Africa is a favorite safari destination for the adventurous, most seeing it as a once in a lifetime opportunity. There are hundreds of camps and safari lodges to choose from, depending on whether you’re arranging your trip, or you are using a tour company. Here are some of the top rated hotels and lodges in Africa. If you have visited one of these places, we’d love to hear about your experiences. Maybe you’re planning an African safari, let us know which lodge catches your eye, in the comments section below this article.
Lebombo Lodge, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
A modern haven in the heart of the African scrubland. Letombo lodge comprises thirteen suites, with two 2-bedroom private villas for the discerning luxury traveler. Located on the N’Wanetsi River in Kruger National Park, the lodge offers unequalled access to the teeming wildlife guests can spy on from high above.
Staying at Letombo takes luxury travel to a whole new level. The contemporary, open-plan designs of the suites invite the outside in, creating a seamless transition between the indoors and out.
If you are used to luxury, the roof viewing terrace, wine bar, multi-media room, and a library means you are never far away from the finer things you enjoy in life. Find out more about what it means to visit Letombo lodge and secure your luxury holiday today by visiting the Singita Letombo website today.
Sandibe Safari Lodge, Botswana
Botswana and the Okavango Delta are an example of nature and humanity coexisting to create an amazing safari environment. Set within a 270 square kilometer private concession, the Moremi Wildlife Reserve is home to a large population of some of Africa’s original inhabitants.
The lodge is situated on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta and sandwiched between the waters of the delta and the grass-swept plains on land. With just eight chalets housing a maximum of sizteen guests, the atmosphere here is serene and intimate.
Designed to create minimal impact on the environment and the wildlife, the thatched roof and neutral construction material allow the lodges to blend into the background. Sandibe lodge offers the following:
- Private viewing decks for each chalet
- Ensuite bathrooms
- Activities such as safari drives
- West-facing communal lounge where you can sit and enjoy the sunset
The Okavango Delta is an animal and bird lover’s paradise. Find out more about Sandibe Lodge by visiting the Moremi Game Reserve today.
Changa Safari Camp, Zimbabwe
Perfectly set in a remote and secluded part of the Matusadona National Park and boasting nearly 4km of lakeshore frontage, Changa Safari Camp offers a unique and authentic safari experience. There are a varied range of exciting and relaxing activities to choose from including both morning and afternoon game drives, fishing for the famed fighting Tiger fish and stunning game walks on the concession with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Visit http://www.changasafaricamp.com to find out more or make a booking.
Virunga Lodge, Rwanda
Virunga Lodge offers a majestic view of the magnificent African wilderness. It’s commanding location affords you unhindered views of the Virunga Volcano and lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. Imagine waking up to witness the unveiling of the towering volcano as the mist shrouding the hills begins to slowly fade away with the rising sun.
With just ten villas, the lodge offers the perfect location for an intimate couples getaway. The welcome and stay is highly personal and the staff will know you by name. Every villa offers an outstanding view which invites the outdoors right in. The rooms are expansive, offer a homely feel and the communal dining space means guests get to mingle and share their experiences over delicious food and drink.
Unwind from the physical stresses of the day’s trek with a fully stocked bar and a large main area with a roaring fire. Unbeatable location, amazing views, exceptional staff and the purity of the crisp mountain air, Virunga Lodge offers all this and more. Make Virunga Safari Lodge your home away from home as you visit Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas this area is famous for.
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Enjoy the majesty of the mighty Zambezi River and the venerable Victoria Falls when you stay at this riverside hotel. Livingstone is the tourist capital of Zambia and with the Zambezi river right on your doorstep, be prepared to witness some amazing things.
Watch the sunset from the sun-deck of the hotel and experience the “rainbow by moonlight” phenomenon that’s unique to this part of the world. With a lot to offer in terms of facilities, there’s never a dull day when you come to stay. Lounge by the pool or relax in the hotel spa,
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Tanzania
Ngorongoro is a very special place, the p the lace home to the world’s only perfect volcanic crater, the Ngorongoro crater. Local stone harvested from river stone, expertly crafted to construct the hotel. A finishing touch of indegenous vines camouflage the presence of the hotel amidst the lush greenery of the Tanzanian rainforest. From the floor of the crater 600m below, the hotel is all but invisible.
Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage site, also known as the “8th Wonder of the World” and one of the world’s most popular wildlife tourist attractions. Located in an area rich in wildlife and heritage (the world-famous Serengeti National Park is just next door), the hotel is a work of art in itself.
Every room has an enclosed private balcony affording you the best seats to enjoy the views below. This experience is nothing like the ringside seats at an NBA play-off final or the balcony seats at the theatre. The service and the luxurious furnishings make Ngorongoro a place you never want to leave.