S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com 29 Africa / Safari Houses Shinde Enclave Okavango Delta, Botswana Shinde Enclave consists of three luxurious tents built on raised teak decks, overlooking windswept papyrus beds. With a private dining and lounge area, it is the perfect retreat after a day's activities. This intimate hideaway also offers guests the services of a private chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as their own professional guide and vehicle. Little Kwara Okavango Delta, Botswana On an island deep in the private Kwara concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve you will find Little Kwara. Four spacious tents are complete with indoor bathtubs, outdoor showers and viewing decks. Activities include game drives, spotlit night drives, bush walks, fishing, mokoro trips and sunset water cruises. Little Madikwe Hills Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa Little Madikwe Hills in a malaria free area sleeps eight people. The camp includes a presidential suite with two bedrooms plus two standard suites. There is a large swimming pool, plunge pools, outside showers, fireplaces and air-conditioning. Wescamp Villa Cape Town, South Africa Wescamp Villa sleeps ten in five en-suite rooms each with a picture window offering spectacular views of both the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the imposing grandeur of Table Mountain. The Castle on the Cliff Plettenberg Bay, South Africa This spectacular cliff top villa sits in its own nature reserve with totally private coastline just a few minutes drive from Plettenberg Bay. There are four luxurious master bedrooms, a lounge and pool area and a smaller bedroom suitable for children. The walking on the estate is wonderful, and you can also swim in the deep rock pool, scramble over the rocks or simply lie in the sun watching the waves roll in. Whales, dolphins and seals can be spotted in the sea below and a family of sea otters lives in the dam alongside The Castle.
30 F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 African Beach Extensions Kenya Kenya’s coast offers some of Africa’s finest beaches and excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling on the offshore reefs. Add to this the fact that centuries of trading have left some fascinating historical sites, with Portuguese, Arabic and Indian influences and you have the perfect beach sojourn. Mombasa The beaches both north and south of Mombasa offer some beautiful resort hotels which are perfect for relaxing in after your safari. We highly recommend the Serena Beach Hotel on Shanzu Beach. Based on a Swahili village, it has an intimate atmosphere and an Arabic design of alleyways, shady courtyards and hand carved doors. Shaded by palm trees and draped in bougainvillaea, this member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, is a perfect retreat by the Indian Ocean. Watamu Bay Watamu still preserves it’s village feel and has it’s own marine park offshore. Hemingways Hotel is highly regarded and all its rooms have ocean views. A beautiful barrier reef protects the white sand beaches which have been voted in the world’s top ten. Nearby, Mida lagoon’s mangrove creeks teem with exotic birdlife while boat trips offer dolphin watching, snorkelling and diving. Lamu This romantic archipelago is renowned for its laid back atmosphere, clear waters and pristine beaches. Time stands still in this trading port for the Arab dhow traders and nature is uninterrupted by the modern world. Manda Bay Resort is a small boutique resort with an intimate atmosphere on one of the many unspoilt islands off Lamu. Simply relax here, join a dhow trip or snorkel off the gently sloping beaches in the clear, calm waters. What better way to relax after a successful safari than a few days soaking up the sun beside warm tropical waters? Many destinations offer excellent snorkelling and diving and birdwatching as well. The places and properties that we illustrate below work well with any safari to southern or eastern Africa – but do ask for our advice and suggestions as to which will be the best place for you. Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa Hemingways Hotel, Watamu Bay