Loldia House, Lake Naivasha

Upgrade

After two months of hard work throughout October and November, Loldia House is looking exceptionally elegant and beautiful. Upgrade and redesign an already wonderful product, but stay true to the rich heritage and settler-style comforts of the house. Complementing the beautiful new look of  this property is a swathe of safari and cultural activities which encompass a variety of eco-systems in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha, the perfect retreat for East African Residents made possible by Loldia House’s amazing and convenient location.

Loldia House is only a two hour scenic drive from Nairobi.

Resident Rate: USD 188 per person sharing per night

USD 121 per child sharing per night

Valid up to 30 Jun 2019

New children’s club at Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

Ol Tukai Lodge has opened a new adventure club for children of all ages, EleFun Club. The club engages with children in a myriad of activities while parents, grandparents and/or chaperones unwind. The sports activities give the children a chance to engage in physical activities as well as make friends, develop skills, learn teamwork, and […]

The Island – Pongwe Lodge, Zanzibar – for those looking for privacy

Located in the North-East coast of Zanzibar, 45 minutes drive from the airport and Stone Town, The Island is built on a natural coral rock in the quiet Pongwe bay, 100 meters away from the coastline. You can book and have the entire island-turned lodge to yourself for a small group of friends or for magic wedding in an exclusive location.

The Island offers 5 standard villas (35sqm) and one Sultan Villa (70sqm) all facing the ocean. Each room is hidden in the shadow of the trees and has its own Verandah with a romantic seating outside to enjoy sunset, sunrise and Zanzibar starry sky. All units include ceiling fan, safe box, minibar, tea & coffe making facilities, shower and toilet with bidet separate, and hairdryer.

All rooms are eco-friendly, no television or music from electronic devices is allowed, wifi is available only in common areas, no A/C in the rooms. Every detail is aimed to put guests in contact with the nature that surrounds them, to protect their privacy and the harmony of the place.

The lodge has a bar, and a restaurant serving fine food with a combination of flavors and fresh ingredients, blending local flavors and the demanding expectations of gourmet cuisine.

There is swimming pool. This is an adult only island allowing guests 16+ years of age.

Depending on the tide you will need a canoe to reach the coast. At other times of the day, during low tide, you can reach the beach front of the island easily by walking.

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.

 

Mauritius – New Hotel

Salt of Palmar

The Homegrown Hotel with Huge Heart

Salt is the new brand launched by the Mauritian hotel group LUX*, addressing travellers looking for authenticity and who want to go beyond the traditional holidays. Salt will offer an experience that goes deeper in the local community.

5* Salt of Palmar hotel will open its doors on the 1st November 2018.

Salt positions itself as a brand with sustainable and ethical values. The hotels will use as far as possible products and services available locally ranging from the food, the toiletries, the furniture to local soundtracks and musicians playing live. They will prioritize fair trade, organic, non-toxic, and they limit energy use, waste and emissions. Compost, animal feed and recycling plants are a guarantee, along with a commitment to no buffets or single-use plastics.

The Food and Beverage offerings at Salt of Palmar are driven by a philosophy that combines traditional values of the best possible service with a deep respect for the highest quality of ingredients as well as a commitment to being at the forefront of visionary restaurant design and concepts.

59 Rooms/ 5 Categories

  • 12 Garden view
  • 14 Poolside
  • 28 Bang on beach
  • 2 Pool plus
  • 3 Best on beach

Room Amenities

  • 95% natural. 10 wet amenities and all dry amenities are packed in paper made from Limestone
  • 100% organic linen & Organic coffee robes
  • Locally made Beach bags from recycled plastics
  • Roberts radio
  • Free homemade snacks & Moringa tea
  • Yogibare yoga mat & block
  • King Size Carpe Diem BedBuild by hand in collaboration with World renowned Physios

 

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.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Nakuru

Swimming pool re-opens

The swimming pool space has been transformed to an even better state of modern elegance and luxury. It is now heated, meets international standards in terms of depth and safety, and the ambience is warm and relaxing.

Mara Bushtops Camp, Masai Mara

Amani Spa wins the best Spa in Africa for the 3rd consecutive year

Amani Spa is a blend of stunning design, magical setting and superb facilities. The combination of rejuvenating massages, hydrotherapy and a range of holistic skin and body treatments with a fitness facility, complete with high-tech cardiovascular and weight training equipment.

To gain a sense of the Spa experience, where a sauna, Rasul steam room and hot Whirlpool are accompanied by a solar heated infinity pool – with beds inside the pool complete with water jets. A cold plunge pool takes the edge of the heat whilst a wooden relaxation deck provides uninterrupted views of the salt lick and majestic African Bush.

Electric mountain bike safaris introduced at Cottars, Masai Mara

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps, situated in the Olderkesi Conservancy, bordering the Serengeti and Loliolondo reserves in Kenya, has introduced electric mountain bikes, known as E-Bike Bush Rides.

E-Bike Bush Rides afford guests the opportunity to be challenged naturally and physically with an electric mountain bike ride through the conservancy. Instead of heading out on a game drive, guests can get up close with the wilderness during an E-bike ride, whilst decreasing their carbon footprint
The solar powered electric bikes are a product of the Meeco Group, a clean energy solutions company, which through its new clean energy solution sun2move, combines the advantages of solar energy and electric mobility, and aims to strengthen eco-friendly and healthy mobility.

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps currently has a total of six E-bikes. Two guides are required with all groups; therefore four E-bikes are available for guests.

Guests can opt for either a full day on the E-bikes, totaling six hours, or the three hour, half-day option.