We have been exploring Southern and East Africa’s Extraordinary Experiences and inspirational destinations for almost 10 years. As part of our Extraordinary Experiences in Africa bucket list, we would like to introduce you to 2 of our most favourite, awe inspiring and off the beaten track experiences.
From seeing Africa’s great apes and extinct volcanoes in Rwanda, to staying in an exclusive private villa in the Kruger, horse ride on the beautiful beaches of Mozambique, stay in a shipwreck style luxury lodge situated in the very remote Skeleton Coast National Park…. there is nowhere like it on earth!
Meet with meerkats in their own habitat, go turtle tracking off the beautiful Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Stay in a Zulu Zen glass house on safari in a Big 5 private game reserve in South Africa.
1. Once in a life time opportunity to see Africa's great apes and extinct volcanoes, Rwanda
Combine your gorilla trekking experience at the wonderful Basate Lodge located in a natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone. Bisate Lodge has dramatic views of the volcanic peaks rising through the forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. It is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. Exploring around Bisate includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, tree-planting to help reforest the area, the Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Dian Fossey’s grave. Six opulent en-suite forest villas are each warmed by a central fireplace and have breathtaking views from their decks.The aim of Bisate is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation project has each guest contributing to conservation and local community upliftment, with a positive impact on the iconic Critically Endangered mountain gorilla Ask us more about our 11 day Luxury Primates & Safari. An all-encompassing East African experience that combines the opportunity to see Africa’s great apes and extinct volcanoes with the excitement of a safari in the Masai Mara – ending with a luxurious retreat on the Laikipia Plateau.
2. Opulence... exclusive luxury villa in the Kruger National Park, South Africa
This incredible Private Luxury Villa includes 5 bedrooms, 3 swimming pools, a spa and steam room, a private game viewer and 3 fully equipped glamping safari vehicles. The extraordinary vila is directly situated on the bank of the largest dam in the big 5 private Thornybush Game Reserve which is the main watering hole, providing a consistent flow of animal activity viewable from any of the many decks. Viewing wildlife from the comfort of your own deck adds a whole new meaning to your safari experience at this ever inspiring private retreat
Game drives will be accompanied by your personal and professional field guide and tracker. An in-house concierge consultant is on hand 24/7 to look after your every need. A private chef and sous chef are included in your stay and will design your daily menus according to your preferences.. This villa is the perfect private Dream home in Africa to escape to with family or friends.