As the luxury safari industry in Africa has become more and more developed and has caught up with the luxury hotel industry in the rest of the world it has become par for the course for a luxury camp or lodge to have a pretty spectacular spa. This means clients can enjoy natural and authentic treatments in between exciting game drives seeing some of the world’s most wild and natural areas. Here are our top four places in Africa to have a massage:
1 Saruni Samburu, Kenya
Saruni Samburu in Kenya is set in it’s own private conservancy bordering the Samburu National Park and has the most incredible views of the bush stretching out before it. The rooms are extremely luxurious and have huge verandahs and lots of comfy areas where one can relax and enjoy the view. This small and intimate lodge has a wonderful massage sala with views of the waterhole below, which often attracts elephants and other game species.
2 Azura Selous, Tanzania
Azura Selous has fantastic views of the mighty river, which is full of hippo and crocs. Here your massage will happen on your vast verandah and there will often be impala grazing nearby and birds flying about going about their daily business. It is so peaceful that you will probably fall asleep but will certainly wake up feeling very well rested.
3 Chem Chem, Tanzania
Chem Chem’s massage sala is in the middle of some doum palms and is very tropical with small snippets of the world outside being visible through the trees. If you’re lucky enough there will be an elephant feeding on the trees nearby and the sounds of the bush all around you.
4 Chitwa Chitwa, South Africa
Chitwa Chitwa in South Africa has one of the bets safari spas in the business. This luxury lodge has fantastic views of the dam just outside camp, and you can often see elephant and hippo playing in the dam – their safari spa is a haven of tranquility and will relax even the most stressed of individuals.