The New York Times have given a rundown of the latest African accommodation and tours, capturing the diversity of this giant continent, from Indian Ocean island resorts and highland volcano lodges to hotels in working vineyards and solar-powered desert camps.

“In the Kalahari Desert, the new solar-powered Lodge at Feline Fields aims to use low-impact tourism to drive conservation in the region. Its six suites include three tented rooms and three two-story villas with their own pools. Rooms come with fat-tire bikes for rides to the main lodge, which is home to a swimming pool, lounge and dining room. There’s also a tennis court and outdoor gym, and guests can take the bikes out on safari accompanied by a guide. Twice-daily game drives comb the Kalahari to spot hyenas, wild dogs, elephants and meerkats, and the lodge offers excursions to a Bushmen village nearby.”

The full article is available in the New York Times travel section.