Safari Lodges


Andrew Harper’s Top 10 Safari Lodges and Camps

Over four decades, our editor-in-chief has stayed in hundreds of safari camps and lodges in Africa. Here are 10 exceptional choices.

An Inspiring Safari in Southern Kenya

Equipped with a negative COVID test, our editor visits Kenya, helping to revive East Africa's tourism industry and fund wildlife conservation.

Video: An Overdue Return to Southern Kenya

Our editor's recent trip to Southern Kenya reminded him of his first, 40 years ago. Here is video from his stay at three contrasting safari properties.

Singita Opens in Rwanda

Dedicated to reforestation initiatives and expanding gorillas' natural habitat, Singita has opened Kwitonda Lodge in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Contrasting Safari Lodges at Victoria Falls

Visitors to Victoria Falls in the rainy season are rewarded in many ways. On this trip we stayed on the Zambia side and the Zimbabwe side of the falls.

The Rich Wildlife of Namibia: A Photo Essay

Namibia may be known for its otherworldly landscapes and harsh conditions, but the wildlife -- elephant, giraffe and more -- have adapted and are a joy to see.

Travel With Purpose: 7 Hands-On Conservation Experiences

The Hideaway Report embraces the conservation and sustainability efforts of our recommended properties. Here are 7 where guests can get hands-on experience.

Members' Choice 2018: Most Exciting Adventure Activities

For some of our members, a perfect vacation is best achieved by completing an exhilarating outdoor challenge. The following three properties excel at adventure.

Safari in Style: Royal Malewane Refurbished

Going into its third decade, Royal Malewane, in South Africa, gets a comprehensive refurbishment that includes updating the decor, spa and decking.

Best Safari Lodges & Camps: Readers' Choice Awards 2016

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge claimed the top spot this year, reestablishing African properties as the dominant favorites on the Best Safari Lodges list.

New and Noteworthy, June 2016

Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel news -- a new Ponant Cuba Cruise, Galapagos Safari Camp and the renovation of Sanctuary Chief's Camp in Botswana.

Singita Sweeps Safari Lodges and Camps in Readers' Choice Awards

We invite you to explore six of Singita's luxury safari lodges and camps. Enjoy breathtaking photos of these top properties located throughout Africa.

Readers' Choice 2015: Top 20 Safari Lodges and Camps

In past surveys, African properties have dominated this list, but this year’s top honors go to the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand.

Reader Survey 2013: Top 20 Safari Lodges

A new category to appear on the Reader Survey, this year Hideaway Report readers chose seven properties in South Africa as their favorite Safari Lodges including Singita Boulders Lodge which came in first place. Properties in Tanzania, Botswana and Kenya also made the list.

Four Seasons in Tanzania

Four Seasons is making significant investments in sub-Saharan Africa: The hotel group will open three new properties in Tanzania in the near future.

Book Ahead

The world’s most impressive wildlife spectacle is the congregation of the wildebeest in the southern section of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park from January to March each year.

New South African Luxury Lodges

Over the past 20 years, South African lodges such as Londolozi, Royal Malewane and Singita have evolved into lavish resorts in the bush, where the sophistication of the suites and the standard of the cuisine are as crucial to the experience as the quality of the wild-life-viewing. Recently, these properties have been joined by two worthy rivals.

Botswana: On Safari in the Okavango and Kalahari

Approximately the size of Texas, Botswana has a population of just over 2 million people. From the country’s southern border, the arid grasslands of the Kalahari extend northward for more than 800 miles, eventually meeting the waters of the Okavango and Cuando rivers flowing down from the rainy highlands of Angola.

Footsteps Itinerary: Southern Africa

I planned my recent trip to South Africa and Botswana to include a number of new or recently upgraded safari properties.

The Stylish Lodges, Heroic Landscape and Handsome People of Northern Kenya

Many people fall in love with East Africa, and I count myself among the romantically ensnared. First, there is the land itself. Nobody has put it better than Karen Blixen at the beginning of her classic memoir, “Out of Africa.” Aside from the land, there are the people, especially the tribal people.