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Top 10 Safari Camps and Lodges

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We asked our Africa Consultants which their favorite safari camps and lodges were – here’s their top 10.

1. Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi, Zambia

A superb and secluded little camp, Old Mondoro (so named after the Shona word for lion) nestles on the banks of the Zambezi River, in an area renowned for its natural beauty as well as its high concentrations of game. You can spot the resident Old Mondoro elephants from your deck and take a boat trip up river.

2. Little Vumbura – Okavango Delta, Botswana

This stunning six-roomed tented camp, situated to the north of Mombo in a private reserve bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, overlooks the perennial floodplains and the clear waters of the Okavango Delta. You can explore the delta channels by boat, take guided game walks and there is also seasonal fishing.

3. Singita Mara River Tented Camp – Serengeti, Tanzania

Situated in the northern most tip of the Serengeti National Park, this tented camp is set in a stunning and remote area, with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the Serengeti National Park. Be wowed by the spectacular wildebeest migration and enjoy a private dinner in a special location by the Mara River

4. Sand Rivers – Selous, Tanzania

Found in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve and offering stylish, luxurious safari accommodation on the banks of the Rufiji River.  The open fronted rooms means you can take advantage of the views and you must explore the Selous on foot with a walking safari – one of the fantastic guides will bring the experience to life.

5. Chinzombo – South Luangwa, Zambia

Positioned on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, this lodge breaks the mould in terms of sheer luxury and unrivalled levels of service. There are just six spacious villas set apart in the shade of towering and ancient trees.

6. Kwandwe Great Fish – Kwandwe, South Africa

Comprising of nine luxurious thatched suites, each has their own private plunge pool and is linked to the lodge by wooden walkways. There’s a choice of activities from game drives, walking, bird watching and fishing.

7. Lewa Wilderness – Laikipia, Kenya

Located in a wildlife-rich corner of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the beautifully decorated guest cottages have warm fireplaces and large verandas. See how many activities you can fit into one day: Waco flying and horse-riding in the morning; a stop for lunch, a swim and a game of tennis. Then head out again on a game drive for sundowners with a view of Mount Kenya.

8. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp – Namibia

Located in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld; an area that boasts dramatic rugged landscapes dotted with the ancient welwitschia plant, dry riverbeds and seas of soft sand dunes. You can view diverse desert adapted wildlife here, including elephant and lion and explore the iconic Skeleton Coast including shipwreck remains and windswept beaches.


9. Somalisa – Hwange, Zimbabwe

Located in a private concession, right at the heart of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. It is known as ‘the home of elephants’ and you can watch the big bulls stand and wait at the solar powered water pumps – they know when the sun becomes powerful enough to get them working and don’t miss out on a single drop.

10. Greystoke Mahale – Western Tanzania

Greystoke Mahale enjoys a breathtaking position on a golden beach along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, sheltered by the lush forest of the Mahale Mountains. Swim in the clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, relax on the beach and go trekking in the Mahale Mountains to spot chimpanzees.

Discover more on safari vacations by giving one of our Africa Consultants a call on 020 8682 5070 or visiting our website here:

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