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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Stanley Safari Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Stanley Safari Lodge sits on the border of Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, close to the majestic Victoria Falls and the town of Livingstone. A range of outdoor activities are on hand to help you explore, from wildlife safaris to sedate sunset cruises and bungee jumping, and at the end of the day, relax in your chalet and enjoy delicious local cuisine at the restaurant.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Landscapes & Scenery

The Silo

Location: Cape Town & Around | South Africa

Occupying the top floors of a converted grain silo on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), The Silo, designed by highly-acclaimed architect Thomas Heatherwick, is one of the newest and most talked-about additions to the Cape Town hotel scene.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Honeymoon

Singita Castleton

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Singita Castleton is a historic and exclusive lodge in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which has been in the same family for generations and retains a traditional, colonial feel. Overlooking a waterhole where you can watch animals gathering to drink and the endless plains of the Greater Kruger National Park beyond, it is the perfect mix of private safari lodge and charming country farmhouse. 

Best for: Private Groups, Seriously special, Family-friendly, Wildlife & Nature

Mumbo Island

Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi

Mumbo Island is a camp set on a pristine and deserted tropical island, part of the stunning Lake Malawi National Park. It ranks amongst the finest camps in Malawi. The whole island falls within an exclusive concession, guaranteeing privacy in paradise. 

Best for: Hideaway, Landscapes & Scenery, Water activities, Adventure

Thorntree River Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge is ideally located for exploring the Victoria Falls with this iconic African landmark just 20 minutes downstream from the lodge. Equally, the remote location ensures that guests can enjoy a peaceful stay away from the crowds. 

Best for: Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is on the banks of the Zambezi River, not far from the incredible Victoria Falls. Staying in a thatched cottage, you’ll enjoy local cuisine at the al fresco restaurant, laze in the outdoor pool and lovely gardens, and embark on wildlife adventures and trips down the river to marvel at the mighty falls.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Cultural Immersion, Hideaway

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

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

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

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