Africa is blessed with some of the world's most unique and stunning safari destinations. With so many options, all in fantastic wildlife spots, you’re spoilt with choice.
Here we have included a list of the best safari destinations for travelers looking to live out their nature-loving fantasies in luxury.
XIGERIA SAFARI LODGE - BOTSWANA
Xigeria Safari Lodge epitomizes luxury and attention to detail, from its art-filled interiors to its exceptional game drives. The Lodge offers all the glamour and comfort needed for a safari getaway. Surrounded by the tranquil riverine forest and glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta where guests can unwind in the lap of luxury. From world-class treatments at the spa to fresh, gourmet meals prepared by Michelin-star chefs, the safari experience at Xigera is incomparable to any other.
It’s also a great base for exploring the delta’s waterways as it is situated within the Moremi Game Reserve of Botswana's wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. It’s worth mentioning for our eco-friendly travelers that Xigeria is completely powered by solar energy, showing the mindfulness of their remarkable environment.
ANGAMA MARA, MASAI MARA - KENYA
A remarkable safari lodge situated at the very edge of the Great Rift Valley, Angama, inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air” holds one of the most spectacular views overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara. With a modern and elegant feel to it, Angama is second to none for those looking for an adventurous safari experience without sacrificing luxury and comfort.
Guests staying at the Angama Mara can watch the sunrise from their decks with a cup of coffee or enjoy a candlelit dinner that is enhanced by the soundtrack of the wilderness. This first-class lodge in the heart of the Mara triangle is also home to all of Kenya’s great mammals all year round for those looking to seek out the big five in style.
SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE - NAMIBIA
This luxury safari lodge in Namibia is surrounded by the alluring mountains and dunes of the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. The lodge’s contemporary and sleek design perfectly contrasts its surroundings' ruggedness, making Sossusvlei Desert Lodge one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.
With great views over the plains and into the desert itself, the lodge offers guests both tranquil and adventurous ways to enjoy the mesmerizing setting. Visitors are encouraged to embrace the mystery of the desert with solo strolls, e-biking, and quad rides through the spectacular dunes. For those thinking of dreaming in the desert, you can catch some of the planet’s most spectacular celestial views directly from your bed via starlight or from the fully fitted observatory.
LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE - TANZANIA
Lake Manyara National Park offers a true wilderness experience, from its Rift Valley lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge melts into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings.
The treehouse suites allow for sophistication and privacy as well as elegance and comfort in raw leafy surroundings. The veranda at each suite looks out onto the canopy, making it the perfect spot to view some of Manyara’s famous wildlife. Although Lake Manyara National park is one of Tanzania’s smaller wildlife enclaves it boasts an incredible diversity of animals and if you are looking to take it slow, blow bubbles while contemplating the forest from your bath.