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Wellbeing escapes

We think of wellbeing escapes as trips which will help you relax and unwind, ones that give you the opportunity to get back in touch with nature and your inner self. Journeys that are restorative, rejuvenating and good for your soul. Based on this description, most of the more remote places described in these pages qualify as 'wellbeing escapes'.

Few things reconnect you to yourself and those around you than a time spent in a remote buschamp without Wi-Fi or mobile signal. It's a chance to take a digital detox and disconnect from the noise of the modern world by focussing on what you're experiencing and sensing in that moment.

Head off on a walking safari – you'll concentrate on the natural world around you, gradually getting more in touch with it, and mindfully contemplating your place within it. Spend a few nights beside a camp fire, listening only to the noises of Africa and it'll put everything back into perspective. Look up at the clear, star-studded night sky in the solitude of the Namib Desert and you'll appreciate where your life fits into the great universe.

Of course, if you like the idea of more conventional spa, massage and beauty treatments – then we also offer a handful of those. In the Indian Ocean, these are often Asian influenced, with highly professional Thai and Balinese masseuses in residence. On continental Africa, most luxury lodges and camps offer some wellness activities, such as yoga and massages, and there a selection of places that really specialise in wellbeing practices and treatments.

Our top wellbeing holidays

Ask us about the best spots in Africa for a wellness escape.



Mombo Camp

With a lap pool, surprisingly extensive bush gym and a range of spa and massage treatments available both in your room and a treatment room, Mombo Camp is a fantastic spot for some papering on your Botswana safari.

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains offers in room yoga mats, skipping ropes and small free weights. Coupled with an in-house masseuse and private plunge pools for each room and this is a wonderful place for some rest and relaxation on your Botswana safari.

Zarafa Camp

As you might expect from such a luxurious camp Zarafa Camp offers a range of in room massages and treatments as well an open air gym and private plunge pools in each room, perfect for some rest and relaxation on your Botswana safari.


Pole Pole

Pole Pole has good, but very low-key massages and treatments, offered in a tiny, laid-back 'spa' on the beach. This isn't the place for high-end therapies, but for a relaxing massage in a great location, it's a really good bet!

Chole Mjini

Chole Mjini is a peaceful haven that works closely with the local community. Surrounded by nature, birds and stars, it is soul food if you're looking for something that is eco-conscious.


Azura Benguerra

The spa at Azura has been finished recently and offers high-quality treatments in a cool and relaxing treatment room looking out over the sea. The lodge employs a professional therapist, who offers body rubs, body wraps, a variety of massage treatments and aromatherapy baths.


North Island

North Island in the Seychelles has a top-notch Spa, set on a mountain with stunning views. It offers highly personalised treatments incorporating local products and the ‘Dr. Hauschka’ skincare range; many can also be enjoyed in the luxury of your own private villa.


Mombo Camp

With a lap pool, surprisingly extensive bush gym and a range of spa and massage treatments available both in your room and a treatment room, Mombo Camp is a fantastic spot for some papering on your Botswana safari.

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains offers in room yoga mats, skipping ropes and small free weights. Coupled with an in-house masseuse and private plunge pools for each room and this is a wonderful place for some rest and relaxation on your Botswana safari.


Serena Inn

There is a small spa at the Serena, which can provide the usual range of beauty treatments that you would expect from an international hotel. With a beautiful swimming pool, a stay here makes for a relaxing start to your holiday in Zanzibar.

Kilindi

Kilindi invokes a great feeling of relaxation upon arrival and is a place to truly unwind. This is helped by the fantastic onsite spa which offers a wide range of treatments including double massages - designed especially for couples.


Sala's Camp

This small, luxury tented camp is located in the far south of the Maasai Mara reserve, an area which is generally quieter for game-viewing than elsewhere. Beautiful views, spacious tents, a gym and spa contribute to the camp’s pampering atmosphere.

Solio Lodge

The 6 well-spaced, east-facing cottages provide privacy and stunning sunrise views of Mount Kenya, while the graceful design, ample natural light and glass showers overlooking personal gardens create an ambience suitable for this luxury retreat.


Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club has one of the finest spas on Zanzibar – the Fragipani Spa. There is an international team of trained therapists offering a wide variety of treatments such as facials, massages and hand & foot treatments.


Matemwe Lodge

The beautiful Sea and Spice Spa at Matwemwe Lodge overlooks the ocean and has a wide range of treatments available, including pedicures, facials and massages. Each guest is also offered a complimentary massage during their stay.


Ephelia Resort

At Ephelia Resort’s ‘Spa Village’, several treatment rooms, a sauna/steam room, a Jacuzzi and a yoga pavilion hidden in lush gardens await travellers for wellbeing breaks. In a ‘Spa Villa’, you even have your own Jacuzzi, and therapists come to your private treatment room.

Wellbeing holidays in Africa

Browse trip ideas by country.


Wellbeing in Botswana

Botswana

There are only a handful of lodges in Botswana offering spa facilities and these are generally ...

Wellbeing in Kenya

Kenya

There is a limited selection of camps and lodges in Kenya offering a wellbeing holiday. But the ...

Wellbeing in Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique's stunning beaches are the perfect setting for some pampering and a number of the lodges ...

Wellbeing in Namibia

Namibia

Namibia hasn't quite yet caught up with the spa trend, but a handful of lodges offer spas and massage ...

Wellbeing in Seychelles

Seychelles

The Seychelles offers the ultimate in relaxation and wellbeing. Get pampered at one of the many ...

Wellbeing in South Africa

South Africa

Wellbeing in South Africa comprises a variety of indulgent opportunities to relax – enjoy unlimited ...

Wellbeing in Tanzania

Tanzania

After an exciting day on a Tanzania safari, you might want to return to the lodge and pamper yourself ...

Wellbeing in Zambia

Zambia

There are only a few places in Zambia which offer a high-level of relaxation and wellbeing. But ...

Wellbeing in Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the perfect place to unwind on the beach or by the pool. There are plenty of shady ...

Wellbeing in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

While it isn't usually the primary focus of a Zimbabwean holiday there are a handful of lodges ...

Africa trips to appeal to many different interests

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Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast and tropical islands.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Diving & snorkelling

Diving & snorkelling

Find captivating marine life beneath the waves

Family holidays

Family holidays

Hand-picked camps for an incredible family safari.

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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