Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Tau Pan is the first semi-permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and offers truly incredible views from the elevated ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan – recognised for its stark beauty and remoteness.
Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.
‘Tau’ which means lion in Setswana, is so named for the pride of iconic black-maned Kalahari lions who frequent the camp (with a particular preference for the family tent!).
Species that can be found in the Kalahari include oryx, the desert-adapted springbok, jackals, the rare brown hyena, red-crested Korhaan and herds of wildebeest.
Tau Pan has been constructed with the area’s ecologies in mind and utilises only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.
9 environmentally adapted en-suite tents including 1 family tent are set on raised decks, affording the same spectacular views over the plains. Each has an indoor and outdoor shower, double-basin vanity, open wardrobe, King-sized double bed, living area and writing desk.
The main area of the camp is set around the fireplace, which is the ideal spot for game viewing down to the waterhole. A telescope is also provided for guests’ use. The bar, lounge, curio shop and dining area all encircle the fire place.
The camp also has a sleep-out deck, which is on the eastern side of the camp. In an area as remote and isolated in the Kalahari desert, the light pollution is minimal to none, and consequently the star-gazing is simply magnificent and unrivalled by most other locations on earth. Having an unobstructed view of the night sky to fall asleep under is a truly memorable experience. The elevated sleep-out deck consists of a double bed, and a basin and WC.
Chobe National Park
Lagoon is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, nestled beneath towering ebony and marula trees. The heavily forested site is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals, while elephant and hippo are normally visible from the camp. The stunning views and close proximity of wildlife all contribute to the pervading sense of calm at Lagoon.
Lagoon’s area in the Kwando Reserve has a well-earned reputation for big game and large herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the winter months, when herds of up to a thousand are not uncommon. This vast concentration of game attracts the attention of large predators. The Lagoon wild dog pack regularly den close to the camp and the excellent viewing opportunities have led to Lagoon’s reputation as the place to see wild dog in Botswana.
Seasonally large herds of elephant drink at the river bank near to the camp in full view of the main deck, while pods of hippos are commonly seen languidly sunbathing in the water.
Lagoon accommodates up to 18 guests in nine expansive tents. Each tent’s private deck, living area, and bathroom all afford picturesque views over the river. Likewise, these views are also perfect to wake up to, in bed. Each tent has an ensuite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a bathtub for an enjoyable afternoon soak.
The main areas of the camp include a bar and sitting area, outdoor deck with a swing, dining area, curio shop, orientation centre, and a cosy second-level library overlooking the river.
Adjacent to the main area, is the family tent which has two entrances (one to the twin bedroom and the other to the main bedroom and living area). The family tent shares the same ensuite bathroom facilities.
Another special feature of the camp is the afternoon river cruise. The unique double deck boat allows several guests the opportunity to drift along the river while enjoying spectacular views, mammal and bird life while sipping at your ‘sundowner’ of choice.
For those guests who enjoy fishing, there is ample room to throw a line in the water while the boat meanders along.
(Please note fishing is only offered in the open season March-December).
Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’, and the camp is located in the Kwando Reserve’s 232,000 hectares of private unfenced wilderness. Lebala sits on the floodplains of the Kwando River and the special ecosystem is home to a wide variety of Africa’s plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, impala, giraffe, and tsessebe. The wonderful variety of wildlife also includes elephant, hippo, buffalo and the ever present predators of lion, cheetah and hyena. Lebala’s location away from the dense mopane woodland to the east of the Reserve facilitates the ease of traversing the concession looking for big game.
The camp itself is comprised of nine custom designed tents, with unique mosquito net walls, allowing an unobstructed flow of cooling breezes and stunning views. Each spacious tent has its own viewing deck, bathroom and luxurious double outside showers.
There is also one family tent which consists of an additional twin bedroom within the unit itself, ensuring that parents and young children sleep in the same tent for their peace of mind.
The main areas of the camp include a small swimming pool, a communal fire place and dining room, a curio shop, bar and lounge area complemented with a small library.
Outdoor private dinners can be organised by the poolside or by the fireplace for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons.
Bushman Plains Camp is a return to our origins – Botswana’s first Bushman-owned safari camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The small, authentic camp is teeming with wildlife year-round, and is blessed by permanent water channels so guests enjoy a wide mix of land and water-based safari activities. These high quality wildlife experiences are made richer by the best opportunity for cultural engagement within the Okavango. Whether you are helping to track lions on a game drive, learning about medicinal plans on a bush walk, or enjoying songs around the campfire, you’ll learn the way of the Bushman–and come away with one-of-a-kind safari memories.
Images of Bushman Plains courtesy of the Bushman Plains website
Overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, Kwara offers the ultimate Delta experience. Its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing.
Kwara offers, within the exclusive concession in which it is located, a wide variety of activities. In addition to game drives, both day and night, the camp offers mokoro trips, as well as fishing (spinning equipment is provided but fly fisherman need to bring their own equipment). Boat trips are on a double-decker boat that visits the Godikwe Lagoon in the waters of the Moremi Game Reserve, which is known for the abundant varieties of birdlife especially during nesting season.
Kwara is known for its consistent sightings of predators, including lion, cheetah, leopard and on rare occasion – white rhino! Herds of elephants also frequent the area, as well as giraffe, zebra, sitatunga, lechwe, impala and hippos.
(Please note fishing is only offered in the open season March-December).
Kwara sits on the beautiful lagoon of the original site, and is a larger and more luxurious camp than its predecessor.
The décor of Kwara pays homage to the authentic African style of Kwando Safaris, and has 9 canvas tents. Each tent has a spacious deck overlooking the lagoon, an ensuite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers and a gorgeous bath – all of which have views out to the floodplains. There is a ceiling fan in the room and mosquito nets around the beds.
The main area of the camp, sits in the centre of the camp, has a dining area, lounge and curio shop. Kwara also has 2 small pool areas at each end of the camp providing guests with more private lounge areas. Each poolside has a small bar and pool loungers for guests to enjoy the afternoon siesta period. There is one additional pilot/guide tent of a lesser standard than the other guest tents.
Like other Kwando properties, Kwara offers a digital detox experience (no wifi, no cell phone connectivity) allowing our guests to truly enjoy and embrace the natural setting of the camp.
Images from Kwando Camps courtesy of the Kwando Safaris website
Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Private Kwara Reserve. This brand new camp will offer a very relaxed, friendly and authentic atmosphere.
The area has long been known as Splash due to the huge water crossings that had to be negotiated to access the camp area.
The Kwara Reserve shares a 30km water boundary with the famous Moremi Game Reserve and its unique location boasts both permanent water and seasonal flood plains as well as extensive dry bush wilderness. Favoured by labyrinths of permanent water channels and secret islands this area offers the perfect delta experience, and is considered to be amongst the best in Botswana for game viewing and activities.
Located around a pan, each of the 12 rooms is situated on a deck overlooking the pan which attracts game year round. All are en-suite with a flush toilet, double sinks and both an indoor and an outdoor shower. In addition each room has a private veranda with outdoor lounge chairs, the perfect place to relax and take in the magnificent views and soak up the atmosphere.
The rooms and main area are simply and elegantly decorated with contemporary furniture, complementing the atmosphere of the camp.
The main area has a plunge pool, bar, and lounge as well as an orientation center and a curio shop.
Just in front, towards the pan is the fire pit where a light breakfast is served each day before heading off on activities, and stories are told after supper in the evenings.
Third Bridge Camp Site
Third Bridge camp site is located on the Western side of Moremi Game Reserve along the off stream of Moanachira River. It borders on the Delta and Mboma Island, enjoying a heavy concentration of wildlife in the dry season.
Unfold Africa looked at the camp with a special eye, choosing it because we know that guests will love it for to the amount of wildlife within that area.
Whenever we stay here, we always add extra few special touches to ensure that it becomes your new home in the wilderness. We erect a mess tent which becomes our our communal meeting point, and where we serve all delicious meals. It is our take-off and landing point.
Your meals, prepared by our talented chef, include a hot English breakfast, and delicious lunches and dinners. Wines and hot beverages are also available, and if you have any special requests, please do let us know so we can arrange them for you.
There are eight comfortable tents, all of which have en-suite bathrooms with running water. The camp accommodates 12 people (from age 7 and above).
Third Bridge can reached via by air or road. You can choose your transfer type during the booking process.
Sango Safari Camp
Sango Safari Camp is nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River. Situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and bordering Moremi Game Reserve, the camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of this unique habitat. This intimate safari camp was named after the Sango Family – some of the original inhabitants of the Khwai area, who collaborated with Bush Ways to develop the camp.
The Khwai area offers a unique variety of safari experiences due to its ideal position on the edge of the Okavango Delta. Although this region is known as the drier part of the Okavango Delta, the presence of the Khwai river provides a year-round water source attracting one of the most fantastic wildlife concentrations in Botswana, and allows Sango Safari Camp to offer both land-based and water-based activities.
Developed on the outskirts of the quaint village of Khwai, Sango Safari Camp offers a unique encounter with the local community and leads you right to the heart of Botswana.
Images courtesy of the Sango Safari website.
This award-winning safari camp is set in the Amboseli ecosystem within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy – an important wildlife dispersal area for wildlife moving out of Amboseli National Park. The private conservation area ensures the best possible game viewing in proper off-road safari vehicles, off the beaten track and away from other tourist vans and minibuses.
Porini Amboseli Safari Camp is small – with just 10 spacious guest tents – and retains all the charm and feel of the traditional mobile safari camps of days gone by. The tents are tastefully furnished and have solar powered electric lighting with en suite bathrooms including a shower, wash basin and flush toilet.
One of the tents is a family unit consisting of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king size bed and a single bed. The high-quality, spacious family tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.
The camp provides an exclusive yet friendly experience with a maximum of 20 guests at a time and it is fully-inclusive of all meals, drinks (wine, vodka, gin & tonics, beer, soda and mineral water) and activities (including day and night shared game drives, guided walks and sundowners). Safari drives are in specially-designed, open-sided off-road (4×4) safari vehicles with expert safari guides.
For guests staying at Porini Amboseli Camp, we can arrange road transfers from Nairobi to Selenkay Conservancy or we can book return flights from Nairobi to Amboseli airstrip at the applicable air fare. Between 1 July to 31 October and between 20 December to 31 March each year we can book guests on daily flights between Nairobi and Selenkay Conservancy.
Porini Rhino Camp
This small and intimate safari eco-camp is located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya. The conservancy is home to a variety of animals including the “Big Five”. It is the largest sanctuary in East Africa for the endangered Black Rhino and is also a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.
Porini Rhino Camp is in a secluded valley, on the banks of a seasonal river and under the shade of Acacia trees. Thecamp consists of just eight spacious and comfortable guest tents, each having been carefully sited to take advantage of the wonderful surrounding views. Each tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-power lighting and an ensuite hot shower and flush toilet. The camp is specially designed to have minimum environmental impact (with no permanent structures and using eco-friendly fuel).
The newest tent is the family unit that is H-shaped and located about 20 metres from the main areas. The unit is made of high quality canvas, is spacious with each wing measuring 64 square metres and the lounge 16 square metres. It consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.
The camp has the benefit of a wildlife viewing hide which enables guests to observe and photograph wildlife safely, yet in close proximity. The hide has been carefully placed to enhance wildlife-viewing right in front of camp, and with the peaceful setting and the animals freely strolling in, guests can really immerse themselves in the surroundings and feel part of nature.
The safari camp is fully inclusive of meals, drinks (gin & tonics, beer, wine, soda and mineral water) as well as day and night shared game drives, escorted walks, sundowners, a visit to Baraka the Black Rhino & Information Centre and a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The Conservancy ensures excellent game-viewing and safari game drives – in specially-designed, open-sided off-road (4×4) safari vehicles with expert safari guides.
For guests staying at Porini Rhino Camp, we can arrange to book return flights from Nairobi to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy using the scheduled services of Safarilink, one of Kenya’s leading safari airlines
Porini Mara Camp is a non-seasonal safari camp set in Ol Kinyei Conservancy – an 18700 acre wilderness set aside as a wildlife sanctuary with a wide variety of species, including big cats. The area has open plains, forests, rivers and stunning views.
This setting provides the ultimate African safari holiday adventure in an unspoilt area, away from the crowds.
Safari game drives can also be taken in the nearby Maasai Mara National Reserve and the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy.
The award-winning Porini Mara Camp is located in a unique and beautiful setting under yellow-barked Acacia trees along the banks of the Laetoli. The Mara camp contains just five spacious guest tents and one family unit. The camp has an exclusive yet friendly feel, with each tent containing comfortable furnishings and ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet). The camp Chef uses fresh ingredients to prepare high quality meals and even home-baked bread. Porini Mara Camp is fully-inclusive of meals, drinks (vodka, gin & tonics, wine, beer, soda and mineral water) and all activities (including day and night game drives, sundowners and escorted walks). There is also the opportunity to book a Hot Air Balloon Safari. Game drives (shared) are in 4×4 safari vehicles with expert safari guides and you will experience the wilderness without the presence of other tourist vehicles.
The family unit at Porini Mara Camp is an H-shaped tent located about 20 metres from the main areas. The unit is made of high quality canvas and is spacious, with each wing measuring 64 square metres and the lounge 16 square metres. It consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.
For guests staying at Porini Mara Camp for their African safari holiday, we can arrange to book return flights from Nairobi to the nearby Naboisho Ol Seki airstrip using the daily scheduled services of Safarilink, one of Kenya’s leading safari airlines.
Zebra Plains Mara
Zebra Plains Mara Camp is in Maasai Game Reserve, home to the The Annual Great Migration of wildebeests and zebras, abundant lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos and many other wildlife. The camp has views of the open plains of the Mara and is frequently visited by many wildlife.
The luxury tented rooms are furnished with all the amenities that you will require for a comfortable stay whilst visiting the Maasai Mara. The rooms can be converted into double, single or triple depending on the guests requests. Two of the luxury tented rooms are designed for honeymooners and those set to celebrate their special occasions.
The camp has one standard luxury family tent which has two connected rooms, with each having its own amenities. It is recommended for families with small children, 4 adults sharing in two twins or 2 adults in single room occupancy. It is not recommended for two couples.
The camp also has two deluxe tented family villas. These tents are very spacious and each of them has two rooms connected by a lounge and dining area (which can also be converted into a room). These villas are recommended for families with small children or teenagers, 6 adults either in 3 twins/2 triples, 2 couples who know each other or even one family that has up to 8 members. It is not recommended for three couples. Each of the three rooms (lounge & dining included) its own amenities, entrances and verandahs.
All of the tents have both cold and hot running water for showers, and are also furnished with a washing basin, flushing toilet, luggage rack, reading table, mosquito nets and comfortable safari chairs to experience the amazing views from the verandahs.
Angama Safari Camp
The Angama Safari Camp is a light-footprint sole-use tented camp accommodating up to eight guests in four lovely ensuite tents sited deep in the Maasai Mara. This unique camp captures the romance and adventure of the glorious Golden Age of safaris, yet with a lightness of spirit that will both surprise and delight guests. Here, you can enjoy the comforts of 21st century camping, but with the thrill of having nothing but canvas between you, the Mara and year-round abundant wildlife right on your doorstep.
With a fresh, playful and uncluttered approach, the ensuite guest tents have been designed for landscape orientation in order to maximise the light and views across the plains. Each features an extra-king length bed, writing desk, dressing room, vanity, seperate w/c and the playful addition of double bucket showers. Interiors echo the much-loved elements from Angama Mara – red Fermob rocking chairs and furniture by master-weaver John Vogel – with the best of everything but always just the right amount of everything.
Extraordinary wildlife experiences right on your doorstep with the Maasai Mara yours to explore. The exclusive camp site is surrounded by abundant resident wildlife – prides of lion, cheetah, leopard, large elephant herds, buffalo and abundant plains game. During the Migration Season, you will be right in the heart of the action, surrounded by the mega herds. With your days spent exploring the landscape and abundant resident wildlife, and your nights spent under the stars, you will fall asleep listening to the nocturnal silence of the wilderness punctuated by the sounds of lions and hyena calling.
Images of Angama Safari Camp courtesy of the Angama website
The Highland Ngorongoro
The award-winning camp with its eight domed canvas and glass suites is situated on the edge of a forest that skirts Olmoti Volcano. The surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The camp feels remote, but is within easy reach of Ngorongoro, where guests can go on day-long game drives to spot lions, elephants and giraffes, with a midday picnic break under a shady tree. From camp, hike up to the top of Olmoti for staggering views, or take a half-day trip to the soda lake in Empakaai Crater, where thousands of pink flamingos congregate. Guests can also interact with the local community, learning about Maasai culture and walk the cattle back to the boma at the end of the day.
Set on the lush slopes of Olmoti Volcano, The Highlands has sweeping views right across to the Serengeti. The eight tents are canvas and perspex domes – a design inspired by traditional Maasai bomas. At the heart of the camp is our library with its indoor fireplace that replaces the typical safari campfire. We gather here each evening to share stories of the day’s wildlife experiences over pre-dinner drinks.
Arusha Legendary Lodge
Located on a working coffee plantation set in the foothills of Mount Meru, on the outskirts of the vibrant town of Arusha, Legendary Lodge is your gateway to the celebrated Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania. Legendary Lodge features ten beautiful garden cottages and two family cottages, each with its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king sized beds, a separate lounge with fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers.
Mouth-watering gourmet meals are served in the gracious environment of the main house, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Meals can be taken in the more formal dining room, or on the open air veranda. The Spa at Legendary Lodge offers rejuvenating treatments in the elegant therapy room or in the privacy of the guest cottages. A selection of fascinating coffee farm tours, shopping expeditions and interesting day tours are available at the lodge.
Tulia Zanzibar Resort inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul, with an expansive host of complimentary services and inclusions. Guests in each room category enjoy the services of an attentive staff, graciously orchestrating every activity and dining arrangements for you. With thoughtful, surprising touches, each suite is transformed into your own personal sanctuary with exquisitely arranged details, accented for comfort and privacy. Whatever your wish, no task is too big or too small. Privacy and empathy is what matters most.
Tulia is located on the East coast of Zanzibar with one of the cleanest beaches and pure blue Indian Ocean. Watch the sunrise just right from your bed or hammock from your private terrace. You can hardly find such a beautiful and unique tropical garden like in Tulia. There are more than 400 different plants designed as a botanic paradise with a fresh smell and perfect quietness.
Tulia grows its own fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices in the Farm, just a few steps away from the reception. Also, the hotel recycles 70 % of the waste by itself and make own soil to use it for farming and food production.