April 1

Wildebeest and Wellness Safari in Africa


April 1, 2023

Are you ready to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Wildebeest Migration? Of course, you could settle for the usual game drives and boma dinners, but why not take it up a notch and nourish your mind, body and soul with a wellness safari in Africa while you're at it? 

Woman relaxing on a rocking chair on her viewing deck

Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul while on safari, Image Credit: Angama Mara

Wellness Safari in Africa

At Rhino Africa, we believe your safari experience should be about more than just seeing incredible wildlife. It's about taking care of yourself too.

Imagine a tranquil spa and yoga session amidst the wild or sweating it out with a Maasai warrior as your running partner. And who says you can't enjoy the scenic savannah and wildlife views while working out?

Trust us. These experiences will connect you with nature in a profound and transformative way. So, hop onboard as we explore the best wildebeest and wellness safaris in Africa!

Quoi de plus romantique qu'un safari en montgolfière ?

A truly tranquil wellness safari in Africa 

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania

First up, we whisk you away to a magical land where wellness meets nature – the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania! Their bespoke treatments celebrate Africa's natural beauty, nourishing your inner ecosystem and leaving you feeling renewed.

Take a break from chasing wildebeest and join a wise Maasai guide and a yoga guru on a scenic hike up to the sunset kopje. From here, you'll soak in the views and clear your mind with a guided meditation session.

Meditating at sunset

Captivating views help clear your mind for a guided meditation session, Image Credit: Four Seasons

But wait, there's more! They've got something for everyone, including mini well-being workshops for little explorers, invigorating fitness classes and a 24-hour Fitness Centre with stunning vistas. 

And for the cherry on top, you can also revel in an array of luxurious spa treatments inspired by the Serengeti's enchanting ecosystem.

Infinity pool overlooking a river

Nourish your inner ecosystem with bespoke rituals and treatments, Image Credit: Four Seasons

Angama Mara, Kenya

Whoever said a safari is no place for a workout has clearly never visited Angama Mara's fitness room. Here, you can sweat it out with the latest and greatest fitness equipment, Pilates balls, and even a ballet barre, all while taking in thrilling wildlife sightings through the floor-to-ceiling glass stacking doors.

Working out with a view, Image Credit: Angama Mara

For the ultimate relaxation, savour a full-body massage or dive into the refreshing infinity pool that promises to delight.

The more adventurous types can also venture out of the lodge on a leisurely hike and then picnic atop the legendary Out of Africa kopje. For those seeking an extra challenge, why not join Angama's "Run with a Kenyan" experience? You'll have the opportunity to test your stamina while taking in stunning scenery alongside some of the most impressive runners on the planet.

Run with some of the best long-distance runners in the world, Image Credit: Angama Mara

Finch Hattons Safari Lodge, Kenya

We love Finch Hattons Safari Lodge's enticing activities, which include game drives, walks, and cultural adventures. However, Hattons is no ordinary safari spot – it's also an ideal location for yoga, fitness, wellness and clean cuisine!

Feel the breeze on your face as you stretch on their elevated yoga deck with stunning views of the Chyulu Hills. Along with this, enjoy five-star dining with customised menus that cater to your dietary needs, including organic options!

Three people doing yoga on elevated deck

Elevated yoga deck with views of the Chyulu Hills, Image Credit: Finch Hattons

Need a little R&R? The Chyulu Spa is the ultimate escape to unwind. You can pamper yourself with their outdoor air-conditioned massage pavilions, an infinity pool, a fitness centre and even a hammam. Plus, their experienced therapists will make sure you feel amazing every step of the way!

Massage therapist giving a treatment

Experienced treatment therapists are on-hand to meet your every need, Image Credit: Finch Hattons

Mahali Mzuri, Kenya

Picture yourself in a heavenly haven named Mahali Mzuri – Swahili for "beautiful place" – nestled in the heart of Kenya's enchanting Maasai Mara. This luxury safari camp, dreamt up by none other than Sir Richard Branson, promises a wellness safari in Africa like no other.

Safaris in Kenya are filled to the brim with exciting wildlife sightings, Image Credit: Mahali Mzuri

Get ready to snuggle up in the lavish lounge area of the main tent, complete with a cosy fireplace and a treasure trove of books to lose yourself in. And let's not forget the pièce de résistance – an impressive 12-metre heated infinity pool that beckons you for a refreshing dip!

12-metre heated infinity pool

The 12-metre heated infinity pool, Image Credit: Mahali Mzuri

In addition, you can wallow in pure bliss at Nasaro spa, which fittingly means "refuge" or "relaxation" in Maa – the local language. This sanctuary offers a serene and intimate setting for you to be treated like royalty.

Spa room overlooking the wilderness

There's no better way to relax than at Nasaro, Image Credit: Mahali Mzuri

Chem Chem Lodge, Tanzania

Say "see ya later" to your everyday jog, and howdy to traversing the open plains with a Maasai warrior! These nimble, graceful speedsters make for the ultimate workout buddy. 

At Chem Chem Lodge, a swanky eco-camp nestled in a sprawling 50,000-acre conservation zone beyond Tarangire National Park, you can link up with one of these running dynamos for an unforgettable sunrise sweat sesh.

Run with a Maasai warrior, Image Credit: Chem Chem

Plus, don't forget to indulge in leisurely strolls through the wildebeest-speckled savannah as well as twilight rubdowns because it's all about finding that sweet balance of kickin' butt and chillin' out.

Amazing wildebeest views, Image Credit: Chem Chem

Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is one of our top picks for a wellness safari in Africa. With a relaxed yet luxurious vibe running through its veins, this modern African oasis lets guests soak up the awe-inspiring healing power of nature.

Wellness seekers can take advantage of a wide range of experiences, including revitalising massages in the spa, a hidden gym for getting your sweat on, or even some gentle yoga in the seclusion of your suite overlooking the Grumeti River.

A tranquil escape is a necessity when it comes to a wellness safari in Africa, Image Credit: Singita

Every aspect of the lodge is carefully curated to enhance your connection with nature. From its idyllic riverside location to the unforgettable thrill of being immersed in the wild on twice-daily game drives – this is where you'll find the perfect balance of wellness and wildebeest!

Relax as you roam along with the Great Migration at Singita Faru Faru

Relax as you roam along with the Great Migration, Image Credit: Singita

The Highlands, Tanzania

One of our favourite aspects about The Highlands Lodge is their one-of-a-kind active experiences! Thanks to its location – set right on the edge of a mountain forest, snuggling up to the Olmoti volcano – it's a treasure trove of enriching activities sure to get your heart racing. 

The Highlands is your one-stop shop for a wild and wondrous wellness safari in Africa. Don't get us wrong, the Ngorongoro Crater descent is a must-do, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Picture this: climbing up the Olmoti mountain, starting right from the camp, and following a path once trodden by Maasai cattle. 

Directly from camp, follow an old Maasai cattle trail through mountain forests, Image Credit: The Highlands

As you journey through the mountain forest, grasslands and rocky outcrops, you'll feel like you're on top of the world. And that's not all. Imagine descending into the Empakaai crater and strolling through the sparkling soda lake home to pink flamingos.

The Olmoti Crater climb, Image Credit: Tony Reumerman

Let's Plan Your Wildebeest & Wellness Safari in Africa

Are you inspired? Feel like spicing up your wildebeest expedition? At Rhino Africa Safaris, we're all about taking your adventure to the next level with a serious dose of wow! Plus, we're big on boosting your well-being.

So, chat to our Travel Experts and get cracking on planning your unforgettable wildebeest and wellness safari in Africa today!

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Michelle Welvering

Growing up, Michelle always wanted to become a world-renowned artist, a kickboxing-champion and an eccentric explorer – aka a Kickboxing Exploring Artist! After pursuing an education in Fine Arts and opening her own Kickboxing gym in Pretoria, an unexpected twist led her to a six-year stint as a travel consultant in South African tourism. She believes that all things happen for a reason and, driven by adventure, she was eager to find a more “wild” and cultural space to call home. This led her to wander the Western Cape coastline, fall in love with the city of Cape Town and, of course, her workplace, Rhino Africa.

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