Just as amazing as the wildlife, the stunning landscapes of Africa draw people from all over the world and keep them coming back. Many safari lodges have been designed to blend in with their surroundings and offer guests spectacular views out over uninterrupted wilderness. There is nothing better than returning from an action-packed safari to enjoy a midday siesta with private panoramic views from your room - paradise!
Here are our top 5 lodges with a view in Africa:
1: Saruni Samburu, Kenya
Perched on the top of the Kalama Mountains with dramatic views, Saruni Samburu is a unique five star lodge a short drive from the northern border of Samburu Game Reserve. The lodge offers six villas (including family villas) and activities include morning and evening game drives, guided game walks, bush dinners and star gazing. A waterhole attracts elephant, reticulated giraffe, zebra, oryx and more. The traditions and semi-nomadic heritage of the local people are an important part of the experience, and activities are led by professional Samburu guides. Experience this stand out lodge on our Saruni Wilderness Safari.
2: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, a chain of 4,570 metre volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lodge affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. The stone cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to trek the endangered mountain gorilla.
3: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge and the only property located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park. Being the only permanent lodge located within the Chobe National Park in Botswana, Chobe Game Lodge has a distinct advantage. The expansive viewing decks are a great place to relax in tranquility and drink in the beauty of Botswana. Surrounded by the national park, with stunning views over the Chobe River and its flood plains, which are usually teeming with game and birdlife.
4: Satao Camp, Tsavo East, Kenya
Satao Camp has hundreds (sometimes thousands) of elephants a day visiting the waterhole, and all within easy viewing distance of every tent at Satao Camp. The waterhole is also frequented by many other animals including a pride of lions who visit regularly. There is no other safari camp in Africa that has anything like the number of elephants visiting their waterhole, making it an armchair safari that is very difficult to beat! Sit on your verandah or in the observation tower to watch the procession of wildlife come for water.
5: Satao Elerai Camp, Kenya
Satao Elerai Camp has one of the most iconic views in all of Africa - with uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Wake up in the coolness of the early morning and watch the first few rays of the sun hit Africa’s greatest mountain from your tent. Satao Elerai is an eco friendly luxury camp tucked away in the corner of the famous Amboseli Ecosystem, close to the famous Amboseli National Park