Sustainably in Style
Luxurious ecolodges across Africa.
Serra Cafema (Namibia)
Located in a remote corner of the Namib Desert, on the banks of the Kunene River, the elegant Serra Cafema began from a rather unlikely spark — that of a female elder of the local Himba tribe. Hoping to benefit her people, who roam about the desert tending goats and cattle, she created a safari company that now draws guests from across the globe to the lodge: a compound of eight canvas and thatched villas on elevated decks that sit elegantly amid the sand dunes. Guests can explore the lunar-like landscape on eco-sensitive quad bikes,enjoy al-fresco meals with panoramic views, and simply soak up the remoteness of their surrounds.
Sandibe Okavango (Botswana)
By day, guests of this sustainable safari lodge walk in the footsteps of elephants, traversing the wildlife-rich land adjacent to Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. By night, they can go for a dip in their own private plunge pool or recline fireside, serenaded by the sounds of the Delta region. And from sunrise through sunset, the architecture of the lodge — reopened in late 2014 — is a masterpiece to behold; designed to blend in with the landscape, the structures feel organic and yet sculptural. Made entirely from natural materials local to the area, the communal buildings and 12 guest suites present a light and airy feel — making a stay inside the lodge as tranquil as its surroundings.
Singita Sabora (Tanzania)
An intimate 1920s-style tented camp, Singita Sabora imbues guests with a sense of nostalgic adventure while inviting them to explore the untouched wilderness of its surrounds. Modern luxuries such as a full-service spa and tennis courts mingle with the antique feel of the nine Bedouin-style tents, creating an experience of history and opulence in the midst of the rugged terrain. Located in the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, the lodge is situated along the Great Wildebeest Migration route and also regularly offers sightings of the Big Five.