March 2010


 

Madikwe Collection PortfolioBuffalo Ridge Safari Lodge, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, Thakadu River Camp, The Bush House, Tuningi Safari Lodge.

We are very excited to announce that Johnny Clegg is coming to Madikwe!!!! This extraordinary performance is going to take place on the 29th of May and the event is going to run as follows: On the evening of the 29th of May Johnny Clegg will perform in front of a small audience of Madikwe Collection guests in the Madikwe bush followed by a delicious bush dinner. The concert will be an informal talk/performance as Johnny Clegg is both a musician, anthropologist and raconteur and he incorporates songs into the story he is telling.

The weekend will be sold as a package that includes 2 nights’ accommodation, meals and game drives and the bush dinner and Johnny Clegg performance. Package prices are as follows: Tuningi – R9995 pps Motswiri – R7995pps Buffalo Ridge –R7495pps Bush House – R6995pps

Unfortunately children under 8 yrs will not be able to attend the performance (for safety reasons) but we promise to put something very special together for them and can offer a 50% discount if they are sharing with their parents.

NB: pps (per person sharing)

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Lodge location: In the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, only 12km from Victoria Falls

Due to the rising water levels of the Zambezi River in Livingstone Sanctaury Retreats has on a temporary basis relocated the Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma treatment room to one of the Chuma houses where they will continue to offer guests relaxing treatments. Should the levels of the river continue to rise there might also be a need to close the main pool facility. All guests will also be briefed on arrival at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma.
 
Please note the lodge is way above the flood levels and all the usual activities are still on offer.
 
We will keep you updated on any further developments, so keep on watching this blog.

 

A SIGHT LIKE NO OTHER AT SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA, ZAMBIA

During the Zambezi River’s annual flood season, February to May, the Victoria Falls is a jaw-dropping sight. Columns of spray can be seen up to 10 miles away as 550 million cubic metres of water plummet over the 1080 meter wide edge every 60 seconds, into a gorge over 100 meters below. One of the best ways of seeing the spectacular World Heritage site is from above. Guest staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma have the option of seeing the falls from a helicopter or micro light (at an additional cost).

LODGE INFORMATION

Location: In the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, only 12km from Victoria Falls,

Type: 1 exclusive upmarket lodge and 2 spacious two bedroom houses.

Fresh from an extensive refurbishment and in supreme condition, Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions, Sussi and Chuma. The lodge consists of 12 beautiful tree houses and two spacious two bedroom private houses, both of which take full advantage of their stunning river-bank setting.

Each of the 12 suites have a private viewing deck with en-suite facilities with air-conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets. The two bedroom houses are perfect for private use, ideal for families or small groups they are privately staffed and each with a private swimming pool.

Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, are likely to wander through the grounds at any time. Guests may enjoy a wide variety of activities – day and night game drives, a guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side, cultural Simonga village visit.

 

SANCTUARY KUSINI – SPECIAL OFFER

 STAY 3 NIGHTS BUT ONLY PAY FOR 2

Valid for travel between 2 January – 6 April 2010

SAVING OF UP TO US $800 PER COUPLE

Tanzania is home to the largest wildlife herds on the African continent. This intimate camp in the Serengeti is your front-row seat to Tanzania’s spectacular wildlife.

 Location: Eastern Africa, Tanzania | Southern area of the Serengeti National Park
Type: Luxury Safari Tented Lodge

 QUICK FACTS

– The only permanent tented camp in the southern Serengeti.

– 12 en-suite tents with elevated private wooden terraces wooden terraces overlooking the Serengeti plains.

– Each tent is attended by a personal butler

– Intimate dinning / lounge tent with small library and verandah.

– Gourmet bush meals or sundowner cocktails among the kopje boulders, while spotting plains game.

– Day and night game viewing in open 4 x 4 vehicles, photography, birding.

– Guests can enjoy tranquil siestas watching the many animals which often visit its waterhole.

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SANCTUARY SWALA – SPECIAL OFFER

STAY 3 NIGHTS BUT ONLY PAY FOR 2

Valid for travel between 2 January – 6 April 2010

SAVING OF UP TO US $800 PER COUPLE

 Honeymoon Offer – Book any honeymoon and the bride’s stay is half price

Valid for travel between 2 January – 6 April 2010

SAVING OF 50%

The camp is located in secluded area famous for the large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees.

 Location: Eastern Africa, Tanzania | Tarangire National Park, northern Tanzania.

Type: Luxury Safari Tented Camp

 QUICK FACTS:

– Tarangire National Park is famous for the large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees.

– 12 luxurious tents lifted on stilts around an enormous and ancient baobab tree, with en suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower.

– Each tent has its own personal attendant who will attend to guests’ every need.

– Each canvas pavilions is shaded by tall acacia trees and all are within sight of the well-frequented water hole.

– A stunning infinity swimming pool overlooking the water hole.

– Game drives, visit to school, bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners.

 Please contact minkie.simane@elanbotswana.com for bookings or more information.

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Luxury tour combining Chobe and the Okavango Delta experience in Botswana.

2 nights Chobe  Chilwero Lodge + 2 nights Baine’s Camp COMBO

CHOBE CHILWERO         BAINES CAMP

 This 5-day/4-night Chobe and Delta experience takes you to two of the best destinations in Botswana.  Make use of this special offer by staying at some of Botswana’s incredibly luxurious lodges.

4 night package @ USD 1370.00 per person sharing

 This is a very reasonable offer applicable to African residents (proof of residency required). Conditions as follows:

During low season (from now until 30 June 2010): Applicable on bookings made 30 days or less before travel.

During high season (01 July – 31 October 2010): Applicable on bookings made 14 days or less before travel.

Includes:  2 nights at Chobe Chilwero + 2 nights at Baine’s Camp, All meals, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, scheduled game viewing activities, scheduled light aircraft transfers from Kasane / Baine’s Camp / Maun.

PLEASE NOTE: 

– Chobe is probably the most visited park section, partly because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls, merely 1.5 hours drive. The package can be tailor made to include a day trip across to the Falls OR spend a night or 2 at one of the fine hotels.

Breaking News: Elephant activity Special Offer – 15% discount for the remainder of 2010! Guests staying at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in the Okavango Delta have the opportunity to book this very special learning adventure at a discounted rate. We recommend pre–booking.

 – We also book both local and international flights. Quote available upon request.