Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Namibia: new maritime museum in Luderitz

The harbour town of Luderitz in southern Namibia is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a new maritime museum.

Developers say the museum, planned to be opened in 2019, will be housed in an old power station following renovations. The site will also serve as a research center for the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
 

Sam Nujoma, Namibia's founding president, attended a presentation about the project in Luderitz. The promoter is Angel Tordesillas, a former fishing company executive.

Luderitz was booming a century ago because of the discovery of diamonds in the area. Today, most shipping goes through Walvis Bay, further north on the Atlantic coast.

Luderitz resident Crispin Clay describes the maritime museum as a "magnificent project" and says: "I just hope it works."

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Zambia: Taita Falcon Lodge history | Таита Фалкон Лодж Замбия

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A bit of history
One late-summer's morning way back in 1994, Faan Fourie took a long walk through the untamed and rough African bush east of the well-known Victoria Falls. He came upon a site so breathtakingly beautiful, that he felt it would be a wrongdoing not to share it with others. The view before him was the grandeur of the Batoka gorge in its entire splendour 230m deep, embracing the swirling waters of the Zambezi River in its depths.
And so it was that in 1995, Faan and his wife Anmarie took on the challenging task of building Taita Falcon Lodge where no road existed and with no Hardware Store around the corner to go to for building material. Undeterred and using indigenous materials from the surrounding bush, they meticulously set about making their dream a reality and the lodge slowly took shape. A self-taught carpenter from a nearby rural village was appointed to make the necessary furniture. This he did all by hand, from the chopping of a suitable tree, sawing the logs with a pit saw and producing the finished product with the very basic of tools.
In March 1997 Taita Falcon Lodge had their first clients  and this year we have been operating for 20 years.

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Zambia: two new lodges opened | Торн Три Лодж Замбия

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Two new lodges have opened their doors in May this year in Zambia: Thorntree River Lodge in Livingstone, and King Lewanika Lodge in the Liuwa Plains of Western Zambia.

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, and has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally conscious design. The lodge has 8 twin rooms and 2 family units.

King Lewanika Lodge is the only permanent camp operating in Liuwa Plain National Park. The camp blends seamlessly into woodland and has been designed by award-winning architects. It has 6 open-fronted luxury tented villas on raised platforms.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

South Africa: new Ivory Wilderness Riversong Camp

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New Camp in the Klaserie - Ivory Wilderness
We'd like to introduce the latest camp to the Sun Destinations portfolio, Ivory Wilderness Riversong Camp in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. This intimate and luxurious camp overlooks the Klaserie River, and is located in a sought after area.
The gentle Klaserie river meanders its way through a myriad of wild habitats. Hugging sandy river banks, fighting through tightly woven reeds and cutting across protruding boulders; the Klaserie river provides an oasis and refuge for a variety of wildlife.
Ivory Wilderness Riversong Camp is elegantly perched on a raised outcrop overlooking the river and gives the impression of being a protective guard over the mysterious landscape below. This spot is most certainly in an enviable position. Fall asleep to the sound of a lion’s roar echoing through the land and wake-up to the splendour of birdsong reverberating through the valley below.

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