Top 8 Safari Lodges with a Bathroom View

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A bathroom view can enhance your safari experience. Soak up the views from these luxurious bathrooms


You are only officially on your luxury safari when you find yourself indulging in your first relaxing bush-setting bath or shower. The Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata” (no worries) becomes a reality as you enjoy your well-deserved “me time”. Your troubles wash away as you take in the smells, sounds and views from your decadent bathing abode.

Safari bathrooms have come a long way since the days of being merely functional. Hot, running water is no longer a bonus but a standard. On safari, it is all about absorbing the best view from the bath and never missing out on any wildlife action just because you had hopped into the shower. An ordinary hotel room with a small window cracked open letting a single breath of air in just won’t do for the ultimate safari experience. What you really need, nay, what you really deserve on your safari is to soak up some spectacular views from the loo, bath, shower and even basin with a view.

Here are our top 8 safari bathroom views:


Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

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© Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

The leader in ultimate safari chic decor, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River. It sits perched amidst a grove of trees bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.

The ‘star bath’ allow guests to enjoy an open-air bubble bath under the stars, listening to bird calls and distant hyena whoops as you soak in style.

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

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© Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

The luxurious and recently remodelled  Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta on the famous Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve.

The bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors leading to outdoor showers and the lavish tubs are perfect for long, indulgent moments in the bubbles.

Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga

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© Garonga Safari Camp

Garonga Safari Camp is situated in the Makalali Conservancy, 90 minutes from the Kruger National Park, South Africa and offers a relaxing natural experience in beautiful surroundings.

Guests can pamper themselves in the most luxurious bush bath, set overlooking the surrounding wild landscape. Listen to the sounds of the bush as you enjoy a glass of wine from the comfort of a warm bubble bath.

A outdoor shower at your Garonga suite can be a potentially thrilling affair. The resident elephants have been known to sometimes pop by and munch on a tree nearby while guests lather and sponge away in the shower. This is definitely a bathroom view we would remember.

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© Garonga Safari Camp

Bathing indoors at Little Garonga’s Hambleden Suite does not mean you forfeit the view. The huge bathroom boasts a beautiful hand beaten copper bath tub and indoor shower, all with stellar bushveld views.

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The Retreat Selous Tanzania

Situated on a little hill overlooking the Ruaha River and in the midst of the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania lies The Retreat Selous. The Retreat takes guests on a journey that blends the soul with nature.

Each suite has its own private outdoor deck with a stunning signature outdoor antique copper, brass or silver bathtub that overlook the river where hippos are abundant.

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Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp is situated in a timeless, unspoiled Kenyan setting.  Sunset views stretch to the Masai Mara’s horizon and the Serengeti plains are dotted with boundless game. If you are looking for exclusivity and privacy then this is the place to be, and the place for you to bathe.

All Cottar’s tents flaunt en suite bathrooms but for a genuinely unique bathing experience you can request a safari bath or safari shower. The friendly staff will set up a canvas bath specifically for you in the wild savannah!

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© Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Rra Dinare

The loos at Under One Botswana Sky Rra Dinare come standard with a bush view! Positioned on the South-East side of the greater game area of the Okavango Delta, Rra Dinare overlooks a water saturated area compete with prolific birdlife, roaming antelope and curious elephants. Buffalo are also plentiful.

So even when nature calls, you can scout for roaming wildlife from your ‘throne’ in camp.

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© Under One Botswana Sky

Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp

You will find the ultimate in desert luxury at Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp. The camp is set against a backdrop of diverse and breath-taking desert scenery in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve in southern Namibia.

You might think the usual bathroom mirror has been replaced by a painting, but in fact that is your real-life view! Why would want to look at yourself brushing your teeth when you could enjoy this bathroom view instead?

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A bathroom with a view can enhance your luxury safari experience, revive your senses and soothe your soul while you soak up the best of safari life from inside it.