Your journey starts in Namibia and where the Namib Desert meets the rugged Damaraland mountains and valleys. Continue to Livingstone, Victoria Falls and kaleidoscopic views of the Zambezi River. Final stop Botswana - the Selinda Reserve, renowned for excellent leopard and wild dog populations, as well as some of the highest concentrations of elephant and buffalo in Africa. And into the heart of the Okavango’s life-giving, watery environment, your private network of islands, called Duba.
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Lodge and restaurant in a game reserve. At the foot of the fiery red cliffs of the Erongo Mountains in Namibia, Epako Safari Lodge & Spa stands in the middle of an 11,000-hectare private reserve where over 2,000 animals and birds live. An exclusive lodge surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns — precursors to the sophisticated comfort that awaits inside — Epako includes watering holes where rhinos, giraffes, oryx, kudus, elands and sometime even cheetahs and leopards come to quench their thirst. Relish the chance to take in this moving sight from the terrace, as you enjoy a refined dinner and for those seeking a more active adventure, the certified guides will gladly take you with them on an unforgettable sundowner aperitif overlooking the Epako mountain range. ... Learn moreless
Delight in gastronomic fusion of Namibian and international cuisine while enjoying magical views of the floodlit waterhole - rhinos, giraffes, oryx, kudus, elands and sometimes even cheetahs and leopards are coming here to quench their thirst.
An exceptional experience of Namibia’s untamed wilderness - game drives and bush walks in the home to two of Africa’s “Big 5”, namely White Rhino and leopard and species as Spotted Hyaena, Cheetah, Damara Dik Dik, Hartmans Mountain Zebra and Bat Eared Foxes. Ask your guide to tell you the age old stories...Read More less
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Lodge and restaurant on a river. Upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the powerful Zambezi River, you find paradise on earth. Royal Chundu, with its two magnificent lodges in the middle of the bush far from the madding crowd, is the place to enjoy peace and quiet in what remains as an untamed corner of the earth. The River Lodge is on the riverbank while the Island Lodge is located on an island, both offering spacious suites with a colonial décor reminiscent of the splendour of the times of the early explorers. Returning from their excursions, guests can sample divine spa treatments with natural African ingredients or enjoy Zambian cuisine, watching stars light up the sky over the river. ... Learn moreless
As you descend the Zambezi by canoe, you will weave through hippos and crocodiles under the watchful eye of pelicans and eagles. It’s like being an adventurer (but in a safe way) navigating through the heart of a dense,vibrant vegetation. The Zambezi is one of the longest and most majestic rivers in...Read More less
In local language, it is being called "the smoke that thunders". In 1855, the famous Scottish explorer David Livingstone revealed them to the world. He renamed them after his queen, Queen Victoria! Spread out over 1.7 km and some exceeding 100 meters in height, the falls mark the border between Zambia...Read More less
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Lodge and restaurant in a private game reserve. Extending over 32,000 acres and linking the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Savute river systems, the private Selinda Reserve embodies Africa’s true spirit and, more specifically, that of Botswana. Located within this remote wilderness are Great Plains Conservation’s Selinda and Zarafa. Designed in an ecologically friendly manner, Zarafa Camp consists of large, sumptuously appointed tents, recreating the atmosphere of the very first safaris in their traditional style. Selinda Camp brilliantly synthesises the meeting of cultures thanks to its luxurious suites. In this exciting region, you will be able to appreciate the countless wonders of Botswana’s wildlife; it’s a veritable breeding ground for rare animals where nature has so much to offer. You’ll have the great privilege of observing the famous lions featured in Birth of a Pride, the film directed by Derek and Beverley Joubert for National Geographic, as well as endangered African wild dogs, hippos bathing in the lagoons, and large herds of elephants grazing peacefully in the surrounding area. It is a magical show enriched by the most beautiful sunsets in the world. ... Learn moreless
Dereck and Beverly Joubert have dedicated their lives to wildlife photography. Many of their stories have been published in the prestigious National Geographic magazine. As owners of the Zafara Camp, they provide their guests with the most advanced equipment in order to get the best possible shots. Note:...Read More less
With its plains, rivers, and extensive marshes, you can clearly see that Africa has generously bestowed its beauty upon the Selinda Reserve. Known as the kingdom of the elephants (up to 8,500 of them during the dry season) and connected to Okavongo Delta, this 129,000 hectare sanctuary is a gathering...Read More less
This property is annually closed. Reopening on 6/19/22
Lodge and restaurant in a private game reserve. Duba Plains Camp offers guests a setting unlike any other, featuring woodlands, islands and flood plains that shelter thousands of animals, including interesting Kalahari species that enthusiasts come from afar to admire. Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, in a private 77,000-acre reserve, you will find 5 luxury tents and one 2-bedroom private suite designed to blend into the landscape while also evoking a style of the 1920s. Extremely comfortable and slightly elevated, each one offers private swimming pools, outdoor salas, stunning views over the plains and water channels that can also be explored by 4x4 with a private guide. Great Plains Conservation, the camp’s owner, is the only operator on this concession, thus giving guests exclusive access to this wild paradise. ... Learn moreless
Extraordinary wildlife experiences and intimate exposure to the best of the best wildlife, from lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo and everything in between. Duba Plains is also known for interesting Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins. A perfect capture - “I am not a religious...Read More less
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Total price communicated as an indication, based on a stay of the number of nights recommended on this webpage, taking place in the next 3 months, and based on double occupancy (excluding recommended activities, excluding properties not bookable online).
To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.