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Exploring the World's Top Safaris: A Guide to Africa's Premium Reserves

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July 16, 2023
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A safari vacation is a thrilling adventure, and there's no place like Africa for witnessing the majesty of the wild. But for those seeking more than just adventure, Africa's premium reserves offer the ultimate blend of wild encounters and supreme luxury. Here's a carefully curated list of the top five luxury safari destinations that cater to discerning travellers.

Here are our top five picks:

Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa

In the world-renowned Sabi Sand Reserve, you'll find Singita, a luxurious safari destination that defies all expectations. From your private plunge pool, you can watch as the sun sets over the bushveld, casting long shadows and painting the sky in hues of orange and pink. The luxury doesn't end with your accommodation, Singita Sabi Sand is known for its remarkable density of big game, particularly the elusive leopard, providing exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities.

Location: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Wildlife: Leopards, Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffalos

Accommodation: Private suites with plunge pools

Unique Experience: Big game viewing

Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

In the heart of the Okavango Delta, Mombo Camp offers a wildlife experience like no other. Known as the 'Predator Capital of the World', the area surrounding Mombo Camp is teeming with big cats, offering guests the chance to see these magnificent creatures up close.

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Wildlife: Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Elephants, and Buffalos

Accommodation: Spacious tented suites with private plunge pools

Unique Experience: Predator viewing

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Experience the timeless elegance of Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp in Kenya's Masai Mara. Here, you can witness one of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacles - the Great Migration - from the comfort of your luxury tent.

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya

Wildlife: Wildebeest, Zebras, Lions, and ElephantsAccommodation: Luxury tents furnished in the style of the 1920s

Unique Experience: Witnessing the Great Migration

Singita Grumeti, Serengeti, Tanzania

The Singita Grumeti reserves in the Serengeti offer a secluded safari experience. Offering exclusive wildlife viewing opportunities, including the Great Migration, and unparalleled luxury in the wild, a stay at Singita Grumeti is an experience you'll never forget.

Location: Serengeti, Tanzania

Wildlife: Wildebeest, Zebras, Lions, and CrocodilesAccommodation: Private lodges with exceptional views of the Serengeti

Unique Experience: Viewing the Great Migration in a private reserve

Royal Malewane, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Royal Malewane in the Greater Kruger region offers a safari experience that truly lives up to its royal name. Offering luxury accommodation and professional guiding of the highest order, Royal Malewane offers guests an opulent safari experience.

Location: Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Wildlife: The Big Five - Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffalos

Accommodation: Luxury suites with private pools

Unique Experience: Guided wildlife tracking

Each of these premium reserves has its own unique offerings, but all provide an unrivalled luxury safari experience, combining exceptional wildlife encounters with exquisite comfort and service.