Africa is a land of adventure, full of stunning spectacles, unique locations and gobsmacking scenery. From famous places to secret escapes, there’s so much to see and do in Africa that even with a lifetime of travelling you still won’t have covered everything.
If you’re planning on booking a holiday to Africa, then you want accommodation that’s going to be as unique and luxurious as the experience. Here are just a few of the places you should stay for the most memorable holiday of your life:
Linkwasha Camp, Zimbabwe
Arguably the most luxurious safari camp in Zimbabwe, Linkwasha Camp is found in Hwange’s south-eastern corner and combines nature and contemporary style seamlessly. You’re in a prime location for viewing game all year round, from the comfort of your exclusive accommodation.
You’ll have private access to the best wildlife locations in Hwange, with some of the best guides in Africa, providing walking safaris and evening drives to the best spots for activity. With just nine tents on site, you aren’t just draped in luxury but are also delivered an exclusive safari package with this accommodation.
Baraza Resort and Spa, Tanzania
This award winning villa-only resort has been designed in classic Swahili style, so that you remember exactly where you are. Expect dramatic arches, hand-carved furniture and private plunge pools to cater for your ultimate, luxurious relaxation.
Baraza Resort in Tanzania has its very own water club, providing a range of activities from diving and sailing to snorkelling and kite surfing. If you really want to be pampered, then the Frangipani spa offers a selection of treatments to ensure that you thoroughly unwind in style. Foodies will rejoice with the culinary offerings available here, including exotic buffets, fresh barbeque and catch of the day.
Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, Namibia
Built around an old railway station from the early twentieth century, this is one of the most unique hotels in Africa. You’ll find a huge amount of influence from this bygone era captured in the architecture of the hotel, allowing you to feel as though you’re travelling through time.
The garden courtyards and swimming pools are ideal for unwinding in but the Entertainment Centre is the real draw here, for families and couples alike. There’s a full casino featuring all the classic games, a cinema and an extensive gym. There are two restaurants at this hotel, the Station Grill for fresh seafood dishes or the more exclusive Platform One restaurant.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana
Want to see elephants playing in the Okavango Delta from the comfort of your luxurious room? The Belmond Eagle Island Lodge provides the ultimate luxury safari accommodation, overlooking a lagoon that attracts many of Africa’s most popular big game and exotic birds. You won’t find accommodation like this anywhere else on the continent, possibly even the planet!
The secluded retreat provides you with an exciting experience to discover the real Africa and observe wildlife in its natural environment without leaving luxury. Air conditioned tents, helicopter safaris and one of the world’s most romantic bars are all things that you can expect when booking a stay here.
Accommodation in Africa doesn’t come much more unique than this. Dated back to the 1970s where this was the base for Norman Carr’s Green Season operations, it’s now been completely transformed into Zambia’s leading super luxury lodge. Arriving by boat down the Luangwa River, this resort has a very wild, colonial feel to it, which is juxtaposed by the huge decking area with private pool and sitting area.
It isn’t just about the accommodation either; with world class guides and incredibly game viewing opportunities, Chinzombo is ideal for first-time and return guests alike. You’ll have a great chance of spotting leopards in the wild, as well as many of Africa’s other game animals. Expect an extremely luxurious stay, with fully stocked bar and excellent food throughout your time here.
Seen enough and want to book your unique, luxurious holiday package in Africa? Talk to Africa Travel today and we’ll create a bespoke package just for you, giving you exactly what you want from your holiday.