Is an African Photo Safari on your bucket list? If you could travel from compound to compound in Kruger National Park and stay in only the most beautifully appointed camps, Londolozi is for you.
Londolozi’s history is entwined with the history of the Varty and Taylor families,” the conservation dynasties that have dedicated their lives to saving a small part of Africa’s Eden”. These great-grandfathers of the Varty and Taylor families established camps on the banks of the river in the twenties.
For two generations, the family hosted presidents and princesses who came for the hunt. This era ended in 1969 when John, Dave and Shan Varty “assumed the stewardship of the property”. “Sharing the dream of a different kind of relationship with the land, they created a blueprint for a new vision of conservation and restoration in Southern Africa”.and made it a place where people would come to look at, not to hunt, wildlife. The property was renamed Londolozi,, which in Zulu means “protector of all living things”
Each of the five incredible Londolozi camps offers” luxury accommodations, stunning views, and exceptional cuisine. All camps offer the same access to 34,000 acres of the best Big Five game viewing in Africa, led by some of the continent’s finest rangers and trackers”. The camps vary in price according to the quality of the accommodation, though all belong to the elite Relais & Châteaux hotel group.
First stop Pioneer Camp
After a long day of sight seeing how about dining alfresco here? Can you imagine anything more romantic
Tree Camp, “Nestled in the leadwood tree canopy, this lodge is a sanctuary of elegance and simplicity”
Can you imagine breakfast or dinner with this view?
Could the rooms be any more luxurious?
The family friendly Founders Camp honors those who were responsible for the camps beginnings
Varty Camp (named after the owners and founders)
If you win the lottery and would like to travel with five of your nearest and dearest friends the ultra exclusive Granite Suites are for you. ‘'The lodge is flanked by an extrusion of granite rocks, an effect echoed by the décor’s bold materials and silver, charcoal and elephant grey palette. The suites convey Africa’s raw essence with a contemporary and elegant flavor”
I tried to find out who was responsible for the decorating of the camps but was unsuccessful. I would love to hear if any of you know. Have any of you been to one of the Londolozi Camps? If so, please share!
All photos courtesy of Londolozi.com. If you would like to find out more about these wonderful camps go here