Monday, 29 December 2014

Botswana: Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge directions & photos

Directions from Zimbabwe / Botswana to Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

BOTSWANA:

- Kasane Airport via caravan plane or smaller to Savuti Airstrip – 25 min in air plus 40 min road transfer
- Kasane via road  3 to 4 hours – 120 km
- Maun  via caravan plane or smaller to Savuti Airstrip – 45 min in air plus 40 min road transfer
- Self-drives are also done from Zimbabwe into Savuti and to the Delta

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana - photos | Гоха Хиллз Савути Лодж Ботсвана

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is an independently owned and run lodge which combines perfectly with lodges in the Okavango Delta and lodges on the Chobe river to give guests amazing insight into the different ecosystems in Botswana.

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge aims to provide discerning travellers to Botswana with a unique, first class safari experience in an eco-friendly and eco-sensitive environment.

The lodge is situated high up on the Ghoha Hills, with spectacular views of the surrounding bush. The views are unique and awe inspiring, particularly due to the fact that Botswana is such a flat country. The stars feel closer and more pronounced, stretching from horizon to horizon. The main area in the lodge has a thatched roof which helps the lodge blend into the surrounding hillside.

This Safari Lodge accommodation in Chobe is approximately 150km south west of Kasane and 230km north east of Maun. The lodge comprises of 9 twin bedded and 2 family luxury canvas suites housed on raised wooden decks on the ledges of Ghoha Hills offering a great view of the surrounding landscape and the water hole at the at the edge of the hill from the private decks. Luxury appointed en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas are a feature of the Lodge.

The thatched main area of the Ghoha Hills Savuti lodge accommodation includes a dining area, bar and curio shop.

Ghoha Hills is a must see before the Zimbabwe experience of The Victoria Falls, Kasane and the Chobe National Park with its abundance of wild and plains game. This luxury hide-away is also perfect as a stopover en-route to or from the Okavango Delta. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge offers luxury, tranquility and peacefulness whilst viewing, watching and enjoying magnificent game, prolific birdlife.

The entire lodge accommodation in Chobe runs purely on “green”, solar energy. Our solar panels and massive battery room ensure that hundreds of lights, lamps and lanterns light up the Savuti bush like a wonderland, drawing you from miles away and welcoming you back ‘home’ after your night excursions. Information: info@namibweb.com

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Botswana

Victoria Falls special offer | Предложение - водопад Виктория

Victoria Falls summer promotion: Elephant Hills Resort, The Kingdom & Hwange Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls promotion

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia photos & info | Мокути Лодж Намибия

Famous Mokuti Etosha Lodge in Namibia is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore the eastern side of Etosha National Park, flagship of game viewing in the country.
Mokuti is known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, excellent cusine and fine accommodation. This Namibian icon has become a popular destination resort for international, Namibian and SADC visitors.
As the closest lodge to Etosha National Park, Mokuti is only four minutes drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near the historical Namutoni Fort.
Mokuti Etosha Lodge is located on its own private 4.000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this fascinating Namibian wildlife reserve. Reservations: info@namibweb.com

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia
Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Namibia

Botswana: Airlink press release

PRESS RELEASE – AIRLINK JOHANNESBURG – KASANE (BOTSWANA) OPERATION

Airlink commenced a scheduled Johannesburg – Kasane (Botswana) service from 2012.
The service operates daily.
The addition of this route brought Airlink’s route network to a total of 31 destinations serviced, of which 15 are over-border destinations.
Airlink already offers daily services between Johannesburg and Maun and the opportunity to extend the number of point’s serviced between South Africa and Botswana, is extremely pleasing for Airlink.  
Airlink’s believes that the opening up of the Johannesburg – Kasane route to a second carrier is of significance to the tourism industry, not only will this complement the incumbent carrier Air Botswana’s services but will also open up additional source markets to the globally renowned Chobe destination. 
Airlink will operate the daily Kasane service using one of its 12 Embraer ERJ 135 37 seat regional jets.
Kasane is close to Africa’s Four Corners, where four countries almost meet:  Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The town lies on the south bank of the wide Chobe River which forms the border with the extreme tip of Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. Nearby a second border post serves the road into Zimbabwe which runs 70km east to Victoria Falls.
The African Safari experience is a product marketed globally. Botswana, Chobe and Zimbabwe feature a unique wildlife game viewing experience and the opportunity to extend itineraries to include Victoria Falls, is a unique add-on feature of this route. 
Airlink believes that global seamless connectivity with SAA and its Star Alliance partner’s flights coupled with a wide marketing reach will contribute to significant growth in the Kasane market and looks forward with enthusiasm to playing a complementary role to the benefit of all tourism product stakeholders.
Benefits for Airlink travellers also include Voyager Miles and convenient interline connections with SAA and its international partner airlines.

Camp Chobe: "Keep Ngoma Clean" | Кемп Чобе

When Camp Chobe started 3 years ago it was a joint venture where Camp Chobe would support the local village people and conservancy and this included starting a school fund.
Every client who stays at Camp Chobe contributes to this fund, as we contribute N$5.00 per person per night to the school fund. The fund has grown the past two years since Camp Chobe opened to about N$ 30 000. We not just want to provide them with pen and paper but also other projects.
The first project was a "Keep Ngoma Clean" and took place on the 3rd December 2014.Together with the conservancy we approached the Ngoma primary school that has 360 children from Gr1-7 to arrange for this clean up day. Before we started we had a session on how and why it is important to keep our environment clean. Afterwards each child was handed a t-shirt and a black bag. The objective was to pick all rubbish from the border post where you enter Namibia and the entire Ngoma area. The day was a huge success and incentivised the Ngoma soccer team and ladies from the Red Cross to voluntary join the effort. At the end they collected more than 400 bags of rubbish. It made such a huge impact in the community that they want to get more schools involved and do another clean up in a bigger area next year June.
It was amazing to see the enthusiasm and the eagerness with which the children cleaned up and their willingness to learn about keeping their environment clean. I believe that with children we can change the world, since they have to learn to conserve it for their own future.

Camp Chobe - Keep Ngoma Clean

Camp Chobe - Keep Ngoma Clean

Namibia: Midgard Country Estate photos | Мидгард Эстейт Намибия

Midgard Country Estate is located only a 60 minute drive from Windhoek, capital of Namibia. It is an ideal family hide-away, a first or last stop for international visitors, the perfect venue for intimate meetings, team-building events or weddings.
Acquired in 1937, Carl Werner List originally farmed the 12 000 hectare estate, developing this private and intimate world into a household name in Namibia.
Today we invite our guests to enjoy the tranquillity, while marvelling at the pioneering German Settler spirit which gave birth to it all. “Midgard”, a word found in Old Norse, Middle English and High German languages, has varying meanings, but is popularly thought to mean “A paradise where the earth rises again, fertile and green, creating a protected world and a safe empire for the people”.  Contact at info@namibweb.com

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Midgard Country Estate Namibia

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Namibia: Okonjima Africat video | Оконджима Намибия - видео

Okonjima - home of Africat Foundation in Namibia
video

Namibia: notice from Palmwag Lodge

Take note that with immediate affect Palmwag Lodge will no longer accept any B&B bookings for 2015. The B&B rates previously provided are no longer in effect.

Only DB&B bookings can be done and any existing booking will have to be amended to DBB. More information: info@namibweb.com

Namibia: Terra Africa Guest House notice | Гест Хаус Терра Африка Намибия

Take note of the following seasonal closure for Terra Africa Hospitality.
Their Central Reservations office and Guest House Terra Africa will be closed on 09 - 12 Dec for renovations and 19 Dec - 02 Jan for Christmas break.
Full operations will resume on 02 January 2015. More information: info@namibweb.com

Saturday, 27 December 2014

News from Camp Kuzuma & photos | Кемп Кузума Ботсвана

In support of World Animal Day the management and staff of Camp Kuzuma along with children from Kazangula Village and the Botswana Defence Force proudly participated in the global Elephant and Rhino March on 4th October to end poaching.
The CK Kids  is our initiative to help look after orphans in the surrounding communities. We gathered everyone together for a very special day for all those involved - sharing a nutritious meal, interacting with the children and giving them gifts of cars, dolls, books and colouring pencils.
Camp Kuzuma had the opportunity to assist Elephants Without Borders rescue a magnificent elephant bull called Footloose who was injured when caught in a snare. The staff are keeping a watchful eye on him and he’s spending some time right at the camp’s watering hole. Contact: info@namibweb.com

Camp Kuzuma Botswana
Camp Kuzuma

Camp Kuzuma Botswana

Camp Kuzuma Botswana

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Namibia comes second as travel destination

#NamibiaTravelDestination
According to the online travel agency Destinia.com that has released its selection of international destinations to discover in 2015, the second destination to discover next year is Namibia.
This southern African state will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Independence in 2015. Its natural landscapes, including the protected areas of the Etosha National Park and the Kalahari Desert, boast a fascinating beauty. Destinia has recently released its selection of international destinations to discover in 2015.

Swakopmund Hotel Namibia
Swakopmund Hotel Namibia

Namibia: news from Kapika Waterfall Lodge | Капика Лодж Намибия

As we are about to close the year 2014, which no doubt, was quite an interesting, exciting and with an improvement in bookings at our lodge, I would like to take this opportunity not only to introduce myself, but also to thank you for your most valued support in 2014 and before.

Kapika Waterfall Lodge Namibia

Well, I took over Kapika Waterfall Camp (now no longer called Camp) but Kapika Waterfall Lodge on July 1, 2015 with the aim to make it the foremost and preferred accommodation establishment in Epupa.

A lot of things have changed and improved since my take over and we will continue upgrading and improving on our services wherever we see a need and also would appreciate your input, comments and feedback. It’s the only way to move forward.

Kapika Waterfall Lodge Namibia

We have introduced the state of the art ‘Nightsbridge’ reservation system on our computers.

Mr. Simon Amadhila, my Assistant Manager, who has been with the company for more than 4 years and proved himself as an exemplary all-rounder and very popular with our guests is becoming a great chef under my leadership and training and, we have introduced an upgraded full English breakfast, light lunch menu and a great variety on our dinner menus.

Kapika Waterfall Lodge Namibia

Kapika Waterfall Lodge Namibia

Mowani Camp Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia | Мовани Кемп Дамараленд Намибия

Mowani Camp: closure for maintenance in early 2015

Mowani Mountain Camp will be closed for maintenance from 2 February to 12 February 2015 (inclusive). Exisiting confirmed bookings will be honoured but no new bookings will be accepted for those periods. More information: info@namibweb.com


Facts about Mowani Camp:

7 superior rooms, 6 superior view rooms, 1 mini suite, 1 mountain suite and 7 camping sites
DBB / FB
Convenient base from which to explore Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, and the Petrified Forest
Ideal for onward travel to Swakopmund, Etosha National Park and Opuwo (Kaokoland)
Activities include a guided Desert elephant & nature drive, guided visits to Twyfelfontein and guided nature walks.

Friendly to children of all ages
Suitable for the aged
Not suitable for wheelchairs
During rainy season a 4x4 vehicle is recommended but not compulsory

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia

Mowani Camp Damaraland Twyfelfontein Namibia