Five luxury hotels to open in Africa this year

Experience the continent's diverse wildlife, local cuisine and stunning views at these luxury hotels under construction.
Africa's rich history, majestic wildlife, stunning natural landscapes and diverse cultures make it unique. The African continent is home to some of the world's most vibrant cities, ancient landmarks, and impressive fauna, all of which provide visitors with an opportunity to explore an amazing world. From hiking in the mountains to relaxing on pristine beaches, Africa offers a wealth of experiences and there is never a shortage of adventure. So whether you are looking for culture, relaxation or adventure, you will have memories for a lifetime.
Here we have compiled five of the best luxury hotels and cottages that will open on the African continent in 2023.
Nestled in the heart of one of Kenya's most beautiful game reserves, the Masai Mara, JW Marriott Masai Mara promises to be a haven of luxury offering an unforgettable experience. Surrounded by rolling hills, endless savannahs and rich wildlife, this luxury hotel offers guests the chance to experience some of Africa's most iconic animals first hand.
The loggia itself is a spectacle. Constructed using local materials and techniques, it blends seamlessly into the landscape while offering luxurious modern amenities. Plan a safari, book a spa treatment, have a romantic dinner under the stars, or look forward to an evening watching a traditional Maasai dance performance.
North Okavango Island is a cozy and unique campsite with just three spacious tents. Each tent is set up on an elevated wooden platform with stunning views of the hippo-infested lagoon. Or take a dip in your own plunge pool and then relax on the sunken sun deck overlooking the wildlife.
Since there are multiple people at the camp at the same time, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Okavango Delta and its incredible wildlife up close - whether it's on safaris, hiking, or crossing waterways in a mokoro (canoe). The intimate setting also promises a more personalized approach to wildlife, tailored to the interests and preferences of each guest. Other activities to look forward to include hot air balloon and helicopter rides, visits to local residents, and meetings with conservation partners.
One of the main attractions of the Zambezi Sands River Lodge is its prime location on the banks of the Zambezi River, in the heart of the Zambezi National Park. The park is known for its incredible biodiversity and wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards and many birds, for its incredible biodiversity and wildlife. The luxury accommodation will consist of just 10 tented suites, each designed to blend seamlessly into its natural environment while providing a high level of comfort and privacy. These tents will have spacious living quarters, private plunge pools, and stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape.
Needless to say, you also have access to a range of world-class amenities including a spa, gym and fine dining. The lodge was designed by African Bush Camps, renowned for its exceptional service and personal attention to its guests. Expect the same level of care that African Bush Camps has established itself as one of the most respected safari operators in Africa.
Zambezi Sands is also committed to sustainable tourism and the lodge is designed to have a minimal impact on the environment. Guests will also learn about the park's conservation efforts and how they can support them.
Nobu Hotel is a newly opened luxury hotel in the lively city of Marrakesh, offering stunning views of the surrounding Atlas Mountains. This luxury hotel, located in a city rich in history and culture, will provide guests with the opportunity to experience the best attractions in Morocco. Whether it's exploring bustling markets, visiting historic sites, tasting delicious cuisine, or diving into the vibrant nightlife, there's plenty to do.
The hotel has over 70 rooms and suites, combining modern minimalist design with traditional Moroccan elements. Enjoy a host of amenities such as a fitness center and gourmet restaurants showcasing the finest local cuisine. The Nobu's rooftop bar and restaurant is another highlight of your stay. It offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains and offers unique and memorable dining experiences with a focus on Japanese and Moroccan fusion cuisine.
This place is ideal for those looking for luxury and adventure in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. With its convenient location, unrivaled amenities and commitment to sustainability, Nobu Hotel is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Future Found Sanctuary is built on the principles of sustainable living - every detail of the hotel is thought out to the smallest detail to ensure minimal waste and maximum environmental friendliness. Made with sustainable materials such as recycled steel, the hotel's commitment to sustainability extends to its culinary offerings. The emphasis on local ingredients and a farm-to-table approach that provides fresh and healthy meals reduces the carbon footprint of the food supply chain in luxury hotels. But that's not all.
Known worldwide for its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and world-class cuisine, Cape Town is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. With easy access to local attractions and activities including hiking, surfing and wine tasting, Future Found Sanctuary guests can immerse themselves in the best of Cape Town.
In addition to this, this luxury hotel also offers a range of wellness facilities. With everything from a state-of-the-art fitness center to a spa offering a variety of holistic treatments, you can rejuvenate and relax in a serene and caring environment.
Megha is a freelance journalist currently based in Mumbai, India. She writes about culture, lifestyle and travel, as well as all the current events and issues that grab her attention.

Post time: Mar-13-2023