These lodges, safari camps and boutique hotels are among the top 50 properties that have been submitted to rigorous auditing and analysis and then chosen as Africa’s best sustainable tourism operators.
They have made the list for their far-reaching efforts towards ecotourism in Africa. This includes blending in with the surroundings, leaving a low carbon footprint, disposing of waste in an environmentally friendly manner, low-impact on species habitation, and a balanced socio-economic partnership with staff and locals.
In conservation circles you get the ‘doers’ and the ‘talkers’. While many camps or safari operations are quick to slap ‘green’ onto their homepage, the properties in this group have actually taken the initiative and have been seriously audited. These are Africa’s Finest!
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estled in the 12 000 hectare Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park, Azura Benguerra offers exclusivity and privacy to those looking for a seaside oasis in an unspoiled, luxurious environment. The lodge has 18 contemporary beach villas, including the secluded Villa Amizade and opulent Presidential Villa. All of the accommodation features traditional Mozambican design with a chic, modern twist and was built using sustainable practices, local labour and renewable materials from the surrounding area. From the start environmental experts made sure that the development would tread lightly, while offering a superbly luxurious experience. Read More
Your Mombo Camp experience of living amongst the wildlife begins when you stand on your private veranda to take in the spectacular views of the surrounding plains. Mombo Camp is perfectly positioned in the Moremi Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, one of the world's top safari destinations Read More
The ultimate in exclusivity, there are just four spacious tented suites on wooden platforms at Zafara Camp, each an exercise in carefully conceived safari chic - featuring traditional safari references and thoughtfully chosen homely details. One of the main luxuries at Zarafa Camp is this five star camp's position that borders the famous elephant stomping grounds of Chobe. Read More
Singita Sasakwa Camp's remote setting and inherently private nature offers guests absolute and unrivaled opulence. From the air-conditioned luxury cottages, infinity pools and equestrian pursuits to game drives, mountain biking and hot air balloon safaris, the Singtia Sasakwa Camp leaves its guests wanting for nothing as it sews English manor splendor with Africa safari adventure. Read More
What makes this camp unique is that it’s perfectly mobile so that it can easily relocate, depending on the movement of the migrating animals. Each of the 6 ‘pop-up’ tents is built on a totally mobile unit called the ‘Rover’, conceived and designed by the team at Roving Bushtops and built in Switzerland. The portability of the structure does not impede your luxury experience in any way. Read More
Decadence and colonial charm set in the African bush, Singita Sabora Tented Camp transports its guests back to a bygone era where tents richly decorated in mahogany and silk luxuriously enfold their residents in between game drives. The camp forms part of the annual wildebeest migration, placing guests in prime position to witness the grandeur of this event. Read More
Singita Faru Faru River Lodge overlooks a waterhole and the Grumeti River, presenting guests with excellent game viewing from the comfort of your own veranda or will lazing in the swimming pool. With only 6 suites, service is personal and the ambience elegant, this lodge also boasts a private beach, balloon safaris and equestrian activities Read More
Sublime luxury in an awe-inspiring landscape, Motswe Lodge at Tswalu offers the ultimate Kalahari safari experience. The Oppenheimer family’s dedicated conservation efforts have restored Tswalu’s 100,000 hectare expanse of wilderness to pristine beauty, supporting a diverse range of wildlife from the famous Kalahari black-maned lion to the aardwolf and pangolin. In South Africa’s malaria-free Northern Cape, it’s an easy flight in Tswalu’s luxurious Pilatus PC12 from Cape Town or Johannesburg. Read More
Nestled between mountain and sea, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the “Marine Big 5″ – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience. Read More
For the ultimate in romance and luxury African safari experiences, Hamiltons Tented Camp situated in Mluwati in the Kruger National Park is an exceptional retreat. Six superbly appointed luxury safari tents overlook the Ngwenyeni Dam and promise a simply unforgettable stay... From the bird watching to the game drives, the bush walks to the butler service, your every need is catered to. Read More