Mozambique updates!

Hello! I am so excited to tell you about the trip to Mozambique I am going on in less than a week. I am going on an agent educational trip and will be visiting and getting information about all of these lodges.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa reopens with a fresher look and new Signature Experiences.  The secluded Resort situated on a pristine private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago recently reopened its doors following an extensive refurbishment to the entire Resort.
This luxury hideaway boasting 12 beautifully appointed villas now features upgrades to the villas, refreshed styles and décor, depicting the colorful culture of the locals and new signature experiences, including a Robinson Crusoe-style star bed for the ultimate romantic experience. The Island is a mere one kilometer long and 300 meters wide, offering a naturally intimate and secluded getaway, with convenient access, just a 45 minute light aircraft transfer from Pemba International Airport.
All of the 12 thatched Beach Pool Villas, which open out onto the sandy beach, offer a sense of natural luxury, including newly designed splash pools with a built-in Champagne step.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa

The guest villas and public area have been replenished with custom designed furniture produced in Indonesia and South Africa, depicting incredible attention to detail complimented with brightly colored fabrics that were sourced from the local markets.


Azura Benguerra – New Royal Beach Villas   We are excited to announce that Azura is launching a new villa type: The Royal Beach Villas.

At 172m2 they are the largest of the villas, and are packed with features, including a 10m infinity pool and adjoining Jacuzzi that spans the entire front deck, a separate lounge area and second bathroom, two spacious outdoor relaxation pavilions, as well as all the normal features of an Infinity Beach Villa. They are our most luxurious yet, with fantastic locations and all the space and facilities travelers are looking for. The 2 Royal Beach Villas are located at the northern end of the property next to the Presidential Villa, with large landscaped gardens for a sense of total privacy and exclusivity, as well as 30m of picturesque beach frontage with magnificent sea views.

The Royal Beach Villas are expected to open later this year, in July.

Azura Benguerra – New Royal Beach Villas


Nuarro Lodge is Open Again After an extremely wet season, the lodge has reopened after managing to get all the annual maintenance done. And the hard work has paid off, the lodge is looking superb!

Nuarro is the ideal spot for a family holiday or if you are interested in diving, Nuarro offers some of the BEST! One of the very few places where you can dive directly from the beach. The instructors will get you comfortable in the water in no time!

Nuarro Lodge, Mozambique

If you are interested in seeing these lodges yourself and booking an unforgettable trip,

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The Great Plains Conservation News

Great Plains rhino, Great Plains Foundation, Rhinos without borders

Rhinos Without Borders in particular received a lot of recognition and acknowledgement this month through a successful partnership between Great Plains Conservation and GoPro.

GoPro released a completely interactive and immersive Virtual Reality Rhino Relocation clip on the 15th March. This video received 1,63 million views in the first week of it’s release…which shocked even the publishers at GoPro it seems!

You do not need any special glasses to move around and explore this world – just open the link on your phone, iPad or computer and enjoy this incredible experience.

Rhinos without borders, Great Plains Foundation

Rhinos Without Borders was also referenced as an example of a successful Rhino relocation project in an article recently published on the well respected website.

And once again, Rhinos Without Borders is mentioned in the International Traveller Online Magazine – as an Ecotourism Partnership that they applaud for its work in conservation.


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Mozambique Resorts: Anantara Medjumbe & Bazaruto

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Anantara Medjumbe (Quirimbas Archipelago ) North, near Town of Pemba and Tanzania Border, easy to combine with East Africa Safaris, or Southern Africa Safaris etc.

  • Medjumbe just completed a Revamp and we open now 01 December this is amazing tiny Island 1km long and 300m wide.. ¼ of the Island is a Runway.
  • We have an Opening special for stays in Dec 2015 and Jan 2016. (we pay the return charter flight to come to our runway and back to /from Pemba)
  • Medjumbe has no fresh water on Island meaning we have no mosquitos and no Malaria risk, it also means we will be now the first ever Moz property to offer star bed sleep out. (set up on beach and sleep out under stars and sounds of ocean)
  • We also convert all sea water into fresh drinking and shower /bath water
  • Another new thing is we will be the first ever property that will offer a Dhow sailing course, learn to sail a local Dhow and get a certificate of qualify etc… then sail it between a short course and record your time forever and see how you did.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Then we have the Anantara Bazaruto, this is the one further down south Mozambique with easy daily access from South Africa and great flights also twice a week linking direct Sabi Sands and Vilanculos.

  • Also at both properties the 5th Night is always free, Lucky number 5…
  • In BAZARUTO we take great care to offer personalized service and unique experiences, also great activity like Horse riding on beach, in ocean, on Dunes, Dune boarding, great Diving and snorkelling!

Mozambique Anantara resorts


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The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana

Makgadikgadi salt pans, Botswana

They say that the Makgadikgadi Pans are one of the few places in the world ‘where the silence is so complete you can hear the blood circulating through your ears’.  The pans cover an area larger than Switzerland, making it one of the biggest salt flats in the world, and changes drastically between the wet and dry seasons.   This is home to the last surviving Zebra and Wildebeest migration in southern Africa and there are also plenty of large predators, such as lion and cheetah, making for excellent game watching. 

There are few safari experiences in Africa that compare to Jack’s Camp -where luxury and authenticity combine with the sheer, untouched magnificence of the Makgadikgadi Pans which we have listed below.

Jack’s Camp:


There are few safari and tented experiences in Africa that can compare to Jack’s Camp where the pioneering spirit of one man and his family has been translated into a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines luxury and authenticity with the sheer magnificence of the Makgadikgadi Pans and the endless vistas of the stark and beautiful Kalahari Desert.

Jack's Camp, Botswana, Makgadigadi salt pans

 San Camp:


The Makgadikgadi Pans is one of the most remote and starkly beautiful places on earth. At Uncharted Africa’s San Camp, guests are brought into a landscape of nothingness, a desert backdrop that has an untold romance. A tented camp experience, San Camp combines five star luxury with The simplicity of nothingness and nature in its rawest state.

Camp Kalahari:


A tribute to pioneering safari expert, lover of Africa and brave explorer Jack Bousfield, Camp Kalahari reflects his life and love of the remote Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, a place so remote and so vast that one can see the curvature of the earth. Here, Uncharted Africa has set up camp in honor and in the style of the man who started it all.

Leroo La Tau:


The lyrically named LeRoo Le Tau lodge (the name means lions paw) is an exclusive offering situated above the Boteti River that stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. This magnificent park plays host to the last large scale migration in southern Africa – a spectacle featuring tens of thousands of zebra and wildebeest and the predators that follow them.

Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi salt pans, Botswana

Nxai Pan Camp:


Semi-desert wilderness in the dry heart of Botswana is the setting for remote Kwando Nxai Pan lodge. This fossil salt pan is now a National park adjoining the larger Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and part of the Kalahari, conserving a fascinating variety of desert adapted wildlife and birds. The eco-friendly lodge overlooks one of the two permanent waterholes in the park, attracting elephants, big cats and plains game to drink.

We would love to help you book this amazing adventure to see such beauty.

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Himba People of Namibia

This is one of our favorite cultural visits in Namibia.


Meet the Himba people of Namibia’s Kaokoland.  The Himba are a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in the Kaokoland area of Namibia. They are descendants of a group of Herero herders who fled to the north-west of Namibia after being displaced by the Nama people.

Namibia, Himba tribe

The Himba rub their bodies with red ochre and fat to protect themselves from the sun, and the women also add mixtures of aromatic herbs in their skin rub to fragrance their bodies. The Himba make numerous beautiful jewellery items, mostly from iron, ostrich shells, and, more recently, from PVC pipes. Their intricate designs have become popular among Western tourists. Himba homes are cone-shaped and made from palm leaves, cattle dung and mud.

Namibia, Himba

During a stay at Serra Cafema Camp in Namibia one can visit a Himba village in the area. On this guided visit you will be taught about the fascinating culture of the Himba people and gain greater knowledge and appreciation of cultural heritage while respecting the values and aspirations of the Himba community.

Let us help plan your cultural journey to visit these amazing people!

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