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Top 20 Safari Lodges in Africa

After living in Africa for nearly a year, we’ve shared a lot of our experience with safari lodges. But the safari given is a very magical experience, whenever we can, we can keep going back and forth. For years we’ve stayed in too many beautiful lodges to count, but like anything else, we have our favorites! So these are the best safari lodges in Africa and what you really tried and tested.

San Camp

1. Botswana, San Camp

Start with our favorite camp all over Africa – Sun camp In Botswana. It’s far from a normal safari camp, but we personally think that’s a special reason. You won’t find the Big Five here in the Kalahari Desert, but this camp focuses on the little creatures found in the desert. But more than that, it’s about being really separated from your normal life and in sync with your present. There is no wifi or electricity in the tent, but there are many opportunities to connect with nature.

Botswana, Sandive

2. Botswana, Sandibe

My second favorite lodge in Botswana is Sandibe. It is the pinnacle of AndBeyond’s Botswana portfolio and has had numerous camps since the Okavango Delta. Sandibe is the most expensive camp in AndBeyond’s portfolio in Botswana, but it’s also the most magical camp. If you are looking for a unique honeymoon location, this is your best bet.


3. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia

Last year, we finally had the opportunity to visit Namibia. Having a base in South Africa next door gave us more excuses to get out there and experience Africa more. We checked in when we adventured to Namibia from the north Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. This lodge has recently been refurbished from top to bottom and the results are amazing. Waking up in the desert is a luxury and will never be forgotten.

4. Boulders Luxury Lodge & Safari

Boulders Lodge our first experience at a lodge in South Africa wasn’t in this country, but it was certainly our favorite! we never forget sitting on the deck as we noticed a young elephant drinking from the pool, jumping out, and greeting me. Since then, we’ve learned that this is done regularly at the lodge, so if you’re looking for an intimate encounter with animals, this is the perfect lodge to stay for a safari.

Cottars Safari

5. Cottar’s Safari Camp, Kenya

When you check in at Cottar’s Safari Camp In Kenya, we felt like we were going back in time. The 1920s safari camp is one of the oldest offered and is located in a peaceful location on the edge of Masai Mara. The park itself is full of safari patrons, so this is a great option to experience more tranquility, but it still stays close to the park.


6. Zanzibar Archipelago, Member Island

Well, I’m saying that: Member island It’s our favorite lodge all over Africa. It’s not a traditional safari lodge, but it still deserves this list. Featuring 12 guest rooms on a private island off the coast of Zanzibar, Member Island is the ultimate in barefoot luxury.


7. Angama Mara, Kenya

Angama Mara It is generally considered to be the best safari lodge in Masai Mara, Kenya. This newly opened lodge has appeared on the safari scene with a lot of praise, especially to celebrate the unique place where this lodge overlooks Mara. If you’re looking for a honeymoon location that can be seen for days, this is the best bet in East Africa.

Bush Villa, Kenya

8. Bush Villa, Kenya

Bush Villa is part of Cotter’s Safari Camp, but we think it’s worth mentioning in itself. This superbly oversized villa is perfect for large families and groups to enjoy their private oasis. The villa extends above Cotter’s Safari Camp and overlooks Masai Mara below. Even Angelina Jolie was a guest at Bush Villa!

Serengeti House, Tanzania

9. Serengeti House, Tanzania

Serengeti House in Tanzania is the leading property in Singita’s safari portfolio. This private villa has 4 bedrooms, an infinity pool, and a private gym. The villa also has a private chef so you can relax and spend time alone in a group.

Royal Malewane, South Africa

10. Royal Malewane, South Africa

When you check in Royal Malewan A few years ago we had already visited some nearby camps. However, Royal Malewane has its own charm and unique interior design that gives it the feeling of going back in time. Don’t miss the day spa with this beautiful lap pool, reminiscent of Moroccan riads.

Bateleur Camp

11.11. AndBeyond Bateleur Camp

I think it’s safe to say while I’m in East Africa Bateleur Camp was our favorite safari lodge. This newly refurbished lodge is the perfect combination of old and new, with all the classic touches, but with the shortcomings of all mods. The service here was unmatched by any other camp we stayed in Kenya.


12. Botswana Skybeds

Check yourself out to spend an unforgettable night in the bush Botswana Skybeds. The skybeds is just a short drive from the nearby Sable alley and is perfect for soaking in the bushes. The skybeds is located above a three-story tree house. That is, stay as close as possible to animal activity all night long. Not only is it one of the best safari lodges in Africa, it is also one of the most adventurous lodges.

singita sweni

13. Singita Sweni, South Africa

Singita Sweni was one of the first safari lodges we’ve ever stayed in, but that doesn’t mean we forgot it! our experience at this lodge is so impressive that it has permeated our hearts forever. Singita really goes up and down for guests, offering gastronomic meals and the best service. There are several lodges in the area, but Singita Sweni is our personal favorite.

Sable Alley, Botswana

14. Sable Alley, Botswana

Sable alley It is one of the popular choices for safari camps in Botswana. Botswana is one of the most expensive countries to visit for safari adventures, but this camp is a more affordable camp. If you’re looking for a special escape without a high price tag, this camp is affordable.

Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
Image credit: Crook Sand Jackson

15. Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

Rwanda has become the most popular country in Africa. In recent years, its popularity has skyrocketed thanks to the population of mountain gorillas, which has attracted thousands of tourists to landlocked countries. Bisate Lodge is one of the most iconic lodges in the country with its creative honeycomb-like design.

Thorntree River Lodge, Zambia

16. Thorntree River Lodge, Zambia

Both Zambia and Zimbabwe are considered gateways to Victoria Falls, but if you’re looking for something special, check out Thorntree River Lodge. This quiet and peaceful lodge is a microcosm of romance on the calm banks of the Zambezi River. It is undeniable that this is one of the best safari lodges in Africa. It’s certainly our number one choice as the most romantic.

Ngorongoro Lodge, Tanzania

17. Ngorongoro Lodge, Tanzania

If you’re looking for an iconic “outside Africa” ​​experience, this is the place to visit East Africa. Ngorongoro should be one of the most beautiful lodges set up overlooking the crater itself.

Botswana, Jao Camp
Image by Dana Allen

18. Botswana, Jao Camp

Another recommendation from Botswana!? If you say that no safari is as magical as the one in the Okavango Delta, believe me. Jao Camp is another great option for honeymoon couples looking for something special. The carefully curated design makes it one of the most prominent camps.

Singita Kataza, Rwanda

19. Singita Kataza, Rwanda

Rwanda also has two Singita accommodations to choose from when looking for the best safari lodge in Africa. Singita Kataza is a special lodge in the mysterious mountains of Rwanda, just steps from the famous mountain gorillas.

Zambia, Chin Zombo

20. Zambia, Chin Zombo

Last but not least, Zambia’s Chin Zombo Camp is in an idyllic location on the banks of the Zambezi River. This camp is a popular destination for honeymoon couples looking for a quiet waterfront location. However, if you want to enjoy the activity, you can choose to canoe on the Zambezi River or take a micro flight at Victoria Falls. Believe us when we say it’s not for the timid!

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