I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a safari addict. There, I said it. I honestly don’t think there is anything more special or humbling than seeing lions, giraffe, zebras and all their buddies out there in the wild. Maybe it’s the fact you never thought it would happen to you? Or maybe it’s such a deep connection with nature that you feel a sense of wholeness you haven’t felt before? Whatever it is, going on safari is pure magic – it never gets old. So if you’re wandering where to go on safari, we’ve listed the best places to go on safari in 2019!
And Beyond Sandibe, Botswana
When I stepped off the 6 flights journey to Sandibe lodge in the Okavango Delta I would have been happy to rest my head on a pillow let alone the lush linens inside the spacious villa that awaited my arrival at And Beyond. This lodge is popularly regarded as one of the most unique luxury lodges in the continent, with a natural interior design focus to blend in to and compliment its’ surrounds. Check out this this post for a full look inside the lodge or watch the video to step inside a Botswana safari.
Singita Serengeti, Tanzania
If you’ve ever dreamed of witnessing the great migration then look no further than checking yourself in to one of the Singita lodges on the border of the Serengeti, Tanzania. Click here to see inside Serengeti House, the most luxurious lodge in Tanzania with a hefty price tag to match!
And Beyond Ngala, South Africa
This timeless lodge in South Africa is a dream getaway for couples and the perfect honeymoon location if you prefer to take your trip at a slower pace. This is definitely a lodge leaning on the romantic side!
Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sands
Located inside the exclusive Sabi Sands game reserve, Londolozi borders the western edge of Kruger National Park and thus has ample game viewing on offer any time of year. From the privacy of your suite and outdoor tub you can view animals as they pass by in the distance and the small size of this lodge makes it one of the most exclusive camps in South Africa.
Singita Boulders, Kruger National Park
Have you ever pictured yourself eating breakfast on your deck as an elephant passes by, stops in to drink from your swimming pool and then continues to carry on with his day? You have now! Click here to see inside Singita Boulders, one of our favourite luxury lodges in South Africa.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Chances are you’ve seen the instagram photos (who hasn’t!?) but regardless of the popularity, Giraffe Manor still exceeds expectations and is definitely one of the top “Bucket list” hotels on our list!
Singita Ebony, Kruger National Park
With a unique treehouse vibe that will leave you feeling like a big kid who has stepped inside the Tarzan film in no time, Singita Ebony is one of the most sought after lodges in all of South Africa. If you can chance a booking (it is often booked out in the high season) then be sure to stay at least three nights to take full advantage of all this all-inclusive lodge has to offer.
Singita Sweni, Kruger National Park
As one of the smallest lodges in the Singita collection, Singita Sweni is the perfect private oasis you thought you could only dream of. The treehouse style rooms overlook a river below that is often frequented with hippos and predators passing by.
As one of the oldest safari lodges in South Africa that welcomes back families year after year, Royal Malewane has a very long legacy that it continues to uphold with its regular clientele. Read this post to see more photos inside Royal Malewane and get the full experience on offer at this South African luxury lodge.
Jack’s Camp, Kalahari, Botswana
A safari destination that has long been on my list of must visit camps and hopefully will wangle its way on to my 2019 itinerary is the incomparable Jack’s Camp in the South of Botswana. This is the camp you should check yourself in to if you want to see meerkats up close, along with a huge range of wildlife in the atmospheric Kalahari desert.