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Luxury Safaris - Top 7 Luxury African Safaris

Posted on 12 May 2014 by Marlene Shaw

Topics: Safari

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The Top 7 Luxury African Safaris.

The best way to Safari, is in all out style. Our list has you covered for the best of the best.

Going on an African safari is the dream of a lifetime for many people. We hope your dream will come true and you’ll stay at one of our Top 7 African safari camps.

7. Royal Zambesi Lodge (Zambia): You have choices to make when you stay at the family-owned Royal Zambesi Lodge. You can either stay in a thatched-roof suite or a tent, and you can either go on a bush or a water safari. You might see crocodiles, elephants and hippos in the water. Rates start at $450 per person per night in shared accommodations.

6. Shompole (Kenya): If you like flamingos, Shompole are the place to stay. It’s close to Lake Natron, one of the few habitats remaining in Africa for the breeding of flamingoes. You have your choice of staying in one of the six bedrooms in the main lodge or in one of the two two-bedroom private houses. Rates begin at $620 per person per night in shared accommodations.

5. Ulusaba Private Game Reserve (South Africa): We recommend Ulusaba, near Kruger National Park. It’s a private game reserve owned by Richard Branson. Professional photographers and trackers will take you on photographic safaris. They’ll explain how to interpret the behavior of the “big five” game (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino). Rates begin at $680 per person per night in shared accommodations.

4. Cottars 1920s Mara Safari Camp (Kenya): You’ll stays in tents decorated like those one might have seen in the 1920s if you stay at the Cottar family’s private game reserve. The safari camp borders Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) and Maasai Mara National Reserve (Kenya). You’ll track the “big five” (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino) on foot at this camp. Rates begin at $860 per person per night in shared accommodations.

3. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve (South Africa): You’ll see aardwolfs, black rhinos, cheetahs and meerkats when you stay in the family-run Tswalu lodge. You’ll have your choice of one of eight lodge suites with thatched roofs and stone walls or a private villa which sleeps 10. Hunt for Kalahari truffles, a delicacy in the region. Accommodation rates start at $1005 per person per night.

2. Royal Malewane (South Africa): Personalized service, privacy and some of the best game viewing in South Africa is why we suggest you stay in one of the six thatched-roofed gazebos at the Royal Malewane, a private game reserve near Kruger National Park. Rates begin at $1545 per person per night in shared accommodations.

1. Kings Pool Camp (Botswana): If money is no object, we recommend you stay at the Kings Pool Camp, a private safari camp within the Linyati Wildlife Refuge in northern Botswana. You’ll be staying in one of the nine luxury tents with its own gazebo and plunge pool. Since northern Botswana has the highest concentration of elephants per square mile, it’s possible you’ll see hundreds of elephants on one drive. Rates start at $1630 per person per night in shared accommodations.

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