July 4, 2016
Some pound pricing at Ibo Island lodge in Mozambique means 20% off…aquamarine sea, crumbly evocative buildings, dhow safaris. Plus a dramatically beautiful lodge in Northern Kruger on the Zimbabwe/ Mozambique border delivers more than just a safari experience.
The accommodation rate for 2016 being pegged at £1.60 to the dollar means an effective reduction of nearly 20% to the current exchange rate… PLUS
Stay FOUR nights and get ONE free.
Ibo, once an ancient Arab trading post and more recently a Portuguese colonial outpost, is frozen in time.
Reasons to go:
• Ibo is a peephole into history and resonates with the charm of yester year.
• Set in an aquamarine, dreamy ocean, it offers a veritable marine playground: swim with dolphins, see whales, dive, snorkel and kayak.
• Experience dhow safaris, sleep on deserted islands on a marine fly-camp or sail these remote waters on a big comfy catamaran with crew.
• Access is via Johannesburg or Tanzania.
Night watchman to bird guide
Samuel Japane was a security guard at a school in the Makuleke community from 2006 to 2012. Whilst whiling away many hours of boring duties, he observed and listened to the birds. By chance he met two women who were doing a charity project in the community; on spotting his potential, they helped him change his life. After obtaining an assisted place on a guide training course he is now a ranger at The Outpost safari lodge that operates on reclaimed Makuleke land.
Reasons to go:
• priced in South African Rand, still a weak currency;
• a land of dramatic scenery, wide open countryside and huge panoramas in northern Kruger;
• top sundowner spots at the Lanner gorge overlooking Zimbabwe and Mozambique;
• top birding location and a chance to see the Pel’s fishing owl;
• huge elephant numbers around April to October;
• walking safaris and a beautiful yellow fever tree forest;
• yummy, creative and visually enticing food.
NB prices shown were current at the time of writing the newsletter and are not necessarily current now.
Please ask for an updated quote.
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