Exploring Lodges

Private Villas in Africa

While we love getting our travelers under canvas out in the bush, sleeping ensconced in luxury but with nature all around, in recent years we’ve seen a few amazing private villa options spring up around the continent. Not only are private villas a fabulous option for families while on safari, these new safari Villas are ideal for…

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Zanzibar’s Only Non-Tidal Beach Gets a Fun New Property!

The Indian Ocean coast of Africa experiences significant daily tides. These tides can vary throughout the day and also throughout the year. From March through May, the difference between high and low tide can be over four meters. The difference in tidal conditions tends to be lower the rest of the year, with sometimes only one meter…

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Best hotels in Marrakech

Here at Rothschild Safaris we LOVE Morocco! Our team has traveled extensively across Morocco and one of our travel designers even lived there for many years. Needless to say, we know Morocco. The bustling, colorful city of Marrakech is a must on any Morocco itinerary. Red baked-mud medina palaces beneath the snow-capped High Atlas, Morocco’s second oldest…

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Private Photoshoot with the Giraffes of Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor, located in a quiet, lush suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, is one of our all-time favorite safari properties. Giraffe Manor offers travelers the opportunity to start the safari immediately upon landing in Kenya. For decades, the team behind giraffe manor has worked tirelessly alongside the AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) researchers to preserve…

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Rapa Nui Chile – A Cradle of Culture

At 3.700 km off the South American continent and surrounded by the clearest, deepest waters on the planet, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has been the cradle of a unique and enigmatic culture that continues to endure today. This is also the most remote inhabited island on the planet. A Cradle of Culture The island’s language,…

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One Forty Eight – Warm Kenyan Luxury in Nairobi

After a long international flight, our travelers are always delighted to arrive at one of a few boutique properties in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi. And now, neighboring a giraffe sanctuary in this quiet suburb, the new One Forty Eight is a much welcome addition and we couldn’t be more excited for it’s 2017 opening!…

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Bisate Lodge – Exciting New Option for Gorilla Trekking

We couldn’t be more excited about Bisate Lodge, located near Volcano National Park in Rwanda, a welcome addition to the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda! While the property doesn’t open until June 1st, now is the time to start planning! Here’s what you need to know. About the lodge With just six sumptuous en-suite forest…

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Thanda Island – New Luxury in the Indian Ocean

You heard it here first! If you’re planning a multi-generational safari of a large groups adventure in Africa, there is no better place to wrap up your safari than at Thanda Island near Mafia Island off the coast of Southern Tanzania. This island itself is a perfect Indian Ocean Island within a protected marine reserve, where…

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Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa

Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, now protecting over 110,000 hectares of spectacular grasslands and mountains. Here conservation is a top priority, and the reserve lives our it’s vision to “restore the Kalahari to itself.” No more than 30 guests at a time can discover the beauty of this arid savannah, its diverse…

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Southern Africa: 4 Places You Need to Visit Now

Every safari we here at Rothschild Safaris design is fully customized for every client. The safari camp your neighbors loved in Botswana may not be right for you. How do we know? We’ve been there. At almost any given time, someone from our office is off inspecting new properties, meeting with guides, checking out the…

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Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa at Campi ya Kanzi!

Campi ya Kanzi is a unique destination. A place to have immense wilderness all to yourself. With just 16 guests and no other camps in the area, here you get a sense of how Hemingway must have felt in Africa nearly 100 years ago. Campi ya Kanzi, a truly unique ecotourism camp is located in…

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Conservation in Laikipia

At Rothschild Safaris, not only are we passionate about creating the world’s best luxury safari experiences in Africa and beyond but we as a company are driven by supporting conservation. Conserving Africa’s wild places, supporting the dedicated people who are doing this good work, and helping educate our travelers about conservation is what fulfills us….

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What is the “Awasi Experience” All About?

At Rothschild Safaris, we love discovering new destinations and experiences. Over the past few years, Chile has emerged as an fabulous adventure destination. And now, with luxury lodges that rival our favorite destinations in Africa – we’re thrilled to launch our newest South America itinerary – the Awasi Experience. Sure, Chile’s Atacama Desert and Patagonia…

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What you need to know about Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Nothing can quite prepare you for coming face to face with wild gorillas in Africa. While it certainly takes a little effort to reach gorillas in the wild, it’s well worth it. Not only is it an amazing experience, but trekking is a highly regulated experience that successfully supports the conservation of habitat and overall…

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What’s New in Maasai Mara Kenya

The African Safari – as we know it today – was born in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. All you need to do is watch Out of Africa to understand the heritage and history of this magical place. From the Great Wildebeest Migration to the awesome density of big cats, the Mara rarely disappoints. But these days,…

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Exclusive Look at Tarkuni South Africa

From the moment the Oppenheimer family took over the Tswalu Kalahari game reserve back in 1998 we knew it was going to be good. From the moment they opened doors, we’ve loved sending our clients to South Africa’s largest private game reserve. We love that the reserve is malaria-free, so perfect for families.  And with…

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Truly Experience Peru’s Inca Trail!

Perhaps you’ve heard friends and family talk about their experience traveling to Machu Picchu, home of the Incan Empire in the Peruvian highlands. The most iconic images of this ancient city are taken from the Gatekeepers hut looking over the entire ruins towards the mountain of Huayna Picchu at the opposite end of the city….

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New Bushtracks Express Luxury Train in Victoria Falls

If you love luxury train journeys, you are in luck. The new Bushtracks Express recently started regular service for their Victoria Falls Bridge Run, departing from Victoria Falls Station in Zimbabwe. We love this as an excellent way to experience the spectacular Victoria Falls! Your Luxury Train Journey This three hour journey begins at the…

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10 Ideas to Heat Up Your African Safari

Heading on safari with your lover? We’ve orchestrated some magical experiences for our  traveling couples over the years. With Valentines Day fast approaching, we wanted to share some of our greatest hits with you! We love customizing experiences for our clients, and love adding these special touches that make a Honeymoon or Anniversary trip most…

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Africa Honeymoon Itinerary

While we have a number of itineraries custom-designed for honeymooners in our archives as well as posted online, we’re always excited to see what some of our valued industry partners think is best. Today we’ve asked Emily over at Andrea Hugo Associates to share with us her idea of a perfect Africa honeymoon itinerary! Planning…

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Incredible Wildlife Sightings at Zarafa Camp

One of our favorite camps in Botswana, Zarafa, is as impressive as the people behind it – award-winning filmmakers Dereck & Beverly Joubert. This past Wednesday morning, guests there got to witness the Zibadianja wild dog pack killing an impala, followed by the Selinda lion pride walking right through camp the next morning. Thursday evening brought…

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Photo Safaris: Good With or Without Your Camera

Click. Click. Click. It is almost impossible to witness the beauty of the wilderness in Africa without being driven to preserve a piece of it on film.

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Safari Camp Named Best Luxury Safari Spa in Africa

Are you looking for a bit of luxury and relaxation after your day of viewing amazing wildlife on safari in Kenya?   Amani Spa at Mara Bushtops, one of our favorite camps, has just won the prestigious “Best Luxury Safari Spa in Africa” award from World Luxury Spa Awards.    The Amani Spa just opened…

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No Sleeping Bags Allowed: Tented Camps on Safari

Many people worry when they hear the word “tent” because they envision backpacking tents and “roughing it.” We interviewed travel designer Melanie Pahl to get the real scoop about tented accommodations. We’re talking about tented camps on African safari today, but before we start could you tell us what types of camps are available for people going…

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Botswana’s Abu Camp Announces Birth of New Elephant Calf!

Abu Camp, located in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, just shared some wonderful news with us — Kitimetse, a famed member of the Abu elephant herd, recently gave birth to her second calf.  This new calf, a female, was born at 1:39 a.m. on November 27, 2013 on the most incredible starry night, hence her being named…

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The Tusk Family Returns to Zambia’s Mfuwe Lodge!

It’s that time of year again when Zambia’s Mfuwe Lodge welcomes back its annual guests — the Tusk Family of elephants in search of ripe and juicy mangoes!  Like clockwork each year, the mangoes start falling and the elephants return to the lodge, eager to feast on the fresh fruit.  There’s one little catch, though…

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Photographic Safari at Tongabezi Safari Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream from Victoria Falls in captivating Zambia is the Tongabezi Luxury Safari Lodge.  The perfect place for respite during a photographic safari adventure to Africa, Tongabezi boasts luxury and exclusivity amidst breathtaking ambiance and second-to-none hospitality. Capture photos on your photographic safaris throughout the array of activities…

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A Photographic Safari To Include One of the “Hottest” Camps and Lodges of 2013

At Rothschild Safaris, we are very excited that we include in our photographic safaris some of the camps and lodges that just made the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List: 2013 World’s Best New Hotels & Spas! Congratulations to them all! Singita Mara River Tented Camp, Tanzania – We are big fans of all the Singita properties and…

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A New Camp for your next Botswana Safari!

A brand-new camp is being built in the Jao Concession of the Okavango Delta, Little Tubu offers an intimate and exclusive experience during any Botswana safari.

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MalaMala: Your next South Africa photographic safari

South Africa photographic safaris are “all about the wildlife!” When traveling on your next South Africa photographic safari, we recommend you consider visiting the MalaMala Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

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