The best luxury safari camps in Africa are those which are in locations with abundant game – of course that’s one of the main reasons we all travel to Africa is to see the wildlife. There are many camps which actually offer incredible game viewing from your private room. Whiling away the hours watching antelope and other plains game graze around you can be relaxing and therapeutic. Here are our top five rooms to watch wildlife from.
Sabora happens to be one of Tanzania’s most luxurious camps – furnished fully with antique campaign furniture this camp is set right bang in the middle of the vast Western Serengeti plains. There are often zebra in and around camp, and during the wildebeest migration the camp really is in the thick of it.
Sand Rivers rooms all have comfy sofas on your private decking which overlooks the river – the river is of course full of hippos and watching them go about their daily business, as well as the crocs and many species of water birds which live in the area is nothing short of mesmerising. The lodge’s main area also has a fantastic telescope and often other game species come down to drink at the river.
Chitwa Chitwa is homely and luxurious and sits overlooking a waterhole which is frequented by everything from lions to elephants all day. You really can relax here and hope to see most of the big five.
Elephant Pepper Camp is one of our favourite camps in Africa, it is just heaven with views of the plains of the Mara North Conservancy, often dotted with plains game, hyena and much more.
Chinzombo is the newest camp in addition to the already wonderful Norman Carr portfolio. This camp is setting Zambia alight as is more modern and luxurious than anything seen there before. It’s location on the river means there is constantly game in camp and you can relax on your private verandah watching the wildlife go about it’s daily business.
Many of the above camps have special offers on at the moment – most of them need to be booked at least six months in advance to avoid disappointment so make sure you snap up those deals now.
Rose Hipwood is Managing Director of The Luxury Safari Company.