Hotels These Private Villas Are The Ultimate Way To Do A Luxury Safari — Take A Look

These Private Villas Are The Ultimate Way To Do A Luxury Safari — Take A Look

Exclusive-use luxury lodges are the latest in exceptional safari offerings. T+L's executive editor shares a few of her favourites.


By Flora Stubbs Published on Nov 20, 2023, 10:00 AM

These Private Villas Are The Ultimate Way To Do A Luxury Safari — Take A Look

Villa rentals are no longer a strictly European phenomenon: exclusive-use properties that can host a big family — or a group of friends — are popping up across Africa. “Demand for these exclusive stays continues to grow,” says Meg Shepro, a safari specialist at Scott Dunn, the luxury tour operator.

“These properties provide comfort and ease for big groups,” she notes, with game drives just for you and yours, led by private guides. Here are three of our favourites.

These lodges offer the best options to experience a luxury safari

Lengishu, Kenya

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Bedroom cottage at Lengishu | Image Credit: Backdrop Production/Lengishu

This chic hillside lodge that sleeps 12 is in the heart of the Borana Conservancy, which has a sizable population of black and white rhinos, as well as lions, leopards, and zebras. Book through Scott Dunn; from USD 10,000 (INR 8,32,400) per person for five nights, all-inclusive.

Time+Tide Chongwe House, Zambia

Chongwe’s Cassia suite | Image Credit: Time + Tide

At this elegant thatched-roof lodge overlooking a tributary of the Zambezi, up to eight guests can spot elephants without even stepping off-property.

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Elephants on safari at Chongwe | Image Credit: Time + Tide

Book through True Travel; from USD 10,225 (INR 8,51,082) per person for six nights, all-inclusive.

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Africa House at Royal MAlEwane, South Africa

Safari pros rave about this recently renovated lodge with room for 12 in the Thornybush Game Reserve, part of predator-rich Greater Kruger National Park. Book through Explore, Inc.; from USD 15,075 (INR 12,54,789) per night, all-inclusive.

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This story first appeared on travelandleisure.com

All currency conversions were done at the time of writing

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Flora Stubbs

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