Luxurious bush travel isn’t always an easy concept to grasp, but with Native Escapes, an African safari experience combining all the benefits of being in the wild can be had … with excellent accommodation, fine cuisine and qualified guides a given.
One example is their ‘Desert, Rhino Tracking & Game Drives’ fly-in safari in Namibia, which combines a unique opportunity to track desert adapted black rhino, take private game drives and watch the sunrise over the desert with some of the best accommodation in the country. Examples include a unique lodge situated in the middle of the Namib Naukluft desert, where guests can watch the sunset from their private veranda, or a lodge in a Big 5 National Park where guests will dine whilst watching the nocturnal activity at the waterhole before retiring for a nightcap under the African skies. Travel is by small private aircraft, and the trip includes a private pilot guide.
Their ‘Wildlife, Falls & Beaches’ trip combines Botswana’s pristine wilderness and abundance of wildlife with the magnificent Victoria Falls – and finishes at a luxury eco-boutique retreat off the coast of Mozambique. Again, whilst days might be filled with activities such as watching wildlife from a dugout canoe in the Okavango Delta, day and night time game drives, sunset cruises at the Victoria Falls and snorkelling the stunning coral reefs at the beach, evenings are spent relaxing in the unique lodges where resident chefs prepare home-cooked meals.
Managing Director Sharon Holmes explains:
‘Each of the lodges we use is situated in a unique setting – perhaps in the midst of the African bush, or overlooking the desert – or even on a vast reserve dedicated to the rehabilitation of leopard and cheetah back into the wild. In many cases, guests can choose to wheel their bed out onto a platform to sleep under the stars, or wake early to watch wildlife at a waterhole without needing to move from their beds! Some even have suites with private verandas which contain outdoor showers overlooking the desert or escarpment’.
The trips are ideal for marking a special occasion such as an anniversary or honeymoon – or for busy city-types looking for a true escape. For more information, visit http://www.nativeescapes.com/ or call 020 8977 7034.
The ‘Desert, Rhino Tracking & Game Drives’ fly-in safari in Namibia costs from £4095 per person for 12 days, including accommodation, internal flights, the services of a private guide, all meals, most drinks and game driving activities. International flights are extra, and cost from £650 per person direct from London Gatwick with Air Namibia.
The ‘Wildlife, Falls & Beaches’ fly-in safari in Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique costs from £4,795 per person for 13 days, including accommodation, internal flights, most meals and drinks and safari activities. International flights are extra, and cost from £750 per person from London (via Johannesburg) return.
Other examples of luxury safaris include an option to take game drives, swim with dolphins and go whale watching in South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal region, or take escorted trips along the Garden Route from Cape Town. See http://www.nativeescapes.com/ for more information or call 020 8977 7034.Follow and Share with Jetsettersblog.