Travelling may be fun, but it can get tiring if you don’t take the time to relax. A spa day is a great way to combine relaxation and new experiences and the best spas in Africa are all about making you feel good. Africa has always been a great destination, and as a luxury tourist destination, it excels at pampering its guests and many of even the small game lodges and hotels offer some spa treatments, often in glorious outdoor settings. Here are some of the best and most renown spas and retreats to visit across the continent:
Wildfitness Baraka House – Zanzibar/Kenya
Wildfitness is a philosophy, a community that challenges the assumptions of modern lifestyle. Baraka is the local word for “joy and well-being”. The spa is located in Zanzibar and, more recently, in Kenya. The wellness centre is situated in a beautiful Swahili style home in Kenya, and in a facility near the waters of Zanzibar to offer the opportunity to receive special, holistic hot or cold stone massages.
La Mamounia Spa – Morroco
Treat yourself to a wonderful sensory experience at the La Mamounia spa which offers guests an unforgettable journey into the senses. Walk up the Majorelle blue stairs and follow the dreamy glow of the Oriental lighting. A vast space devoted to wellness, with massages, body treatments, and a hairdressing salon. Not to mention the legendary outdoor pool where you can relax and unwind in the warm 26°C (78.8°F) water.
The Sanctuary – Mauritius
Embrace the wonderful sensation of renewal and rejuvenation at The Sanctuary, a temple of zen-like relaxation dedicated to the well-being of the body and the mind on the island of Mauritius. Inspired by the ‘zen’ philosophy, The Sanctuary features eight tranquil treatment rooms. For a unique spa experience, an additional spa pavilion is located in the centre of a tropical garden overlooking the lagoon, where you can surrender to new depths of relaxation, drifting away on a gentle sea breeze.
Mowana Spa – South Africa
Set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton; the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness journeys based on Tribal Massage in keeping with the healing spirit of the “Tree of Life”.