Luxury Camps in Africa: A get away destination
Getting away from all the eye catching attraction in the cities doesn’t have to mean foregoing the perks of civilization. An increasing number of luxury camp sites, which combines the tech of both worlds spring up yearly in Africa keeping them rooted to their origin. Here’s a look at some of the finest luxury camps available across the Africa.
Mahali Mzuri, Kenya
Kenya has long been the premiere destination for African safaris and Mahali Mzuri is a luxury safari camp in the Kenyan Bush. The latest entry in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition boutique travel outfit, the encampment in Maasai territory comprises just a dozen apartment-sized tent suites that sit perched on platforms overlooking the Motorogi Conservancy. The camp is filled with zoo creatures, from zebra, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and hippos to the prey that stalk them – lions, cheetahs, and hyenas.
Find out more at mahalimzuri.virgin.com
Camp Okuti, Botswana
The Camp Okuti is based in the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, one of the most game-packed protected areas in Africa. It is run by safari veterans Ker & Downey. The campsite has space for just 18 guests, who stay in house-sized, gorgeous, raised tents called “mosasas” with hardwood floors, indoor and outdoor showers, private toilets, and an incredible array of plush furniture.
Find out more at kerdowneybotswana.com
Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
Greystoke Mahale is tucked beneath the treeline along the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania’s Mahale National Park. Each suite has bathrooms with hot/cold water, strong showers, and real toilets. The price of admission is $7,700 per person for 7 night safari all inclusive but can be customized.
Find out more at nomad-tanzania.com
Erg Chigaga, Morocco
Erg Chigaga is built with wall-to-wall rugs, double beds, and en suite bathrooms (hot and cold water is available but only in pewter buckets) and a steady supply of cold drinks and fine authentic food. A private camp of just two tents located a brief distance away is available on request. The price of admission is From $278.70/night all-inclusive.
Find out more at desertcampmorocco.com
Gorah Elephant Camp, South Africa
The campsite is actually inside Addo Elephant Park, which is the most densely populated pachyderm playground on Earth. Although, Elephants aren't the only zoo creatures there. The full slate of African game is around too – lions, hyena, rhino. Visitors sleep in lavishly appointed tents, complete with electrical power (via solar and generator), generous beds, and linens and suite-style sitting area, along with private bathrooms. The price of admission is From $770/night.
Find out more at gorah.hunterhotels.com