Latest safari camps and lodges in Africa

posted 12th July 2018 by Danica Wilson in Accommodation
We bring you the

latest safari camps and lodges in Africa

Not every day a new camp opens in Africa, yet everyday something amazing and exciting happens on safari and so we bring you the latest safari camps and lodges in Africa to get excited about.

From cities to remote wilderness areas, tented safari camps to boutique hotels and lodges there is something for everyone’s taste on safari in Africa.

OMAANDA opened yesterday, the fourth by Zannier Hotels (following Le Chalet Zannier in France, Phum Baitang in Cambodia and 1898 The Post in Belgium). It is also the first property by Zannier Hotels in Africa and another is on the horizon.

Why we like it:

  1. Located only 30 minutes drive from Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport, Omaanda is the perfect choice for post-arrival and pre-departure nights for high-end travellers
  2. Set in a spectacular 9,000 hectare private reserve, guests can enjoy a truly authentic Namibian experience
  3. Just ten traditional Ovambo-style huts with the signature designs by Zannier Hotels, characterised by simplicity, authenticity and understated luxury
  4. The huts offer fireplaces, air conditioning, private terraces overlooking the savannah, king-size beds, flat screen TVs with sound bar, bathtubs with views, separate rain showers, free WIFI and much more
  5. A heated infinity pool, spa with 2 double treatment rooms, restaurant, 2 bars and a boma complete the facilities
  6. Excursions abound with game drives, elephant tracking, rhino tracking, cheetah walks, meerkat manners, ancient San skills academy and visits to the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, a clinic for sick or injured rhinos and elephants

SHIPWRECK LODGE is a stunning property built to resemble the shipwrecks that line the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast of Namibia.  It is an innovatively designed lodge in one of the most unique and dramatic landscapes on the continent.

Why we like it:

  1. Remote location, stunning setting completely isolated
  2. Outstanding activities like game drives amongst desert-dwelling elephant and the opportunity to track the elusive desert lions
  3. Discover the enchanting desert flora (succulents and lichens)
  4. Sit atop the dunes as the sun sinks below the horizon
  5. Spend the day beachcombing for whale bones and debris from centuries of shipwrecks
  6. Marvel at the geologically-remarkable Clay Castles. 

KUSINI KOPJES KAMBI is perched atop the ancient kopjes of the southern Serengeti. This fantastic tented camp has welcomed its first guests already to great praise. Imagine luxury ensuite tented camp with private deck, king size bed and incredible views.

Why we like it:

  1. Authentic tented safari camp luxury
  2. Beautiful setting with incredible views
  3. Game drives, walking safaris on offer
  4. Access to hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti complete with sparkling breakfast in the bush
  5. This is chic camping with style, touch of colonial class and safari glam yet comfortable like your home away from home.


ZURI ZANZIBAR is a true design hotel that soon opens its doors on the northwestern tip of Zanzibar’s main island with 55 elegant bungalows, villas and suites dotted along an expansive white sand private beach. 

Justice + Whiles conceived Zuri Zanzibar and interiors bring together locally sourced furniture, traditional carved Zanzibari doors and African art in a contemporary context. 

The heart of the resort is a tropical spice garden planted with indigenous trees, flowers and herbs with relaxation pods for yoga and meditation.

Why we like it:

  1. Sensational accommodation options
  2. Lovely setting and decent stretch of beach
  3. Swahili cooking classes
  4. Dining by design experiences where you choose your own romantic location for candlelit meal
  5. Wellness area and yoga centre
  6. Al fresco wild fitness zone
  7. Swimming pools
  8. Onsite activity centre with PADI dive courses
  9. Eco and cultural initiatives galore