7 Dope Black-Owned Hotels In Africa You Should Book
Photo Credit: Photo by Mwabonje

Photo Credit: Photo by Mwabonje

7 Dope Black-Owned Hotels In Africa You Should Book

Botswana , Kenya , Liberia , Morocco , South Africa , Zambia , Zimbabwe
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Mar 26, 2021

As crazy as it may sound, Black-owned hotels and resorts are hard to find in Africa as a direct result of colonization.

But even though they’re rare, Black-owned accommodations exist.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the dopest resorts, boutique hotels, and safari lodge’s to book during your next stay.

1. African Bush Camps

 

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Founded by professional guide Beks Ndlovu, African Bush Camps has 15 luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Booking a stay here means you will have an incredible safari experience in some of Africa’s most untouched areas.

2. Arijuju House

 

 

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Arijuju House is a stunning accommodation, located on a gaming site in Kenya. Think glamping on a luxury safari. There is an elegant spa, gym, tennis courts, pools, and more.

3. Daze House

 

 

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The founder of Daze House, Gabe Leavall, was intentional with the design. Located in Observatory Johannesburg, the house has 10 luxurious rooms, each drawing inspiration from different countries around the continent.

Speaking of being intentional, Daze House aims to serve as a home where travelers and locals can experience an authentic way of living through immersing themselves in the local community and the evolution of modern Africa.

4. Jnane Tamsna

 

 

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Situated on nine acres of land in Marrakesh is one of the most stunning boutique hotels that capture the essence of the city’s beauty. Founded in 2001 by Meryanne Loum-Martin and Dr. Gary Martin, Jnane Tamsna is the only Black-owned and woman-owned hotel in Morocco.

5. Kruger Shalati

 

 

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According to Taste Makers Africa,  Nelson Mandela formed an investment corporation, called “Thebe Investments.” His goal was to make sure that Black South Africans had access to the economy post-Apartheid.

Kruger Shalati is reportedly Thebe’s latest venture, and adds to a growing number of black‑owned safari lodges on the continent.

6. RLJ Kendeja Resort

 

 

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RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas is a 78-room, four-star-plus resort set on 13 acres of the West African Atlantic coast near Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The resort forms part of building the new Liberia and is the brainchild of Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and the RLJ Companies in the United States of America.

7. Curiocity Africa

Owner Bheki Dube found that people not only wanted to visit South Africa, he realized they also wanted to stay longer and really immerse themselves in the community as well. He decided to merge his walking tours with an accommodation to bring his two loves together. Curiocity has multiple properties across South Africa’s popular cities.

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