Where do we start? Africa is home to the top luxurious lodges in the world. Aside from the luxurious, whacky and the wonderful, what makes a group safari holiday in Africa so special is the remarkable surrounding wilderness & wildlife which has captured the hearts of generations and generations of travellers. We may be biased, but in our view it is the absolute best place to bring together family and friends in a luxurious group safari in 2019. There is so much out there!
The luxury of a group trip in Africa is that the possibilities really are endless; in all the main safari countries there are our absolute favourite spots. If your group has different specific interests though, we would recommend either combining a few locations, or looking to a private reserve which will allow you the freedom to enjoy some different safari experiences. These private reserves can be found in Botswana – these trips are not cheap, but if you are looking for luxury in every sense of the word and activities for days, this is for you. For a unique combination, look to staying on the beautiful Zambezi and then hop over for some unbeatable safari in the wild and dreamy South Luangwa National Park. Rustic accommodation with a splash of luxury, yet with really gritty wildlife action is what is on offer on a Zambia group safari.
Of course, a lot depends on what your group’s specific interests are, but if you are looking for unrivalled luxury in some of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world, these would be our picks! Also, if you have a big enough group, then in some of these very intimate camps, the chances are you will have the whole place to yourself…
Mombo Camp, Botswana
Heralded as the finest safari camp in Africa, nothing would beat a group safari at Mombo in 2019… Hurry though, spaces get very booked up very very quickly!
A private house like no other, Laragai in Laikipia is actually the private home of the Stephenson family but can be used in their absence. We cannot think of a better place to have a completely exclusive experience but in a true home away from home environment.
Set in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, Little Ruckomechi is a world apart. Aside from phenomenal game drives, being close to the Zambezi means added fun and this private part of the world really offers every entertainment you could wish for on a luxury group safari. It is one of our very top picks.
As a private reserve in Chobe National Park, Linyanti really benefits from unparalleled wildlife viewing, but also the huge luxury of having flexibility in activities. You can enjoy walking safaris, boating night drives, fishing and sleep outs to create a truly memorable group trip.
For the most luxurious African beach spots please see our Africa Beaches page for all you need to know about choosing your dream Indian Ocean retreat.