Still not yet planned what you’re doing this Easter? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 8 fantastic ideas for a luxury trip away.
1. Winchester Mansions, Cape Town, South Africa
What better place to spend Easter than at the Winchester Mansions in Cape Town, situated along the Sea Point Promenade and facing the Atlantic Ocean; this place has earned its reputation as Cape Town’s iconic and leading sea front hotel among local and international guests. And Easter at the Winchester Mansions is set to be an “egg-citing” time for the whole family. Kids can partake in the Easter egg workshops with a DIY Easter egg painting kit that will showcase your darling as the “Picasso” of egg art.
2. Likoma Island and the Nyika Plateau, Malawi.
After your days on the beach – scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking or simply doing nothing – catch a flight north into the highlands of Malawi and the Nyika Plateau. Famous not only for its wildlife (there’s a chance that you could spot one of those illusive leopards that everyone brags about!), but also for its undulating mountainside, many visitors have compared this part of Malawi to the scenery of Scotland. Chelinda Lodge’s alpine-style cabins, with roaring log fires for the colder evenings, will transport you to a different land not often associated with Africa. In the evenings, experience a sky so full of stars that it will take your breath away.
3. Shu’mata Camp, Tanzania.
The stunning Shu’mata Camp is located at the foot of Kilimanjaro, deep in traditional Masai land, Amboseli National Park. Five large tents, in true Hemingway style, form a line on a hill with magnificent views in all directions. At the front, bush savannah melts into the slopes of Kilimanjaro, towering above into the blue skies of Africa, so close that on a moonlit night, details of the glaciers can be visible. Seasonally the surrounding savannah bush teams with wildlife – herds of elephant, eland, zebra, wildebeest and Oryx as well as Grants and Thompson Gazelle.
4. Sand dunes and seals in Namibia.
Namibia, with its epic desert landscapes, vast endless (and usually totally empty) roads, is an immensely fun and safe holiday for families. The sand dunes make children out of all ages and there are so many different ways to experience the desert landscapes, from dune boarding to quad-biking that you should be all duned out by the end. Boat trips from Walvis Bay are also great fun – seals close enough to touch (beware of exceptionally bad breath) and pelican aerobatics galore (beware of exceptionally large bird droppings). The camps and lodges often have family rooms or tents, or alternatively will be able to add extra beds to a DOUBLE ROOM. Natural High tends to favour the smaller lodges which can be more flexible with meal times and activities, perfect for keeping all the family happy.
5. Almanara Luxury Villas, near Mombasa, Kenya.
If you are looking for a luxury paradise break this Easter, why not visit Almanara Luxury Villas? Whether you are seeking some R&R after an adventurous safari or just looking to just simply relax on the beach, Almanara is the place for you.
Almanara’s 6 Executive Villas and spectacular Presidential Villa are set amist the tropical gardens and towering palms that line Diani Beach on Kenya’s South Coast. Guests are greeted in their private villa by their personal chef, maid and waiter who remain with them throughout the duration of their stay. With no set menu or schedule, guests have the freedom to dine as they please, creating a truly bespoke experience.
6. Motswiri Camp, Botswana.
How about doing something completely different this Easter and visiting the truly magnificent Okavango Delta in Botswana? Here is an absolute must for the riding enthusiast, Motswiri Camp is a truly unique and exclusive, 10-bedded camp situated in the northern reaches of Botswana incorporating the World Famous Okavango Delta to the West. With 22 immaculately schooled horses based at the camp, Motswiri offers some of the most exciting and exhilarating riding in the World where you can experience riding amongst Africa’s big 5 in a totally unspoilt area of some 120,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Motswiri is based some 40 minutes light aircraft flight from Maun in Northern Botswana and offers a range of safaris for both the rider and the non-rider.
7. Riad Farnatchi, Marrakech, Morocco.
Riad Farnatchi has been created out of five small riads in the heart of the oldest part of Marrakech. Moroccan houses (riads) have stood on the site for many centuries and some of these walls go back over 400 years. The riad is located just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the world-famous Jemaâ el Fna square with its storytellers, street acts, and famous snake charmers. Riad Farnatchi is a special place to stay in Marrakech at any time of year but during Easter families with older, more adventurous children, or a couple looking to explore, will love the new Atlas Adventures package. This three night package includes accommodation in one of the riad’s individually designed superior suites, breakfast served each morning on the roof terrace and two tours.
8. Indigo Bay Island Resort, Mozambique.
Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is running a special adventure activity this Easter, where guests can now swim in the warm Indian Ocean with one of our muscular boerperd horses. Swimming with horses is a magical experience which will create lifelong memories of your special Mozambique holiday. Guests can also do an exciting ride along the beach on Bazaruto Island, and also climb the soaring sand dunes for unrivalled 360 degree views over the sparkling Indian Ocean. And what better time to travel to Bazaruto than Easter…. which is a perfect time of year as it is between the summer rains and the winter winds!
Get to us at Brayzz Africa this Easter and enjoy all new Easter trends and I know you’re going to love them. Not forgetting you can get our New E-Newsletter for free, the good news is you can now Subscribe for our monthly Newsletter for free as well. This Easter we are actually giving away a free Brayzz T-shirt & Cap which only comes exclusively to one of you lucky ones. Stay tuned for more info on our Easter Promo you can be our Grand Winner.
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