Here are our favourite openings and most exciting news for 2023 (with some from 2022, and some for 2024 too).
Tanda Tula Safari Camp – this very well known and famous camp has been completely rebuilt and is set to be modern, chic and absolutely stunning. Tanda is located in Timbavati, a private concession surrounding the Kruger in South Africa. They are well known for their extremely warm hospitality, gourmet food and amazing guides and of course these things will not change. We’re heading out to see the camp in March and cannot wait.
Thornybush Saseka Tented Camp – this camp opened in 2022 but is just starting to pick up some serious pace – it is located in Thornybush, another private conservancy surrounding the Kruger National Park. Saseka is a modern luxury tented camp which are few and far between in South Africa, and for that reason we’re very keen on it.
Loapi Tented Camp – Tswalu Kalahari (South Africa) – this brand new camp will open in July 2023. Many of you will have heard us wax lyrical about Tswalu which is a vast reserve, with no people but abundant desert adapted wildlife species. It is scenically stunning and the flora and fauna is fascinating as it’s all so different to anywhere else in Africa. Loapi will have luxury tented villas for couples or families.
Great Plains Ol Donyo Lodge – Southern Kenya – gosh we love this camp so much not least because of the amazing location which boasts rolling hills, open plains, forest, the works. The lodge is having a complete rebuild and will be opening with fanfare in June 2023. Ol Donyo is made extremely special by the people that work there who are from the area – they’re charming, eccentric, efficient and friendly – and of course not to mention the huge numbers of plains game, elephant, and lion to be found in this area.
Angama Amboseli – Southern Kenya – not far from Ol Donyo lies Amboseli National Park. Angama Amboseli will be the first true luxury offering in Amboseli and sets to be an extremely modern luxury tented camp in this world famous area of Southern Kenya. Opening in November 2023 we have a while to wait but we couldn’t be more excited to see what the Angama team bring from the Masai Mara to Amboseli.
Sungani & Kulandila Camps – South Luangwa – Zambia – these two camps opened in 2022 but they’re still so shiny and new and enticing – we’ve stayed there for a period of time in 2022 and absolutely adored them. Pretty much everything about both camps is perfect, with the charming rustic nature of Kulandila, combining beautifully with the modern luxury of Sungani. This huge private area has no people and abundant wildlife which you can see from a vehicle, on foot, or from one of the numerous viewing hides Sungani has.
Banyan Tree Mozambique – opening 2024, watch this space!
Mashuma – Mana Pools Zimbabwe – opening in 2023, to be confirmed!