Best Hidden Gems Accommodation

Make sure you find the perfect hidden gems when travelling to Africa. Our selected accommodation puts you in all the right places for that ultimate off-the-beaten track African experience – combining all the thrills of big game viewing with dreamy beaches. We’ll be happy to make all the necessary bookings for you.

Hidden Gems Accommodation our experts recommend

Manzili House

From $440 per person sharing
Nairobi, Kenya
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Day tours

Fothergill Island

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Boat-based safaris Bush walks Day tours Fishing Game drives

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Cultural visits Game drives Guided walks Historical tours

Future Found Sanctuary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Spa treatments Yoga

Lewa Wilderness Lodge

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Camel rides Game drives Guided walks Horse riding Local village visits

El Karama Lodge

From $550 per person sharing
Laikipia, Kenya
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Children's activities Fly camping Game drives Guided walking safaris

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

From $350 per person sharing
Uganda, Uganda
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Fishing Guided walks Horse riding safaris Kayaking River rafting

Saruni Mara

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Masai Mara, Kenya
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives Guided walks

Kaya Mawa Lodge

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Lake Malawi, Malawi
Each suite has a beautiful en-suite bathroom, including a bath with a view!
Just another perfect evening on the shores of Lake Malawi, complete with a private dinner for two.
The lodge is set right on the beach, with easy access for snorkelling, kayaking and swimming.
The lodge is fully PADI certified and has two in-house qualified dive instructors.
Honeymooners will love the peaceful environment of Likoma Island, where there is plenty of space to relax, unwind and celebrate.
Spend time relaxing on the main deck in front of the lodge, or enjoy a swim in the plunge pool.
Enjoy a private dinner or lunch on the little island just off the beach, or go snorkelling in the bay.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Biking Bird watching Boat excursions Fishing Kayaking


From $795 per person sharing
Ruaha, Tanzania
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Bird watching Fly camping Game drives Guided walking safaris

Porini Amboseli Camp

From $475 per person sharing
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Cultural visits Full-day safaris Game drives Guided walks

Chem Chem Lodge

From $1,200 per person sharing
Tarangire, Tanzania
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Cultural visits Day tours Game drives Guided walking safaris

Tintswalo Atlantic

From $280 per person sharing
Cape Town Coast, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Day tours Hiking Horse riding Stand-up paddle boarding

Saruni Samburu

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Samburu, Kenya
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives Guided walks

Grootbos Forest Lodge

From $545 per person sharing
Whale Coast, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Beach activities Bird watching Day tours Guided walks Hiking

Rubondo Island Camp

From $660 per person sharing
Tanzania, Tanzania
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
4x4 Drives Bird watching Boat excursions Boat-based safaris Bush dining

Camp Hwange

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Game drives Guided walks

Ndali Lodge

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Uganda, Uganda
Select a drink and unwind in the living room.
The bedrooms add a warming atmosphere to your stay The lodge's reception areas are connected by passageways that make the most of the views.
From the lodge's deck, you can appreciate a panoramic view of the Ugandan countryside.
Read a book on the veranda and savour the calm atmosphere.
Your private cottage is surrounded by beautiful nature.
Relax on a quite spot and enjoy the incredible vistas down to the lake.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Day tours Guided walks Historical tours

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Bird watching Boat excursions Cultural visits Day tours

Mount Gahinga Lodge

From $710 per person sharing
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Cultural visits Guided walks Hiking Local village visits

Chameleon Hill Lodge

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Uganda, Uganda
This colourful lodge boasts the most spectacular views of the Virunga Volcanoes and Lake Mutanda. The lodge provides a blended sense of comfort and relaxation.  Experience the colourful Friday market for a feast of local life and the large variety of goods on offer. Sample wholesome traditional foods prepared with the finest of locally-grown ingredients. Each chalet flaunts its own identity and colour scheme. Marvel at the spectacular views across Lake Mutanda. Rooms feature handmade furniture with a unique Euro-African style. The colourful Chameleon Hill Lodge is situated in one of the most magnificent locations in Uganda.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Canoeing Cultural visits Gorilla tracking Hiking

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

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Uganda, Uganda
The lodge lounge and dining area lit up at dusk. Sundowners with incredible mountain views. Sunrise view Lodge walkways The Nkuringo gorilla family Misty forested mountain views Romantic dining with elevated views

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

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Uganda, Uganda
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Gorilla tracking Guided walks Hiking Local village visits