Why Africa Is Home to Some of the World’s Most Unique, Luxurious Adventures.

It’s possible you have overlooked some of the most exciting exotic travel experiences you can possibly have. 

And that would be a shame, because as we all well know, the days and weeks you set aside to explore the world with loved ones are hard fought for, and you want them to be unforgettable

You want to find places to visit where landmark memories are made, the kind of stories families pass on to the next generation. 

That being the case, here’s an exotic travel destination you might not have considered:


Forget anything you think you know about exploring Africa because this is a place with a limitless ability to surprise and delight. Here, some of the planet’s greatest adventures sit within easy reach of spectacular luxury accommodations.

Welcome to a truly fascinating and wonderful continent that will leave you wanting more. 


Exotic Beach Vacations in Africa

Luxury beach vacations aren’t top of mind when most travelers think of Africa. There are stunning locations calling your name like Madagascar or the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, but in this moment, we’d like to call your attention to the Seychelles.

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 118 islands nested east of Kenya and Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. You may think you know the exotic island experience, but this is a one-of-a-kind melting pot of cultures bound together by Creole traditions, cuisine, and flair. 

The Seychelles will capture your heart in ways you’ll never forget all while you experience true, luxury travel accommodations. Here are a few of our favorites. 

  • North Island is an ultra-luxury resort on a private island which wraps you in comfort and exposes you to quiet wonder all day long.
  • Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island also rests upon a private island. This coral island invites adventure and relaxation in equal measure. 
  • Six Senses Zil Payson is a resort located on Felicite Island, and there isn’t a word that can fully capture the intersection here of silky-soft beaches, dramatic rock formations, exquisite cuisine, and a complete menu of luxury experiences. “Stunning” is a good start . . . it’s a start. 
  • Mango House is found on Mahe Island. It offers a more boutique-style experience in a picture-perfect, secluded bay while offering access to the resources of one of Seychelles’ largest islands.


Exotic Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Welcome to Rwanda, home to a national park where only 96 permits per day are granted for people to track some of the world’s most soulful, wild creatures. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an experience that truly feels like a beautiful, unique privilege. .

Meanwhile, spectacular, luxury accommodations are nestled within this one-of-a-kind destination! 

  • Singita Kwitonodo Lodge drops you into lodges and private villas that blend into the natural surroundings of the national park with easy access to Gorilla tracking experiences.  
  • Singita Kataza House houses you within Volcanoes National Park with abundant access to beautifully-crafted cuisine and relaxing wellness services.   
  • One&Only’s Gorilla’s Nest luxury resort is also within Volcanoes National Park and features suites and treehouses with incredible views, delicious garden-to-plate meals, and extravagant spa services.  


Exotic Safari Experiences in Botswana

Botswana is home to two vastly different safari experiences, both of which are highly coveted experiences for world travelers. 

First, the Okavango Delta is a region which floods each year, creating an unparalleled display of diverse wildlife and the opportunity for unparalleled safari experiences. 

You probably came to Africa, at least in part, to see rare, exquisite wildlife in its natural habitat. Well, if your expectations include elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, and antelopes for a start, this will not disappoint. Cheetahs and wild dogs are also known to be spotted, to say nothing of hundreds of species of exotic birds. 

And while you would expect a treasure like this to be crowded, Botswana carefully controls the volume of tourists visiting their country. You will have room to breathe as you explore one of Earth’s most stunning natural habitats. 

And by now, you should not be surprised to hear there are top-tier accommodations to be found. 

  • Duba Plains is a small, exclusive resort that takes “glamping” to an unheard-of level in bespoke suites that defy any limitations you ever imagined about a safari experience. 

Further south in the country, desert safari experiences await in the Kalahari. Here you will also find stunning lodging options. 

  • Jack’s Camp and San Camp are gems under the heavens of the desert sky. They open the doors to unique desert safaris and unforgettable experiences with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen as your guides. 


Exotic, Luxury River Safaris on the Zambezi

The Zambezi River invites you into a unique safari experience that feels both personal and serene as you enjoy your daily safari activities by boat. The Zambezi is a magical experience unlike any other part of Africa, and it allows you to experience the cultures of both bordering nations, Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

Meanwhile, luxury camps wait to welcome you along the way, surprising you with their comfort and care in the remote regions along the river. 

Camps we prefer in this remote area include:


Exotic Luxury Stays at Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is probably one of the more well-known destinations on this list. This is one of the most romantic areas you can spend time in Africa, and it provides a much welcomed break at the end of a long safari. The best views of the Falls are from the Zimbabwe side, although we like the Zambia side as well, and you can visit both. 

It’s also the adventure capital of Africa – bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, and visiting Devil’s Pool at the top of the Falls (Unless you’re afraid of heights!) are popular options. There are also microlight and helicopter flights over the falls.  

Some of our favorite lodges at Victoria Falls include: 


Other Exotic Travel Experiences in Africa

We’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible! 

Safaris in South Africa are often bucket-list items for seasoned travelers. In this region, rich, rewarding game-viewing experiences merge with unparalleled levels of luxury service and attention to detail. You’ll want for nothing as you stay in a Singita Lodge (There are Singita lodges in several African nations). 

Likewise, the Royal Malewane in the Thornybush Reserve has an incredible sense of place and has been curated piece by piece to feel authentic and surround you with equal measures of culture and comfort. 

Morocco is not to be overlooked. Few places pack in such a sensory experience of color, cuisine, and culture. The finest hotels are in Marrakech, which is more highly touristed but still exotic. Two of our favorites there are the Royal Mansour and the boutique Villa des Orangers.  

However, the most exotic city in Morocco by far is Fez. It must be seen to be believed. There, you should consider Riad Fes

If you’re looking for a truly remote adventure, then you can journey about 8 hours further into the heart of Morocco to Erg Chigaga – a luxury desert camp where you can ride in and out on a camel! 


Protect and Enhance Your Luxury African Experience with Expert Guidance and Care

One thing will always be true about these destinations. They aren’t always easy to reach. You won’t find nonstop flights, but you will always be grateful you took the extra steps to reach these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Africa rewards travelers with endless riches of inspiration and adventure, but it does stand out as a destination best visited under expert guidance and care.

At Cerulean World Travel, our experts devote their knowledge, time, and genuine concern to planning an experience that honors how truly valuable your time is. Every detail is covered. We connect all of the dots and create a seamless experience that allows you to be present with the ones you love.

Use this link to talk to a travel advisor today. We’ll dig in to help you plan an exotic African adventure everyone can enjoy, the kind that deepens relationships with your loved ones and writes stories they will tell for the rest of their lives. 


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