It is said Africa is so spiritual because when the land spread it spread away from Africa, with Africa remaining still in the centre. It certainly has many healing properties and many clients who get back from a luxury safari often feel different, rejuvenated and well. Just being out in the vast wilderness is such a highlight that we find it can be soothing to the soul, and being amongst wildlife and nature is also very healing. Here we discuss the top five luxury safari spots across Africa, which have healing properties for the mind body and soul:
1 Saruni Samburu, Kenya
Saruni Samburu is not only an extremely luxurious small lodge with excellent game viewing and a wonderful masseuse, but it was also built on an old Samburu sacred rock – the lodge itself feels very natural and you immediately relax upon arrival. In between game drives seeing fantastic elephant and big cat sightings, you can also walk and take night drives, so you can be out in nature as much as you like. Spending time with the Samburu, who all have the most fantastic sense of humour is also a treat and better than therapy.
2 San Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
San Camp is very tranquil in style – the tented suites are spread out on the vast salt pan, which was the birthplace of early man. Everything here is about being out in nature without the vehicles, so you can walk, ride or take quad bikes across the vast pans, making as little indents as possible into this pristine area. The landscape is lunar like and you will feel your soul start to rejuvenate after being here for just a day.
3 Sasaab, Kenya
Sasaab is ultra luxurious and set in a remote part of the Samburu region, with wonderful views of the Ewaso Nyiro River – the emphasis here is certainly on healing as they have an award winning spa which offers every treatment under the sun – days are spent walking with camels and the Samburu through the bush, and watching elephants go about their business through the bush surrounding the lodge. Food is very healthy and delicious.
4 Chitwa Chitwa, South Africa
Chitwa Chitwa in South Africa is all about big game, and in high densities, so you will spend your days with leopards, lions and elephants, and all of the small things too. Nothing will be beyond your reach here when it comes to game viewing. It is the location of Chitwa which is healing – set on a smooth clear waters of a dam the luxury spa will take away all your stress, whilst using natural products to rejuvenate everything from your skin to your hair.
5 Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Mashatu is a big five game reserve which is just stunning – reachable from Botswana this luxury safari area has a vast area covered in crystals – many people actually like to simply lie down on the earth as they can easily feel the crystals rejuvenating them.