Posts Tagged ‘camp’

Branson’s great Serengeti expansion

Branson’s great Serengeti expansion

Richard Branson has (unofficially) announced plans to open a new luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara, in Kenya.

His resorts are some of the most exclusive in the world – and the latest, The Kenyan Safari Camp, will be no exception: just 12 tents, each sleeping two people. (more…)

Wigwam glam

Wigwam glam

Missed out on a Glastonbury ticket? There are 35 pairs left for festivalgoers staying at the Ritz of glampsites, Camp Bagborough.

Since the mudfest of 1996, ‘luxury accommodation’ (ie anything bigger than a two-man tent) has been getting steadily better at Glastonbury Festival. (more…)

Wild at heart

Wild at heart

A cosy safari camp is opening this month on Hunda Island in Botswana’s private Jao Concession. Situated on the northern section of the Okavango Delta – one of Africa’s more fertile oases – this remote region is renowned as one of the most breathtaking safari locations in the world; and perhaps the most exclusive, allowing a maximum of only 48 guests at any one time across the vast 600km floodplain. (more…)

Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path

Many people equate Botswana with the Okavango Delta, but two-thirds of the country is actually covered by the Kalahari Desert. This is the setting of Jack’s Camp – the iconic, 1940s-style tented camp founded by conservationist Ralph Bousfield in the memory of his crocodile-hunter father – and San Camp, the sister property, which reopens this month for its first full season after a major revamp. (more…)

Africa’s dramatic act

Africa’s dramatic act

The annual migration of animals across Tanzania’s Serengeti plains and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve is said to be one of the greatest natural spectacles of the world, with more than two million wildebeest and zebra embarking on an epic journey in search of the freshest grass and water supplies in the region. (more…)

Boutique safari camp opens in Zambia

Boutique safari camp opens in Zambia

A new eco-aware boutique safari camp has opened in Zambia, aiming to provide guests with a luxury experience while leaving no trace of its existence when it closes between seasons.

The traditional-style camp opens in June and closes in October, when it will be packed up completely, leaving the lowest carbon footprint. (more…)

Explore Mozambiques lost Eden with Cazenove + Loyd

Explore Mozambiques lost Eden with Cazenove + Loyd

Tour operator Cazenove + Loyd has added the new Explorer’s Camp, the first private eco-tourism inititive in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, to its African itineraries.

The interior of Mozambique is currently opening up to tourists, and the Gorongosa National Park – often described as Africa’s ‘lost Eden’ and by some believed to be the spot where Noah left his ark – has been subject to a three-year restoration project that has seen the opening of its first private safari camp. (more…)

Explore the African bush on foot

Explore the African bush on foot

Your chances of spotting wild elephant, impala, giraffe and hippos in Africa are increased by tracking the animals on foot. The typical 4×4 trails are great for covering ground, but the noise often scares the beasts away before you arrive. (more…)

Do the Congo on safari

Do the Congo on safari

Not to be confused with the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, the small country of the Republic of Congo has not been high on the wish-lists of Africa-bound travellers seeking luxury alongside natural beauty. (more…)

Idyllic adventures in Antartica

Idyllic adventures in Antartica

New and exclusive tours of the Antartica led by a British polar explorer are available from Cape Town for the first time this winter.

Launched by the young adventurer Patrick Woodhead, White Desert in Antarctica offers the ultimate adventure for those who might consider themselves part of the ‘been there, done that’ crowd. (more…)

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