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Top New Hotels In Africa

Pool at Medjumbe Lodge

It’s no secret that Africa is a leading luxury travel destination. We’ve created, and perfected, the art of luxury camping and exploring in style.

From time-honored safari camps to luxurious camping in the bush, travelers around the world leave Africa amazed at the quality of accommodation options here.

And this year I’m especially excited about some of the new hotels opening across Africa. From urban Cape Town to remote and untouched corners of Tanzania,African hoteliers continue to impress.

Here are my picks for the best new hotels in Africa in 2015.

Enjoy a Corner of Africa All to Yourself at Kigelia Ruaha

Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park is renowned for it’s diversity of wildlife. The Ruaha River, a vital life source for wildlife, supports this dense ecosystem, including an abundance of predators such as a particularly healthy lion population.

This simple tented camp is the newest member of the Nomad portfolio. With only six tents, the luxury here is that you will have this magical setting practically all to your self!

Tents at Ruaha

Kigelia Ruaha’s large, airy tents provide shelter without detracting from the beautiful natural surroundings. With handcrafted wood furniture and uniquely-African décor, this new property has nailed the simple, chic style of a classic safari camp.

Catch the Best of Urban Africa at The Marly in Cape Town

Cape Town’s Camps Bay is a chic suburb on the trendy Atlantic Seaboard. Here you can enjoy sidewalk cafes during the day and a fun bar and nightlife scene in the evening. Located only seven minutes from the Cape Town city center, Camps Bay has always been a preferred neighborhood for our clients.

The Marly, a new 11-suite boutique hotel in Camps Bay, features contemporary beach ambience and five-star service.

Enjoy a Big Five Safari in KwaZulu Natal

Located in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in the northern KwaZulu Natal province, Rhino River Safari Lodge is the first private lodge in the park.

One of the largest wildlife parks in South Africa, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park covers 96,000 hectares of wildlife rich terrain.

Ideal for families traveling with young children, this area is a low-risk malaria area and also is a great destination to learn more about the Zulu culture. Rhino Safari Lodge has two family cottages, each with two bedrooms (one is a second story loft-style room).

Play on Your Own Private Island at Anantara Medjumbe Lodge

Located on a tiny private island in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa is all about rest and relaxation. Unwind after your thrilling wildlife safari by walking along the beach, relaxing in the pool or spending some time in the spa.

If you would like even more wildlife viewing, consider booking a scuba or snorkeling excursion to visit some of the Indian Ocean’s most impressive coral reefs.

With only 12 villas on the island, you can be assured of privacy and exclusivity during your stay at Anatara Medjumbe Lodge.

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