Luxury safari lodges for a very special adventure holiday

Apr 01, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

It’s easy to understand the appeal of safari. It’s not often you get the chance to see some of the planet’s most majestic and rare animals in their natural habitat. And with safaris to suit most budgets, more and more people are considering it as a holiday option. However, there is something about luxury safari lodges that gives your African adventure a classic romantic appeal that makes it all the more special.

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So, if you want to see the Big Five in style, then any of our top five luxury safari lodges holidays should be just what you’re looking for. Check them out below and let us know what you think.

Imagine Africa, Tanzania

Including in the legendary Serengeti and vast Selous, Tanzania is one of the world’s best safari destinations. With luxurious lodges to stay in on your safari and an Indian Ocean studded with incredibly beautiful beaches, Imagine Africa can really help to create your dream African getaway.

Mahali Mzuri, Kenya

Billed as Sir Richard Branson’s Kenyan safari camp, it’s perhaps not surprising that this is a truly luxurious and exclusive safari destination. Forming part of the Virgin Limited Edition holiday range, this is a safari experience with a difference. And while technically it is a tent you’re staying in, it’s not like any tent we’ve seen before on our camping holidays. Mahali Mzuri is luxury safari adventuring at its best.

Luxury safari lodges Wikimedia image by Bjorn Christian Torrissen

Exclusive Botswana

With hundreds of square miles set aside as nature reserves, this is a perfect combination of luxury and wilderness. The huge Okavango Delta creates a fertile oasis for animals to live with minimal human interference. You can experience the comfort and privacy of luxury safari lodges and the majestic Botswana countryside in equal measure. Find out more at

Audley Travel, South Africa

Marvel at the big game in the famous Kruger National Park, or sample a tipple in the Winelands, before making your way to cosmopolitan Cape Town. South Africa is a country of variation and beauty. With Audley Travel, you get to experience all of it in complete luxury and with tailor-made packages.

Luxury safari lodges flickr image by Julian Mason

Rainbow Tours, Madagascar

Although Madagascar is an island off the main landmass of Africa, it was never part of the continent itself, breaking away from India around 90 million years ago. All of which means the wildlife here is unique. With countless endemic species and a culture all of its own, a luxury safari here will be unlike any other on the planet. Check out the Rainbow Tours website to find out more.

If one of these luxury safari lodges appeals to you just click through on the links included. If you provide a luxury safari lodge that you feel should be included please let us know.


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