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Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari

An All-Encompassing Adventure Featuring Southern Africa's Most Diverse Wildlife & Scenery
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Little Kulala

Little Kulala lies within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the only reserve with direct access to Sossusvlei and the Namib – the world’s oldest...

Little Kulala

Location
Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Namibia

Little Kulala lies within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the only reserve with direct access to Sossusvlei and the Namib – the world’s oldest desert with the world’s tallest sand dunes. The flight itself to the camp provides jaw-dropping views of the spectacular landscape that has made Namibia a favorite feature for National Geographic magazine. The camp offers magnificent dune scenery to the west and a rugged, mountainous Namib escarpment to the north and east, with grassy plains and “fairy circles” filling the space in between. The camp’s 11 stylish thatched villas or kulalas (meaning ‘to sleep’ in the local Oshiwambo language) merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite furnishings and fixtures, innovative bleached decks, and indoor and outdoor showers. Each villa has its own private plunge pool and a rooftop 'skybed' for romantic stargazing. The main area offers a relaxed lounge, dining room, bar and curio shop all under thatch.

Early morning game drives to the magnificent dunes take guests through a private gate into the reserve, for close-up views. Guided drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve for a chance to see desert animals and smaller desert fauna and flora. During our explorations we may see lone oryx, ostrich or other wildlife as they traverse the massive golden dunes. Another option, at extra cost, is a balloon safari at first light, offering a truly unique experience to soar silently above the spectacular sand dunes and desert, ending with a champagne breakfast.

Damaraland Camp

Situated on the northern bank of the Huab River Valley and looking south toward the imposing Brandberg Mountains and the region’s endless rock vistas, stark plains...

Damaraland Camp

Location
Damaraland, Namibia

Situated on the northern bank of the Huab River Valley and looking south toward the imposing Brandberg Mountains and the region’s endless rock vistas, stark plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks, Damaraland Camp provides an experience of wild Africa like no other. Early morning mists, generated by the clash between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the warm desert air of the Skeleton Coast, drift inland along the sand river canyon, providing moisture to sustain the flora and fauna of the area.

Damaraland Camp accommodates guests in 10 comfortable tented rooms, each with en-suite facilities including flush toilets and showers with hot and cold running water. The stone living area combines the dining room and pub, and an open fire crackles on calm evenings. A refreshing pool is located next to the bar area.

Wildlife in this area fluctuates with the rainfall and the flow of the Huab River. Guests may see the uniquely adapted desert elephants, gemsbok, greater kudu springbok, and occasionally cheetah and black rhino. The area is also home to intriguing flora such as euphorbia and shepherd's trees. Activities include nature drives, walks and mountain biking. Visitors may also have an opportunity to visit some of Africa’s best rock engravings.
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Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. The lodge offers luxury accommodations in...

Ongava Lodge

Location
Etosha National Park

Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. The lodge offers luxury accommodations in 14 en-suite units made of rock and thatch. The main lounge, bar and dining areas offer impressive views, as they are situated close to the top of a hill, surveying the foothills of the unpronounceable Ondundozonanandana Range. An inviting pool beckons guests to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch with a view over the camp's waterhole, or on the dining deck under the stars. Ongava Lodge was listed on the Condé Nast Traveler's Gold Reserve List for 2005.

Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination and one of Africa's largest game reserves. Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where lion, elephant (seasonal), gemsbok, springbok, black rhino, greater kudu and red hartebeest are seen at numerous waterholes and fringing habitats. Apex predators like leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena are also present in this area.

In addition, hides and guided walks are available on the private reserve. Ongava is one of the few private reserves in southern Africa with resident white and black rhino, allowing guests the unique opportunity to see both of these charismatic species. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot with a guide is a highlight not to be missed.

Xigera Camp

Xigera (pronounced Kee-jera) is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi Game Reserve, secluded in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango Delta...

Xigera Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Xigera (pronounced Kee-jera) is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi Game Reserve, secluded in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango Delta. Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera features 10 finely furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Each room is raised off the ground on a wooden deck, offering a superb view of the seasonal floodplain and waterhole. Guests enjoy meals and evening drinks under thatch in the raised lounge, pub and dining area, which overlook a permanently flowing channel. A traditional boma, or outdoor dining area, offers a special experience of fine cuisine and conversation under the African stars. Wooden walkways wind through the forest, connecting guestrooms to the main living area.

Xigera offers nature encounters for all tastes and interests. Permanent water year-round allows guests to enjoy an unparalleled variety of activities including foot safaris, mokoro (dugout canoe) trips, powerboat outings, and game drives (when water levels permit). A feature unique to Xigera is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to a neighboring island. Guests are often treated to close-up views of lion, hyena or leopard padding beneath the bridge as they travel between the islands. The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge) is "read" each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp.

Chitabe Lediba Camp

Neighboring the Moremi Game Reserve in the southeast of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Concession covers 28,000 hectares with a multiplicity of habitats, from savannah to forested...

Chitabe Lediba Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Neighboring the Moremi Game Reserve in the southeast of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Concession covers 28,000 hectares with a multiplicity of habitats, from savannah to forested islands and floodplains. Chitabe Lediba is a small and intimate camp within the concession – perfect as a private accommodation for small groups or families, as its two family units have adjoining bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. All five spacious Meru-style tents are built on raised decks. En-suite bathrooms complement the outdoor shower "with a view." A dining area, lounge and pool have glorious views over the surrounding floodplains and a small lediba (remnant lagoon that has become a waterhole), after which the camp is named, where game comes to drink during the day.

Morning and afternoon game drives explore the area in search of its denizens, with the evening drive usually returning after dark in order to get a chance at spotting the shy nocturnal animals such as genet, civet, serval, porcupine and possibly aardwolf. Wildlife on view here includes elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and cheetah and wild dog are sometimes found in the area. Guests should also see zebra, tsessebe, giraffe, kudu and impala.

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is situated in the southern part of the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in Northern Botswana. The camp is built on the banks of the Savuti Channel, the Okavango...

Savuti Camp

Location
Linyanti Reserve, Botswana

Situated in the southern part of the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana, Savuti Camp is built on the banks of the Savute Channel, the Okavango Delta’s most famous waterway, in the heart of a legendary wildlife region best known for its large number of predators. Accommodating 14 guests in seven large walk-in tents, Savuti Camp is a small and intimate enclave in an isolated area, far from any crowds. Each tent has its own bathroom with a shower, hand basin and flush toilet. There is a separate dining room and pub under reed and thatch, as well as a plunge pool.

The channel has been in flux in recent decades, creating an ever-shifting habitat for a wide range of wildlife. It stopped flowing between 1980 and 2008, and what was a once hippo-filled river became wide-open grasslands. In 2008, the Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway harboring hippos, aquatic life, and myriad water birds. A new source of water has created both opportunities and challenges for local wildlife, which have had to adapt to a shifting environment. Since the waterhole in front of Savuti Camp is the only supply for a large area in the dry winter months (summer in North America), one of the highlights here is the fantastic wildlife viewing directly from the camp. Besides the normal plains game, the area has good concentrations of roan, sable antelope and southern giraffe. All the predators are found in the area -- lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and wild dog. Game-viewing activities include day and night drives and walks with an armed guide. There are also a number of hides where guests can view animals quietly and safely away from vehicles.

The River Club

The River Club is one of Africa’s most coveted accommodations. Set along the shores of the Zambezi River, just over 10 miles from famous Victoria Falls, this Edwardian-style...

The River Club

Location
Livingstone, Zambia

The River Club is one of Africa’s most coveted accommodations. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River just over 10 miles from world-famous Victoria Falls, this Edwardian-style house with manicured lawns and 11 guest chalets offers a blend of historic colonial ambience with best of African culture and hospitality.

Each chalet is elevated above the riverbank and has a comfortable bedroom and sitting area and an en suite bathroom with clawfoot soaking tub. One side of each chalet is completely open to the river, allowing uninterrupted views of the flowing Zambezi and the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit it. The main area of the lodge maintains a homey feel, with a comfortable lounge, dining room, library and broad veranda. Most meals are served in the shade of the trees and within view of the River Club’s lush gardens, though indoor dining is also an option. A croquet court, pool, deck with hammocks and lounge chairs, and a wellness center welcome guests to relax after a long flight or a day spent exploring the environs around Livingstone.

Activities available to River Club guests include sunset cruises and visits to Victoria Falls, Simonga Village, local markets and Livingstone town, which dates back to the early 1900s. The David Livingstone Museum is another interesting attraction, housing many of the explorer’s personal possessions and memoirs. For adventure seekers, high-adrenaline activities such as whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling and helicopter and microlight flights over the falls are also available at an additional cost. Guests interested in wildlife may enjoy a game drive in nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife including buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and elephant. Birdlife in the area is also rewarding, with frequent sightings of several rare species such as Schalow’s turaco, African finfoot, half-collared kingfisher, African skimmer, rock pratincole and collared palm thrush. Fishing is also possible, with tiger fish and bream the most common catches.

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