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Top Africa Hotels 2019

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

Fregate is the easternmost of the Seychelles Inner Islands, but is just 15 minutes from Mahé by helicopter. Conservation is at the heart of this resort, and it’s the verdant forest and untouched shores that really set it apart; endemic plants flourish here, Aldabra giant tortoises roam between trees and turtles nest on the island’s shores. The resort’s huge villas […]

La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa

Hidden beneath the foothills of the Franschhoek Mountains and surrounded by a 30-acre estate brimming with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs, La Residence has the dreamiest setting. It is flamboyantly decadent and one of a kind, especially for South Africa, where most hotels are a little more austere. An eclectic mix of inspirations, from a Maharaja’s palace to the […]

Little Mombo, Okavango Delta, Botswana

In the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta in the Moremi Game Reserve, Little Mombo is an intimate lodge with only three guest tents. While you may not see many other humans, you’re guaranteed to see a great deal of wildlife from one of the private verandas: elephants, big cats, buffalo, zebras and so many more. The tents are typical safari-luxe […]

North Island, Seychelles

When you arrive at North Island, it’s easy to see why the Seychelles have been called the Garden of Eden throughout history. Tropical forests tumble down granite peaks, lush foliage backs powdery white-sand shores and you’re surrounded by the vivid turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The pristine environment of this island is the result of the decades-long conservation project, […]

Ol Jogi, Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

Family-owned for over 40 years, Ol Jogi sits within a 60,000-acre private conservancy and is available only for exclusive use. Your Kenyan adventure begins with a scenic, 45-minute private flight from Nairobi before touching down in the beautiful bush. Ol Jogi is at the base of a rock outcrop and is extremely secluded, except from the wildlife — there are […]

Singita Ebony Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

In 2018, Singita celebrated its 25th anniversary and, since opening in 1993, the camp has won many awards — not only for super-stylish safari decor, but also for its inspiring conservation programs. Ebony Lodge is our favorite camp and is perfect for a family safari vacation. Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and surrounded by ebony trees, the lodge […]

The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

You’ve surely heard the rumors about Royal Mansour — the hotel is simply astonishing in its grandeur: It was commissioned by King Mohammed VI and built with an unlimited budget, which saw 1,500 craftsmen working three years to create this incredible palace. Set within Marrakech’s ancient medina, the hyper-luxury experience begins before you even set foot in the hotel — […]