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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.
*Total price provided for information only, based on accommodation for two people in a double room for the number of nights per property as indicated on this page, exclusive of recommended activities, properties that cannot be reserved online and restaurants.
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 Africa. Paddling along it at dawn is truly a unique experience!
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 and Zimbabwe. In this continuous tumult, the smoke never has never stopped thundering...
Lodge and restaurant in a private game reserve. Elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, lions, wild dog, giraffes and antelopes are the main guests at this 320,000 acre private reserve. The region is renowned for the opportunities it offers to observe predators, and the 300 species of bird to which it is home, including the rare African skimmer. The camp, which overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon, and its new villa, The Dhow Suite, were created by two safari enthusiasts, National Geographic photographers Dereck & Beverly Joubert, who wanted to protect this wilderness while also wishing to share it with others. It is designed with the environment in mind, with large, magnificently appointed tents in a traditional style reminiscent of the safaris of yesteryear. ... 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: you won’t need a wide angle lens because the elephants approach just a few steps from the tents...
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 place for lions, antelopes, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, and wild dogs. It’s reminiscent of "Out of Africa"...
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