I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of East and Southern Africa in particular on the tourism map. And in 2019, some absolutely extraordinary new properties are scheduled to open. Not only are they incredibly luxurious, but they’re imaginative, too, and will open up new areas of the continent for the most discerning of visitors.
These are the five openings I’m awaiting with great anticipation this year.
Jao Camp, Botswana (opening June 2019)
Jao Camp is set in the heart of the Okavango Delta, with trees shading the seven stunning tents.