This is Africa

27th September 2018 Adventurers

Inspiring your next adventure to a Land of Wonders

At Live2Leave, we love to dream of our next trip. And our users make it really easy for us, especially when it comes to Africa!¬† Here are their top recommendations in Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Rwanda, Namibia, Madagascar and Kenya…

Happy travels!

Tanzania

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

@Anna

“Out of this world! One of the most unusual places I’ve stayed at right at the edge of the Ngorongoro crater. Couldn’t recommend more! ūü¶ĀūüĆŅ”

Tarangire River Camp

@margotrad

“Incredible lodge in the middle of Tarangire. Book a private driver to bring you on safari and chill by the campfire in the evenings – incredible views of elephants roaming around.”

Pole Pole Bungalows in Zanzibar

@marisa

“Pole Pole hotel in Mafia Island is paradise on earth. Run by Italians on this tiny island south of Zanzibar, its name means “slowly slowly” in Swahili and that is exactly the vibe – understated luxury at its best. Cannot recommend it enough! ūüĆīūüĆī”

 

Zanzibar

@Céline_

“Amazing beaches and hotels, Zanzibar is a great destination to relax and indulge and can easily be coupled with a safari in Tanzania or Kenya.”

Malawi

Kaya Mawa resort island

@holly

“For the ultimate beach luxury vacation in Malawi, the Kaya Mawa resort island is the spot. You can snorkel for tropical freshwater fish, learn to sail a dhow, or sleep on a terrace under the stars.”

Satemwa Tea&Coffee Estate

@holly

“Sunday tea and croquet at Huntingdon House, on the Satemwa Tea Estate in Thyolo, is reminiscent of what Africa must have been like 60 years ago. Tea is served on the lawn overlooking miles of rolling hills of lush, green tea leaves and periwinkle rhododendrons.”

Zimbabwe

Singita Pamushana

@camillamazzolini

“Singita Pamushana Lodge is part of a 130,000 acre reserve situated in southern Zimbabwe. Its role is to help foster the sustainability of the wildlife and broader ecosystem”

Victoria Falls Hotel

@ruthbourne

“Last day in Zimbabwe meant a mandatory trip to the Victoria Falls hotel! I had a fantastic pasta dish and my friend had the crocodile salad. We stayed for hours and explored the hotel (which had the most beautiful bathrooms ever!). The view was pretty awesome too”

Botswana

Elephant Sands

@ruthbourne

“This place was so special: it‚Äôs a camping site based around a watering hole so you see every kind of animal you dream of in their natural habitat. The stream of elephants is never ending, and we saw lions and hyenas too. This was taken without any zoom!”

Horse Safari in the Okavango Delta

@isabellabroden

“Best horse safari ever ‚̧ūüíöūüĆĪhttp://okavangohorse.com

Rwanda

Virunga national park, by Volcanoes Safaris

@antrob

“Truly the most humbling wildlife experience I’ve had. go trek with the gorillas in virunga national park. this guy fell out of the tree above us. stayed at virunga eco Lodge which was perfect, organised by volcanoes safaris”

Namibia

Etosha National Park

@francescoG

“Etosha National Park is – in my opinion – one of the best National Parks in the world. It is rich in wildlife, but at the same time it‚Äôs not a circus like the Ngorongoro Crater. Seeing a lion posing is still something quite special”

Opuwo Country Lodge

@francescoG

“The view from the pool at the Opuwo Country Lodge over the magnificent Opuwo Valley. The Lodge is highly recommended. The service is great, the rooms clean and the food delicious. And those views ‚ĶIt is also possible to camp in the Lodge‚Äôs garden, if you wish.”

Madagascar

Five Sense Lodge

@Céleste

“Probably the best kept secret of southern Madagascar… after 3 hours in a car (3/4 of it is a dirt road) from Tulear, you‚Äôll pass kms of untouched beaches and turquoise sea, to then arrive at this little hotel. 7 pretty & simple rooms, with the rarest luxury in the world: you‚Äôre alone.”

Tsara Komba Lodge

@louis

“Tsara Komba is an amazing and charming hotel a short boat ride away from Nosy Be. The sea is unlike anything there is and fishing is incredible too. For kitesurfers the wind blows gently every 2 days from 12 to 17 knots.”

Kenya

Saruni Samburu

@DomAudibert

“Incredible hotel in Kenya ‚ú® Run by the local Samburu tribe, the hotel has an incredible atmosphere and an even better view!”

Lewa House

@CactusOne

“Fantastic rhino conservancy – luxurious and beautiful – you will have great game experience and will get to see the rhinos really really up close!”

Mike's Camp, Kiwayu Island

@Céleste

“Probably one of the most unique, remote, untouched places in the world. Mike‚Äôs camp is 1.5hr by boat from Lamu, but 1000 years from the modern world. Wooden cabins with open windows, you spend your days snorkeling, fishing, eating the fish you fished, watching the sunsets, and being simply happy.”

Article by Céleste