All posts tagged: safari

In plain sight: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Set deep in the Serengeti is a number of Four Seasons lodges with close-up, on-the-ground views into the plains and wildlife that roam the park. One of the best spots for wildlife-watching can be found when doing a few laps in the open-air pool which overlooks a watering hole. Here, you’re likely to come across elephants and baboons as they gather for respite from the day’s sun. Just make sure you have the camera ready. (Four Seasons Safari Lodge in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. fourseasons.com)

Eagle-eyed: The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

What a place to sit and wait for sundown. The romantic Eyrie lodge, so-called because it is perched so high up giving you an eagle’s eye perspective, boasts some of the best views over the hills and plains of the Ol Lentille wildlife reserve. With 24,000 acres of land, there is plenty for you to see and explore, all expertly navigated by your safari guide, then you can return to your nest where once again you can feel like you’re on top of the world. (The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille in Nanyuki, Kenya. ol-lentille.com)

Wild thing: Volcanoes Safaris tour

When you need a break from your own daily routine, how about immersing yourself in the routines of majestic animals on an African safari instead? Yes, we thought you’d be up for that. On board an action-packed Volcanoes Safaris tour, you’ll do everything from game drives in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park to chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. It is at the latter location in which you’ll be lodging too. The open plan bandas all have verandas so you can take in the stunning views of the park and mountains in the distance. (A four-day Kyambura Flying Safari starts from approx. £1,906 per person based on two sharing, inclusive of internal flights, accommodation and safari activities. volcanoessafaris.com)

Room with a view: Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Built on the site of a Victorian farmer’s home, this manor house looks out onto a 21m pool that leads right up to a large watering hole at which game can be found in the early morning or late afternoon. Beyond that, the Karoo mountain makes for a magnificent backdrop against which to admire the wildlife up close and in person. Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa. Samara.co.za