A private wilderness - Loapi Camp, South Africa
Why we love Loapi Camp, South Africa: The ultimate private wilderness experience - there is a maximum of 40 guests permitted at any one time in a conservancy of over 111,000 hectares.
Incredible game viewing - especially the more elusive species such as aardvark, aardwolf and pangolin.
A ecotourism success story - the reserve has been instrumental in protecting the black rhino.
Private fire pit for sundowners and early morning coffee
Meet visiting scientific researchers and resident artists
Sleep-outs under the stars
The exclusive camps nestled in the privately owned Tswalu Kalahari Reserve have long been a favourite of ours. They’re a prime example of low-impact tourism making waves in conservation by safeguarding a large proportion of the Kalahari ecosystem and preserving vital habitat to enable species to thrive. There are currently just two camps in this vast wilderness, but come March 2023 we look forward to welcoming Loapi Camp.
Lying within the most picturesque landscape with Korannaberg mountains views in the distance, the camp will have just six ‘homesteads’ and maintain the impressive ratio of having the lowest guests to wilderness space in South Africa. In other words, stay here and you will have the wilderness to yourself.
Each homestead is equipped with an interactive kitchen with private chef, a butler to meet your every need and there’ll be no sharing a safari vehicle here - along with your own vehicle you’ll have a dedicated guide and tracker ready to take you into the bush in search of black rhino, brown hyena or even a pangolin. Come the afternoon, you may wish to retreat back to your homestead and take a dip in the environmentally friendly plunge pool.Enquire now >
An oasis in the rainbow city - The Future Found Sanctuary - Cape Town, South Africa
Why we love it The Future Found SanctuaryExceptional location on the slopes of Table Mountain
Beautiful hiking from the property
A hugely diverse selection of healing treatments including acupuncture, tai chi and forest bathing.
A perfect way to relax after a busy trip seeing the many sights of South Africa
The Future Found Sanctuary is a regenerative retreat tucked away in the foothills of Table Mountain. Two sleek, sustainable villas are nestled within seven acres of lush, sensory gardens, inviting you to slow down to the rhythm of nature. Enjoy nature hikes from its doorstep, join a daily yoga session, indulge in a spa treatment or step into the sound healing studio; it’s hard to believe you are just half an hour from the heart of exciting Cape Town.
The suites celebrate soulful, South African style and showcase the imposing Table Mountain views. But, the villas are also a great choice for families and friends travelling together; we can arrange for groups to enjoy exclusive use of the villas. Groups will have complete privacy amongst the enchanting gardens and the villas’ calming atmosphere is the perfect place to reconnect with loved ones. Gather round the large dining table or enjoy a braai on the deck cooked with delicious local produce; wine from local vineyards and vegetables from the garden.Enquire now >
An unrivalled watery wilderness - North Island Okavango, Botswana
Why we love North Island Okavango:Unlike other properties, its northern location allows for wildlife watching from the water almost all year round.
A true wilderness - there are just two other suites on the island
The ultimate in privacy - a private island in a private concession
The free-standing baths with blissful lagoon views
We eagerly await the opening of North Island Okavango in Botswana in June 2023. It’s the latest addition to the Natural Selection portfolio, which includes some of our favourite properties - Jack’s Camp and Camp Kalahari.
North Island Okavango will offer complete privacy amongst the shimmering lagoons of the Okavango Delta. It will have just three suites, bringing laidback luxury to the private island on which they effortlessly reside. Each suite will be accessed by an elevated wooden walkway; a perfect vantage point from which to soak up the far-reaching lagoon views.
As with all the Natural Selection properties, location is everything. As the name suggests, North Island Okavango is located in the North West corner of the Okavango Delta. This is the first part of the delta to flood and so you can expect to enjoy water-based activities almost year round.
There’s no better way to catch a glimpse of a prowling big cat or sit and observe a large herd of buffalo than from the tranquillity of the water; it gives you the most privileged and intimate vantage point.Enquire now >
Iconic Kenya - Angama Amboseli, Kenya
Why we love Angama AmboseliA sumptuous tented camp worthy of its spectacular location
Iconic Kilimanjaro views
Impeccable service from a family-run team
Private game viewing within the Kimana Sanctuary
Abundant sightings of the Africa’s last super tuskers
When we think of iconic African scenery, we often picture Amboseli; vast open plains, forests of flat topped Acacia and great herds of elephant, set against a backdrop of snow capped Kilimanjaro. What Amboseli has been missing is a spectacular safari property to bring the region to life. Owned and run by a team with over 40 years experience creating and operating safaris across Africa, Angama Amboseli is going to be one of the most exciting new properties in East Africa in 2023.
The lodge will be set on the 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary and will have just 10 beautiful tented suites. With exclusive and unrestricted access to Kimana you can expect complete privacy for game viewing.
As we have come to expect from Angama’s properties in the Masai Mara, this superb safari will be enhanced by excellent amenities at the lodge including the photographic studio, gallery, games room, and a pool with one of the finest views in Africa! This is one not to be missed.Enquire now >
Hands-on conservation - Usangu Expedition Camp, Tanzania
Why we love Usangu Expedition Camp:You can take part in hands-on conservation data collection
Set in an unexplored part of Ruaha - the Usangu region has only recently been bought under the protection of Ruaha National Park.
Incredibly intimate with just four tented camps
Superb game viewing - potential spotting of pangolin, wild dogs and aardvarks.
The Usangu Region has been newly incorporated into the protection of the Ruaha National Park. For this reason, its diverse landscape, consisting of five biozones, is relatively unexplored and underdeveloped.
Seclusion and untouched wilderness awaits, but what we find most appealing about this camp is the hands-on conservation experience available to guests. It’s located close to the Douglas Bell Eco Research Station and you can participate in the collection of data for ongoing predator research by identifying and monitoring lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
On arrival, you can set up a camera trap close to your tent with photos to be seen on the final afternoon at the lodge. A lovely sentiment as there is also much discussion around what animals are heard outside the tent at night, and then the data collated is sent to the research station for analysis.
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