In partnership with Mpala Jena Camp in Zimbabwe, we have created an itinerary which unifies Africa’s greatest design lodges. This new experience couples design and wilderness like never before, offering guests unrivalled access to a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Zimbabwe's only Relais & Châteaux property - the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Mpala Jena in Zimbabwe - while staying in Africa’s most impeccable safari lodges.
- A life-changing sleep-out in a three-story baobab treehouse.
- A helicopter ‘Flight of the Angels’ over Victoria Falls.
- Glass-bottom mokoro excursions across the Delta.
- Unparalleled access to the finest modern African design by the most compelling talents in Southern Africa.
Xigera Safari Lodge
The experience begins with three nights at Xigera Safari Lodge, opening in 2020 in Botswana’s unspoilt wilderness. Xigera will be the biggest investment into a safari lodge of this size in Africa. The lodge’s design has been conceptualised by Toni Tollman, Philip Fourie and Anton de Kock, who have collaborated with Southern Guild in a game-changing design partnership like never before. The first of its kind, Xigera will offer a ‘Living Gallery’ of bespoke works commissioned exclusively for the property by Africa’s hottest young artists including Adam Birch, Madoda Fani, Porky Hefer, Otto du Plessis, Stanislaw Trzebinski and many more. Surprising touches will be everywhere; from human-sized woven nests resting on decks for guests to relax in, to a totemic firepit sculpture by blacksmith artist Conrad Hicks, offering a contemporary take on the traditional boma setting.
Flying into the Moremi Game Reserve, you will spend three nights here in a beautiful suite. Each suite floats above the Delta’s waterways - a design move which mirrors the Pel’s Fishing Owl in flight. Exclusive to this experience is the opportunity to sleep in a three-story steel baobab tree located 1km from the camp – a truly unforgettable experience which combines art and wilderness like never before. Morning, afternoon and evening game drives will be at your leisure, and you can also explore the Delta’s waterways by traditional canoe, glass-bottom mokoro or motorboat – complete with ‘feet-in-the-water’ sundowners. You will be spoilt with $100 credit (per person) for use in the spa.
Mpala Jena Camp
From Xigera Safari Lodge, you will enjoy a complimentary Mack Air flight from Moremi Game Reserve to Zambezi National Park. When you arrive, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour and transfer guide and assisted onwards to Mpala Jena Camp, a private concession within the Zambezi National Park.
You will spend four nights at Mpala Jena, located on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River. You can discover the region with warm Zimbabwean hospitality, outstanding cuisine, unique river experiences, and incredible wildlife encounters. The camp is conveniently located just 16 kilometres from the centre of Victoria Falls town, with easy driving or boating access, perfect for visiting the famous Falls. The camp’s location on the river is ideal for seeing rare sightings of painted dogs and for game viewing and bird-watching opportunities. Mpala Jena Camp offers four guest tents with views of the river and is one of the most environmentally friendly camps in Zambezi National Park, using the first fully solar (Telsa system) power plant in the country.
Exclusively to this itinerary, you will enjoy $100 spa credit (per person), and an incredible helicopter excursion from Mpala Jena, following the Zambezi River to the Victoria Falls. This spectacular flight is a great opportunity to see wildlife from the air, marvel at the Batoka Gorge and experience the renowned “Flight of the Angels.”
Back on property at Mpala Jena, there are many activities to be partake in, such as, game drives, boat cruises, canoeing and walking safaris.
Seven nights: From $10,975/£8,426 per person.
This price includes three nights at Xigera Safari Lodge and four nights at Mpala Jena, complimentary flights between the properties with transfers, a helicopter ‘Flight of the Angels’, Victoria Falls walking tour with High Tea, a baobab sleepout at Xigera and a spa credit of $100 per person at both properties.
Five nights: From $7,605/£5,840 per person.
This price includes two nights at Xigera Safari Lodge and three nights at Mpala Jena, complimentary flights between the properties, transfers, a Victoria Falls walking tour with High Tea and a spa credit of $100 per person at both properties.
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