Eat, sleep, work, repeat. Sound familiar? It's all too easy to get caught up in a loop. In the world today, many of us work ourselves ragged and hardly have time for proper self-care. Where does it stop? The 24 hour news cycle and constant social media bombardment make it hard to let go of the world outside and really get in touch with ourselves.
Unplugging is all the rage these days. Joining this growing movement, many people are allocating time in their day to turn off the phone, close the computer, and detach from electronics for a while. If you're looking for a way to disconnect from the mundane and reconnect with yourself and nature, these breath-taking retreats in Africa could be just what you are looking for.
Segera Retreat, Laikipia, Kenya
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The delightful Segera Retreat lies in northern Kenya's Laikipia region. Teaming all the animals we know and love in glorious natural surroundings, it's the perfect place to get back in touch with the world, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. You can stay in one of the many beautiful villas, and even take advantage of the surroundings to dine outside.
Segera has another surprise in store. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a bird? This retreat takes the idea of a treehouse to the next level, with the option to stay in a two-person treetop hideaway. Need to go there!
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Otentic Eco Tent Experience, Mauritius
If you are looking for something different, the tiny island nation of Mauritius is a good place to go. The archipelago is east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, and is home to lush landscapes and abundant animal life.
The Otentic Eco Tent Experience is a must for nature lovers who care about their carbon footprint. Set near the village of Deux Freres, this 'glamping' spot - that's 'glamorous camping' - offers dwelling created with renewable and recycled materials only. Half an hour by free shuttle boat to the beach, and close to rivers, mountains, and lush forest, the Otentic is an ideal place to leave technology behind!
Domaine Malika, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
If you're looking for the best of both worlds, Domaine Malika seems like it could be the place for you. Hidden away in a tiny Berber village nestled in the Atlas Mountains - yet still just under an hour from Marrakech - this luxury retreat offers so many different potential experiences. If you want to go full luxe, you can, if you'd rather stay in a simpler Berber-style tent closer to nature, you can do that too. Between the beautiful surroundings and the dazzling array of spa treatments, who would have time to pick up the phone anyway?
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Obudu Mountain Resort, Cross River, Nigeria
What better way is there to escape the noise of the city than high above it? Another mountain retreat, Nigeria's Obudu Resort offers elevated tranquillity in a gorgeous surrounding. If you're not too busy simply taking in the breath-taking environment, why not take a dip in the pool? And if you're seriously in need of a thrill, take a ride in a cable car to really survey the surroundings in all their glory.
Ohuru Beach Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania
For a stripped back yet still stunning getaway, the Uhuru Beach Hotel in Zanzibar's Jambiani beach is just the ticket. Walk along the soft white sand beaches, go for a swim, or simply relax and unplug on the beach. If you want to unwind even more, you could book a 7 day yoga retreat to really relax. Looks like a paradise right? Somewhere to leave the world at bay. Peace!