From Namibia to Zambia, South Africa to The Seychelles, these are some of the best spots for a soak
Timbuktu – the revolutionary new African safari company that gives travellers total control to design their dream safari online – has handpicked its top 10 bathtubs across Africa. What could be better than sinking into a bubbly tub after a day of game drives. From wildlife-spotted plains, savannahs stretching as far as the eye can see, and even crashing ocean waves, these are Timbuktu’s top 10 baths with a view.
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, Namibia
Enjoy an al fresco bath overlooking the oldest desert in the world… Sink into the suds as dusk falls and watch a billion twinkling stars emerge over the never-ending desert landscape. Magical.
Timbuktu offers nights at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge from £295 per person, per night
Babylonstoren, South Africa
After a long day of wine-tasting and gourmet-lunching, what could be better than coming back to your lovingly-restored cottage, flopping straight into the bath overlooking the 8 acres of enchanting gardens at Babylonstoren?
Timbuktu offers nights at Babylonstoren from £135 per person, per night
Baines Camp, Botswana
Each of the five luxury suites at Baines Camp includes a magnificent outdoor bathtub, allowing you to stargaze and soap up at the same time.
Timbuktu offers nights at Baines’ Camp from £960 per person, per night
The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa
The Silo is a mindblower itself but the baths are taking it to a whole new level. Enjoy the unobstructed view of Lions Head, Table Mountain or the harbour through the kaleidoscopic windows of this new architectural landmark of South Africa.
Timbuktu offers nights at The Silo from £495 per person, per night
Londolozi Granite Suites, South Africa
Another stunner worth mentioning when you talk about baths with a view is Londolozi Granite Suites in Kruger National Park. Not only do the suites have some of the best bathtubs in the whole of Africa, they each come with a private heated swimming pool. To swim or to bath? It is a difficult toss-up.
Timbuktu offers nights at Londolozi Granite Suites from £960 per person, per night
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Seychelles
To call the enormous tubs at Maia simply ‘baths’ would be unkind; the sunken, outdoor wonder are big enough to get lost in. Enjoy a long soak in the scented water, gazing over the powdery sands of Anse Louis beach.
Timbuktu offers nights at Maia Luxury Resort & Spa from £935 per person, per night
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, South Africa
Nestled between boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the only thing disturbing your perfect private bubble bath in the Madikwe Reserve will be some ellies strolling along.
Timbuktu offers nights at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge from £440 per person, per night
Ellerman House, Cape Town
Hovering high above the Atlantic Ocean, the views from just about every corner of Ellerman House are jaw-droppingly brilliant, but looking at them from the bathtub is a real treat. Time your soak with nightfall, and watch as the sun sinks below the endless deep-blue horizon.
Timbuktu offers nights at Ellerman House from £235 per person, per night
Soroi Serengeti Lodge, Tanzania
Among all the beautiful baths with a view, we have to give some credit to this open air shower overlooking the Serengeti. Plan your trip May to July and you might just catch the herds of the Great Migration while showering.
Timbuktu offers nights at Soroi Serengeti Lodge from £465 per person, per night