Luxury Africa safaris

Luxury Africa safaris : What distinguishes a luxurious safari? The location is the first impression; whether it’s in a hidden cove within one of the continent’s well-known national parks or a hidden private concession that’s also brimming with wildlife, it must feel exclusive and remote. Next is the accommodation, which is most likely a well-thought-out lodge offering fine dining, impeccable service, and unique, creative ways to experience nature beyond the typical game drive. In order to protect these priceless ecosystems for future generations, there is also a strong emphasis on conservation and a rich cultural dimension added by the connections to the local communities. For every kind of luxury lover, we’ve selected our top safaris to help you discover your ideal journey.

1. Governors’ Grand Safari.

The award-winning tented camps of the family-run Governors are well-known, and its Grand Safari frequently appears on lists of the world’s greatest luxury vacations. This lodging is a destination unto itself, or at least it would be if it weren’t for the breathtakingly beautiful and abundant in wildlife landscapes that it is almost always situated in. Discover the Great Rift Valley while relaxing in a former farmhouse near Lake Naivasha. Take a nighttime game drive to possibly spot leopards in the middle of their hunt. Home at Laikipia will be a ranch with a few tastefully decorated cottages strewn throughout the property and an activity schedule that combines game drives with cultural and behind-the-scenes explorations. Ultimately, your journey will take you to the Maasai Mara, home of the tented camp where the Governors’ tale started fifty years ago. Here, grazing animals frequently pass through and lions are present right outside the camp.

2. Best of Botswana and Victoria Falls.

In Botswana, a safari is almost by definition exclusive. Its luxurious, eco-friendly lodges are practically engulfed by the immensity of the pristine wilderness that envelops them; the only way to get to them is by the smallest, lightest aircraft, which is an exciting, game-spotting experience in and of itself. From these carefully chosen bases, you will embark on an adventure via 4×4, mokoro (traditional canoe), motorboat, or foot to encounter the abundant wildlife of the amazing Okavango Delta and the plains of Chobe. This 11-day itinerary is a dream for couples of all ages and stages, rounded off with the contrasting delights of Victoria Falls, just across the border in Zimbabwe, where you can cruise the Zambezi in vintage style or zoom above it on zip wires.

3. Kenya Sky Safari.

A SkySafari in Kenya will transport you in style between upscale tented camps in national parks and exclusive conservancies on a custom Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, making it the perfect choice for those seeking an unforgettable African adventure. Fly high over the stunning scenery and plains teeming with wildlife of the nation. Savour unique experiences such as spending the night beneath the stars in a four-poster bed or going on a camel ride with a Samburu guide to spot an incredible array of wildlife. You could book this amazing 10-day fly-in safari as a honeymoon package, or you could pack the plane with your own family and have a private, multigenerational vacation to commemorate a special occasion in style.

4. Tanzania’s Great Migration.

Experience one of nature’s greatest shows on this nine-day tour that is packed with wildlife and full of both dramatic and incredibly peaceful moments. Travelling at your own speed in a private 4×4 vehicle, you will stay in cosy eco-camps in breathtaking, genuinely remote locations where even the bathrooms offer breathtaking views. You will have a front-row seat for Africa’s largest wildlife event, which takes place every year when two million wildebeest, along with zebras and gazelles, migrate from the north to the south of the Serengeti and back. But it’s not just about seeing animals; if you’d like, you can also visit Maasai villages, have barbecues in volcanic craters, and enjoy sundowners in the bush.

Luxury Africa safaris
Game drives in serengeti

5. Unsurpassed Zimbabwe.

Combining a world-famous sight with less-trodden spots, this 13-day Zimbabwean odyssey begins how could it not?  At the natural wonder of Victoria Falls. You’ll have enough time to enjoy all that this well-deservedly well-known location has to offer, such as hotels designed in the colonial style and a variety of optional activities like canopy tours and sunset cruises. From here, you’ll travel by light aircraft between the most blissfully isolated and wild locations in the nation, including UNESCO-listed watery wonderlands and national parks with abundant elephant populations. You’ll stay in renowned eco-lodges with incredible views from your tent. Activities include boating safaris and canoeing excursions, which are two especially tranquil ways to fully immerse yourself in the environment, in addition to exhilarating game drives.

6. Rwanda’s Gorillas and Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

A visit with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in one of their last strongholds is one of the rarest wildlife encounters there is. Using a valuable permit (numbers are strictly limited), you will embark on two morning treks, giving you plenty of time to relax and take advantage of the many amenities at your African-chic treehouse lodge on the quiet outskirts of lush Volcanoes National Park. After achieving your lifelong dream, you travel to Kenya’s renowned Maasai Mara for a more traditional safari experience. You stay in a luxurious, small camp that has an unbeatable location next to the Mara River. Amazing sights are almost a given in this big-cat country, as there are rhinos close by and some of the most spectacular river crossings during the Great Migration.

7. Luxury Samburu & Maasai Mara Fly-in Safari.

Mara Bushtops is frequently ranked among Kenya’s best lodges because of its amenities, which include a sizable spa that has garnered numerous World Luxury Spa Awards. Throughout this luxurious safari, you can combine pampering sessions with a view using locally sourced natural products with unforgettable Big Five encounters on the acacia-studded plains of the Mara. Alternatively, you can simply watch zebra and giraffe from the comfort of your own hot tub while sipping cocktails mixed by your butler. Samburu, which is a scenic flight away and named after the local semi-nomadic people, is the other half of this classic safari adventure. It offers a seductive mix of simple pleasures like dining under the stars at your small and charming eco-camp and tracking animals so rare they’re known as the Special Five.

8. Tanzania SkySafari.

The Tanzania version of SkySafari, which shares the same basic concept as the Kenyan version (transfers with breathtaking views by custom Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, upscale lodging, and experiences that have been hand-picked), soars to new heights with visits to some of the nation’s most renowned national parks. In addition to visiting an old-world manor house on a coffee estate between Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, you will travel in VIP style to wildlife havens like remote Tarangire, where you will stay in a lodge in the trees with a large Maasai staff, and enjoy the quiet of a five-star tented camp in the Serengeti that is in the path of the Great Migration. The 10-day itinerary includes traditional game drives along with decadent activities like a bean-to-cup coffee tour and a sumptuous picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater.

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