SAFARI LODGES AND CHIC BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Looking for a luxury safari lodge for that once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday, or a luxury boutique hotel to return to after a long game drive? Lulu has chosen the best luxury safari lodges and small hotels for that boutique hotel experience after a day tracking the Big Five. Why not combine a stay in the Tanzanian Arusha Coffee Lodge
, Tarangire Treetopsand
or The Manor at Ngorongoro
with an Elewana Sky Safari? Or observe the tigers, leopards and monkeys around Sher Bagh on the edge of the Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan? The collection also includes Serai Jaisalmer, an Indian luxury camp and spa in the Great Thar Desert. Go on a camel safari, have sundowners on the sand dunes and visit the Jasisalmer Fort.
If South Africa
is high on your safari hit list, then consider one of our luxury safari camps in the Kruger National Park:Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge
on the Sabi Sand reserve (if you want to push the boat out, stay in Chitwa House which has its own private butler and dedicated ranger) and the highly exclusive, colonial splendid Royal Malewane. Between them, they offer special children’s activities (basic lessons in bush skills, mould-making from animal tracks, face painting), game viewing from the deck and a chance to visit the Cheetah and Endangered Wildlife Breeding Project.
is another popular safari destination and Joy’s Camp
in the Shaba National Reserve is one of the most breathtaking around. It’s famous for the work of the late Joy Adamson (naturalist and author of Born Free) and the camp is located on the site of her original camp where you can watch an unbelievable amount of game drinking from the watering hole as you sit, relaxing at the bar. If you’re in Kenya to learn about the Masai Mara, then look into spending a few nights at Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp. It’s a real part of the Mara community and with silver service, butlers and cream canvas tents it feels like stepping back in time.
Our luxury safari camps in Tanzania
include Onsea House B&B
(it’s a perfect base for safari game drives in the Arusha National Park as well as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro), Serengeti Migration Camp, which is ideally located right on the migration path (so expect to see wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelles, among other animals) and The Retreat Selous where you can combine watching hippos in the river with pampering spa treatments and relaxing in the infinity pool.
Finally, for something completely different, why not stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp
on the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see an abundance of birds, from warblers to egrets and other wildlife such as tortoises. Check out the Chic Retreats collection of small boutique hotels, luxury safari lodges and boutique safari camps from Tanzania
to Ecuador and book your luxury safari trip.