Luxury Diving Accommodation in Africa

With such a variety of countries to go to comes an even bigger selection of hotels. Africa has a great variety of accommodation, from the extremely rustic to the very luxurious. We have visited and dived Africa extensively to choose the very best of a very good bunch of hotels and here are our top selections:

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Miavana

Madagascar > Africa > The North

A fabulous and ultra-luxury lodge created by Time + Tide is now open and wowing guests on the private island of Nosy Ankao. Read more

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Mozambique > Africa > Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is nestled on the private island of Bazaruto (just off the coat of Mozambique). The island is part of Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in the Indian Ocean. Read more

Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Africa > Djibouti

Really the only place to stay (unless you go for a liveaboard – talk to us about that too) is the Djibouti Palace Kempinski. It would be fair to say this isn’t an architectural feat of great beauty but it is eminently comfortable and a great place from which to explore on land and sea. Read more

Constance Tsarabanjina

Madagascar > Africa > The North

Just off Madagascar’s north coast, this ultra relaxed hideaway in the Mitsio Archipelago is the definition of a Robinson Crusoe island. Read more

Mnemba Island Lodge

Tanzania > Africa > Zanzibar

Mnemba Island Lodge is an idyllic, award-wining jewel sitting in this untouched tropical atoll, a beachcomber’s ultimate paradise, located just off the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Read more

Fundu Lagoon

Tanzania > Africa > Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

Located on Pemba Island, just to the north of Zanzibar, Fundu Lagoon is the essence of ‘barefoot luxury’ and a secluded and peaceful retreat with over two miles of private beach and stunning ocean views. Read more

Chole Mjini

Tanzania > Africa > Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

Chole Mjini is a unique island lodge whose seven tree house chalets offer a lofty luxury adventure. Read more

Pole Pole

Tanzania > Africa > Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

Pole Pole means ‘slowly, slowly’ in Swahili, and this laidback bolthole on Mafia Island is set in a shady, breezy spot facing the sea and overlooking the islands of Chole, Juani and Jibondo. Read more

Benguerra Lodge

Mozambique > Africa > Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Benguerra Lodge is an intimate, romantic and luxurious beach retreat situated on the protected north-western side of Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique. Read more

Azura Benguerra

Mozambique > Africa > Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Azura is a boutique beach lodge located on Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique. Claiming to be the country’s first eco lodge, the resort was built entirely by hand by the local community and so you are assured of that ‘locale’ feel. Read more

Coral Lodge

Mozambique > Africa > Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Set atop a peninsular overlooking one of Mozambique’s most beautiful beaches, it is little wonder Coral Lodge is renowned for both location and its accommodation. Read more

Vamizi Island

Mozambique > Africa > Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Vamizi Island is an eight-mile long finger of jungle covered island, fringed by idyllic sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It also happens to be about the most idyllic barefoot luxury destination on the planet. Read more

Azura Quilalea Private Island

Mozambique > Africa > Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Azura at Quilálea is an idyllic Mozambique island resort situated in a forgotten corner of Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. Read more

Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge

Mozambique > Africa > Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Nuarro Lodge is one of Mozambique’s newest and most idyllic luxury eco beach lodges. Located on the breathtakingly beautiful Nanatha Half Moon Bay at the southern point of the larger Memba Bay on the Baixo do Pinda Peninsula, the lodge offers 12 luxury beachfront chalets, nestled amongst the... Read more

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