Villas, Camps & Lodges

The Rothschild Collection

Discover an expertly-curated portfolio of luxurious accommodations across the world, exclusively handpicked for you by Rothschild Safaris. Each venue has been chosen specifically from personal experience and to uphold the iconic quality and intimacy of our bespoke safari experiences.

A refined synthesis of decadent luxury, attentive service and warm familiarity combine to make the Rothschild Collection second to none, wherever you might travel across this wonderful, wide world.

LEORA:

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BOTSWANA

Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

DETAILS:

LOCATION: Northern Botswana
GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5
KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity
BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing
BEST SEASON: May-Sept
COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

 

Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

LOCATION: Northern Botswana

GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5

BEST SEASON: May-Sept

COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity

BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing

LEORA:

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AFRICA

Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

DETAILS:

LOCATION: Northern Botswana
GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5
KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity
BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing
BEST SEASON: May-Sept
COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

 

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE:

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

LOCATION: Northern Botswana

GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5

KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity

BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing

BEST SEASON: May-Sept

COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

LEORA:

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AFRICA

BOTSWANA
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

DETAILS:

LOCATION: Northern Botswana
GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5
KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity
BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing
BEST SEASON: May-Sept
COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

 

KENYA

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE:

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

LOCATION: Northern Botswana

GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5

KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity

BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing

BEST SEASON: May-Sept

COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

LEORA:

Original Layout – just for reference…

…and obviously, we won’t have these ugly purple text blocks!!!

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE:

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon in the Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Dhow Suite rests harmoniously within the untouched landscape. Evoking turn-of-the-century colonial decadence, the sweeping canvas canopy belies the sumptuous comfort within. Deep leather couches rest upon handwoven rugs, claw-footed copper baths offer unfettered views of the surrounding grasslands, and contemporary conveniences remain wonderfully elusive. Services include a personal chef, butler, vehicle and guide.

Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 6
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 4
Great Plains Zarafa Dhow 3

LOCATION: Northern Botswana

GUESTS: 2 couples / family of 5

KEY ASPECTS: privacy, exclusivity

BEST FOR:  Wildlife viewing

BEST SEASON: May-Sept

COMBINE WITH: Okavango Delta

Africa; Botswana; Okavango Delta; Sanctuary Chief's Camp
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Africa; Botswana; Okavango Delta; Sanctuary Chief's Camp

SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP:

Situated on its own island in the former hunting reserve of Chief Moremi, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp comprises a collection of spacious pavilions for couples or solo travelers and a private suite. The recently refurbished camp reflects traditional building methods without compromise of luxury, comfort, and modern amenities, including pool, gym and spa. The spectacular panoramic vistas of the Okavango Delta offer a continual connection to the abundance of wildlife and flora of these iconic flood plains.

LOCATION: Okavango Delta, Botswana

GUESTS: 10 pavillions / 6-person suite

KEY ASPECTS: ideal for larger parties

BEST FOR: Wildlife viewing, photography

BEST SEASON: May-Sept

COMBINE WITH: Victoria Falls

SOUTH AFRICA ESSENTIALS

South Africa is a hugely varied country, in the animals you might find in different regions, in its climate variances from north to south, in its landscapes and even in the seasons in which you should best experience it. Though your Travel Designer is sure to craft the perfect trip for you to take full advantage of South Africa, it is worth first considering exactly what you wish to experience. This will largely determine when might be the best time to visit and, of course, which regions might provide the best opportunities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG SHOULD I SPEND IN SOUTH AFRICA?

This will largely be determined by what you wish to experience. If wildlife is your primary quarry, then three to five days would suffice when combined with other countries. However, the variance of experience warrants 10 to 14 days if you are looking for a wealth of activities, sights and locations.

With the cosmopolitan excitement of Cape Town, the lush rolling hills and cuisine of the Cape Winelands, the abundance of fauna within Kruger and surrounding game reserves and the uniqueness of the Kalahari region, your extended vacation could easily be contained within South Africa.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

Again, this is dependent on the experiences you wish to enjoy. For game viewing, May to September is the optimal window for Kruger National Park to the northeast of South Africa. This is the dry season, the climate is far more pleasant and animals are in abundance.

These are, however, the cooler months, and on the southern cape, it can become quite fresh. If it is the country’s south that appeals, November to January is pleasantly warm, with the humpback whale migration also concluding in mid to late December.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ACCOMMODATION IN SOUTH AFRICA?

All your wishes, plus a little more. South Africa is renowned for exceptional, innovative, luxurious and highly professional accommodation. From the opulent hotels in the south to the divine safari lodges of the northeast, South African accommodation is invariably exceptional.

Tented camps are a little lacking, but the wonderful facilities and traditionally-inspired architecture of the lodges and villas more than compensates for the lack of canvas.

OTHER DETAILS:

Visas are required for most visitors and should be organized prior to arrival from your home country. Inoculations may be recommended and we suggest you contact your travel designer or a travel medicine specialist for advice.

International flights are convenient and accessible, with most flights arriving at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo airport. Internal flights and ground transport are then easily arranged to reach your destination.

Though many languages are spoken in South Africa, with Afrkiaans – a blended evolution of Dutch with a hint of German – as the country’s official language. However, English is widely spoken throughout South Africa and you should find little issue in communication wherever you travel.

The third wealthiest of Africa’s nations, South Africa offers a premium level in all it does, including accommodation, transportation, experiences and staffing. Guides are of exceptional standard, combining warm hospitality with deeply informative experience and professional service.

As mentioned numerously, South Africa is a culinary paradise. Wherever you go, whether on a food safari through the Stellenbosch or on an actual safari through the Kalahari or Kruger, you will be spoiled for choice. South Africans take great pride in this reputation and food of all kinds is crafted, prepared and served at an exceptional standard.

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARIS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Wow, wow, wow!! We are back in LA now, recovering from jet lag and still in shock and awe regarding our experience. From the moment we landed in South Africa to the moment we touched down in LA, our experience was seamless and amazing. 

- Amy Lundberg

We were thrilled with the trip. It was as good as or better than described at every turn. The prep, attention to detail, willingness to make changes and ensure we were ready and prepared was outstanding. Our Travel Designer was awesome! 

- Betsy Robertson

Choosing a safari expert is never easy given the choice and lists upon lists of "top suppliers"....but we made the BEST choice for us....why....because above all, Rothschild listened ....really listened to what we wanted to experience.

- Dawn Jacobs

It was a well organized trip. It was easy to get around since we were guided through all of our itinerary. Everyone was pleasant and very helpful. This is an excellent way to travel. Rothschild Safari did very well and brought a fantastic African experience to us.

- George Kowalski

My trip was beyond AMAZING! I truly enjoyed every moment. The itinerary allowed me to experience a variety of different activities all of which I enjoyed! When I originally thought of going to Africa I was just thinking of safaris. This trip opened my eyes (and my family/friend's) to so much more Africa has to offer.

- Jackie Smith

Trip was PERFECT!! Every single detail was planned out and the accommodations and people were wonderful. This trip exceeded all of our wildest expectations. Every place we stayed was just lovely and each each camp had a different vibe, which was really neat. Everyone we worked with was outstanding. 

Jamie Scarlett

On behalf of the Moravec’s and the Stone’s……thank you for arranging a trip of a lifetime. Every detail was accounted for and all the recommendations were perfect. It honestly could not have gone any better.

Joe Moravec

Meggan Woody and Kim Killick were extraordinary at crafting THE PERFECT safari for our family of 8. They both listened (actually 'read' my email) to EXACTLY what we wanted, within the budget that we needed, and miraculously pulled off miracles in obtaining the properties that we wanted! 

Kim Mather

Every aspect of my trip went according to plan and the plan Rothschild's help me to orchestrate was magnificent! I loved every lodge that I was blessed to be in! They were all very different yet all high end and very accommodating.

Lisa Anderson

It was the most exciting, scenic, inspiring trip we've ever taken. To say it was a trip of a lifetime doesn't begin to capture our experience. Pam Langhoff and the Rothschild team did an outstanding job of helping us plan this trip.

Mary & Rob Johannigman (& family)