Waking up to the soft sound of the waves, singing birds and the rustling of the palm trees. Looking out the window to see monkeys and the most beautiful butterflies passing by. Getting away from it all, forgetting about such things as the time or the date, simply relaxing, surrounded by nature – this is what the Tembo Kijani EcoLodge offer their guests.
Would you like to experience Africa’s wildlife and nature and enjoy some of the continents loveliest beaches, while knowing that your holiday was not damaging the environment? Sarah Peled from Tembo Kijani Ecolodge in Tanzania, shares her thoughts on what it takes to be eco-friendly and create an ecolodge?
Cottars 1920’s Camp, Luxury camping safaris, Kenya
Luxury camping may well have originated in Africa, when adventurous hunters would spend months at a time on their own migration across the continent, in pursuit of game, accompanied by a retinue of staff and all manner of home comforts. The tradition continues into modern day, although now guests ‘hunt’ with their cameras.
There’s a wonderful range of luxury camping safaris on offer from across Africa, from contemporary-styled camps to those that will take you back in time to the age of the adventurer. We’d like to share with you some of our favourites.
Sitting on a tiled bench in nothing but a paper g-string is not how I would normally picture the start of a day’s pampering but that is exactly how my morning started; I’m here to enjoy the delights of this beautiful spa, including a traditional Moroccan hamam, in the most opulent and stylish hotel in The Gambia. I’m a firm believer that if you want to give your best to other people whether family, friends, work or even volunteering, you have to make time to look after yourself and what better way than this!
Nestled amongst the rolling, white sand dunes of Boa Vista, an abandoned hamlet, once home to farmers and fishermen, has been renovated with loving care and transformed into a peaceful oasis in the heart of the desert of the Norte National Park.
The Naatange Spa & Fitness Centre, at the Sheraton Gambia Resort & Spa, offers a wide range of treatments that will help you to relax and unwind: the perfect start to any holiday in The Gambia.
On the vast stretch of sandy beach known as Petite Côte, between Mbour’s fishing port and the seaside resort of Saly, you will find a small hotel that is a real gem. Owned by a French collector of African antiques, the Tama Lodge is the ideal base for an exotic and relaxing break.