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When it comes to luxury travel, not many people associate it with going on a safari adventure. While you will be immersed in a wild environment and everything that entails, a number of safari lodges provide a luxurious setting for you to wind down in afterwards. In fact, the options are growing on a regular basis.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, going on a safari trip is unbeatable, especially if you adore animals and want to witness them in their natural environment. While television documentaries and products like the Amazon Wild game do an excellent job of showcasing wildlife in specific territories around the world, witnessing a selection of creatures up close and in the flesh is a truly magical experience. From the Big Five to an array of exotic birds, there are a number of safari lodges that are capable of delivering an unforgettable animal-themed vacation.

If you’re keen to go all out and embark on a safari adventure in luxury, then here are some of Africa’s finest options.

Chinzombo, South Luangwa (Zambia)

 While many aspiring safari-goers tend to opt for South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania, Zambia is growing in reputation thanks to lodges like Chinzombo in South Luangwa. The South Luangwa National Park provides a fantastic safari experience on the whole, thanks to its untouched areas and remoteness. Unlike many of the larger parks around the world, this particular option will enable you to enjoy a more private experience. Returning to one of Chinzombo’s six luxurious villas afterwards is a real treat, too.

Londolozi Private Granite Suites, Kruger (South Africa)

Many people venture to South Africa for a safari holiday. There are certainly plenty of options there, too, although not many of them can rival the experience on offer at the Londolozi Private Granite Suites in Kruger. Located in the Sabi Sands, this private setting has tranquility and luxury in abundance. Three suites even overlook the granite rocks of the Sabi River, while the food and drink on offer are of the highest standard in the country. When assessing lodges to stay at in South Africa, you’ll struggle to find many better than Londolozi Private Granite Suites.

Angama Mara, Masai Mara (Kenya)

Another in-demand safari destination, Kenya’s reputation with safari-goers is incredibly high. A glorious place to stay is the Angama Mara in Masai Mara on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Offering extensive views that are capable of receiving thousands of likes on Instagram, this unique and beautiful setting is hard to beat, especially in terms of an inside-outside living concept. This, coupled with the classic handmade pieces of furniture and excellent service, makes this Kenyan spot a great option for many people.

Royal Malewane, Thornybush (South Africa)

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Leading the way in South Africa alongside the Londolozi Private Granite Suites is Thornybush’s Royal Malewane. Offering a personalised service as you experience a life of luxury in wild surroundings, this popular option is located adjacent to the world-famous Greater Kruger National Park. Once you’ve taken in the Big Five, you can return to your glorious lodge and enjoy a tasty culinary experience, as well as having the opportunity of relaxing in comfort. The lodge even offers a spa experience also, alongside your very own butler service.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro (Tanzania)

 Tanzania is easily one of the best places on the planet to embark on a safari holiday. With its glorious views and high-end offering, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a favoured choice for many holidaymakers, too. With its stunning design and elegance on show, this inviting setting is perfect for the most magical of safari trips.