ELEWANA KILINDI ZANZIBAR
This spot offers a luxurious serene stay with each pavilion having its own private tropical garden, and their very own private plunge pool, an extraordinary rainfall shower room and your own dedicated butler. It achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open, ‘backto-nature’ ambiance throughout. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi’s colourful birdlife. For rates, inquire
BISATE LODGE, RWANDA
Adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, Bisate combines the bucket-list gorilla trek with a pioneering vision of reforestation and community partnership. This luxurious and eco sensitive safari camp is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests. Six opulent en-suite forest villas maximise comfort and views while adhering to environmentally responsible principles and reflecting the rich culture of rural Rwanda.
LEMALA WILDWATERS LODGE, JINJA
This lodge is at the heart of the Kalagala and Mabira forest reserve, a group of midstream islands in the Nile best known as the home of the legendary whitewater rafting on the river. A thick riverine forest naturally covers the resort and each of its ten timber-floor rooms. The expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths, and overlook either thundering rapids or calm water. The pool is naturally curved from pink granite and is fed by water from the river.
BARAZA RESORT & SPA, ZANZIBAR
With just 30 villas, this all-inclusive boutique resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans, complete with the most opulent of spas featuring its own lap pool with underwater music. The architecture is a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with striking arches, intricate hand carved décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and brass lanterns. The architecture showcases the skills of the local craftsmen and takes one on a journey through the grand Sultan Palaces of Zanzibar.