The idea of an African safari is a dream vacation for many people, but the definition of what comprises an ideal experience is different for everyone. If you're planning your epic trip to Africa, here are 10 African safari camps for every type of adventurer.
Safari-bound newlyweds should look no further than a camp designed by Sir Richard Branson. Perched atop a cliff for unobstructed views of animal migration, Mahali Mzuri is located in a private reserve within Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Travelers seeking to truly get off-the-grid should pinpoint The Highlands, located in a remote section of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands of Tanzania. Eight domed suites offer panoramic views.
Finch Hattons brings Karen Blixen’s "Out of Africa" to life with 17 sustainably-built suites. That includes two-bedroom family suites, which feature a communal lounge ideal for families or couples traveling together.
Singita Sabora Tented Camp is tucked within Grumeti Game Reserve in northern Tanzania. Nine luxury tents, designed at the intersection of Old World charm and modern amenities, offer guests an exclusive peek into the sanctuary of the Serengeti.
The aptly named Royal Malewane, set in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, caters to travelers seeking a true taste of the high life. A traditional safari experience is coupled with top-of-the-line comforts.
Tucked into the northern hills of Rwanda sits Virunga Lodge, where 12 luxury bandas – all equipped with fireplaces for chilly mornings and evenings – overlook the Virunga Volcanoes and Musanze Valley. The true draw is the proximity for gorilla tracking.
Photographers or wildlife enthusiasts seeking a unique perspective should book a stay at Jaci’s Lodges in northwest South Africa. Morning and evening game drives are led by an experienced guide that understands ideal lighting.
Located in one of the most remote locations of South Africa, EcoTraining's Makuleke is a truly immersive safari experience where guests can roll up their shirt sleeves and learn about the budding biodiversity of Africa.
Looking for a taste of safari without ever leaving the city limits? Check out Giraffe Manor, located in Nairobi, Kenya. This 12-room hotel is best known for the resident Rothschild’s giraffes that call the property home.
Klaserie Sands River Camp is situated within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. With a maximum occupancy of eight guests, it's the ideal camp for group travelers seeking an exclusively intimate safari experience.