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msafi ri WISHLIST Where we'd like to fl y next for a romantic break with Kenya Airways HABARIINSPIRATION WHY? To discover the magic and romance of a safari at Mara Bushtops, spectacularly situated atop a hill within the world- famous Masai Mara game reserve. Mara Bushtops offers a beguiling combination of wild creatures outside and creature comforts within, with seductively luxurious tents equipped with natural wooden decking and a host of other indulgences. Lounge on your own private wooden deck while watching the magnifi cent game roaming the reserve below, or just lie back and indulge in a distinctly lazy afternoon wallowing in your own outdoor sunken tub, before a relaxed sundowner and a romantic dinner on your private terrace. ? email: claudia. stuart@ orion. hotels. net FLY TO MASAI MARA KQ: NAIROBI FLY TO TANZANIA KQ: DAR ES SALAAM 7 TIMES A WEEK FLY TO SOUTH AFRICA KQ: JO'BURG 15 TIMES A WEEK WHY? To spend some downtime at the luxurious new Chem Chem Tarangire Safari Lodge. Located on Tanzania's Northern Circuit safari route, the lodge offers a bespoke safari tailored to guests looking for the ultimate escape. Privacy is guaranteed, with just eight beautifully equipped tents ( complete with reading salon, private terrace, campfi re facilities and bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower) set amidst a private concession of over 4,000 hectares. There's also a holistic spa ( www. ila- spa. com), swimming pool, fusion restaurant and viewing terrace. The concession lies on a migratory corridor between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park, making it an excellent spot for viewing wildlife. ? www. chemchemsafari. com 22 WHY? To recharge your batteries at Garonga Safari Camp, a small and exclusive outfi t in South Africa's Limpopo Province. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a " safari for the soul", mixing unhurried and intimate wildlife encounters with plenty of relaxation and romance. Let yourself be pampered by the resident aromatherapist/ refl exologist at the bush spa, or head to the outdoor Aromatherapy Sala for an Indian head massage, hot stone therapy or, best of all, the Honeymoon Couple Instructional massage. Couples can also share a romantic bush bath under the stars, sleep out on a deck overlooking a waterhole out in the bush, or just lounge about in a tree house. ? www. garonga. com KQ FLIES TO PLUS… TWO GREAT REASONS TO FLY TO UGANDA KAMPALA SERENA HOTEL East Africa's second world class Serena The fl agship Kampala Serena Hotel brings a unique touch of 5- Star African- style to Uganda's cosmopolitan capital. Inspired by the lakes and rivers of Uganda, the hotel is laid out amidst 17 acres of lush tropical gardens centred around a spectacular 7m waterfall. Inside, the eye-catching décor boasts a fascinating array of unusual artworks by local artists, while the huge range of facilities include myriad pools, a health club, assorted bars and restaurants, and the world- class Maisha spa. The hotel has recently been awarded membership of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group, one of only two such hotels in East Africa to be so honoured ( the other is the Nairobi Serena Hotel), placing it in the company of other world- famous establishments like the Ritz in Paris and the Trump Tower in New York. ? www. serenahotels. com CLOUDS MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE It would be hard to imagine a more dramatically situated place to stay than the new Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. The lodge is set amidst the lush montane rainforests of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to over half the world's remaining mountain gorillas, and with sweeping views across to the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. Built in partnership with the Africa Wildlife Foundation with the aim of protecting the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla, the lodge offers unrivalled gorilla- tracking opportunities. ? www. wildplacesafrica. com ENTEBBE 28 TIMES A WEEK

Deep in the wilderness lies a little piece of heaven; Ashnil Aruba Lodge. All the 40 spacious rooms facing the Aruba Dam are well furnished. In the serene atmosphere of the viewing deck enjoy watching animals and birds surrounded by nature and cosseted by caring staff. A swim in the delightful swimming pool guarantees utmost relaxation. Tsavo East National Park is accessible by road; only 2 hours drive from Mombasa. Do not miss out on a game drive experience as Tsavo's maneless lions are a must see! Enjoy our hospitality at the bar and delicious meals prepared by our chef. Sleep soundly in beautiful, comfortable surrounding after a wonderful day of wildlife viewing. Ashnil Samburu Camp, the latest luxury camp in Buffalo Springs Reserve is set in the spectacular backdrop of the mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting Ewaso Nyiro River. The 24 exclusive luxury tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of Doum Palms. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, dining area, bar, and veranda deck with a view of the river. Take a refreshing dip at the camp's swimming pool. Relax on a sun bed or enjoy cold drinks and hot snacks at the restaurant. Ashnil Samburu Camp is 12 kilometers from Buffalo Springs Ngare Mara Gate and about 5 hours drive from Nairobi. The airstrip is approximately 12 kilometers away. We welcome you to Ashnil Samburu Camp! For more information and bookings, please contact your holiday agent or Ashnil Hotels Ltd Nairobi Office: P. O. Box 10557- 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20 3566970/ 1/ 2/ 3, 556955/ 46/ 47 Fax: 254 20 3566974 Email: info@ ashnilhotels. com Mombasa Office: P. O. Box 90738 Mombasa, Kenya Tel: 254 20 2166338/ 9 Fax: 254 20 2166340 Email: sales@ ashnilhotels. com SAMBURU CAMP ARUBA LODGE www. ashnilhotels. com