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10 Most Extravagant Hotels in Africa

5. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: Northern Tanzania

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Rates: $1,715- $6,005

If you dream of taking a safari in the Tanzania, you cannot beat &Beyond for luxury accommodations right on the edge of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This World Heritage Site contains a huge volcanic caldera, home to around 25,000 large animals including cape buffalo, rhinoceros, zebras, and leopards.

As for the resort itself, it is very expensive, but there are discounts if you are on your honeymoon or booking an extended stay. Your booking fee includes not just your room or suite, but also three meals a day, house wines, local beers and spirits, teas and coffees, safari activities, and refreshments.

The lodge arranges bespoke safaris and tours and arranges many activities, including African Drummers, Hadzabe Bushmen Experience, Celebratory Champagne Tasting and Crater Floor Banquet. Both the rooms themselves and the public spaces in the resort are unbelievably beautiful with a unique and immersive ambiance.

4. Royal Mansour: Marrakech, Morocco

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Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $1,060 – $1,939

Visiting Morocco and want to indulge yourself in some of the most luxurious accommodations you will ever experience? The Royal Mansour Marrakech is a remarkable hotel, constructed entirely out of traditional materials in Moorish styles. There are no rooms or suites in the traditional sense. Instead, upon arrival, you will pass through the Medina and Gardens and will be escorted to a private residence called a Riad. Each has three floors and includes all the amenities you could dream of, including a plunge pool, swimming pool, and a rooftop terrace with a fireplace and a view of the city.

The Royal Mansour Marrakech is well-named. After staying here in one of the gorgeous Riads, you truly will feel like a king or queen!

3. Corinthia Hotel Khartoum: Khartoum, Sudan

Corinthia Hotel Khartoum

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Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $240 – $4,000

Where the White Nile meets the Blue Nile, you will find Khartoum, the capital of Sudan and its second largest city. This extraordinary city is renowned for its museums, botanical gardens and clubs, as well as its extravagant accommodations.

Perhaps the most recognizable hotel in the city (and one of the most distinctive in all of Africa) is the Corinthia Hotel Khartoum. The construction of this hotel mirrors the shape of an unfurled sail filled with wind.

Stepping inside, you will find the interior of this luxury hotel is no less eye-catching than its exterior. Lavish materials and warm, inviting colors make for a beautiful and memorable aesthetic.

Three types of suites are offered here: the Ministerial Suite, the Executive Suite and the Presidential Suite. All three are appointed with beautiful décor and offer lovely views of the Nile. Amenities in the Presidential Suite include a marble bathroom, a Jacuzzi, a dining area, a large desk, a mini bar, and 24-hour room service.

2. Mombo & Little Mombo Camp: Botswana

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Price: $1,498-$2,868

One of the most well-recognized safari camps in all of Africa is Mombo & Little Mombo Camp located in Botswana. While it is an expensive experience, you can save considerably on your rates simply by showing up off season.

Mombo & Little Mombo Camp was designed to give you a place to stay on your safari which would be integrated as much as possible with your gorgeous natural surroundings. Mombo is of course the larger of the two camps, which are connected to one another by a raised walkway. Little Mombo is the more intimate environment, with luxury rooms under canvas beneath a shaded canopy.

Mombo & Little Mombo Camp is an experience which is at once rustic and luxurious—the best of both worlds and an experience you will never forget.

1. Lion Sands Reserve: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Lion Sands Reserve

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Trip Advisor Price Range Estimate: $3,455 – $3,596

Finally, returning to South Africa, you can visit the Lion Sands Game Reserve. While Lion Sands actually offers a number of accommodations, perhaps the most extraordinary is the Narina Lodge. This luxury tree house includes nine private suites. From the boughs of 100 year old trees, you’ll be able to look down on a lazy, tranquil river from your private plunge pool.

A tree house may sound rustic, but you have all the modern amenities out here, even free wi-fi. Of course, with Lion Sands organizing daily safaris, you probably won’t spend that much time in your suite—but you may want to set aside a day to do nothing but relax and indulge yourself!

Now you know 10 of the most expensive and extravagant hotels where you can stay while you are exploring Africa. While you may pay thousands of dollars for many of these experiences, there are a lot of discounts and promotions available if you plan ahead. Some of these accommodations also are relatively affordable even on a lower budget. Regardless, it is worth it to pamper yourself now and again—a stay in one of Africa’s luxury resorts may last only a few days and nights, but the memories will be with you forever!

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