The Lebombo Mountains are a 500-mile-long narrow range in Southern Africa, falling under the wilderness protection of Greater Kruger. Within this area a remote concession of 37,000 acres was exclusively granted to Singita for a unique eco-luxury model in low-impact, private safaris. This highly-prolific wilderness region named Lebombo Concession is hihgly regarded amongst rangers for its phenomenal numbers of game and rare sightings of rhino. Over the past years, Lebombo has been established as one of the most game rich areas in Africa and a fantastic place to spot varied wildlife in just a handful of days.
Enjoy the intimate excusivity of the 6-suite Singita Sweni Lodge, amidst the lush banks of Sweni river. The mountainous desert ecology of the reserve offers diverse wildlife and plentiful birds. All six suites at lodge as well as the scattered lounge areas and dining deck at main lodge offer the perfect spot from which to observe antelope and birds drawn to the Sweni River. Full lodge kitchen comes with a Head chef and famed Singita wine cellar.
Perfect setting for private use of an entire safari lodge, specially-designed for family safaris or couples travelling together. Get even closer to nature with Guided safari walks and biking trails, or take a fun archery lesson.
All suites overlook the Sweni River and wilderness. Built of glass and wood the suites surround you with the beauty, light and sounds of the riverine forest full of shy antelope, and the antics of hippo and crocs in their water habitat. A prolific birder’s paradise, common as well as rare resident species are frequently sighted from the step-out viewing deck of your suite. The master bedrooms have a writing desk with glass doors opening to the balcony and lush wilderness outside. In addition to a full indoor bathroom with his and her vanity, deep soaking tub and a glass-walled shower, the suites also feature a romantic outdoor nature shower built with wooden floor and an extra powder room at the entrance to the suite. A full mini bar is stocked with your favorites and is complimentary along with in-room wifi.
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Nestled amidst the treetops of an ancient indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge offers uber-luxury accommodation surrounded by incredible natural beauty. This gorgeous lodge, with a range of different suites on offer, is at the height of exclusivity and is sat right in the heart of South Africa’s famous Garden Route. This spectacular holiday destination is the perfect place from which to explore this stunning part of the country, whilst also being ideal for those of you who just want to relax and unwind.
Resembling an ancient central African fort, the wonderful stone masonry of the lodge gives it an astounding and grandiose feel. And once you step inside and take a look around you’re presented with magical touches and flourishes that exude sophistication. The earthy rich colours, and breathtaking views of green forests and beyond, ensure that you’ll feel calm and tranquil at Tsala Treetop Lodge. You may wish to opt for one of 10 romantic private Treetop Suites, with plush bedrooms, lovely living rooms, private decks and spacious bathrooms. However, you won’t be disappointed if you decide to go for the Treetop Villas, with an extra bedroom for larger groups, indoor and outdoor showers and gorgeous dining spaces. To top it off all of the suites and villas come with their own private infinity pool.
Few lodges in Africa offer such a wonderful combination of luxury, comfort and style as well as gorgeous views of rolling hills, giant valleys and sprawling forests. As you wander around you are literally up in the trees and never without a lovely view. Delicious food is served in the glass walled dining room, at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is sure to please. Guests can also dine in the Zinzi Restaurant on site, that also offers a delightful range of exquisite food.
Thanks to its fantastic location between the coastal towns of Knysa and Plettenberg Bay, Tsala Treetop Lodge is a wonderful spot from which to explore the area. Knysna Elephant Park is nearby, as are some gorgeous beaches. Those travelling with a car may even want to head east and visit Nature’s Valley, a place of true natural wonder. There are also plenty of other exciting things to see and do in the area, including Robberg Nature Reserve and the Garden Route National Park.
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A sea of soft, warm, apricot-toned sands – the undulating landscape of the Erg Chebbi desert is one of Morocco’s most enchanting natural wonders. For millenia, travelers have marveled its infinite stillness – a beauty beyond words. For the weary traveler seeking such restorative magic, we offer a very special retreat: our Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp.
Our Luxury Camp offers the visitor an escape from the crowds of the cities – as well as contact with other tourist camps. Aside from your guide and your companions, the only other people you may encounter during your stay are the native Berber Nomads that call this harsh yet beautiful environment home.
Whether you choose a private camp experience or elect to stay at our main camp, you will find your senses revived as you relax in an oasis of calm and serenity, taking time as you may to explore one of Earth’s most spectacular natural landscapes.
Abdou grew up in one of the Sub Saharan Berber villages in the Draa Valley. He came from large family and has great experience working with tourist as camel guide, later driver and recently running tour operator company. He get to know Hamid while working together in tourism. They became close friends and made their dream come true, building this magnificent “oasis” in Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Hamid grew up in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and knows every sand dune. He has been organizing camel treks and was responsible for many desert camps there. He felt sad that the desert is becoming too busy, full of people. That was his reason developing this Luxury camp to offer still peace of quietness and solitude that the desert should be.
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Built on the side of a white limestone mountain, a few kilometers from Siwa, the Hotel Adrere Amellal is a luxurious eco lodge radically different from traditional luxury. Authentic and ecological is how its creator Mounir Neamatalla describes the originality of the Adrere Amellal. There’s no electricity or telephone in these dwellings made of kershef, a mixture of earth, stone and salt water. The food comes exclusively from the hotel’s organic garden. The building is a veritable labyrinth of corridors leading to terraces or sumptuous and elegant covered areas. The décor of the hotel’s 40 rooms are simple but chic. The furniture and sofas are made of earth covered with white cushions, and each detail is carved and enhanced with white limestone. For relaxation, the hotel has a spa and a spring water pool. In the heart of the desert, the Adrere Amellal is proof that luxury can be simple, ecological and exclusive.
There’s more to Egypt than the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. For those seeking authenticity, exoticism and a touch of exclusivity, there are sites that are more confidential but which guarantee visitors an unforgettable experience. The Siwa oasis is one of the five largest oases in the desert. Located in the northwest of Egypt, seventy kilometers from the Libyan border, lies a preserved site, far from mass tourism. The inhabitants speak a dialect of their own, the Siwie. Siwa is a land of legends and magic. The region is associated with the oracle of Amon, recognized by the Hellenistic world as one of the greatest of his era, and who was an advisor to Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Plato. The caves of Gebel and Moutat, the “Mountain of the Dead” and the Greco-Roman necropolis with its painted walls are all mysterious and historic. It’s a timeless place where traditions and ancient gestures are still alive. Fifteen kilometers from this oasis of a thousand inhabitants, we find the Hotel Adrere Amellal. Lost in the immensity of the white desert, visitors are invited to share in an experience completely different from a traditional luxury hotel.
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There is something exciting and romantic—even atavistic—about spending a night sheltered among the branches of an old leadwood tree. Few places in the world can offer such a treat—an experience not spoiled by the knowledge that the safety of the main lodge is only 5 minutes away.
The treehouses are completely private and secluded and in each a bedroom is set up to accommodate a single or sharing guests for the night, with secure access and as many of the modern comforts as possible.
Indeed the furnishings are more than perfectly adequate for a wilderness experience. The three tree houses are beautifully designed and are provided with vanity necessities, including the mosquito net is romantically draped on the four-pillar bed.
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In the heart of the most beautiful district of the Medina, dotted with antique shops and the Dar El Bacha Palace, lies a unique property: Riad de Tarabel. An old colonial style mansion, Riad de Tarabel combines harmony and elegance embodied in tree-lined patios, terraces bathed in light, open lounges and comfortable nooks, in an original decor blending subtle traces of Moorish architecture with Second French Empire style.
It is a house of epicureans and connoisseurs, draped in discretion and refinement providing luxury with all its majesty. Riad de Tarabel is to be worn as a cape, admittedly sublime to the eye of the beholder, but the cut of which, the lightness and softness of which can only be felt by the person wearing it. A gift from one in the know to another. An invitation to travel, each room is a Proustian passport to bygone ages: old photos, prints, family furniture, birds of paradise, antiques from all over the world, all carry guests in an exquisite dream and delicious idleness, to the golden age of the ochre city.
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Set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs, Jabali Ridge is a sophisticated base from which to explore Ruaha National Park. The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, or the impressive big game, but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. With only a handful of visitors at any one time in an area the size of New Jersey, this is an exceptional safari experience. Jabali Ridge’s 8 suites are hidden amongst the rocky boulders that cocoon the property. An infinity pool, spa and plenty of places to laze ensure that time off is as memorable as time out in the bush. Expert guides lead walking safaris, game drives and night drives.
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