Best of the Best 2018 - 44
BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND LODGE
OKA VA N GO DELTA , B OTSWA N A
N E I G H B O R H O O D The Okavango Delta
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, situated on the remote island of Xaxaba, shaded by a canopy of
indigenous trees and ilala palms, overlooks a surrounding lagoon. Highlights include oversize
beds with tranquil delta views, outdoor decks, private plunge pools, outdoor showers and
walk-in wardrobes. The area offers prolific birdlife and mammal game-viewing by boat, on foot
or spectacular helicopter flight. The open sides of the helicopter allow you to take the most
fantastic photographs and capture the experience forever.
A DV I S O R T I P
Champagne mokoro (canoe) excursion.
Schedule a helicopter safari flight to explore
the surroundings of the camp and the
magnificence of the Okovango Delta.
Distance from Maun Airport (MUB): 20 minutes by light aircraft
Size: 12 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
ANDBEYOND BATELEUR CAMP
KICHWA TEMB O, KEN YA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Masai Mara National Park
When your safari tent boasts private butler service, ceiling fans and a spacious bathroom en
suite, you know you've arrived at a very special and romantic place. In fact, andBeyond
Bateleur Camp is close to the spot where the famous final scene of Out of Africa was filmed.
Reflecting the ambience of 1920s and 1930s Kenyan safaris, this forest setting calls as much
for relaxation as for exploration. In the morning and in the late afternoon, head out in open 4x4
safari vehicles, and then, in your downtime, take a dip in the deep lap pool or indulge in a
Pan-African gourmet meal on the veranda.
Private dinner for two, once per stay;
and personalized leather travel wallet
(including two leather luggage tags, pen and
summarized itinerary) per couple.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, book
a hot-air balloon ride over the Masai Mara
at dawn. Witness the great wildebeest
migration river crossings, typically between
July and October.
Distance from Private Airstrip: 30 minutes
Size: 18 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen
LOISABA TENTED CAMP
LOISA B A CON SER VA N CY, KEN YA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Abundant Wildlife Realm
Experience a safari without barriers at Loisaba Tented Camp. Set on a private sanctuary larger
than some nations, Loisaba encompasses a major corridor for migrating elephants, as well as
large populations of roaming lions and other species. Their human counterparts feel equally
free to do as they please at this 12-suite, Africana-chic camp with twice-daily game drives,
guided walks, camel safaris and mountain bike tours. Go fishing, enjoy a bush picnic or soak in
the infinity pool with views that stretch to Mt. Kenya. Interactions with local Samburu villagers
break barriers between cultures.
Visit to Loisaba Conservancy headquarters
and private sundowner cocktails and canapes.
The Conservancy has its own dedicated
antipoaching team of two sniffer dogs and
their handlers. Join them in daily training
sessions and watch them in action.
Distance from Nanyuki Airport (NYK): 49 miles/ 78 km
Size: 12 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual