Daydreaming about your next getaway? Not sure where to go? Don’t worry we have found a great vacation destination for your next holiday – Africa. Wondering what type of trip it will be – if you will be roughing it in the harsh African landscape? No need to worry, we have you covered. You will be enjoying all that Africa has to offer in the most luxurious settings you can think of.
Most people don’t connect luxury travel with Africa but this is a common mistake. The continent has some of the top most luxurious accommodations in the world. They enrich your safari experience with exceptional personal service.
Not sure what to expect? Think of sipping fine wine, enjoying impeccable cuisine, all whilst staying in lavish private suites. All this makes for memorable encounters with wildlife unique experiences lasting you a lifetime.
Indulging in a champagne breakfast on the Serengeti plains overlooking herds of giraffe and wildebeest might not be out of your reach. Or wake up in your private suite and find a group of elephants drinking out of your plunge pool.
It may come as a surprise to many but luxury travel is very much alive in Africa. It’s not uncommon for top luxury accommodations to enrich your safari experience with exceptional personal service.
Think of fine wine, impeccable cuisine, lavish suites, extraordinary experiences, and last but not least unforgettable encounters with wildlife.
A champagne breakfast on the vast savannah plains overlooking herds of zebra and wildebeest might not be out of your reach.
Finding the ultimate luxury safari gem can be difficult. But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the top luxury African safari tours. Expect to find the top most popular bucket list experiences in Africa’s most authentic and luxurious settings.
The Best Luxury African Safaris
Africa is a large continent offering various types of luxury safaris scattered across the incredible national parks and reserves of Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia.
Nowhere else in the world will you find such a pristine collection of luxury lodges and out of this world safari experiences.
To make life easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best countries to visit to ensure you have the best safari trip of your life.
If Botswana wasn’t on your list – it should be. The country is a frontrunner when it comes to luxurious safari lodges and experiences. Botswana offers small luxurious camps that have a low environmental impact and staff that provide spectacular personal service.
Chobe Luxury Safari
Chobe National Park is located in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. The national park is known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo.
Not sure whether you want to explore the area by land, foot, or water? No problem, check out this Chobe luxury safari experience that covers all areas. Enjoy game drives, walks with a ranger and a boat tour. The luxurious suites cater to your every need. Escape the hustle and bustle of your normal life and relax and recharge in nature.
Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is one of Africa’s most beautiful conservation areas. It boasts a stunning collection of lily-covered wetlands, glistening floodplains, exposed grassland, and dappled forests.
If you are looking to experience the wonders of nature with your own private guide – we have found just the trip for you. This Moremi tented safari tour is exclusive to you and your travel partners.
Your private guide will be with you throughout the trip. No need to stress about setting up camp and cooking meals as this is all done for you. All you need to do is follow your guide as he takes you through remote wildlife-rich areas. Have your camera ready to capture iconic wildlife and nature.
Located at the bottom of the African continent and surrounded by two oceans, South Africa has it all. From spectacular scenery to quaint coastal villages and cosmopolitan cities. On top of that, it offers exhilarating luxurious African safaris boasting the Big Five.
It’s also home to one of the world’s biggest nature reserves, the renowned Kruger National Park. South Africa is also home to one of the most vibrant and scenic cities in the world, Cape Town. Making it the ultimate safari destination, combining a diversity of habitats, colorful cultures, and stunning untamed wilderness.
Kruger National Park
Situated in northeastern South Africa, this park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big Five.
Enjoy this stunning piece of nature and fly directly into Kruger National Park’s Skukuza Airport for a private 5-day safari adventure. Spend multiple days exploring through the thick bush and tall grasslands to spot animals enjoying their natural surroundings.
Here is a quick overview of what this private luxury safari expedition includes:
- Enjoy night game drives and bush walks
- Chance to spot the Big 5
- Lazy afternoons by the pool
- A maximum of 2-4 people to ensure personalized attention throughout the trip
Cape Town Safari
Visiting Cape Town and have no time to head north to Kruger to view the Big Five? No problem, Cape Town and its surroundings offer wonderful safari options as well.
This luxurious wildlife safari tour offers the best of both worlds – land, and water. Explore the scenic Whale Coast to view whales (during the season) and African penguins. Next, spot the Big 5 animals on a 4×4 and a horseback safari. This unique experience allows you to enjoy the wildlife while riding a beautiful horse through breathtaking landscapes.
Zambia Luxury Safaris
Often tourists flock to South Africa, Botswana, and other African islands, leaving Zambia in the dust. This seems unimaginable as Zambia has a lot to offer. Visitors can marvel at the impressive Victoria Falls and combine this with an unforgettable uncrowded luxury safari experience.
Upper Zambezi/Chobe and Victoria Falls Safari
Make the most of your safari trip with this incredible luxurious safari tour that explores various regions with spectacular and unique landscapes. Sleep by the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in an unfenced area, allowing local wildlife to wander around your luxurious lodge.
Enjoy the perks of being located close to both the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. Marvel at the sensational Victoria Falls in the morning. Then head back to the lodge and sip on your drink while watching elephants, buffalos and other animals drinking from the river banks.
Your Unforgettable Luxury African Safari Trip Awaits
From the dusty tents of explorers to exquisite over the top luxurious lodges, the African safari experience has come a long way in the past years. Today, many tented camps mirror the grandeur and opulence of 5-star hotels. These accommodations offer a brand new take on African authenticity, experience, and luxuriousness.
Think about top-of-the-range off-road vehicles, hot-air ballooning, fly-in safaris, and contemporary gourmet dining prepared by your private chef. The safari trip is of course complemented by cultural, historical, and environmental experiences.
Adventure, wildlife, cultural enrichment, and highly personalized service awaits you. So, book your safari trips today because what’s not to love about a luxury African safari?