Travelers return to Africa’s wilderness areas now that travel restrictions have eased the online magazine Luxury Defined from Christie’s International Real Estate writes in a recent blog post and continues: “Several environment- and community-conscious safari companies are welcoming guests into new and newly transformed camps and lodges. With much of Africa now being open to international travelers, there’s renewed interest in safari experiences. This surge in interest may be in response to restrictions being lifted after such a significant period of lockdowns. But it’s also the heightened sense of importance placed on traveling with companies that have a positive impact while connecting with the natural world that make these safaris such an appealing option.”

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Located in Zambia, Lolebezi, which opened in June, is set in 12 acres (5 ha) of protected wilderness in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for lions, leopards, and elephants. Courtesy: African Bush Camps

The magazine quotes Dereck Joubert, co-founder and CEO of Great Plains Conservation, as saying: “After being pent up, safari is a great release . . . seeing those animals in their natural habitat really is regenerative. It truly does rejuvenate your soul in so many ways,” adds his wife and fellow co-founder Beverly Joubert. “We need to embrace our areas of wilderness and be out in nature to appreciate what nature is giving us.”

So if you are interested in exploring the nature and wildlife of Africa on safari yourself, you should definitely read this blog post, because it shows where such a trip is particularly worthwhile and how you can live luxuriously even in the wilderness.

Five destinations that stand for great experiences

Great Plains conservation: Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe

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Mara Expedition Camp is on the Talek River in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp enjoys views of wildebeest migration between July and September. During the rest of the year, you might see herds of elephants and hippos. Courtesy: Great Plains

Wilderness Safaris in Botswana: DumaTau Camp

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DumaTau Camp is built in the shade of mangosteen trees overlooking a large hippo-filled lagoon. Guests can choose excursions on both water and land, or opt to relax at the swimming pool and authentic bush pub. Courtesy: DumaTau Camp

African Bush Camps in Zambia

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Lolebezi is a new property designed to take full advantage of a private riverside location. Guests can choose from game drives, walking safaris, river cruises, and fishing. Courtesy: African Bush Camps

andBeyond in Tanzania

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There are only a few lodges in this far-flung corner of the Serengeti National Park. The Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge offers game drives twice each day, during which you may encounter lions, hyena, and colobus monkeys. Courtesy: andBeyond

Waterside at Royal Malewane in South Africa

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Each of the 12 bedrooms at Waterside lodge face the bush and a solar-powered heated swimming pool. A sunken hide below the main viewing deck provides a unique perspective for watching the visiting elephants and buffalo. Courtesy: The Royal Portfolio