Sarova Mara Game Camp – refurbishments

Sarova Hotels recently embarked on refurbishments for its various properties, with Sarova Mara Game Camp registering completion of its first phase of newly refurbished deluxe and family tents.

The 21 deluxe tents are now complete with the remaining 31 to be completed in phases by June 2021 in readiness for the Wildebeest Migration season.

The camp boasts of 75 luxury tents, each of which enjoys a spacious en-suite bathroom and does not

compromise on comfort. Out of the 75 tents, 52 are deluxe, 20 are club and 3 are family, all engulfed by

bush serenity. In addition to game lovers, it is ideal for families, couples, and all sorts of corporate needs.

Somewhere different….

Luxury Floating hotel

Zambezi Queen, Chobe River, Botswana

Each of the 14 suites aboard the Zambezi Queen features luxury comforts and touches such as air-conditioning and a private balcony from which to gaze over unobstructed views of the Chobe River and the wilderness beyond.

The Chobe River draws a diversity of wildlife along the shoreline, hippos are lolling about, and birdlife is just phenomenal, all of which seem undisturbed by the boat. There are also smaller boats for game viewing excursions, which offer even more up-close game viewing, and fishing is possible too. In fact there are quite a few water-based and land-based activities, so you definitely don’t feel like you are stuck on a boat the entire time. The big double beds are positioned so that when lying in bed you are treated to excellent game viewing right outside your window. The bathrooms are exceptionally impressive for a houseboat. The dining area is a lovely space to interact with fellow guests and enjoy refreshing beverages; wine and beers are included but premium alcohol is at an extra charge. The variety of meals served and everything is of a very high standard.

In the evenings, the sunsets are just fantastic, there really is something about an African sunset, especially one viewed from a luxurious houseboat on one of Botswana’s most impressive rivers.

A Granite Wilderness

Camp Amalinda, Matopos, Zimbabwe

Set in the distinctive Matobo Hills, the large granite boulders are the distinguishing feature of Camp Amalinda. All the rooms at the lodge are built into the rocks which adds a very ancient and organic quality. Because of these boulders each room has a completely unique size, shape, and layout – so each one feels special. The pool is very big and beautifully framed by the granite boulders, essentially a gorgeous rock pool, and a very cool respite in the heat of summer. The spa is right by the pool. History and dramatic natural beauty are the main drawcards to this lodge, the excursions to visit Cecil Rhodes’ grave and ancient San Rock art are particular highlights and it’s a great place for relaxing and taking in your surroundings. Wildlife isn’t as prolific as say, Hwange National Park but of course, the opportunity to track rhinos in the wild is unforgettable. Stargazing on the rocks behind the pool is excellent as well. The lodge is ideal for couples or small groups, but not ideal for anyone having difficulty with stairs or uneven ground. A relaxing escape for a few days of calm on a holiday and not necessarily of an adventurous safari, but it depends what you are looking for, and if you are looking for Rhinos and self-reflection it’s perfect!

Hemingways Ol Seki

The brand-new infinity pool runs entirely off-grid by the lodge’s solar farm. With some of the best views in the Mara overlooking a beautiful watering hole and the Koiyaki plains, Hemingways Ol Seki Mara’s new pool will be the perfect vantage point for game viewing from the comfort of a lounger or a deck chair, with Gin and Tonic in hand.

Maintaining Ol Seki’s character, charm and authenticity, the new pool was built into the rock – traditionally common sunbathing spots for the lodge’s friendly rock hyrax – offering a calm and peaceful retreat, tucked below the main camp.

The new area will be an oasis of luxury for guests to soak up the sun and recharge in between game drives, while the beautiful new fire pit and seating area will be an ideal and rather magical spot for those traditional evening Mara sundowners.

Manda Bay’s new promotional video

Manda Bay has a brand new video showing off the beautiful lodge and the surrounding area from above.

Manda Bay is situated on the Lamu archipelago and is known as a haven for activities such as fishing, snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing, and so much more – making it perfect for families.

Watch the video here

https://vimeo.com/343089922?utm_source=Agent+listing+Worldwide&utm_campaign=f167ad71a4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_06_06_05_52&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_857949d4c7-f167ad71a4-344640481

Sentinel Mara Camp, Authentic Safari Camp Experience

Sentinel is situated in a prime area of the Masai Mara National Reserve.  The Musiara Marsh area renowned for its outstanding game viewing is where both the BBC “Big Cat Diaries” and Disney’s “African Cats” were filmed. So you are assured of an excellent game viewing experience.  During the annual migration, various crossing points are easily accessible from Sentinel.

​The camp itself is set up along the Mara River with wonderful bird life and the private and natural setting ensures that guests have a most enjoyable and authentic experience of the bush.  Being on high banks above the river means that there are always hippo and crocodile in the river below to be seen with other animals coming along to drink or cross the river at times.

It has 7 luxury tents all river facing with en-suite hot safari-style showers and flush toilets. Excellent cuisine and high-quality wines served.

Lewa Wilderness goes Electric

Lewa Wilderness Lodge in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has taken delivery of its first electric game vehicle and claims to be the first operator offering ‘Zero Emission Safaris’ in Kenya. The lodge converted a Land Cruiser from fossil fuel to electricity and the vehicle will be in action for the start of the summer season in […]

Travel Destination – Southern Tanzania

Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is one of the largest national parks in Africa, ensuring a true wilderness experience. The adventurous will relish the remarkable concentration of wildlife roaming this diverse landscape, which ranges from baobab trees and granite kopjes to open plains with cooling rivers and woodland valleys. With the option of bush walks and night drives, safari doesn’t get better than this.

The banks of the Ruaha are a permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and the rare and endangered African wild dog, who prey on the waterbuck, impala and gazelle that come to the river to drink.

Kwihala Camp is a small frontier-style camp providing exceptional access to the park’s huge populations of big cats, buffalo and elephants.

It has 6 tents with en-suite bathrooms facilities including safari bucket showers and flushing toilets.

Activities are game drives & walking safaris.

Contact us for rates and for more information.

Travel Destination – Southern Tanzania

Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve

Selous game reserve is a wild and pristine game reserve in southern Tanzania. It is easy to access from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar by light aircraft and is ideally combined with the nearby Ruaha National Park.

 Game viewing here is rewarding, with plentiful numbers of wild dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and more than 400 species of bird. A real highlight of the Selous is the variety of safari activities available, making every day entirely different from the next.

Roho ya Selous set on a hill overlooking the water, sits in the very heart of the Selous Game Reserve.

It has 8 stretch canvas tents tucked into the shade, including 1 family tent, en-suite bathrooms with hot running water, showers and flushing toilets.

Activities are game drives, fishing, bird watching, boat safaris to get up close to the hippos, or walking safaris to take a slower approach to understanding the flora and fauna of the Selous.

 

Rwanda – luxury lodge

The One&Only Nyungwe House resort

The One&Only Nyungwe House resort, on the edge of the Nyungwe rainforest in the mountainous landscape of Rwanda’s southwest, will re-open on 1 October.

Set within the green expanse of a working tea plantation, alongside one of the largest and best-preserved mountain rainforests in Africa, it comprises 23 guest rooms and suites, gym, infinity pool, business centre.

All rooms and suites have been designed to fit within the natural surroundings, utilising local African craftsmanship inspired by Rwanda. Guests have the option of either a two-bedroom suite, which sleeps four, or a one-bedroom which sleeps two. Rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with indoor shower, vanities, a wilderness-view shower and a stand-alone bath, as well as log burners, burning fragrant eucalyptus, whilst expansive private decks offer panoramic views over the terrain.

Nyungwe House is an ultra-luxury oasis which celebrates every possible moment of this remote jungle environment from sunrise breakfasts, or treehouse yoga, enjoying soothing indigenous spa therapies in the warm tropical air, through to evening cocktails by a crackling fire pit.

Surrounded by jungle views, the resort has been carefully planned, with farm-to-table dining offering African-inspired cuisine within the surroundings of a traditional boma, a viewing gallery of the rainforests and wildlife, a spa and wellness offerings that embrace nature and local traditions, and curated, authentic experiences to discover.