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African Adventures at Camps and Lodges

An African safari is truly the adventure of a lifetime.  Offering some of the most stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife experiences in the world, Africa is also rich in culture and diverse in its tribal heritage ensuring an experience that goes well beyond the “Big Five”.  

Whether you are on honeymoon, traveling as a family or celebrating a special occasion, our destination specialists can tailor your African adventure to match your personal lifestyle.    Working with our select partners, they will source the perfect accommodations and activities to meet your needs and design a truly custom experience. 
  
Explore just a sampling from our collection of award-winning unique lodges, private game reserves, luxury tented camps and boutique river cruises.

Finch Hattons - Kenya

Luxury Kenyan camp Finch Hattons comprises 17 luxury tented guest suites, and a camp that offers guests a unique opportunity to relive the golden era of safaris with elegance, first class comforts and the finest cuisine, surrounded by the spectacle of the great African wilderness.

Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

Finch Hattons lies in the heart of Tsavo West National Park, Kenya. The camp is positioned around a water hole fed by a natural spring from Mount Kilimanjaro, which is home to hippos, crocodiles, terrapins, monitor lizards and over 200 species of birds. Its location is unrivalled with full views of Mount Kilimanjaro and in the path of seasonal elephant migrations, making it perfect for morning, mid-morning, afternoon and night game drives in customized, open sided 4x4 safari vehicles with professional driver guides. Other activities include guided bush walks, bird watching and cultural visits to the Masai Village.

The Camp

Open plan designed tented suites, each with an elevated deck, invite the cool breeze and transports the African sounds, tastes and smells right onto the doorstep. Each suite features opulent furniture with all the creature comforts you would expect from the best lodge in Tsavo including; indoor and outdoor showers. There are 14 Luxury Tented Suites, two Luxury Tented Family Suites and one Luxury Presidential Tented Suite.

The Family Suites have two rooms, each with a communal lounge and are ideal for families or friends travelling together. The Presidential Suite is spacious and has its own heated plunge pool and includes a kitchen and a butler room. A private chef is also available for in-suite catering, at no additional cost.

The camp includes a star gazing terrace, look-out watch tower, conference room, Children’s entertainment room and Wellness Center. There are two treatment pavilions with an outside terrace for al-fresco massages, hammam, gym, yoga studio and an exclusive spa pool.

Dining

The dining experience at Finch Hatton is reminiscent of the bygone era with three to seven course affairs served with silverware, cut crystal and porcelain. Renowned for its food and service, luxurious meals are served throughout the lodge, from candle lit dinners to exclusive bush breakfasts out in the plains of the great savannah.

History

The camp takes its name from Denys George Finch Hatton, an aristocratic big-game hunter born in 1887, who first travelled to what was then known as British East Africa in 1911 and immediately fell in love with Kenya. The Finch Hatton name became even more widely known as the result of the 1985 hit film Out of Africa, in which Robert Redford played Denys Finch Hatton.

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Lugenda Wilderness Camp - Mozambique

Enjoy the most unique wildlife encounters in the world – safaris by moonlight in Africa’s last forgotten wilderness area, Lugenda Wilderness Camp located in Mozambique’s remote Niassa Reserve.

As the very first moonlight safari of its kind, the remote location of Lugenda reserve has zero light pollution from the outside world, so when the moon is at its fullest visibility it is impressive beyond belief. Highly skilled and experienced rangers take guests out at night on foot and in game viewer vehicles to explore the mystic of this enchanting wilderness area. For the more adventurous, guests are invited to sleep out in the wilds of the reserve in one of the fly-camps set atop the unique inselberg’s that protrude the reserve.

Niassa Reserve

Measuring twice size of Kruger National Park, Niassa is home to some of the largest populations of lion and African wild dog known to man. The opportunities to witness the endangered wild dog roam the open plains and sparse woodlands of the reserve by moonlight are a truly unforgettable experience unique to this incredible place.

The area boasts a sable antelope population of over 12,000, an elephant population of 16,000, over 400 bird species, and large populations of Cape buffalo, impala, wildebeest, zebra and leopards. Its three endemic species - the Niassa wildebeest, Boehm's zebra, and Johnston's Impala, can also all be viewed.

Daytime Activities

Daytime activities in the wilderness are also in abundance and guests can enjoy anything from canoeing the mighty Lugenda River and scaling the inselbergs of Niassa that are unique to the reserve. Dawn game drives also allow opportunities to view the numerous wildlife during hunting hours whilst walking safaris allow guests to discover rock art that has been seen by very few.

The Camp

The eight luxury tents within the reserve are discreetly situated on the banks of the Lugenda River beneath towering fig trees, each with its own patio deck with wide-angle views. The tents have a solid substructure and blend beautifully into the natural surrounds while offering every modern comfort - from king-size beds to en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, double basins, ceiling fans, personal safes and hairdryers.

The elegant timber and thatched guest area is at the heart of the camp and is a shady refuge from the African sun - a tranquil place to dine, kick back with a drink or read through books on the region's fascinating history.

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Pride of the Zambezi - Botswana

Explore Southern Africa by river. Bordering the spectacular Chobe National Park and acting as the natural border between Namibia and Botswana, theChobe River positively teems with wildlife. The Pride of the Zambezi offers a chic and sophisticated alternative for a luxury African River Safari. Sister-vessel of the iconic Zambezi Queen, the Pride of the Zambezi is a unique boutique cruising option that offers a safari experience unlike any other.

Chobe National Park

The world famous Chobe National Park boasts one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent, including one of the largest populations of elephants in the world –  estimated at approximately 120 000. It also boasts over 400 species of birds, hippos and crocodiles.

Activities

The vessels experienced crew can arrange a wide variety of activities. Enjoy game drives and boat cruises. Discover bird watching, tiger and bream fishing, Mokoro trips, cultural village walks on Impalila Island, canoeing onChobe River, Livingstone day trips, and explore the breathtaking Victoria Falls, a true natural wonder of the world. At night, relax with a glass of wine and canapé’s while watching the sunset. Dinner is a festive affair with lovingly prepared food and delightful conversation.

The Boat

The Pride of Zambezi ideally caters for small groups of friends and family, thanks to its five elegant en-suite luxury cabins. Each spacious suite boasts spectacular and private views of the African bush, river and sky. The best part is that you can enjoy this all from the comfort of your bed.

This vessel is all about experiencing this incredible part of the world in absolute comfort. The communal area features an open-plan lounge and dining area as well as a bar while outside elegant loungers are provided for those wishing to soak up the sun next to the plunge pool.

For an intimate and personalized experience, explore the best of Africa,onboard the Pride of the Zambezi. This riverboat offers a truly exceptional luxury wildlife safari experience.

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Stanley & Livingstone Private Safari Lodge and Game Reserve -Victoria Falls

The 6000-acre Stanley and Livingstone Game Reserve, situated mere minutes from the Victoria Falls, borders on the Zambezi National Park offering guests a diverse and unique African experience. Home to the Big 5, activities include morning and evening game drives, game walks and rhino interactions.

The Big 5 Safari

Trail the footsteps of the great pioneers and uncover the memories of a bygone era at the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve. Guests will find that choosing a Big 5 Safari this close to one of the seven natural wonders of the world (Victoria Falls) has its benefits since the accessibility to activities, both tranquil and exhilarating, are guaranteed to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experience.

During the three-hour drive guests can expect to see the Big 5, along with a great variety of antelope and exceptional bird-life. Open four-wheel drive vehicles will take you on a safari along the shores of our scenic lake and through basalt planes into teak forests.

Stanley & Livingstone Private Safari Lodge

Representing the grandeur of a bygone era, the Stanley and Livingstone Safari lodge allows you to experience one of Africa's great highlights and exceptional adventures in glamour and style.


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Zambezi Queen Boutique River Cruise - Botswana

Experience the thrill of an African safari from your own private suite aboard this luxurious 45-metre boat, moored on the beautiful Chobe River. Experience the natural wonders of Africa’s raw wilderness on untamed waters with banks that boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.

The Chobe River

The Chobe River divides Botswana’s Chobe National Park from Namibia’s CapriviStrip, and its serene banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Chobe National Park is teeming with life and sprawls across some 11, 000 km² of lush African bush. It is home to the largest elephant population in the world, currently estimated to be around 120,000.  Elephants often come down to the river to drink, and to play. Prides of lion, leopard, huge herds of buffalo and numerous species of antelope also wander the riverbanks, and hippos and crocodiles regularly appear from the river. On this great expanse of water an adventure unlike any other awaits.

The Zambezi Queen

The Zambezi Queen operates in 5-star luxury, pampering its guests with elegant, personalized comfort in the heart of African wilderness. The interior boasts a cosmopolitan environment with ever-changing and spectacular views. Suites feature  private balconies and the finest finishes. The boat is designed to be green offering energy and environmentally conscious features for sustainable, responsible tourism.

River Cruise Includes:

A two- or three-night stay on the Zambezi Queen includes transportation from either Botswana immigration at Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. Included in the price are all meals; (wines, beers and soft drinks - or rather selected alcoholic beverages) drinks with meals and during game drives; water-based game viewing on smaller boats, enabling close-up viewing in an environment where the animals feel comfortable; land-based 4x4 game viewing inBotswana’s Chobe National Park is optionally available; tiger fishing in season; bird watching from smaller boats; and land-based cultural tours of local villages. A dedicated team of experienced guides, chefs and hands-on staff will ensure a memorable experience for all guests.

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