Luxury travel is always evolving and welcoming new trends. African Safaris have also evolved in recent years, becoming the latest luxurious travel option. Heading to Africa for a luxury safari offers a totally unique vacation experience filled with wildlife, incredible scenery, and thrilling activities. If you’re ready to change up your usual getaway, check out these 5 amazing African safari experiences.
Vumbara Plains – Botswana
Visiting Vumbara Plains is one of the most luxurious ways to experience Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The beautiful eco-retreat is comprised of two camps and 14 rooms. Each room is a raised tent featuring indoor-outdoor bathrooms, a private deck and plunge pool, dining area, and lavish beds. Vumbara offers both land and water game viewing experiences year round. Some of the world’s most rare wildlife can be observed here, along with unlimited views of the Okavango.
Jao Camp – Botswana
Jao Camp is another luxurious camp in the Okavango Delta. This is the place to go for a water focussed safari experience in Africa. The camp is located where floodplains meet gorgeous islands, creating a unique landscape unlike anywhere else. Each of the nine tents are well shaded by trees and outfitted with luxurious bathrooms and bedroom areas. Guests can see wildlife strolling by from their private sala as they enjoy a breathtaking sunset.
Toka Leya – Zambia
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the beautiful Toka Leya camp in Zambia. With panoramic views of the Zambezi River and close proximity to Victoria Falls, this safari experience is all about adrenaline-pumping activities. The luxury tents and main areas of the camp are all connected by snaking wood pathways, helping to reduce guests’ footprint on the land. Lots of exciting creatures can be spotted at Toka Leya, included crocodiles, hippos, and elephants.
Segera Retreat – Kenya
Travel to Kenya looking for a luxury safari experience and you’ll find Segera Retreat. This incredible camp sits on the Laikipia Plateau and is positioned perfectly to enjoy views of Mount Kenya. The design scheme for Segera Retreat focusses on showcasing how luxurious sustainable development can be. All of the villas are built to not impact the land they sit on, and the camp is home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Kenya.
Serra Cafema Camp – Namibia
Serra Cafema Camp is found in one of the most remote locations in southern Africa; the extreme north-west areas of Namibia. The camp was inspired by the local Himba people, and offers an intimate, relaxing atmosphere that mixes rustic style with modern luxuries. Eight luxury villas sits on the camp, all featuring en-suite facilities, a dining area, and raised wooden deck for enjoying the scenery. Guests will spend their time at Serra Cafema enjoying an amazing area of the world seldom explored by others.