A classic eastern or southern Africa safari is an action-packed adventure of riveting game drives, white-knuckled bush flights, and eating extravaganzas. To temper this go-go-go pace and allow for more holistic safari experiences, these lodges are slowing things down a bit to nurture every spiritual and wellness craving.
Reaching Africa’s remote safari destinations is an exercise in patience and stamina. The attempt to link international carrier flight schedules with those of domestic bush planes is likely to mandate an overnight or two in safari gateway cities like Nairobi in Kenya, or Johannesburg or Cape Town in South Africa. Use these long layovers to embrace exceptional spa experiences beyond the bush.
Wellness in the Mist
Rwanda’s chic new eco-lodges promise immersion among the country’s most enchanted landscapes and play out as stylish forest sanctuaries for reflecting upon profoundly transformative encounters with our fellow primates. With spa experiences steeped in national tradition, folklore, and local products, each lodge creates a safe space for recharging after long gorilla and chimpanzee treks and acts as a conduit for maintaining an uninterrupted connection with nature.