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!Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi

Why we like it: Desert wilderness; Unique surroundings; Rustic yet comfortable camp; Rich cultural heritage of communities

!Xaus is situated in the dry and vast Kgalalgadi Transfrontier Park, which is renowned for its abundance of predators and birds of prey. This desert lodge is owned and run by the local Khomani San and Mier communities. !Xaus Lodge (the “!” represents a vocal click in the San language, but can also be pronounced as a K) blends into…

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Ants Hill & Ants Nest

Why we like it: Horseback safari heaven; Hiking and star-gazing; Fully-furnished rooms; Excellent facilities

Ant’s is a perfect destination for anyone with affection for nature, horses and horse riding. It is a perfect honeymoon destination and great for small groups and families. The 5000 hectare property is a horse lover’s heaven and exploring the reserve on horseback that makes Ant’s truly special. Becoming part of the natural world around you enables riders and horses…

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Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi

Why we like it: Once-in-a-lifetime primate safari experience; Spectacular forest location and views

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We have created an intimate, top quality lodge offering guests a cosy, relaxing environment. On occasion Mountain Gorillas have even been seen in the garden. The elevated lounge and bar area is cosy with a warm, homely fireplace in the evenings – but is open, so you can…

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Chelinda Lodge, Nyika Plateau

Why we like it: Cozy spacious log cabins, Unique terrain, Great leopard viewing, Rare species hotspot, Variety of activities

Chelinda Lodge is a safari lodge located in Nyika National Park, Malawi. The lodge is nestled among trees and overlooks the rolling grasslands of Nyika, which are home to herds of zebra, antelope and buck. Chelinda Lodge is made up of six cabins, each constructed from wood and featuring a host of excellent facilities. The lodges are double-storeyed, with the…

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Etendeka Mountain Camp

Why we like it: Unique and breathtaking surrounds; Remote and Wild; Comfortable tented accommodation

Etendeka Mountain Camp is found amongst ancient lava flows in Namibia’s Damaraland region. The landscape is stunningly beautiful, dotted with boulders and set against flat-topped mountains. The camp is authentically eco-friendly, with certification from the Namibian National Eco-Awards Alliance. It is made up of just ten en-suite Meru tents, each with hot-and-cold running water, flush toilets, and thrilling open-air “bucket”…

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Malawi Island Hopping Kayak Tour

Why we like it: Untouched natural beauty; Thrill of kayaking between islands; Exciting activities at Mumbo and Domwe Islands

This tour is an adventurous sea kayaking trail on the picturesque Lake Malawi. The tour covers 25km over three days, with the kayakers paddling between Domwe and Mumbo Islands on Lake Malawi. Accommodation is provided at the camps on each island- Mumbo Camp and Domwe Camp. The tour is fully-catered. The tour's starting and ending points are in Johannesburg, South…

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Namaqua National Park

Why we like it: Incredible biodiversity; Unique species; Spectacular flower blooms; Breathtaking landscapes

As if by magic a tapestry of brilliant colours unfold enticingly along the winding roads of the Namaqua National Park. Butterflies and birds dart around among the flowers, seemingly overwhelmed by the abundance and diversity. Every turn in the road paints an unforgettable picture: valleys filled with Namaqualand daisies and other spring flowers that pulse with sheer energy and joy.…

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Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Why we like it: Spectacular views; Comfortable accommodation; Numerous primate trekking activities

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is found in Rwanda, and its location atop a hill provides beautiful and expansive views across beautiful tea plantations down below on one side and forests of Nyungwe Forest on the other. The hotel is situated conveniently close to the Nyungwe Forest National Park entrance which is one of Africa’s main primate safari destinations, with…

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Zambezi Expeditions Camp, Mana Pools

Why we like it: Wilderness experience in style and luxury; Variety of activities offered; Awe-inspiring location

Zambezi Life Styles Camps is mobile luxury safari camp that is set up on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River in Zimbabwe in the renowned Mana Pools National Park - known for its breathtaking river floodplains teeming with wildlife. The river provides endless opportunities for adventure, with canoeing and fishing activities available from the camp as well as traditional…

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Zambezi Queen Houseboat

Why we like it: Unique boat-based safari experience; Luxurious accommodation; Tiger fishing;

Located along the banks of the great Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen, affectionately known as the ZQ, offers world-class sophistication in one of the most remote locations on earth. With only 14 suites, the ZQ is as unique and adventurous as it is comfortable and elegant. In fact, it is unsurpassed in all aspects and the last word in Luxury…

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