Tena Tena may not be open for a few more months but we have an exciting honeymoon package incorporating it. The holiday begins at Pumulani where the newlyweds can laze about on the beach, soaking up the sun, then on to Mkulumadzi, artfully sited at the confluence of two rivers in Majete Wildlife Reserve, the only Big 5 game reserve in Malawi.
Last but not least, a few nights at Tena Tena, which is considered “one of the best safari camps in the whole of Africa,” according to The Times of London! Lovebirds can go on morning and evening game drives, visit a Zambian village, take an all-day picnic drive to the salt pans and so much more.
For detailed itinerary, bookings and information, contact us
Contact Tena Tena Camp
Tel. +265 (0) 179 4491 / 5483
“Beyond its spectacular setting Mkulumadzi was also remarkable for successfully translating its responsible tourism practices into a superb luxury travel experience. The entire property was designed to minimize its impact on the environment while offering high levels of creature comforts.”
Read more about travel writer, Josette King’s stay at the lodge in her Simon And Baker review here
Tel. +265 (0) 179 4491 / 5483
“There was a recent fundraising evening held in Dubai hosted by Rhino Conservation Dubai where we donated a 3 nights Little Governors Camp Safari with Hot Air Ballooning.
The safari was auctioned and the funds raised will go directly to rhino conservation projects in Africa. We are delighted to have been able to assist in this worthy cause and look forward to welcoming the winning bidder on safari with us.
We have just been notified that Governors Camp won Best Nature Hotel 2013 in the Eye Awards. Seen in the photo, holding the award is Peter and Harrison.”
Contact Little Governors’ Camp
Tel. +254 733 616204
“At Pumulani, even the wildlife was service minded, such as the family of vervet monkeys that showed up at dawn each day in a tree over the deck of my room to wake me up in time to enjoy the sunrise. Then, I took the short walk from my front door to the pool where between laps I watched fishing boats return home after a night on the lake.”
Read more about Josette King’s fantastic stay at Pumulani recently here.
Tel. +265 (0) 179 4491 / 5483
The Wolwedans Collection has been awarded the prize of Best Ecologically Responsible Property in Africa by the Good Safari Guide. The award catapults Namibia to the forefront of eco-tourist ventures in Africa.
The accolade is particularly noteworthy given the fact that more than 4000 vetted tour operators, travel agents and travel journalist were involved in the voting process.
In addition, nominees were selected from more than 1000 luxury travel professionals. The readers of notable publications such as that of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine all contributed towards the final result.
The award recognizes an establishment’s efforts to operate an environmentally friendly business, without compromising on excellent service delivery to clients. Wolwedans, which is situated in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, has been proven to adopt practices which benefit both nature and society, Through its use of solar energy, sustainable waste management and the promotion of conservation, Wolwedans was able to place first in the eco-tourism category. For 2014, no other Namibian establishment was accorded a placement with the Safari Awards. A summary of the awards given to Wolwedans are listed below:.
Winner: Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property in Africa
Winner: Best value property
Runner up: Most romantic honeymoon room (Private Camp)
Contact Wolwedans Dune Camp
Tel. + 264 – 61 – 230 616
The rains in Botswana continue to fall and have rejuvenated the vast plains in the north and turned the dry parched areas into lush paradise. The water levels in the Okavango delta continue to rise and once the floods arrive from the north in a few months the delta will have very high water levels. This makes for amazing contrasts through winter with the surrounding areas very dry and the delta a water wonderland. Definitely worth a visit if you have not experienced this phenomenon.
The camp is also very proud of its 2013 nomination for the award of Botswana’s Leading Tented Safari Camp by World Travel Awards.
Great news “We received a highly commended – runner up for “Best Value Lodge in Africa” – The Safari Awards
Quite an achievement since we’ve only been opened for 12 months. The team is really proud of the camp.
Check out our blog.
Contact Machaba Camp
Tel. +27 82 579 5249
Livingstone Island is proving very popular this year – We have had everyone from royalty to world leaders visiting and some adventurous souls taking a plunge in the Devil’s Pool or the Angel’s Armchair.
This is great news for the local Mukuni community as 10% of all the income from visits to the island is donated to manage and build teacher’s houses and classrooms for Mukuni schools.
Read more about it here.
Contact Tongabezi Lodge
Tel. +260 213 327450
On safari with Virginia McKenna – Follow the Adamson’s Footsteps in Kenya.
This October, 3 of our Classic members, Tortilis Camp, Joy’s Camp and Elsa’s Kopje are offering the trip of a lifetime – an exclusive Born Free safari, led by Hollywood actress Virginia McKenna. The illustrious McKenna – well-known for her award-winning portrayal of Joy Adamson in the classic blockbuster, Born Free and Founder of The Born Free Foundation – will personally host a group of just 18 at these three spectacular properties.
As part of a nine-night safari, guests can follow in the Adamson’s footsteps, sharing McKenna’s journey to some of the most wild and beautiful corners of Kenya, travelling back in time to re-live the adventure and encounter a magnificent array of wildlife. The safari begins at Tortilis Camp and from there, then guests will fly north to Joy’s Camp, and finally end off the trip at Elsa’s Kopje.
This safari – personally hosted by McKenna – truly is a trip of a lifetime.
The nine-night Born Free safari departs on Monday 13 October or Wednesday 22 October. The first trip will be fully hosted by Virginia McKenna, while the second trip will only be hosted by her at Elsa’s Kopje for 3 nights.
Bookings are through Born Free or Cheli & Peacock Safaris.
Born Free – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01403 240 170
Cheli & Peacock Safaris – contact Antonia Glen at email@example.com or call +254(0)20 600 75 23/600 30 85/600 82 68
Some like it hot and at Jaci’s Lodge, Madikwe, they’ll recommend chillies with every meal. Jaci shared one of her secret recipes with us:
“This is supposed to be my secret, so I’m not going to give you exact quantities. See it as a chance to create your own unique mix. One tip – the longer it is stored the better it gets … and don’t worry if it starts to bubble!”
Take fresh green chillies & garlic in equal quantities
Chop as you choose
Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil – equal quantities.
Enjoy on everything – freshly baked bread, in your soup, on your morning egg, anything at all.
Contact Jaci’s Safari Lodge
Tel. +27 (0)83 700 2071
Amboseli’s Tortilis Camp, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, has been a hive of activity. A second new swimming pool has opened in December 2013 for the exclusive use of those staying in the Family Tent and the Private House.
A new private lounge area, complete with sunbeds, poolside changing rooms and bar, will be finished within the next couple of months. Apart from the new swimming pool, we have also rebuilt the Private House, with larger windows that take in the enviable views of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, an extended roof and stunning new furnishings.
Tortilis Camp was Kenya’s first ‘boutique eco-lodge’ when it opened in 1994, winning a number of prestigious awards for its eco offering. Twenty years on and the camp is still setting the standard and soon Tortilis Camp will be 100% solar powered – the first off-grid tourism property of its size to do so. An impressive feat!
Contact Tortilis Camp
Tel. Tel. +254 (0)20 6003090/1, +254 (0)724 255 374