From the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean, the vast Sahara to the Cape Verde archipelago, Africa offers a lifetime of travel adventures. Whether you’re a wide-eyed newcomer or an ever-returning visitor, the continent promises 54 extraordinarily diverse countries, urban creative hubs, phenomenal landscapes, breathtaking wildlife, pristine night skies, and a momentous sense of our human past.
This revised and updated TASCHEN guide presents the best hotels across the continent. Through baobab tree bungalows, a Moroccan castle, and an island lodge on Zanzibar, we travel the length and breadth of Africa to find the finest in luxury, charm, and sheer getaway bliss. Each featured hotel is presented with interior and exterior photographs; pricing, service, and contact information; as well as evocative reading recommendations to enrich your sense of place.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
Shelley-Maree Cassidy is a writer and marketing specialist who has written two books on hotels around the world and has contributed travel articles to magazines and journals. Her particular interest in hotels stems from her family background - as her great-grandparents owned several of the first hotels in New Zealand, where she lives.