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Luxury Lodges

We can arrange for you to stay at amazingly luxurious safari lodges! At the most extravagant lodges your safari suite may be 200 square metres, elegantly furnished and decorated in style. From your lavish bathroom you might watch an elephant tearing a branch from a tree as a couple of giraffe wander serenely by. Outside, between safaris, laze on your expansive private deck beside your plunge pool with a book, binoculars and a chilled chardonnay. At places like this the food, the cellar, the spa and all facilities are of the highest quality.

The essence of a top quality safari lodge is that it provides uncompromisingly civilised accommodation and services in an utterly remote setting out in the unspoilt wilds among the animals. The people who own these places are inspired to build a lodge in harmony with its spectacular setting. Often they are a “labour of love” more than a money making venture. Many of Africa’s most luxurious lodges are in South Africa, like Singita Boulders, Phinda and Royal Madikwe. Yet every country has its own amazing places, like Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, with its fabulous views across the crater, and Saruni Samburu set in its own vast private reserve by the Samburu hills. Your choice of accommodation is a vital factor in creating a safari that will be perfect for you.  We know these luxurious lodges intimately and have a close relationship with their owners.  So call us now to plan your safari at an amazing combination of places.

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Tanzania

This gorgeous five star lodge sits right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.  You can soak in your tub beside a vase of roses and gaze towards the immense crater.  Safari purists may scoff at the massive chandeliers general opulence but if you fancy wearing a smart dress to dinner while staying at one of the wonders of the world, this is the place for it.   After all, you’ll soon be back under canvas in the Serengeti!   From Crater Lodge your private guide will take you 1500 feet down the precipitous crater walls to safari among the 20,000 animals inhabiting the crater floor.  There are rhinoceros, lion prides, elephant, plains game and thousands of flamingo on Lake Magadi.

Royal Madikwe - South Africa

Royal Madikwe is an intimate and luxurious property consisting of just five beautiful chalets which enjoy sweeping views over the game filled plains. Each very spacious chalet features a sitting area, a bedroom with a large dressing area and an en-suite bathroom which features both indoor and outdoor showers. Magnificent French doors open onto to wooden decking which leads to an inviting plunge pool where you can cool off in the heat of the day.

Singita Boulders - South Africa

Singita Boulders Lodge is situated in a grove of giant ebony and knobthorn trees above the steep banks of the Sand River in the game rich bush of the Sabi Sands Reserve.  Sleeping just twenty-four people, Singita provides an exceptionally high quality safari experience. The airy main lodge has sweeping views over the river and open plain beyond, with a leisure deck overhanging the river – an ideal venue for relaxation and dining al fresco. Each of the twelve luxurious suites has a very large bedroom, lounge and bathroom, all air-conditioned and with wonderful views across the Sand River. Each suite also has a private pool.

Saruni Samburu - Kenya

Saruni Samburu is located on the Kalama Conservancy right next to the Samburu National Reserve. Surrounded by 95,000 hectares of private wilderness and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint Saruni Samburu is a rare privilege for its handful of guests. Imaginatively designed by Kenyan architect Mark Glen, each of the six huge villas is a haven of peace and tranquillity, constructed from natural materials, with a spacious bedroom looking out over the plains below and an equally vast bathroom with equally good views.

Chitwa Chitwa - South Africa

Chitwa Chitwa is located in the Sabi Sands Private Reserve which is regarded as the best Big 5 game viewing reserve in Southern Africa.  The lodge is privately owned by the Brink family and personally run by them, and is set in a magnificent position overlooking a lake where animals frequently come to drink, play and wallow right in front of the lodge.

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Every day brought new adventures and we learnt so much about every aspect of Kenya, its people and the wildlife. Within 24 hours of leaving home we were sitting overlooking Samburu, eating a bush picnic lunch while watching elephants and getting to know our two Samburu guides. How amazing is that?!

Jill Whittingham, UK
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Africa Exclusive provided me and my family with an unforgettable, life changing adventure. It was an ethical and authentic African experience and the treatment and service was first class. We felt like participants rather than merely tourists. Amazing.

Steve Coogan (British Actor), UK
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You have given us so much more than we ever had the right to expect. This was the perfect holiday in every sense – exciting, comfortable, educational, brilliant fun, a wonderful itinerary and every last detail organised and delivered to perfection. I do hope you all have the time and the opportunity to enjoy the sort of life enriching experience you have just given to us.

George and Diana Kenning, UK
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As regular visitors to Africa with Africa Exclusive, we’ve been constantly drawn back to the varied animal and bird watching, the landscapes and the ways of life.

David and Sue Morley, UK
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We got back home yesterday after the most fantastic trip to Botswana that one could imagine.  Everything worked well and the various organisations looking after us were extremely efficient so that our travel and accommodation arrangements could not have been better organised – and the people of Botswana are lovely.  For us it really was the holiday of a lifetime.  Worth every penny.

Bryan Bates, UK
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We have now returned home from our African adventure and would like to send a big THANK YOU to Africa Exclusive. We had the most amazing holiday, far beyond our wildest dreams and will remember it as a trip of a lifetime.

Helen Bowker, UK
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