Why Choose a Luxury Safari in Africa

October 30, 2018

It’s those little perks and creature comforts that make all the difference when you choose luxury over budget for your African safari.

Travelling styles are almost as diverse as the landscapes of Africa. While some safari-enthusiasts enjoy roughing it in bush camps and going on self-drives, others prefer a safari experience that includes the comforts of home, and more.

Luxury lodges and camps are found in some of the most spectacular locations across Africa, with some of these top destinations being South Africa, Kenya and Namibia.

World-class service

A safari to any African destination takes considerable planning and organising so when you arrive at your camp or lodge, you want everything taken care of. Choosing to stay at a high-end establishment means that you can become fully immersed in the safari experience.

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Private dinner at Little Kulala Camp in Sossusvlei, Namibia © Wilderness Safaris

Expect gourmet food that, together with the best wines, will send you to gastronomic heaven. Whether fine dining or hearty, rustic-style cooking, locally-influenced flavours or global cuisine, lux safari lodges serve beautifully presented offerings that are authentic and thoughtful.

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Relaxing massage with a view at Lebombo Lodge in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Singita

Staff are there to ensure your stay is everything you imagined so service is professional and attentive. Some lodges go above and beyond in what they offer their guests, such as day spas where guests can enjoy a pamper session with a bush view or a private, candlelit dinner arranged at your suite.

Expert guiding

Luxury safari accommodation is not just about high service standards at the lodge but also about the outstanding guides that take you into the bush, whether by game drive, on foot or by boat. It’s those luxury lodges and safari camps that are usually home to some of the very best field guides.

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Guided bush walk at Elephant Pepper Camp in Maasai Mari, Kenya © Elewana Collection

Top-notch guides know where the best spots are to see certain wildlife. They will know, for instance, where a specific pack of hyenas tends to prowl at night or the watering hole that has been most frequented by rhino and elephant. On a budget, self-drive safari, your sightings are often considerably less than on a guided outing.

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Camelback riding at Lewa Safari Camp in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya © Elewana Collection

The finest luxury lodges and safari camps are located within a private concession of a larger park or game reserve. This means that game vehicles can drive off-road, which allows for more unique sightings and, due to the exclusivity of the lodge, with only a few other vehicles to share the area.

Special touches

Of course, it wouldn’t be a luxury safari if it weren’t for the distinct creature comforts that are catered to in detail at the lodge. Discerning travellers may often choose specific accommodation according to the special amenities it features.

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Private outdoor bath at Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park, Kenya © Elewana Collection

Open-air bubble baths that overlook a picturesque landscape or a refreshing plunge pool are some of the things that romantic getaways, blissful honeymoons and tranquil holidays are all about. These additional touches make a big impression on the whole safari experience.

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Romantic star-bed at Little Kulula Camp in Sossusvlei, Namibia © Wilderness Safaris

Sleeping under the stars with just the sounds of the bush around you is unforgettable. Luxury lodges make sure that guests enjoy a good balance of exhilarating days in the bush and peaceful evenings that lead to rest and relaxation.

Chat to us about matching your budget and interests with an African safari itinerary that will tick all the boxes.


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