Six of the most photogenic infinity pools in Africa

Luxury safaris are about the wildlife, the experiences and the destination, but let’s be honest – an incredible infinity pool is never a bad thing! From pools overhanging the Indian Ocean to wildlife-watching spots, these are some of the most scenic, Instagram-ready infinity pools in Africa.

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The main pool at the Banyan Tree Seychelles.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania

One of the most stunning lodges on the continent, Singita Sasakwa is located on the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. Each of the cottages have private infinity pools and there’s one big communal pool overlooking the vast expanse of wilderness.

The pool at Singita Sasakwa in the Serengeti.

Banyan Tree Seychelles

Based on the main island of Mahé, the Banyan Tree Seychelles’ private infinity pools blend seamlessly into the sparkling Indian Ocean. The pool villas are perched high on the hillside, surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation.

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The Banyan Tree Seychelles’ Intendance Pool Villa.

Ol Malo, Kenya

The pool at Ol Malo looks out over the dramatic, scenic valley and is the perfect place to chill out and cool down after a morning exploring the Laikipia Plateau with the local Samburu.

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The pool at Ol Malo, Kenya.

Molori, South Africa

In the Madikwe Game Reserve, Molori is one of the most luxurious safari lodges in South Africa. The twin infinity pools of the main lodge are partly surrounded by leafy bush, partly overlooking the reserve, creating a peaceful space to unwind, nap, read or admire the natural surroundings.

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The Molori main lodge pool at sunset.

Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe

The newly refurbished Bumi Hills is located on the edge of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. At the centre of the main communal area is an infinity pool with the most glorious lake view – the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

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The new Bumi Hills at Lake Kariba. Credit: African Bush Camps.

Delaire Graff, South Africa

Any luxury travel aficionado will know of Delaire Graff, the slickest hotel in the Cape Winelands. The 22-metre infinity pool is set in front of rolling vineyards, just outside the historic city of Stellenbosch, and the lodges have their own private pools, too. Luxury travel doesn’t get much more photogenic than this.

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The Presidential Lodge Pool at Delaire Graff.

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