Best Bars in Southern, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands

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Azura Benguerra offers wonderful Mozambican cuisine and service together with a wide range of activities including scuba diving, snorkelling, visits to Pansy Island, fishing, swimming and dhow sailing. There is also a 5 star dive centre offering a full range of PADI courses. On dry land guests can visit the unique African spa, go horse riding (must be booked in advance), take island drives, beach picnics and star gazing.

Azura Benguerra bar

Azura Benguerra offers wonderful Mozambican cuisine and service together with a wide range of activities including scuba diving, snorkelling, visits to Pansy Island, fishing, swimming and dhow sailing. There is also a 5 star dive centre offering a full range of PADI courses. On dry land guests can visit the unique African spa, go horse riding (must be booked in advance), take island drives, beach picnics and star gazing.

The six suites at Camp Onduli are hidden amongst the granite boulders and have ensuite bathrooms which are partially open to the sky. Each suite has a private deck onto which the bed can be moved for a ‘star-bed’ experience. The communal areas include a spacious lounge and dining room, a library, a campfire circle and a deck overlooking a waterhole. There is also a swimming pool.

Bar at Camp Onduli, Namibia

The six suites at Camp Onduli are hidden amongst the granite boulders and have ensuite bathrooms which are partially open to the sky. Each suite has a private deck onto which the bed can be moved for a ‘star-bed’ experience. The communal areas include a spacious lounge and dining room, a library, a campfire circle and a deck overlooking a waterhole. There is also a swimming pool.

Endless views from Tau Pan, Kwando Safaris  #Taupan #kwandosafaris #botswana #firepitarea

Beyond the Okavango Delta… - Aardvark Safaris

Beyond the Okavango Delta - including the Linyanti Reserve, Khwai Community Concession, Central Kalahari Game Reserve & Tuli Block ...

Rubondo Island, in the south west corner of Lake Victoria, is Africa’s largest island national park.   Almost three quarters of the island, which measures16 miles long and between two and six miles wild, is swathed in pristine equatorial forest. There is just one camp on the island, and no permanent inhabitants apart from the staff and national parks personnel.

Rubondo Island beach boma, Lake Victoria

Rubondo Island, in the south west corner of Lake Victoria, is Africa’s largest island national park. Almost three quarters of the island, which measures16 miles long and between two and six miles wild, is swathed in pristine equatorial forest. There is just one camp on the island, and no permanent inhabitants apart from the staff and national parks personnel.

The lodge faces westward over the Zambezi River, overlooking the Zambezi National Park, and is set amongst lush riverine vegetation. Each of the 77 rooms have breathtaking views of the Zambezi River from a private balcony. The rooms are all ensuite.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge bar

The lodge faces westward over the Zambezi River, overlooking the Zambezi National Park, and is set amongst lush riverine vegetation. Each of the 77 rooms have breathtaking views of the Zambezi River from a private balcony. The rooms are all ensuite.

An adults-only open-air lounge on the beach, located on Rangali Island. Enjoy comfy daybeds, a fully stocked bar, and a lunch and dinner menu.

Quiet Zone bar - Conrad Maldives

An adults-only open-air lounge on the beach, located on Rangali Island. Enjoy comfy daybeds, a fully stocked bar, and a lunch and dinner menu.

Home to over 100 of the world’s best cheeses, carefully selected by the Maitre Fromager, we’re the Maldives’ one and only purposely designed cheese and wine bar. With a relaxed atmosphere and black volcanic-sand between your toes, savor each perfect match. #conradmaldives #maldives

The Cheese and Wine bar - Conrad Maldives

Home to over 100 of the world’s best cheeses, carefully selected by the Maitre Fromager, we’re the Maldives’ one and only purposely designed cheese and wine bar. With a relaxed atmosphere and black volcanic-sand between your toes, savor each perfect match. #conradmaldives #maldives

At the Whale Bar, our overwater lounge, we invite guests to partake of delectable tapas and locally sourced seafood as well as hand-selected wines and spirits while enjoying panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and our private coral reef. A tour de force of marine-inspired architecture, The Whale Bar’s distinctive shape recalls the majestic whale shark. This whimsical but elegant retreat is elevated by light oak interiors, a refined bar, and a softly lit neutral palette.

Whale Shark inspired bar - Maldives St Regis Vommuli

At the Whale Bar, our overwater lounge, we invite guests to partake of delectable tapas and locally sourced seafood as well as hand-selected wines and spirits while enjoying panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and our private coral reef. A tour de force of marine-inspired architecture, The Whale Bar’s distinctive shape recalls the majestic whale shark. This whimsical but elegant retreat is elevated by light oak interiors, a refined bar, and a softly lit neutral palette.

Camp Xakanaxa overlooks the Khwai River, deep inside the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.  The camp has a large main deck that has a dining room, a lounge, library, and a bar under two separate thatched roofs, all looking over the river. The camp fire is on a deck out over the water, reached by a walkway. There are two pools, one of which overlooks the Okavango waterways.

Camp Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta

Camp Xakanaxa overlooks the Khwai River, deep inside the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The camp has a large main deck that has a dining room, a lounge, library, and a bar under two separate thatched roofs, all looking over the river. The camp fire is on a deck out over the water, reached by a walkway. There are two pools, one of which overlooks the Okavango waterways.

The hotel has 28 standard chalets, and a further 12 with plunge pools. With a smart contemporary style, Carana Beach Hotel’s rooms all have sea views, and are designed to suit couples or families equally well. All of the rooms have air-conditioning, TV, a safe, coffee machine, a fridge and mini bar, and ceiling fans, along with en-suite bathrooms and a terrace with sun loungers.  The hotel has a spacious and stylish restaurant, in addition to a relaxed bar and lounge with views of the ocean…

Beach bar - Seychelles

The hotel has 28 standard chalets, and a further 12 with plunge pools. With a smart contemporary style, Carana Beach Hotel’s rooms all have sea views, and are designed to suit couples or families equally well. All of the rooms have air-conditioning, TV, a safe, coffee machine, a fridge and mini bar, and ceiling fans, along with en-suite bathrooms and a terrace with sun loungers. The hotel has a spacious and stylish restaurant, in addition to a relaxed bar and lounge with views of the ocean…

Tengile River Lodge consists of nine rooms, built with environmentally friendly materials in a smart contemporary style. The rooms are set on raise decks with floor to ceiling windows to make the best of the wonderful view of the river, have air conditioning and thatched roofs to reduce interior heat during the summer and keep them warmer in winter. The large bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, the sala and the plunge pool all have views of the Sand River and the wildlife that comes to it to drink…

Tengile River Lodge - Boutique luxury safari lodge, Sabi Sands, Kruger, South Africa

Tengile River Lodge consists of nine rooms, built with environmentally friendly materials in a smart contemporary style. The rooms are set on raise decks with floor to ceiling windows to make the best of the wonderful view of the river, have air conditioning and thatched roofs to reduce interior heat during the summer and keep them warmer in winter. The large bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, the sala and the plunge pool all have views of the Sand River and the wildlife that comes to it to drink…

Each room has its own villa host, on hand to ensure guests get the most out of their stay.  All have king size beds, sundecks with sun loungers, day swings, and a private pool with views over the ocean.   There are several dining and bar options and it’s also possible to arrange romantic dinners under the stars on the beach front.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives

Each room has its own villa host, on hand to ensure guests get the most out of their stay. All have king size beds, sundecks with sun loungers, day swings, and a private pool with views over the ocean. There are several dining and bar options and it’s also possible to arrange romantic dinners under the stars on the beach front.

The lodge has 8 spacious suites, a large private villa and a swimming pool. Each suite is equipped with air conditioning, a fan, mosquito nets, security box, iPod dock, WiFi and a SIM card for guests own mobile phones. Each suite also has a spacious veranda overlooking the ocean. The villa offers the option of self-catering, and accommodates eight guests. The interior design is a fusion of Swahili and Mediterranean styles. The lodge has a restaurant, a turtle shaped pool and a spacious bar
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WaterLovers - Boutique luxury beach resort, Diani Beach, Kenya

WaterLovers; snorkelling and diving on the reef just offshore from the lodge, as well as for deep sea fishing,windsurfing and kite surfing with sea breezes.

The ten tented and thatch rooms at DumaTau are built on raised decks under mangosteen trees and overlook an enormous lagoon. Each of the tents has an en suite bathroom and open air shower. The public areas comprise a dining area, bar, lounge and plunge pool. #safari #bar #lagoon

DumaTau, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Northern Botswana

DumaTau; Guests can take day or night game drives along the Linyanti River and Savuti Channel as well as short guided walks, motor boating and fishing.

The construction is from locally sourced materials, sustainably harvested hardwoods, bamboo and raffia palm matting, and ensures that the camp blends seamlessly into the remote forest environment. Each room is raised three to four metres above the ground with a wraparound walkway allowing for a full appreciation of the forest canopy. There is a river deck located on the Ngaga stream where guests can enjoy evening drinks and cool off after walking in the forest. #Ngaga #Congo #forest

Ngaga Camp forest

The construction is from locally sourced materials, sustainably harvested hardwoods, bamboo and raffia palm matting, and ensures that the camp blends seamlessly into the remote forest environment. Each room is raised three to four metres above the ground with a wraparound walkway allowing for a full appreciation of the forest canopy. There is a river deck located on the Ngaga stream where guests can enjoy evening drinks and cool off after walking in the forest. #Ngaga #Congo #forest

Chitwa Chitwa Lodge has eight spectacular suites, each offering great views of the body of water around which the lodge is set. The lodge is built principally from natural materials that have been blended with luxury in an African chic fashion to offer high levels of comfort and designer beauty.

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Chitwa Chitwa Lodge has eight spectacular suites, each offering great views of the body of water around which the lodge is set. The lodge is built principally from natural materials that have been blended with luxury in an African chic fashion to offer high levels of comfort and designer beauty.