In our world of consumerism and noise, where everyone has a smartphone, isolation has become the ‘the next big thing’ in luxury travel. This is according to the latest research conducted by Skift.
Unique luxury hotel or resort stays with personalised experiences are no longer enough. Luxury travellers want to be as far away as possible from the madding crowd and the pressures of everyday life.
“Silence is golden and isolation comes at a premium for luxury travelers who really, really want to get away,” travel journalist Laura Powell told Skift.
Africa ticks all the boxes when it comes to isolation, and is ideally positioned to tap into this new trend. The continent has the most remote lodges and camps, which offer a true sense of peace and serenity to even the most stressed individuals.
A mobile camp with a private guide in the heart of Botswana is the ultimate luxury for travellers who seek silence, isolation and tranquility.
Imagine having a private guide at your disposal while you discover the prime wildlife areas of Botswana in total peace and tranquility. The Savuti region for example lies within the heart of Chobe National Park and boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. Besides the predators and zebras, you won’t need to share your experience with anyone else.
Also, South Africa has some unique, isolated areas where you’ll be able to reconnect with yourself and the beautiful wildlife around you. You can experience the pure luxury of a mobile safari camp set up exclusively for your group in the middle of the African wilderness. Away from the noise and pollution of the big city, you will experience the most rewarding soul searching amidst the beauty of Africa’s landscapes. Sleep under the stars and wake up to the gentle noise of the wildlife surrounding you.
Or, enjoy miles and miles of blissful nothingness in the Namib Desert. The Namib Desert is so far from any human centre that the light pollution is non-existent, and the area has been named as a ‘Dark Sky Reserve’. Travellers can experience how humans saw the skies thousands of years ago, with a magnificent Milky Way which stretches endlessly overhead. This is an extraordinary remote place on earth, where travellers have the luxury to experience sheer silence and complete peace.
People today want to escape the stresses of their fast-paced life! They want calm and serenity to reconnect with themselves, their family and their surroundings. Africa is the ideal destination to experience this elusive kind of luxury.