Africa’s Best Safari Swimming PoolsDecember 15, 2017
Don’t underestimate the splendor of a swimming pool while on safari in Africa. There are few better ways to cool down between game drives than taking a refreshing dip.
A summer safari would be incomplete without a swim. While most places have their own pool, there are a few camps and lodges that boast truly unique swimming settings and experiences. Here are a few of our favourites:
Star Pool at Mara Bushtops
Fancy taking a dip amongst the constellations? You can at Mara Bushtops. The stunning star pool is the first pool of its kind in Africa and a truly unique swimming experience. Positioned with breathtaking panoramic views of the Maasai Mara, guests often enjoy a swim while watching wildlife just a stone’s throw away. The water temperature is also perfect for a night swim under the starry African sky.
Salt Pans Pool at Jack’s Camp
Set in a palm grove on the edge of the Makgadikgadi National Park, Jack’s Camp is an elegantly furnished, traditional East African style safari camp. Sheltered under a canvas deck and overlooking the golden grasslands of the Makgadikgadi, the swimming pool at Jack’s Camp is a lovely spot to relax with an ice-cold drink while waiting for the afternoon heat to pass.
Rock Pool at Mowani Mountain Camp
Nestled into the Damaraland’s dramatic rock kopjes, the plunge pool at Mowani Mountain Camp provides a welcomed respite from the hot Namibian weather. Guests can order a refreshing drink and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun rays and enjoying the sights.
Infinity Pool at Saruni Ocean
Situated on Kenya’s secluded south coast, Saruni Ocean Spa Lodge is an intimate property, boasting the largest infinity pool in East Africa. Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the sparkling infinity pool while appreciating undisturbed views of 4km of pristine sandy beaches.
Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls
Devil’s Pool is a natural rock pool at the edge of Victoria Falls, on the Zambian side, that is safe for swimming in during the drier months of the year when the water levels are low. After a rocky walk and a swim in the Zambezi to reach the pool, adrenalin-junkies are rewarded with one of the most thrilling pools in the world. Perched on the edge of the mighty falls, feeling the force of the Zambezi flowing past you and crashing down the 100-meter drop, is an experience like no other.
For a chance to swim in one of these unique spots, get in touch with us and we’ll help you plan your perfect safari – complete with your dream swimming pool!
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