Africa is a very healing place, and some of the luxury safari camps and lodges really make the most of it, either by building in an area which is known to be very spiritual or by having a unique spa which uses only materials made of local natural products, and have their spa staff trained in authentic healing processes. Many maintain that Africa has a deep and profound affect on them, and that one or two weeks spent in the wilderness makes you feel better in your mind body and soul, but here we discuss the absolute best properties in Africa if you’re looking for that soothing sensation for your soul:
1 Saruni Samburu, Kenya
Saruni Samburu is built on a large flat rock in Northern Samburu which is said to be incredibly spiritual – you certainly feel a certain level of grounding when you arrive, and everything is so heavenly and tranquil that you cannot help but start to feel rejuvenated. To one side Saruni faces Ololokwe, a sacred mountain which the sun sets behind every day – just the view of this amazing mountain can have a magical affect and the excellent masseuse available at Saruni certainly has healing hands.
2 Mashatu, Southern Botswana
This luxury lodge is set in its own vast private concession in an area of Botswana which is fantastic for game viewing. On the private concession is an old iron age fort which has significant spiritual prowess in the area, and also a whole valley of crystals. Some clients like to lie down in the crystals and feel the energy pulsing through them – it is a completely unique experience. Mashatu has the wide open spaces and abundant game that will make your soul come alive anyway, but combine this with the healing properties of the crystals in this area and you’re onto a winner.
3 Sand Rivers Selous, Southern Tanzania
It is the views of the mighty Rufiji River and the purple mountains in the distance, which make this luxury safari lodge so rejuvenating. The rooms are made solely from natural materials, so you feel constantly connected to the earth around you. The river is populated with huge crocodiles and hippo pods, and game often resides on the river banks during the day – as you relax on your comfy day beds under your open thatched verandah just soaking up these views is enough to put everything into perspective.
4 Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
There is something about the desert, especially one as huge as the Kalahari, which is incredibly magical – there are so many mysteries to the desert and it has such a romanticism about it. From Tswalu Kalahari the vast vistas of this amazing ever changing desert will win your heart – combine this with healing spa treatments from their award winning spa, and the huge contribution Tswalu makes to the local community and you will feel your soul repairing every day.
5 San Camp, Botswana
San Camp is made up of white Moroccan style tented suites which are spread far and wide over the salt pans – the atmosphere is peaceful and unique, and the star gazing here offers an easy view of the milky way. The area was home to early man and days are spent looking for tools used by early man, and spending time with the ancient San bushmen, a wonderful tribe who’s uses for medicinal plants and tracking skills are second to none.