Africa & Middle East

by | Aug 1, 2015

Africa & Middle East are two places that have always captured the imagination of tourists from all over the world.

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Africa & Middle East are two places that have always captured the imagination of tourists from all over the world. It’s not just the diverse landscapes that attract people here, it’s the history and the breath taking beauty that lies in the sands and jungles which makes stay in these awe-inspiring hotels a must.

1 La Mamounia, Marrakech Morocco

Morocco is a surreal place with a unique culture and rich history. This is aptly reflected in this hotel that is situated near Koutoubia Minaret, a few steps away from the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. You can’t help but get spoilt in local hospitality and food that the Moroccans take such pride in. Sit atop the terrace that overlooks an imposing skyline with some of the most well preserved architecture marvels and enjoy a sumptuous spread in a magical setting that will linger long after you are back home.

2 Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab dubbed the most luxurious hotel in the world is not without reason given this epitaph. If you can get a private Rolls Royce to chauffeur you around town, then you know this is a completely different level of luxury. Live like a Sultan with a private reception, bevy of personal butlers and luxury rooms with rich décor. Eat in any of the nine restaurants and if fortunate get complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark. It takes a while for the stunning architecture to sink in and to know you are part of that modern history. But once you do that, be rest assured that the Burj experience will pamper you like there is no tomorrow.

3 One&Only Royal Mirage – The Residence & Spa, Dubai

For those who revel in all things that spell luxury, Dubai has to be the inevitable getaway. It’s for a reason that movie stars, athletes and socialites flock to this place. This hotel has an excess of luxurious living that you have experienced only in limited hotels elsewhere. The place brings out the romance of Old Arabia and takes you back in time. The hotel offers multiple choice of residence with The Palace, Arabian Court or the Residence & Spa wings, each of which is dedicated to the chosen theme and is a sanctuary of intimate luxury.

4 Palais Namaskar Marrakech Morocco

This hotel will have you experience Morocco’s exotic Eastern charm, giving you a gentle whiff of the desert life. It will tempt you to get experimental and adventurous. Like a heady cocktail it will work its way slowly, intoxicating your senses, tempting you with food, desert safaris, wines, camel rides and even hot air ballooning. At the end of the day when you wind up with a blissful massage in the Spa Namaskar, you will not hesitate to exclaim that your Moroccon experience was indeed “something to die for!”

5 One&Only The Palm, Dubai

Located on the majestic Palm Islands, this hotel has cascading waterfalls, gardens and beautiful palm trees that give a sense of anachronism with modern luxury living. Take a water taxi or a limousine and arrive in style at The Palm. You can also request for an excursion tour to the desert or just play at world-renowned golf courses. This place says “Marhaba” to all the visitors as it envelopes them in their sanctum sanctorum of opulent luxury and personalised service

6 Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa

This is a five star game reserve located bang in the middle of the African wild. The 70,000 acres of expanse is not merely a luxury holiday but a learning experience as well. The lodges here are tasteful and elegant, providing excellent luxury accommodation. Bask in the glory of African wildlife as you take a luxurious safari in the Graaff-Reinet region of the Eastern Cape. It is no surprise then as to why this game reserve is often described by visitors as a life-altering experience.

7  Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

The Six Senses group of hotels is well known for its eco-tourism efforts and unique hotel concepts. Located in a dream oasis in the middle of the desert, it gently leads you into its many pool villas. Also on offer are select Omani summer houses which can be booked for your private use. The villas have access to the beach and the private wine cellar comes handy too. Who said life would be rough while in the desert?

8 Giraffe Manor, Kenya

This beautiful hotel situated in the wilderness of Africa accommodates 25 guests, more than making up in experience what it lacks in size. This four star Manor in Nairobi is a place where you can spot free roaming giraffes, birds and plenty of other fauna. You can enjoy house beers, wines, spirits and gourmet food, all available at the Manor. All things considered, this hotel, its location and its theme makes for a great getaway for couples and families. Here you enjoy the best of Kenya.

9 Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa

The Reserve is situated in the 65,000 hectare, South-Western section of the Kruger National Park. The game reserve is home to elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and leopard and hundreds of species of plants and animals. Even while you explore Africa, you are never away from luxurious living. You can organise themed dinners, weddings and community tours enjoying animated conversations with fellow wildlife enthusiasts or be pampered at the wonderful and relaxing Amani Spa after a long Safari.

10 Enasoit Kenya

If you travelled to Africa and missed not undertaking a safari, the trip would be a big waste of time! Enasoit is a luxury adventure resort for people with a raw and sensual taste for the African wilderness. The place has its own airstrip and bush walks, picnics and lion spotting excursions. You can also organise a private party with your friends and family while you are here. All this with excellent luxuriant stay ensures that your stay in the wild is stress-free and hugely eventful.

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