We’ve rounded up some of the world’s best luxury safari destinations, where you can explore off the beaten track without compromising on comfort.

A look at the world’s best luxury safari destinations

Do you long to explore off the beaten track without compromising on comfort? Satisfy your sense of adventure on a luxury safari, where you can spot the Big Five with an expert guide and stay in a five-star tented camp. From Kenya to India, read on for our guide to some of the world’s best luxury safari destinations.


Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

One of Africa’s most iconic wildlife reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serengeti is renowned for its world-class game viewing. Visitors to Tanzania’s oldest natural park can spot big cats roaming all year round, but those who arrive between May and July might also be lucky enough to witness the jaw-dropping spectacle of millions of wildebeest thundering through the plains on their annual migration.

Pair your Serengeti safari with a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, where extraordinary volcanic landscapes teem with rhinos, hippos and lions. Alternatively, unwind after your wildlife-spotting adventures with a relaxing retreat on Zanzibar’s white-sand beaches.

Stay at: Singita Sasakwa Lodge, a stylish safari camp in the path of the wildebeest migration that boasts spectacular views over the savannah.

Kruger National Park and Eastern Cape, South Africa

South Africa is home to many incredible safari destinations, but perhaps the best-known is Kruger National Park in the country’s northeast. One of the world’s largest national parks, its awe-inspiring landscape is home to a staggering array of wildlife, from the Big Five to endangered wild dogs and 500 bird species.

The Eastern Cape is another favourite amongst safari travellers thanks to its Malaria-free status, excellent game-viewing and exclusive private reserves. Many visitors combine a safari here with a tour of the scenic Garden Route, which takes in popular destinations such as Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay.

Stay at: Shamwari Game Reserve, an eco-luxe wildlife haven where you’ll find sleek lodges and a bush spa alongside lion and leopard sanctuaries. OR Klaserie Drift, a stunning five-star lodge in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Sitting at the edge of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is an eco-diverse haven for wildlife. This is one of the best places to encounter herds of African elephants as they gather along the Chobe River, whilst the reserve’s fertile floodplains, swamps and woodland attract bird-watchers and photographers.

In addition to game drives and on-foot safaris, visitors can view the wildlife from a different perspective on the water, whether exploring the delta in a mokoro canoe or passing hippos and crocodiles on a river cruise. Extend your trip by pairing Chobe with the nearby Moremi Wildlife Reserve or Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zambia.

Stay at: Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, an eco-conscious camp on the banks of the Savute Channel with magnificent views and an on-site watering hole.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai Mara is another famous reserve that sits on the path of the annual wildebeest migration (this time between June and October). Kenya’s leading safari destination is a prime location for encountering the Big Five and a host of other game, with lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, hippos and more roaming its rolling grasslands and sprawling savanna.

While game viewing is the Mara’s main draw, you should also make time to tour the village of a local tribe, where you’ll meet members of the Maasai community and learn more about their unique culture. And for a truly unforgettable experience, book a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the plains for bird’s-eye vistas of the wilderness below.

Stay at: Mara Bushtops, an exclusive tented camp set within a conservancy where guests enjoy an award-winning spa and panoramic views. The conservancy is more private and allows for less crowded game drives than on the plains of the Maasai Mara.

Ranthambore National Park, India

Africa isn’t the only place where you can go on safari – Ranthambore National Park in northern India is one of the world’s best locations for seeing tigers in the wild. Once a hunting ground for Jaipur's maharajas, today this spectacular reserve is a conservation centre that works to protect the region’s endangered Bengal tigers from extinction.

Visitors flock to the park in the hope of glimpsing one of these elusive creatures during a thrilling Jeep safari, along with other local wildlife such as leopards, sloth bears and hundreds of bird species. Another must-do here is exploring the ancient ruins of Ranthambore Fort, a hilltop UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 8th Century.

Stay at: Oberoi Vanyavilas, which sits just outside the reserve and features lavish tented rooms with four-posters and soaking tubs.

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