Nothing can beat the magic of setting off to the open plains of Africa, beckoning you with authentic luxury safari experiences like no other. If you have always dreamed of seeing majestic wild animals up close and personal while surrounded by luxurious comforts, here are some options you need to add to your bucket list ASAP:
Masai Mara, Kenya – Angama Mara
The edge of an escarpment approximately 300 yards above the Angama Mara game reserve is dotted with two camps with 15 tents each. Its hilltop location that overlooks the plains is unbeatable and breathtaking, combined with the sensational scenery over the Great Rift Valley.
Daily activities are tailored for you, such as mornings of game viewing with a scrumptious picnic breakfast or a late lie-in so you can have all the energy to see the wildlife. The Angama Safari Camp perfectly complements the lodge. It is a mobile tented campsite with exclusive use located deep in the Mara Triangle, right in the center of the mega herds’ action during the Great Migration.
South Africa – Ivory Lodge Lion Sands
Experience the African bushveld at the Ivory Lodge Lion Sands in luxurious style and lavish comfort that only a few lucky people will ever have. The lodge is always described as extraordinarily beautiful and unparalleled in its texture and simplicity, with several international awards recognizing it.
Untamed African bush surrounds all six suites operated as private villas. Each suit is equipped with an exquisitely appointed lounge and bedroom, a private rim-flow pool, and more. If you wish to enjoy the ultimate experience of the African bush at least once in your life, you can also choose to stay at one of the ultra-luxurious treehouses.
Masai Mara, Kenya – Mahali Mzuri
Often considered Africa’s best safari lodge, the Mahali Mzuri, under the ownership of Richard Branson himself, brings together all the elements you can ever ask for during your safari experience.
Perched right in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy that covers 33,000 acres, 12 luxury tents with walkways interconnecting them sit right on the edge of the gentle rise that overlooks the panoramic landscape.
It gives you not just a front-row seat to the migration but even to the year-long abundance of game as monkeys climb trees, giraffes nibble on acacia leaves, and leopards drink from the rocky stream flowing under the camp.
Okavango, Botswana – Mombo Camp
Mombo Camp is an award-winning safari destination nestled among Chief’s Island’s trees in the Moremi Reserve, packaged with a game. It offers ultimate luxury by being the best area to view games in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.
Mombo truly sets the bar high for safari lodges thanks to its perfect blend of incredible camp service and luxury and amazing experiences for game viewing.
South Africa – Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders Lodge is perched along the Sand River’s banks in the privately owned reserve of Singita in the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa, right next to Kruger National Park. Covering over 45,000 acres, Singita Sabi Sand is famous for frequent sightings of leopards and high concentrations of big game. Boulders Lodge is a true oasis, with its organic interiors blending seamlessly with the raw beauty of Africa right outside.