Africa has become an undeniable focal point in the world of luxury destinations. Its allure is further heightened by the opulent experiences it has to offer. For those with a penchant for infinity pools and refined accommodations or a desire to embrace the wild in utmost luxury, here’s a list of the top luxury hotels across the African continent.

Royal Mansour Marrakech – Morrocco

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Price: $2,423 a night

At Royal Mansour, you won’t find typical suites or rooms. Upon arrival, travelers are escorted to their own private sanctuary. Each room has its own with private courtyard. Along with soothing fountains and inviting plunge pools, the accommodations here are nothing short of lavish. The larger rooms boast elegant dining rooms and luxurious hammams, embodying the epitome of Moroccan authenticity.

There are also three restaurants, three chic bars, lush gardens, an inviting pool, and even a kids’ club for younger guests in this luxury destination.

Jabulani Safari – South Africa

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Price: $1,702 a night

A Jabulani safari is an exquisite journey that delivers nothing short of the finest experiences from start to finish. Jabulani, boasting six superior suites and the exclusive Zindoga Villa catering to families, offers a five-star lodge like no other. Each generously appointed suite exudes elegance and comfort, featuring private decks and inviting plunge pools.

Welcoming children from the age of six, Jabulani and Zindoga Villa ensure a family-friendly atmosphere. Jabulani is an unwavering commitment to protecting the gentle giants. Originating two decades ago to care for a rescued elephant herd, guests have the opportunity to contribute to their conservation simply by visiting. Beyond this remarkable elephant experience, Jabulani offers a wealth of activities to delight guests.

Kapama Karula – South Africa

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Price: $3,141 a night

Guests can relish a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and benefit from the convenience of a free roundtrip airport shuttle. The lodge offers a unique blend of relaxation and wildlife encounters with game viewing opportunities right on site. For indulgence, the Kapama Wellness Centre presents rejuvenating treatments, like body wraps, body treatments and facials.

International cuisine is savored at this luxury destination in the onsite restaurant. The lodge boasts free in-room WiFi, a poolside bar and a terrace. Additional amenities comprise an inviting outdoor pool with a lazy river, sun loungers and pool umbrellas. Adventurous spirits can partake in safaris and enjoy the convenience of babysitting services. The lodge offers massage treatment rooms, a front-desk safe, wedding services and on-site game drives. The 12 individually furnished rooms are adorned with private plunge pools, premium bedding, and furnished patio.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge – Rwanda

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Price: $2,754 a night

Located within the pristine Nyungwe National Park, this lodge stands as the unrivaled five-star haven in the area. Amid a lush tea plantation bordering the Nyungwe rainforest, this luxurious retreat comprises 20 opulent rooms and two Presidential Suites. These lavish suites boast private decks offering sweeping views of the expansive forest expanse.

The lodge boasts an array of amenities, including an inviting outdoor heated swimming pool, an atmospheric boma for al fresco dining and sundowners. Fitness enthusiasts can stay active at the lodge’s fitness center. The main lodge is wheelchair accessible, ensuring all guests can partake in this exceptional experience.

Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

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Price: $1,365 a night

Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa offers a beachfront retreat with a host of amenities to ensure a memorable stay. For ultimate relaxation, indulge in Thai massages, body treatments and facials at the onsite Healing Earth Spa. The hotel boasts two restaurants serving delectable cuisine.

Active guests at this luxury destination can make use of the health club and explore thrilling activities. Travel arrangements are made easy with a roundtrip airport shuttle and wedding services available.