Closed between: 08 April - 15 June 2013
Fundu Lagoon is a shabby chic rustic resort and bare foot paradise. This quintessential rustic resort is set on the unspoilt Pemba Island in Zanzibar known as the Green Island. Pemba Island is practically untouched and has an abundance of natural wealth. Fundu Lagoon has a small spa offering a range of African and Thai treatments using their own hand blended essential oils made from local ingredients.
Rwanda and Uganda are famous for seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat as well as the magnificent, dynamic, ever changing landscape. There are several lodge options for you to stay when you visit and this is determined by your length of stay. There is Virunga Lodge in Rwanda which is set just outside Parc National Des Volcans on a spectacular hillside overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and shimmering lakes. Mount Gahina Lodge in Uganda nestles in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes on the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC and borders the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is home to over half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. All lodges are designed with care and sensibility to the environment, utilising solar power and conservation systems.
N.B. Gorillas permits are sold by the National Park Authorities on a first come first served basis, booking as far in advance as possible is recommended!
Mara Timbo Camp is perfectly situated in untamed bush in the western part of Masai Mara, near the Oloololo escarpment, where the classic movie “Out of Africa” was filmed. The Camp is on 300 acres of land, owned by a Masai landlord. Game drives are in customised Land Cruisers or Land Rovers, with a capacity of 6, which ensures maximum comfort when taking in the stunning photographic views of the landscape and wildlife.
Elsa's Kopje is situated on Mughwango Hill overlooking the Meru plains. It is one of Africa’s most elegant lodges, nestling subtly in the most spectacular setting in Northern Kenya - the perfect hideaway. Elsa’s Kopje is built above George Adamson old bush camp, in the Meru National Park. With its clever design it has been constructed to blend into the rocky hillside preserving the beauty of the natural landscape. The Park has 13 rivers and springs and incorporates a Rhino sanctuary which also attracts herds of elephants as well as lions and other Kenyan wildlife. After your amazing stay at Elsa’s Kopje you will be taken to Loisaba to continue your African experience. Loisaba is only a few miles from the equator situated on the borders of Laikipia and Northern Frontier District.
Kenya holds a special place in Prince William’s heart and is, of course, the place He proposed to Kate Middleton. Kenya is renowned for its exquisite ever changing landscape, abundance of wildlife and the Masai tribes. In 1896 Kenya became the responsibility of the British government, as the East Africa Protectorate and, with this, came white farmers who settled in Kenya's temperate highlands. By 1904 indentured Indian labour from the British Empire was brought in to build the railways bringing a sizable Indian population. By the 1920s the name had changed from the East Africa Protectorate to Kenya Colony. After much unrest, in December 1963, Kenya achieved its independence bringing in new settlers. Safari became synonymous with hunters and explorers, romanticising the adventure and thrills of wild Africa. Today, due to the knowledge and respect we have gained from the past, animals and their natural habitat are greatly valued and protected.
1 November 2012 - 01 May 2013
Odzala Congo sits in Odzala - Kokoua National Park in the heart of the Congo Basin and is the world’s second largest expanse of rainforest and one of Africa’s oldest parks. The Park overlaps Gabon, Congo and the Central African Republic which holds a significant population of Western Lowland Gorillas, Forest Elephants as well as a wealth of other wonderful rare endemic animals. It is in these areas of Africa that indigenous wildlife and traditional Pygmy cultures flourish. Odzala is blessed with numerous habitats which range from dense primary forest, savannah, rivers, forest, bais and salines. As a result, diversity is high and the rivers and bais in particular give rise to a spectacular ecosystem.