Africa’s Top 10 Baths With A View | Timbuktu Travel


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, relax yourself with a warm bath and an awesome view in Africa.


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, perfect for your relaxation after a day of travels.

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, Namibia

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.

Babylonstoren, South Africa

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?

Baines Camp, Botswana

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.

The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa

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.

Londolozi Granite Suites, South Africa

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.

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Seychelles

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.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, South Africa

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.

Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia

Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia

As if the wonder of Victoria Falls wasn’t enough, Tongabezi’s bathtub allows to end your day with a relaxing one-of-a-kind bath while the mighty Zambezi River passes you by.

Ellerman House, Cape Town

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.

Soroi Serengeti Lodge, Tanzania

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.

This ‘new way’ for African travel plays to guests ever-increasing desire to be more and more involved in the planning process. Once travellers have conjured up their perfect trip, and picked their dream bathtub, they can relax in the knowledge that Timbuktu’s passionate and experienced team will iron out the creases for your convenience.


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