Tanzania among Africa’s super-rich destinations

tanzaniaAn estimated 2,000 multimillionaire visitors have toured the country during the period under review. According to a survey on millionaire tourism in Africa, released by New World Wealth, the Serengeti National Park was one of the most visited destinations by the multi-millionaires.

Others in the top list include South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Marrakech, Casablanca, Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Others are the Masai Mara in Kenya, Livingstone in Zambia, the Okavango Swamps in Botswana and the Gorilla safaris in Uganda.

Also, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania took the top spot followed by South Africa’s Ngala Tented Camp in Timbavati. Sabi Sands is home to three of the top 10 rated safari lodges in Africa, according to the survey.

The Savanna lodge is the third, Londolozi camp the fifth and Singita Ebony lodge the eighth. During the period under review, Africa received about 43,000 multi-millionaire visitors.

South Africa was the most popular African destination for the super-rich during the period with about 11,000 multi-millionaires visiting the country.

The second most popular African country for the super-rich to visit, according to the survey, is Morocco with 4,000 visitors, followed by Botswana (3,000), Kenya (3,000), the Seychelles (3,000), Egypt (2,000), Mauritius (2,000), Uganda (1,000), Zambia (1,000), Mozambique (1,000) and Nigeria (1,000).

The survey also determined the top 10 rated hotels in Africa (excluding lodges) for 2015. La Mamounia in Marrakech, Morocco, topped the list followed by the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Royal Mansour also in Marrakech.

Other South African hotels among the top 10 include The Oyster Box in Umhlanga, north of Durban (5th), the Lost City and Sun City (6th), the Cape Grace (8th) and the Beverley Hills Hotel (9th) also in Umhlanga.

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