Kwessi Dunes Lodge, Namibia

Kwessi Dunes Lodge Main area and swimming pool
Opening in March 2020, Kwessi Dunes is located deep in Namibia’s striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness of over 200,000 hectares. With its rolling desert plains and backdrop of craggy mountains and iconic red dunes, this is a place where time seems to stand still and the space is never-ending. Here, it’s not about chasing big game but rather soaking up the beauty of the colourful landscape, admiring the antelope that scatter the sand, and gazing at the stars the light up the night sky. At Kwessi Dunes, you’ll find 12 cool and comfortable (and air-conditioned) chalets all with canvas walls and thatched roofs. Each bedroom has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky, and the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above. Read More...

Mara Nyika, Maasai Mara

Mara Nyika Great Plains Conservation
Mara Nyika, meaning “Large Plains or Great Plains,” is an intimate four tent camp is set in a valley, straddling a small stream on the western side of the Naboisho Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara. Mara Nyika’s four light-coloured canvas tents were designed to sit under the canopy of umbrella thorn trees while still offering guests views out over the plains. Walkways from the tents to the main area evoke the feeling of a treehouse under canvas and the camp’s ethic and inspiration is one of exploration and adventure. Privacy is the key to Mara Nyika. Privacy to live, think, explore, be romantic and be pampered – all the while with one of the most spectacular backdrops Africa can provide. Mara Nyika allows guests to explore the private and exclusive 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy, the second largest conservancy in the greater Maasai Mara region. The conservancy model combines the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, tourism and the enhancement of livelihoods for the local communities. Each guest’s stay supports over 500 Maasai families with a sustainable livelihood and helps to ensures the conservation of this vital corner Maasai Mara eco-system. Many guests may opt to spend a few days in Mara Nyika combined with a stay at either Mara Expedition or Mara Plains Camp to get exposure to all three wildlife areas, namely the private Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies and Maasai Mara Reserve. Read More...

Wa Ale Island Resort

Wa Ale Island Resort View
With eleven luxury tents and three treetop villas, all with views over the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea, the Wa Ale eco-resort blends sympathetic design with top notch service to create a sumptuous, yet remote, island escape. Lying on one of the 800 islands that make up the Mergui Archipelago, the Wa Ale Island Resort is a luxury eco-resort that takes inspiration from the breathtaking natural beauty of its surrounds to create an unassuming yet exclusive island retreat.With just 14 tents and villas dotted throughout the jungle foliage that fringes the white sands of the beach, the resort prides itself on leaving a minimal footprint on the natural environment. Its design echoes this eco-friendly ethos, with tented beach villas and stilted treetop villas, thatched in local materials.Nestled into the lush jungle, but with spectacular ocean views, the villas and tents mirror the beauty of the landscape, their natural materials and muted tones creating a calm, restful retreat and allowing the spellbinding beauty of the exterior to come to the fore.Despite its small size, Wa Ale boasts two dining options, with the Main Pavilion serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the River Cafe and Bar offers light meals and drinks, as well as special BBQ evenings. Read More...

Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai Tented Camp Moremi Relaxing
Khwai Tented Camp located on a beautiful site within this community-run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game reserve, on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai river, acts as a boundary between the reserve and the community area, offering visitors staying here several unique ways to experience Africa. Khwai Tented Camp has modern and spacious Serengeti-style tents, with stylish and comfortable interiors and private bathrooms with running water. The camp maintains a genuine safari camp feel. The camp comprises of 6 elegant tents perched on wooden decking overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon. The camp exudes the charm and aura of the old Africa in a new era, and provides a truly authentic African safari experience.

Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the National Parks or Game reserves and allows guests to get an up-close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and/or more elusive animals. Read More...

Jao Camp, Okavango Delta

Jao Camp Pool
Jao Camp is a luxury safari lodge in the heart of the Okavango Delta. With just nine superior thatched cottages, each with its own veranda, Jao Camp is the perfect destination for excellent game viewing and a uniquely sophisticated safari experience. Located on a remote island in the Okavango Delta, Jao prides itself on exclusivity and first-class game viewing opportunities. The nine thatched tented cottages are individually handcrafted and built under a canopy of shady trees, raised off the ground to enhance the wonderful views that surround the camp. Spacious open rooms with rolltop baths add a feeling of romance and Jao is a justifiably popular destination for honeymooners. Aside from game drives, activities include massage treatments from the full-time resident therapist, relaxation in the two plunge pools, fishing, walking and game viewing by boat or mokoro (traditional dugout canoe). During an unusually high flood season, game drives begin by boating out to a nearby Hunda Island where the vehicles are waiting, and the drive begins from there. Huge herds of red lechwe can be seen, followed by their primary predator – prides of lion. Other game typical of Botswana include elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. Many bird species are resident such as Meyer’s Parrot, African Harrier Hawk, Black egret, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, Hamerkop and Black Crake being some of the avian treasures found at Jao Camp. Read More...

Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Night View
Situated along the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya on a secluded and picturesque site. The camp enjoys stunning views over the Sand River and out to the neighbouring grassy hills and plains of Tanzania. The camp is spread over two sites – the Sand River property and Little Sand River nearby. Both are positioned in the shade of trees rising close to the Sand River in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp sits on the migration route for the millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle that move between Serengeti and Maasai Mara every year. Guests enjoy the privilege of exclusive views of the plains and hills dotted with thousands of animals as well as being in the thick of the excitement of frenetic and famed river crossings, all from the comfort of camp. Comprising of 16 tented accommodations, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. Divided into two separate but adjoining campsites of 10 and 6 tents, each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara provides an atmosphere of exclusivity and class. Read More...

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp Lobby View
Serengeti Pioneer Camp is owned and operated by Elewana Collection, a company that prides itself on providing unique accommodation in iconic locations. Located in the Southern Serengeti (within the Moru Kopjes area), Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp has its own individual style and feel, paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature combines to make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering. Comprising of twelve tented accommodations, all of which have ensuite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and showers, the tent interiors are designed to evoke the very best of an era long-gone but certainly not forgotten. A dining tent hosts the Camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in the camp or in the bush during what will no doubt be yet another enthralling day in the Serengeti. Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp captures the original essence of the mobile African safari, engendering nostalgic wonderment whilst unlocking the adventurous spirit within all of us.The drama and beauty of the Serengeti National Park is indeed awe inspiring. Read More...

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp Ensuite Luxury Safari Tents
Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Serengeti National Park located in north-west Tanzania is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth. Across the globe authors and filmmakers have come to document the Annual Migration of hundreds of thousands of animals, but there is still only one way to understand and experience the true magnificence of this natural phenomena and that is to be part of it. Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of the ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time. Hidden among the rocky outcrops the camp is located at the starting point of the Migration. Read More...

Elewana Kifaru House Lewa

Kifaru House by Elewana Pool
A visit to Elewana Kifaru House is to plunge into the timeless tranquility of Africa. Located within the world-famous Lewa Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest black and white rhino populations, this bijou property, appropriately takes its name from the Swahili word for rhino. A haven of luxury in the bush, guests will immediately feel at home on arrival, warmly welcomed by the friendly and attentive staff. The comfortable sitting room with well-stocked bar and elegant dining area extend out to a large, comfortably furnished terrace. Here, guests can enjoy a sunny breakfast al fresco and watch the busy goings-on at the waterhole below, or they can choose to relax by the picturesque infinity pool and enjoy the magnificent views over the distant plains. The property luxuriates in total exclusivity with five charming thatched cottages tucked away in an oasis of vibrant lawns, filled with birdsong. Retaining a feeling of exclusivity, Elewana Kifaru House is made up of five individual spacious bandas (private huts) complete with opulent four poster beds and generous ensuite bathrooms. Each banda offers spectacular views of the plains below. The first banda has two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each ensuite, making it ideal for a family stay. All have well-appointed bedrooms, with sumptuous four-poster beds and generous en-suite bathrooms. With an excellent library and log fires in the lounge and dining rooms, guests can truly sink into delicious, cosy comfort during the cool evenings, and luxuriate in the peace and serenity of the African night. Read More...

Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs

Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs Pool
In the heart of Kenya, set in a large private concession, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs is a secluded & exclusive retreat with just eight tents. With unparalleled views across the Laikipia plains to Mount Kenya, guests will truly feel at one with nature. High above the Laikipia plains, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs offers a luxurious safari experience with a panorama like no other. Due to its location within the Loisaba private concession, the jaw-dropping views across the plains to Mount Kenya are uninterrupted but for the wildlife that roams the area, and the camp acts as the perfect base from which to explore. Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs is made up of resplendent, spacious, en-suite tents with wide verandas, which can be combined to create larger spaces suitable for families. There is also the Private Residence, made up of three en-suite tents, which is ideal for larger groups. The epitome of style, with tasteful wooden furnishings, these tents are the perfect mix of modern and rustic, creating a fantastic atmosphere throughout. The ultimate in safari luxury, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs is a home away from home built with comfort and elegance in mind. There is a large variety of wildlife present around Loisaba, the most prominent being elephant and the big cats. Loisaba is also heralded as one of the best locations in East Africa to see African wild dog, which makes for a fantastic sighting. The camp offers a wealth of activities including both day and night game drives, and bush walks with expert Samburu guides. Equestrian lovers can take part in horse riding through the plains, and those looking for something different can try their hand at mountain biking or camel trekking. Read More...

Selinda Adventure Trail

Great Plains Conservation Selinda Adventure Trail River
The Selinda Adventure Trail is an exploration safari charting a 4-day / 3-night course along the Selinda Spillway, an ancient waterway that links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti wetlands, flowing through the remote woodlands of the 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve. Along the route expect to come across the diverse species that inhabit the reserve from some of Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo and elephant to wildebeest, zebra, roan antelope and maybe even a lion, leopard or African wild dog. It is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species possibly seen.The Adventure Trail is a combination of canoeing and walking or, as water levels can vary annually, a pure walking safari. No previous canoeing or walking safari experience required but participants must be fit enough to paddle their own canoes and walk for several hours at a time. Even when on a canoe safari, each day includes at least a short walk. The three nights are spent in fly-camps along the Spillway. Staff move the camp ahead of guests so you can expect to end each day by walking or paddling into camp to find that a roaring fire and your gin and tonic await. Accommodation includes Kodiak tents large enough for two people and complete with cots and comfortable bedding. Screened bucket showers with hot and cold water are also supplied.All trips are led by an expert guide with an intimate knowledge of the area and have a maximum of 8 guests. The Selinda Adventure Trail is perfect for active travelers, groups of family or friends truly and defines adventure, bringing you close to nature and immersing you in the wilderness. Read More...

Mara Expedition Camp

Great Plains Conservation Mara Expedition Tent View
Located a few kilometers from Mara Plains, Mara Expedition Camp is set on a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where a thick riverine forest meets the unending savannah of the Maasai Mara. A place where lions own the night and hippos stake claim to their territories, the setting is the perfect hideout for this small, intimate camp, constructed with deference to the wilderness that surrounds it. Mara Expedition Camp’s design draws stylistic reference from the old, authentic expedition camps of the colonial era. Temporary and transient in atmosphere, there is nonetheless a perfect blend of comfort, adventure and harmony in the camp’s five, custom-designed tents. Set at ground level and shaded by the forest canopy, the tents forego fancy amenities but leave you wanting for nothing. Read More...