All geared up for a luxury safari but unsure which trip is right for you? The following are sure to inspire and delight…
BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND LODGE
If it’s a one-of-a-kind base you’re after, you won’t go wrong with the Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta. One of Botswana’s original safari lodges, it’s had an almost total rebuild and, with 12 deluxe tented rooms, it’s as spacious as it is stylish. As well as enjoying the large outdoor decks, private plunge pools and bar on the water, there’s a host of water-focused safari activities to get stuck into. Motorboat safaris, barge cruises and air safaris by helicopter will delight all members of the party.
NINE DAY KENYA SAFARI AND COAST
Widely recognised as one of the best safari operators in the business, the sheer amount of choice Pure Safari offer would be overwhelming if it wasn’t for the impeccable customer service guiding you to your perfect experience. There’s many to choose from, but this nine day Kenya Safari and Coast trip perfectly unites experience with indulgence, combining fabulous game-viewing in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy with a stay at a beautiful Indian Ocean hotel. The first stop, at the quirkily decorated and luxuriously intimate Mara Plains Camp will start you off on the right foot, while the end stay at the stunning The Majlis hotel will leave you feeling restored.
Ruckomechi Camp in Zimbabwe offers old-school, understated luxury, and its tented suites are the ideal camp from which to soak up the views of Zambezi. Canoe along the Zambezi River and enjoy expertly-guided game drives and bush walks.
Arrive into Little Vumbura, in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, by boat, then relax at the extended bar before enjoying the great range of activities the camp has on offer. There’s both permanent swamps and dry woodland to explore, but it’s the hot-air balloon safari that appeals to most.