with a capacious 45 square metre internal floor space, each guest tent is a private sanctuary.
Angama Mara – Kenya
La Residence – South Africa
The Elephant Camp – Victoria Falls
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, South Africa
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, which is situated within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is one of four completely separate luxurious, all-suite, award-winning lodges with very distinct characters and atmospheres.
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is sculpted into a slope in the earth, almost invisible, as its camouflaged into the landscape, and uses texture, light and space cleverly. Its rustic rough mud walls remind you that you are in wild Africa and offer an experience like no other.
&Beyond Bateleur Camp – Kenya
Set on the fringes of a riverine forest, overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Mara, this luxurious tented camp offers world-class style in the African bush. A private butler will serve delicious Pan-African cuisine in the dining area, on the verandah or in a romantic setting under the stars. Bush breakfasts, sundowners and candlelit dinners offer an unforgettable experience.
Tarangire Treetops, Tanzania
This exclusive lodge has a magical, adventurous and exotic feel, whilst exuding a timeless essence, which will take you back to days gone by.
The unique ‘tree house’ rooms are all elevated with stunning views across the tops of age-old baobab and marula trees that surround the lodge.
Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards – South Africa
Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya
You can have a unique experience sleeping under the stars. The accommodation has a thatched roof, open walls, a double handcrafted bed with wheels and an extensive uncovered decking area. Each night your bed, which is draped in warm comfortable blankets, is pulled out onto the open deck, enabling you to sleep under the stars with nothing but the sounds of the wilderness as company.
Ulusaba, South Africa
Ulusaba, situated within the prestigious Sabi Sands Game Reserve, is part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection and has two distinctly different lodges, each with its own ambience but both with first-class service and amenities. The Rock Lodge sits high atop a rocky mountain, offering its visitors unobstructed views of the African savannah.
The Safari Lodge, is slightly more laid back and consists of thatched-roof cottages, built tree house style and nestled down in the African landscape, some accessed in a unique way by swing bridges.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside Nairobi. As well as the giraffe, the property is also home to many species of birds, large families of warthogs and the elusive bushbuck.
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