Luxury on safari exists across most of safari Africa.
The safari areas of Africa can be adventurous by their nature, but if you are looking for a ‘wow’ experience in terms of luxury and service, as well as in terms of wildlife viewing, then there are some wonderful options out there. As well as offering some incredibly luxurious accommodation in unbelievable surroundings, top level safari camps and lodges inevitably also offer a very personal service and high degree of exclusivity.
If you are looking to visit the very best properties Africa has to offer, we can guide you to them and ensure you are suitably looked after.
South Africa undoubtedly leads the way in terms of ‘sophistication’ on safari. Here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury options – spacious suites with private plunge pools, inside and outside showers and baths, separate lounge areas leading to outdoor sundecks, private butlers, private candlelit dinners and occasionally even satellite TV – the luxuries on offer are amazing considering you are primarily there for the wildlife! Away from your exclusive accommodations there may be an exquisite wine cellar, an extensive health spa or an impeccable Relais & Chateaux dining experience awaiting you. Beyond the safari regions there are several top quality hotels on offer, especially around Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.
Outside South Africa, the options for genuine five star luxury and sophistication are a little more limited, but they do exist. You need to be a little more adventurous in general to travel beyond South Africa, but anything you slightly compromise on in terms of sophistication and comfort you more than make up for in terms of the overall nature and wilderness experience. Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda are all incredible wildlife destinations offering various very luxurious experiences.
In the various beach regions there are also many superb offerings. Well-known luxury brands such as Four Seasons are complemented by individual properties which can offer incredible exclusivity and service in beautiful, and often remote, beach locations.
We know all the top properties in East and Southern Africa intimately, and can take care of every detail for you, from exclusive meet and greet services and private charter flights to private activities, private guides and individual room choices. Indeed, we believe that the ultimate luxury experience is not just about the standard of room you sleep in. It is about the whole experience. It is about the service you receive from us, including the advice we give you and the attention to detail we provide, and also the service you receive in Africa from managers, guides and staff.
Luxury also means different things to different people. Luxury can be purely accommodation based, or it can entail a raft of other key factors such as food and service, exclusivity and guiding. We have many clients that would rate ‘high quality private guiding’ as the most important single factor on their safari, and we would not dis-agree with them! We strongly believe that ‘luxury is in the eye of the beholder’ and that there are many different aspects to a successful luxury safari. Please also note that the top luxury products in Africa are extremely expensive!
Please consider what level of luxury you require and what your priorities are. If you have never been on safari before, then you might find it useful to explore our All About Safaris section, which includes our Accommodation on Safari page, whilst our Family Safaris page or Honeymoons page could also be very helpful if relevant to you.
To discuss the wealth of options available on safari please call us on +44 (0) 1787 888590 or email us your requirements via our Contact Us page. We would love to hear from you and will be able to offer you advice on all aspects of safari travel as well as point you in the direction of Africa’s best safari properties.