The Bird Nest Hotel, Kenya
Well, you can’t be a bird but you can stay like one at the Nay Palad Bird Nest. Located in the highlands of Laikipia, the Bird Nest is built by a celebrated architect Daniel Pouzet. The whole place looks like a bird nest from afar. You will get to stay on top like a bird. Food, drinks and activities are provided. It is in the grounds of Segera Retreat (another of a luxurious hotels)
Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
Damn!!! Is the first word that came to my mind when I saw the Bisate lodge for the first time. This lodge comprises of 6 thatched hut like rooms that is perfectly blended into the lush forests. These huts stand on the slope of the hills that is a formed by eroded volcano cones. The place is both romantic and theatrical.
Location : Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda.
Tariff : 750 USD to 1250 USD
The Santos Express, Western Cape (South Africa)
This one is a train that goes nowhere. The santos express is an actual train that has been stationed at the Santos Beach, Mossel Bay. The train has been perfectly segregated into single, double and guest rooms. Here you can have the experience of staying in a real train. The santos express offers luxurious wooden cabins built around 1920s. complete with private en-suit rooms, no not rooms. Private en-suit coaches with private sea view decks.
Location: Munro road, Santos Beach, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Tariff : Prices start from 14.85 USD and ranges from the type of rooms and people.
Kagga Kamma Cave suits, Western Cape (South Africa)
Built to resemble the cave dwellings of the inhibitants of the original area, this place is a once in a life time experience. The hotel provides different types of caves suits and mesmorises you with its original architecture. One of the best things here is an open air room, which allows you to gaze up into the Milky Way. The place is surrounded by hypnotizing wilderness is located in the Kagga Kamma nature reserve
Location: R303, Koue Bokkeveld, Cederberg, Western Cape, South Africa
Tariff : 149 USD to 350 USD
Oxwagon Lodge, Northwest province (south Africa)
This hideaway hides some of the history too. Combining original ox wagon carts and turning it into a comfortable and modern guestrooms is something out of the box. These wagons are authentically restored and sing the hums the song of the 1800s. the accommodation includes variety of rooms, food farm activities and much more. The Oxwagon lodge also hides a double Decker bus converted into 14 bunks and 4 single beds. How cool is that!
Location: R511, At Saartjiesnek, Hartbeespoort Dam, North West (South Africa)
Tariff : Prices start from 57.34 USD and depends on number of people and days.
The Malori, Kalahari Desert
If you are looking for a place to hideaway in the middle of a desert, then look no more. The Malori at Tswana has got you covered. This is a getaway located in the Kalahari desert and offers something called as Safari sleep out. Plenty of sleeping options are provided by the lodge. ‘Malorie’ means dreams in the local language. Just like the name suggests, this place is a dream! Imagine staying in the southernmost desert of Africa and spotting wild animals roaming a few miles away from you.
Location: Phinda private game reserve, Tsawlu Kalahari, Cape Town
Tariff: From 1,663.98 USD
Malakai Eco lodge , Uganda
The Malakai eco lodge is famed for its unique structure and design. Hut like cottages float on water. Well not float but they stand on water. Each collate has its own route and the lodge is a perfect hideaway destinations. Its classic cottages, colorful rooms and thatched bungalows are everything your soul desires for.
Location: 700 meters off the Entebbe road, Kitende, Uganda.
Tariff : Prices start from 115 USD
Desert Whisper, Namibia
‘Assemble my fellow introverts…! The tiny piece of luxurious masterpiece in Namibia offers an undisturbed raw peace. The lodge looks like a half cut cookie and comes with a pool and a bar. Children below 14 are not allowed. Furnished in wood, this spectacular hideaway is a whisper at the desert indeed. Write down the address and tuck it in your soul for future reference. ‘
Location : 60 kilometers north of Sesriem Camp on road C 19, Sossusvlei in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Tariff: Prices here vary season to season
Emerson on Hurumzi, Stone town, Tanzania
We should never forget about Africa’s rich cultural diversity. The Emerson on Hurumzi does it’s best to remind us of that. A restored merchant’s mansion with homely atmosphere and vibrant décor style is a perfect getaway places. Comprising of a roof top hotel and richly furnished rooms and setting, the Emerson on Hurumzi is only a 3 minute walk from the Stone Town beach.
Location : 236 , Zanzibar , Tanzania
Tariff : Prices start from 175 USD
Under water room at Manta Resort, Tanzania
The first underwater room in Africa where you see dolphins and sea colorful reef fish float around you. The single room is located at the Pemba Island. Just that room and the deep blue aquatic life surrounding you. The Manta resort offers many accommodations like private villas , garden rooms and sea front villas but their underwater room is a hit! A perfect romantic getaway destination.
Location : Psv-zanzibar estate, Tanzania
Tariff : prices start from 900 USD per night