With the New Year of 2019 in full flow, everyones feet are under the desk and beavering away with lots of exciting adventures to look forward to later on this year. We are churning out wonderful personalised safaris for many of our lovely clients. Some are jetting off to Kenya to witness the migration, others are seeking the stunning beauty of the vast Namibian desert and some are disappearing into the spillway of Botswana’s Okavango delta. We can’t wait to hear their stories upon their return.

If you are looking for some ideas, we may be able to tempt you with some exciting updates from Wilderness. Kings Pool Camp, which lies within the stunning Linyanti Concession of the north Savuti region of Botswana’s Chobe National Park has under gone a wonderful change. In June 2019, Kings Pool will be opening its brand-new doors to the public. It will showcase new dramatic and enhanced features with a new design in architecture but will remain true to the romance of its history as an authentic safari experience. Wilderness has taken complete care in maintaining the fragile balance of privacy and comfort and still inviting the outside in. the camp will now be 100% solar powered and will continue its commitment in driving ecotourism within this private concession. If you would like to have the ultimate experience in a fully immersive safari within the northern section of Botswana, then don’t hold back and give us a call.

Snuggled within the Akagera National Park within one of Rwanda’s phenomenally wildlife rich areas is Wilderness’s Magashi, set to open its doors in May 2019. Even as they are building this exciting camp, the reports of the incredible wildlife sightings are coming in thick and fast. Once this camp has opened its doors, we recommend it should be on everyone’s bucket list, not only because of what you can expect in terms of wildlife viewing opportunities but the wonderful history of the area in which the camp is placed.

Another of Wilderness’s camps set to re-open in June 2019 is Jao camp. We have heard reports that the construction team have been battling against and through, by the sounds of it, the legendary afternoon thunderstorms of the Botswana throughout November & December. They have also reported wonderful wildlife sighting as well in amongst the exciting new refurbishment.

Amongst the exciting news of the new and refurbished camps that are set to open at the start of the summer in 2019, there is some exciting news with regards to the painted dog conservation. Wilderness have partnered with the Painted Dog Conservation, or the renowned NGO to help drive the conservation of the endangered wild dog in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. If you have already, we would thoroughly recommend watching the BBC’s documentary on Wild Dog in amongst their fabulously filmed Dynasties documentary. Although harrowing in some places to watch, it truly brings home the seriously tough world of this beautiful canine, set amongst a truly breath-taking backdrop of Mana Pools. It is fair to say we were completely awe struck with the beauty of this documentary and cannot stress how much you should witness the beautiful brutality of surviving within the natural world.