The best hotels in Africa

Updated 1109 GMT (1909 HKT) June 27, 2016
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This beach hotel is a boutique resort with 30 villas, all with a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian architectural design. Courtesy Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Baraza encourages its guests to learn more about the local culture. Guests can try cooking Swahili food with the hotel's chefs and read books on Zanzibar from the library. Courtesy Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
This luxury hotel was revamped by London-based interior designer Kelly Hoppen. It's well-placed for sea views in the small village of Belle Mare. Courtesy LUX* Belle Mare - Mauritius
Right by the sea, on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, this hotel is a mix of old and new as a modern refurbishment within view of an lighthouse. Courtesy The Oyster Box Hotel
The Oyster Box was first turned into a hotel in the 1930s. Today, it offers guests a spa, dining room, bar, surfing and even a wedding chapel. Courtesy The Oyster Box Hotel
Safari is the main attraction for guests staying at this hotel -- the key destinations are Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge is decorated in the style of a baroque chateau with brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and paneled walls. Courtesy
Constance Le Prince Maurice was built among tropical greenery, the infinity pool and lighting were designed to add to the natural tranquility. Courtesy Constance Hotels
Features of this Mauritian hotel include a spa, cuisine from international chefs and two 18-hole championship golf courses. Courtesy Constance Hotels
On one side of this hotel guests can see the Le Morne mountain, and on the other, miles of sandy beach. The UNESCO World Heritage site is also known for its spectacular sunsets. Courtesy LUX* Le Morne -- Mauritius