Getting off the beaten track in Africa doesn’t necessarily mean roughing it in the bush. There are some incredible lodges and hotels that, if you take the time to get off the tourist trail, can throw up unique experiences that few other people get to be a part of. Here’s three of our top ways to experience a luxury holiday in Africa off the beaten track.
Greystoke Mahale – Tanzania
Wild, remote and breathtakingly beautiful, Greystoke Mahale is made up of just six thatched bandas in one of Tanzania’s most exotic locations. Sitting on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, with views across the majestic Mahale Mountains, Greystoke Mahale is only accessible only by light aircraft and also home to one of the last wild chimpanzee populations.
Karisia Walking Safari – Kenya
In the wilds of Northern Kenya swap the glitzy luxury lodges form an altogether more authentic experience with a Karisia Walking Safari. Spend days tramping through the bush with Samburu warriors as your guides and have your food delivered each evening by camel. Karisia are pioneering mountain-biking safaris in Kenya, so if the pace of walking is two slow hop on two wheels to really explore this incredible region.
Kaya Mawa – Malawi
Perched on the shore of Likoma Island, Kaya Mawa is a luxury retreat from modern life and the ultimate escape from the outside world. Rooms either lead perfectly into the clear waters of Lake Malawi, while others are tucked amongst the boulders of the lake shore. There’s also a spectacular private island for luxury holidays and honeymoons, and a house for families and groups of friends.