Africa’s Luxurious Side of Travel

A luxury  safari combines the benefits of a mobile expedition across various sites with modern conveniences such as hot showers, laundered clothes and delicious cuisine. A tented camp allows you to be part of the landscape and to see the beauty of African nature close at hand. Many countries offer the chance for a luxury safari where you can experience the local landscape and culture from a bespoke canvas world.

1. Tanzania

Visit the Ngorongoro Crater with its beautiful scenery and variety of the local fauna. To immerse yourself in local culture, you can experience the customs and daily life in a Maasai village. The vibrant market town Mto Wa Mbu is also worth a stop where you can see the vibrant stalls and browse local goods. Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important anthropological sites in the world and provides insight into our ancient past.

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2. Kenya

Kenya offers a range of wildlife reserves and parks for you to explore in luxury and comfort. Exclusive private camps are set up in prime wildlife areas to make sure you see the fauna in their natural habitat. Enjoy sightings of animals that are only found north of the equator in Africa, or take a walk with the local Masai and their camels to experience the ancient culture of this beautiful country.

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3. Namibia

Namibia’s desert landscape is a beautiful jewel worth exploring. The dunes are the perfect playground for adventure activities like sand boarding, quad biking, paragliding and even sky diving. Trek the dunes atop a camel, or track the sands for leopards and antelope. If you want to see the ancient desert from the air, hop into a hot air balloon to sail the skies.

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4. Botswana

The lush Okovango Delta is a unique African destination. The world’s largest inland delta, the shores feature breathtaking trails and wonderful campsites. See everything from colorful tropical fish and beautiful birds to herds of elephant and wildebeest. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a sighting of a leopard, lion or cheetah.

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5. South Africa

The world-renowned Kruger National Park is your ideal luxury safari destination. See elephant, wildebeest, lion and hyena and much more in the vast grounds of this reserve. After a day spent on game-viewing vehicles, enjoy a three course meal as you relax under the stars and listen to the sounds of nature.

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.