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Duma Tau, Re-Invented, Re-Opens
Overlooking Osprey Lagoon, Duma Tau Camp occupies one of the most prime locations in the Greater Chobe ecosystem, and the newly rebuilt camp sets out to do justice to its setting!

 Each of the 1,500 square foot guest suites is oriented to maximize views of the lagoon, and the large herds of elephants supported by its life-giving waters. Each suite features a private plunge pool on its expansive deck, as well as spot-cooling in the bedroom to ensure all-day comfort. Through artwork, interactive displays, and wildlife specimens in the rooms and common areas, Duma Tau celebrates its crucial conservation role as a wildlife corridor connecting five countries in south-central Africa.



With land, water, and aerial activities, Duma Tau offers a diverse safari experience supplemented by a focus on wellness and rejuvenation. The new Duma Tau boasts a spa and gym, and a re-imagined culinary philosophy focusing on locally-sourced ingredients and recipes. And, despite all the comforts and indulgences, the new Duma Tau is 100% solar-powered with one of the largest and most sophisticated solar systems in Botswana!


Brand New Jack's Camp Debuts
In further evidence that our partners in Botswana have been hard at work preparing for the return of safari travelers, the iconic Jack's Camp in the Makgadikgadi Pans recently reopened after being completely rebuilt over 18 months!


Staying true to her roots, Jack's remains a magnificent campaign-style tented camp with a 1940s Moroccan look and feel, and a wide range of engaging activities by which to explore the beauty, wildlife, history, and culture of one of Africa's most unique desert ecosystems. But sophistication and comfort have been even further elevated, with several new features:


Each of the nine tented suites features an expansive 1,474 square feet of internal space, as well as a private deck and plunge pool where guests can soak up spectacular views of the surrounding desert. The suites now feature "evening breeze" cooling systems over the beds for warm summer days, and Morso fireplaces for cool winter evenings. Electrical outlets have been discreetly added. The famous paraffin lanterns are still available for romantic "Out of Africa" lighting, but each suite is now fully electrified, offering charging capabilities and lighting options.



Common areas have all been enlarged to enhance the sense of space and comfort, while retaining the quirky "explorer" character that is to quintessential to Jack's – what other safari camp boasts a dining room that is also a registered Natural History Museum, a nomadic Persian tea tent, or a shaded pool pavilion?!


Xigera Safari Lodge Unveiled
As one of the most established safari concessions in the Okavango Delta, we are pleased to report that Xigera has reopened as a bold new expression of luxury-in-the-wilderness.


 Now called Xigera Safari Lodge, the property features just 12 stylish and luxurious suites, each boasting nearly 2,000 square feet of living space. Lodge facilities include an air-conditioned gym, spa, library, and 30-foot sculptural tree house, where guests can enjoy an adventurous sleep-out under the stars. Every surface and object has been handcrafted, and the lodge is adorned by an impressive collection of contemporary African art.



Wellness is a priority, with African-inspired cuisine and regenerative spa treatments that complement the healing powers of the natural setting. An "Anything, Anytime" approach to dining allows guests to fully unwind and soak up the magic of safari, while a 5:1 staff-to-guest ratio ensures complete flexibility and attention to detail.


 Of course, safari is what it's all about, and Xigera's 11,000-acre private concession inside the Moremi Game Reserve ensures guests an exclusive and wildlife-rich experience. With an enviable balance between islands and waterways, Xigera offers both land and water activities (flood levels permitting), including game drives, walking safaris, boating, and mekoro excursions in unique glass-bottomed dugout canoes.


Be Wild at the newly launched Tuludi Sky Suite
Set on a raised platform, perched amongst the trees and overlooking a hippo pool, it is difficult to envision a more adventurous or romantic experience than the newly launched Tuludi Sky Suite in Botswana's Okavango Delta.



Sleep in a luxurious, crisp king-size bed under a canopy of a billion stars, become one with the Okavango night life and take in the sounds and smells of nature like never before. Enjoy a sundowner on the sky deck, before feasting on a gourmet picnic by a crackling fire, surrounding by nocturnal safari creatures under a panoply of stars. However, nothing to fear....your private guide will be on hand should something go bump in the night. 



 Blooming Deserts

What an amazing summer it has been in southern Africa! The rains began early in the season and never stopped, transforming the landscapes after several relatively dry summers and boosting all forms of life. This bodes very well for the coming "safari season", and especially for rainfall-dependent natural wonders like the Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta.



Enjoy these once-in-a-decade photos of the Namib Desert in full bloom - the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei perfectly framed by green grass, rare desert flowers adding sparks of color, and the ephemeral Tsauchab River flowing for the first time in several years - courtesy of our friends at Little Kulala Lodge.



Similarly, the normally barren Kalahari is lush and verdant. Grasses are flourishing and there have been lots of reports from guides and researchers of beautiful life-sustaining plants, unique to the southern Kalahari, that have not been seen for years, such as the gemsbok cucumber. Watch this video created by Tswalu to see the Green Kalahari in all its glory. 

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