Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing 3 of the finest, and it may provide food for thought if you thought an African safari was about staying in tents in the wilderness.

3. Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve – Botswana

Botswana is uniquely situated in Africa between the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta, positioning it perfectly for a vast array of wildlife and culture. Botswana offers some of the most luxurious safari experiences available, and there are a good number of luxury retreats across the country. Chief’s Island is home to some of the nicest private lodges you will find. With spacious living areas and beautiful bedrooms, you will have a tranquil and comfortable base while you aren’t exploring the reserves. The hotel is situated in the Moremi Game Reserve which is known to be the ‘predator capital’ of Africa, so is perfectly suited for a high end safari holiday. The lodge also offers a swimming pool and a range of spa treatments if you want to really treat yourself.

2. Manda Bay – Lamu

Taking a safari in Lamu is a quieter affair than to some of the better known African countries, but this doesn’t mean they can’t provide luxury. Manda Bay is a fabulous private resort offering 10 cottages with en-suite facilities. Situated among coral gardens and woodland, Manda Bay feels secluded, which is exactly what you want when you are resting in the cool of the tamarind and coconut trees. The resort offers plenty for all the family, including private boat trips, deep sea fishing and of course safari excursions. Manda Bay is graced by white, unspoilt beaches and a pure blue sea where you can dine under the stars and enjoy the finer things life has to offer.

1. Funzi Keys – Kenya

Funzi Keys offers pure, unadulterated luxury on the Coast of Kenya. The resort offers unparalelled hospitality and gardens of paradise surrounding its remote location. The idyllic beachfront private cabins come complete with king-size four poster beds, jacuzzis, and of course a picturesque view. The heart of the resort has a restaurant and bar offering the finest in local food and freshly caught fish. The onsite concierges can arrange water sports or excursions at your convenience, so you can enjoy a private safari. Kenya is known for having the most diverse array of wildlife in Africa, and this place proves that Kenya can also be all about luxury.

If a week or two doesn’t seem long enough, Funzi Keys even has a private island for sale; if you’d like to indulge yourself in paradise all year round.

Peter Richards is a Digital Marketing Manager at Tropical Sky.

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