Places to Stay in Africa

Our experts have arranged a selection of incredible camps, lodge and hotels that blend once-in-a-lifetime experiences together with accommodation that has a serious wow-factor - whether that's a barefoot getaway set on the squeaky white African sands of Mozambique or Tanzania, a boutique perch on the majestic slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town or an impressive luxury tent hidden along the wildlife-packed riverbank in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta. 

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Chole Mjini

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Chole Mjini is a castaway retreat on Chole Island, just off the coast of Mafia Island, providing an exclusive and secluded escape. Sleep in treehouses for a truly unique experience and the chance to admire the wild landscapes from a different perspective. Chole Mjini provides a genuine community feel, with hosts who engage their guest and do their upmost to ensure an unforgettable stay. The lodge also tries to conserve the beauty of the nature surrounding it by making everything eco-friendly, using solar panels for electricity.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Emerson Spice

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Emerson Spice is a culture-rich hotel based in the heart of Stone Town and consists of three buildings. The vibrant and colourful rooms add to the hotel’s local character, further enhanced by the Swahili accents throughout. Expect cultural immersion through local-sourced food and live music provided by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Moreover, being in the heart of Stone Town, surrounded by the local sites, you can truly discover the Zanzibari culture and enjoy all it has to offer.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Romantic

Kwihala Camp

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Kwihala Camp is based in Ruaha National Park, home to 10% of the world’s lion population. With simple and elegant furnishing and animals regularly wandering through the camp, guests can enjoy a truly authentic safari experience. The camp strives to provide an all-round enjoyable experience for guests with good food and game drives in the morning and afternoon. Known for their excellent private guides who bring Tanzania’s wilderness to life, the game drives are truly unforgettable.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Lemala Ewanjan

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Lemala Ewanjan is an intimate tented camp based in the Seronera Valley of the Central Serengeti, a game-rich area due to the abundant supply of water attracting a variety of animals all year round. Close-up wildlife encounters are common here, and zebra and giraffe can often be seen strolling through camp. Fear not – Maasai warriors are on guard to escort you safely to your tent each night. Lemala Ewanjan is a fantastic choice for a luxury tented safari experience, boasting staggering views of the grasslands and sunsets, plus the opportunity to experience the herds of the Great Migration in season.

Best for: Family-friendly, Honeymoon, Lodge, Setting & Views

Lemala Ngorongoro

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Lemala Ngorongoro is a quality mobile tented camp, located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just a 15-minute drive down to the crater floor. The location of the camp high on the rim makes it a prime spot to be one of the first visitors into the crater each morning, allowing superb Big 5 sightings before the crowds of visitors arrive and excellent light for keen photographers.

Best for: Family-friendly, Honeymoon, Lodge, Setting & Views

Luwi Bush Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Luwi Bush Camp is a safari camp in Luangwa Valley in Zambia. The camp offers fantastic opportunities to spot wildlife, including tracking big game like lions on foot. Dismantled and rebuilt each season, and created from natural materials, the camp barely leaves a trace on the environment, so is a great choice for the eco-conscious traveller.

Best for: Honeymoon, Hideaway, Rustic, Peace & Quiet

Pongwe Beach

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

In true Indian Ocean style, soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm water is the order of the day at Pongwe Beach Hotel, a laid-back and unpretentious retreat set along a palm-fringed beach in Zanzibar. Seclusion and privacy are key aspects of this hotel, which gets cut off from the rest of the east coast at high tide, creating a sense of privacy. Pongwe Beach is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the tranquil atmosphere whilst enjoying a range of activities.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet

Rivertrees Country Inn

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Located just 30 minutes from Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport, Rivertrees Country Inn is the perfect place to stop and unwind before or after your safari. Hidden among luscious exotic foliage – including hibiscus and banana trees - it evokes privacy, seclusion and a sense of tranquillity. The inn offers incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as Mount Meru. With great food and attentive service, you will find yourself truly at peace in this nature-rich setting.

Best for: Setting & Views, Village Life, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Royal Malewane

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

One of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa, Royal Malewane is a wonderful retreat from which to explore the bush and enjoy some of the best game viewing that South Africa to offer.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Seriously special, Guiding, Food & Wine

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