To combine the exhilaration and thrill of a game drive with the breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean is our idea of a holiday! Here we have offered a little inspiration into what we believe to be the best of what Africa has to offer.
Sand Rivers, located in the vast Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania, is the epitome of relaxation, their friendly and highly trained team will work with you to plan your days as you go, ensuring you get to see the best of this breathtaking area. The lodge’s setting, right on the banks of the of the Rufiji River, coupled with the open fronted design of the 5 spacious riverside cottages allows for some spectacular wildlife viewing, in particular the pod of inquisitive hippo, regular visitors to the river, is a sight not to be missed! A short hop to the island of Pemba sits the small privately owned boutique hotel of Fundu Lagoon, offering natural barefoot luxury in a unique Tanzanian setting. There are eighteen tented safari style bungalows, all with breath taking views of the Indian Ocean. Fundu has some of the best diving in the world and was recently voted Best Marine Safari Property in Africa.
Richards River Camp & Waterlovers
Located on the banks of Njageteck River, in the Olare Orok Conservancy, just outside the Maasai Mara, Richard River Camp offers small camp luxury at its best. Initially built as a home to owners Richard and Liz, the camp has been beautifully decorated and includes artwork and antiques collected by Richard and Liz on their travels. Richards River Camp is particularly known for its resident lion pride which can often been seen hunting right in front of the camp, and most always can be heard roaring during the night. There is no shortage of adventure to be had with activities on offer that include, day and night game drives, nature and bird watching walks, Maasai village visits, river tubing in the wet season, spectacular scenic plane flights (in Richards own plane) and balloon rides. In contrast, Waterlovers provides the perfect beach retreat to the exhilaration and adrenalin fuelled activities of Richards River Camp. Located on the idyllic white sands and turquoise waters of Diani Beach on Kenya’s south coast, Waterlovers offers a taste of paradise where you are free to do as much or as little as you choose. The resort accommodates eight very spacious Suites, a Penthouse Apartment and a self-contained Villa, all oceanfront and luxury equipped.
Chitwa Chitwa & Azura Benguerra
The multi award winning Chitwa Chitwa sits on the on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. This impressive location offers guests incredible wildlife sightings, not only on game drives but whilst relaxing on the verandah or from the lodge’s dining areas, where spectators remain unseen by wild animals thanks to Chitwa Chitwa’s clever architectural design. This luxurious lodge has its roots firmly set within the environment and its surrounding community and guests are encouraged to visit the nearby villages who benefit from the Chitwa Trust Initiatives set up by the lodge. Offsetting the vast plains of the Sabi Sand is Azura Benguerra, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it. With just 17 villas, each sporting a personal infinity swimming pool, thatched roof and spectacular beachside location, Azura offers an enchanting seaside escape. Set within a Marine National Park, the outstanding beauty of Benguerra Island provides an exquisite backdrop and is situated on one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the World.