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!

Lamu House

The amazing house is set on Kizingoni Beach in the Lamu Archipelago, on two stories with 4 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. The pool is in the middle of the courtyard around which you access the lavish bedrooms. The upper level of the house is partially covered where you will find seating areas and dining areas. Full catering is available or self-catering.

Self-catering:

KES 39,500 per night for 2 people

KES 59,500 per night (maximum 8 people)

 

Fullboard:

KES 59,000 per night for 2 people

KES 7,500 per extra person per night (maximum 8 people)

Child up to 12 years get 50% discount

Inclusion: Return airport transfers, accommodation on fullboard, house wine, beer, soda, bottled water.

Valid up to 15 Dec 2019

 

Mfangano Island Camp, Lake Victoria

Mfangano Island Camp is the ultimate hideaway island lodge where you can relax and enjoy the views and activities of Lake Victoria. The camp is the perfect option for a well deserved mini-break, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

While at Mfangano you will find yourself with plenty to see and do – the fishing is particularly exciting with both Nile Perch and Tilapia available to catch for your own dinner! Cultural village walks, school visits, ancient rock art sites and prolific bird life across the island, in particular a boat trip over to ‘Bird Island’ itself, will keep you more than entertained. If you would prefer to kick back and simply absorb the views – a stunning infinity pool providing the ideal place to unwind.

2 Nights Flying package

  • USD 610 per person sharing
  • USD 412 per child sharing with adults

Inclusions: Return flights to Homa Bay with Silverstone Air, airstrip transfers, 2 nights accommodation on fullboard, laundry, taxes.

Valid up to 30 Nov 2019

Crater Lake Camp, Naivasha

Recently re-opened

Situated in a private conservancy with unique features like the Crater, beautiful landscapes, plenty of wildlife, hiking trails, lake inside a crater and a floating restaurant. If you love adventure you will be at home here. You can do a hike around the rim of the Crater, walk to the animals, sundowners and even a night game drive.

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.

Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, Laikipia gets a make-over.

Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, has a fresh look. Additional rooms have been added to the camp, along with new roofs and new facing on existing tents.

This brings Ekorian’s capacity to six rooms, with two of them being family rooms both with an annex that can sleep up to three children (under 12 years old). The camp has a swimming pool overlooking a watering hole and is surrounded by a stone wall and electric fence, which allows safe walking around the property, as well as allowing children to play safely.

Activities offered at the camp include birding, fishing, kayaking, camel treks, golf, hiking, star-gazing, and abundant wildlife.

Ekorian has also unveiled its ‘new-old” safari car, called ‘Kifahari’ (meaning elegant in Swahili). Originally manufactured in the early 1960s, the vehicle has been refurbished, offering guests an experience of stepping back in time to enjoy wildlife viewing in the open-air-styled car, ideal for photography.

https://www.ekorian.com/

  • KES 19,000 per person sharing per night
  • KES 11,000 per child sharing with adults per night (up to 15 years)

Inclusion: Accommodation on fullboard, airstrip transfers, house wine & beers, laundry, unlimited game drives, guided walks, kayaking, fishing, bush meals, sundowners.

Valid up to 21 Dec 2019

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 […]