Villas, Camps & Lodges of Africa

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.

BOTSWANA

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE

Selinda Reserve, Northern Botswana

On the banks of Zibadianja Lagoon, 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.

What To Do At Zarafa:

*Evening game viewing in search of leopard & lion
*Walking safaris
*Cruising on the Zibadianja Lagoon
*Open-air gymnasium
*Explore Selinda Private Reserve
*Incredible wildfowl viewing in the heart of the Okavango Delta

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SANCTUARY CHIEF'S CAMP

Okanvango Delta, Botswana

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.

What To Do At Sanctuary Chief’s Camp:

*Traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions
*Daily game drives
*Lion, antelope, zebra, buffalo & rare sightings of wild dog
*Scenic helicopter flights
*Spa & fitness center on site
*Private house-keeper, waiter, guide & vehicle

TANZANIA

serengeti house

 Grumeti Reserve, Tanzania

The Serengeti Plains expand from every outlook of the exceptional Serengeti House, offering voyeuristic perspectives of wildlife at its most natural. With expertly prepared cuisine, a 25-meter pool, fitness suite and four self-contained suites, Serengeti House presents as an elite hotel, yet with an intoxicating intimacy with its natural surroundings and expertly guided safaris across the expansive plains. An expertly-balanced unity of privacy and attentiveness.

What To Do At Serengeti House:

*Enjoy a home from home experience with a larger family group
*Game drives throughout the 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserve
*Pool, gymnasium, tennis court, massage & full media suite
*Community visits
*Guided safari walks
*Witness the Singita Grumeti Fund anti-poaching work

Serengeti House Grumeti Reserve
Entamanu Private Camp

entamanu private camp

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Poised delicately upon the brink of the imposing Ngorongoro Crater, few places offer such captivating views of Africa from every window. This charmingly sustainable private camp has been impeccably crafted to offer superb luxury and comfort without compromising the surrounding environment. Combining aspects of rustic cabin and luxury safari camp, Entamanu is at once comfortably homely and impeccably appointed.

What To Do At Entamanu Private Camp:

*Ngorongoro Highland walks with Massai scout
*Witness the expanse of the Ngorongro Crater on your doorstep
*Experience traditional Maasai culture
*Find rhino, flamingo & a rich wealth of wildlife
*Welcome the dawn over the crater

forest chem chem

Tarangire National Park

Exclusivity in a delightful blend of rustic charm and bespoke luxury, Forest Chem Chem brings the renowned Chem Chem mastery to a delightfully intimate old-world camp. This diminutive camp is exquisitely crafted to accommodate a large family or two smaller groups. Enjoy the crackling of your own private campfire and personal butler in a classical camp, embodying the iconic tented safari experience amidst an untouched private concession.

What To Do At Forest Chem Chem:

*Slow down, unwind & unplug
*Experience nocturnal Africa on a night drive
*Find the charm of classic colonial adventure
*Fall asleep under canvas to the sounds of the bush
*Sip sundowners on the edge of Lake Burunge
*View the magnificent big tuskers of Tarangire

Elephant Forest Chem Chem
Mila Tented Camp

mila tented camp

Mwiba Reserve, Tanzania

Imagine discovering a venue simply oozing contemporary chic and bespoke interior design, marrying natural linen and canvas with pale timbers and polished chrome. Nuances of Scandinavian design combine with luxurious warm-climate camping in untouched seclusion. Mila Tented Camp is amongst an elite handful of tented camps that provide an unfettered connection to the African wilderness without compromise for comfort or decadence.

What To Do At Mila Tented Camp:

*Take full-day photographic safaris for the perfect shot
*Enjoy a special meal immersed in nature
*Experience unique cultural activities
*View the vast reserve on a breathtaking helicopter flight
*Take a night in the wild on a fly-camp expedition

jabali private house

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

The beauty of Jabali Private House – other than its tranquil intimacy, impeccable design, innovative architecture and superb attention to detail – is that it offers all you could wish of your African Safari in one place. This exquisite private villa provides a pool and spa, personal staff including chef and butler, private vehicle driven by your own expert guide, and access to exceptional bushlands and game experiences. Lion, elephant, kudu and cheetah are in abundance, and wild dogs, leopard and jackal often sighted.

What To Do At Jabali Private House:

*Includes a private chef, guide and vehicle
*Learn how to track on a walking safari
*Discover an abundance of elephant & lion
*Lounge in the pool as you gaze across the grasslands
*Capture the perfect image on a photographic safari
*Unwind in the library or with a pampering massage

Jabali Private House

KENYA

Arijiju Laikipia Accommodation

Arijiju

Borana Lewa, Central Highlands

Arijiu is quite simply unique. Rough-hewn rock brickwork combines with a living grass roof to make this remarkable dwelling appear as if sculpted by nature herself. The rolling highlands of Kenya cascade to the horizon, bathing Arijiju in natural light and spectacular views. The venue also homes a wellness retreat, aspects of which, including health-conscious cuisine, yoga studio and fully-appointed gym, filter unobtrusively throughout the private dwelling.

What To Do At Arijiju:

*Enjoy a game of tennis or squash
*Take to the trails on a quad bike safari
*Or experience the 97,000-acre reserve on horseback
*Indulge in a pampering spa treatment
*Dine on a North-Africa-inspired, gourmet farm-to-fork menu
*Explore on a big game drive & search for the elusive black rhino

Lengishu Lodge

Laikipia Reserve, Kenya

Impeccably handcrafted from local materials, Lengishu draws inspiration from early colonial hunting lodges, themselves evoking classically British cottages. Yet in this new and luxurious guise, it is conservation and preservation that provide purpose. Nestled onto the hillsides of Laikipia Reserve, Lengishu provides exclusive access to some of Kenya’s most abundant natural surroundings. Lengishu is wonderfully designed to be at once comfortably homely yet, indulgently opulent.

What To Do At Lengishu Lodge:

*Explore Kenya’s newest & most successful rhino sanctuary
*Escape to a private lodge with up to 11 friends & family
*Take al fresco breakfasts or sundowners under an African sky
*Drift in the pool as you gaze across Borana Conservancy
*Spot the Big Five on an exclusive game drive
*Relax with a game of billiards or pétanque

Lengishu Lodge
Cottars Bush Villa

Cottar's Private Bush Villa

Olderkesi Hills,Maasai Mara

The Cottar’s brand has built a reputation for combining classical colonial charm with uncompromised luxury, and this is never better showcased than in its flagship private bush villa. Panoramic views across the Maasai Mara grace every room of this private game lodge, exquisitely crafted from indigenous and environmentally sustainable materials. Large, spacious guest rooms and social areas, an indulgent 25-meter pool and a private staff of housekeepers, chefs and guides complete this enchanting, quintessentially colonial villa.

What To Do At Cottar’s Bush Villa:

*Experience award-winning bush villa elegance
*Witness the greatest show on earth: The Great Migration
*Wake to panoramic views across the Mara
*Includes a dedicated staff of eight
*Have a sunset soak in a canvas bush bath
*Immerse in Maasai cultural experiences

Mara Plains Jahazi Suite

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Bordered by the Maasai Mara to the north and the Serengeti to the south, Olare Motorogi Private Conservancy is a tranquil haven abundant in wildlife. Within this sanctuary lies Jahazi Suite, an iconic family lodge resting in the low canopy, a luxurious treetop hide ideally suited for a family of four. Conscientiously crafted from recycled railway sleepers and sweeping canvas roofing, the wonderfully intimate Jahazi Suite incorporates ensuite facilities and private guide, whilst taking advantage of the host of services provided by the larger Mara Plains Camp.

What To Do At Mara Plains Jahazi Suite:

*Watch game amble by from your balcony
*Take meals in the canopy, served by a personal butler & chef
*Drift over the Mara in a hot-air balloon
*Capture the wildlife with free use of a professional camera
*View the highest population of big cats anywhere in Africa
*Includes personal game drive vehicle & guide

Mara Plains Jahazi Suite
Ol Jogi Private Conservancy

OL JOGI House

Ol Jogi Private Conservancy

Ol Jogi is, first and foremost, a bastion of private wildlife conservation. Within this natural sanctuary, Ol Jogi House provides exclusive, private accommodations for larger single parties. 11 opulent bedrooms reside within eight private cottages, sumptuous living areas gazing out across the lush and fertile landscapes. So abundant is the wildlife of Ol Jogi that you can witness many of Africa’s most iconic animals from the comfort of your cottage, with a secret underground passageway allowing you to witness wildlife at the venue’s watering hole in close yet completely safe proximity.

What To Do At Ol Jogi:

*100% of your investment used for conservation
*Observe veterinary & conservation efforts
*Take an underground tunnel to a game hide
*Relax over a game of pool, billiards or table tennis
*Build some heat in your personal gym and sauna
*A 58,000-acre Conservancy to just for you

The Sanctuary at Ol lentille

Ol Lentille Private Conservancy

Perched atop an escarpment above the plains of Kenya’s Laikipia region, this is a sanctuary in both name and nature. Embodying a ‘home-from-home’ atmosphere of relaxation and comfort, it is at once superbly crafted and appointed. Whether for several couples or a larger family, The Sanctuary is a haven from which to explore the renowned environs of Central Kenya. Laikipia provides exceptional game viewing, while also offering a rich and valuable connection to local communities.

What To Do At The Sanctuary:

*Observe the ancient Samburu ‘singing wells’ tradition
*Take to the trails by bicycle
*See the bush a little differently on a camelback safari
*Enjoy a motorized game drive, by 4×4, quad bike or helicopter
*Have dinner under the stars or a riverside picnic lunch
*Witness some of Kenya’s most iconic and endangered wildlife

The Sanctuary Ol Lentille
Segera Birds Nest Kenya

Segera

Laikipia, Central Kenya

Segera is an oasis of artisanal tranquility set amongst 50,000 acres of pristine reserve within Kenya’s Laikipia County. Several residences occupy the landscaped grounds of Segera, each crafted with distinctive African nuances and luxuriously classical bohemian flair. Dual occupancy garden villas encompass the property’s meandering pool, while three lodges offer families an intimate space to relax, unwind or gaze across the expansive surrounding grasslands.

What To Do At Segera:

*Gather wild honey with Segera’s resident apiarists 
*Take a walk with anti-poaching tracker dogs
*Add a touch of romance at Nay Palad Bird Nest (pictured)
*Indulge in an exquisite spa treatment
*Take a flight in the original ‘Out of Africa’ biplane
*Connect with local communities & schoolchildren

SOUTH AFRICA

Villa 1, Ellerman House

Bantry Bay, Cape Town

For the discerning guest, Villa One is a jewel of Africa’s Cape. Poised upon the clifftops of Cape Town, Villa One provides an exclusive staff, private spa and personal chef for up to ten guests. Expertly designed with contemporary minimalist styling, Villa One is equally as homely, reflecting the culture and landscapes of Africa. The terraces of this captivating property take in the expansive panoramas of the Cape, while the rear of the property gazes out towards the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

What To Do At Ellerman House:

*View a wide selection of some of South Africa’s finest art
*Have a wine tasting from a selection of over 7,500 bottles
*Experience exquisite gourmet cuisine
*Immerse in an array of boutique spa treatments
*Dive for diamonds or fly to Antarctica for a day
*Full concierge service

Ellerman House, South Africa
Cheetah Plains Sabi Sands

Cheetah plains

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

On the banks of a private waterhole frequented by the regional fauna, Cheetah Sands is a small collection of intimate contemporary villas, considerately arranged to offer privacy whilst gaining the benefits of a larger venue. The multi-award-winning destination has been established with an acute attention to sustainability without compromising lavish refinement. Each villa provides a formal lounge and dining area, private pool and sumptuous suites for up to eight guests.

What To Do At Cheetah Plains:

*Electric 4x4s will take you on twice-daily game drives 
*Complimentary camera equipment gives you the perfect shot
*Dine in the wild with an alfresco bushveld brunch
*Explore the trails on an accompanied walking safari
*Children will love the educational & fun Cubs Club 
*See how Cheetah Plains contributes to local communities

AFRICA HOUSE, ROYAL MALEWANE

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

In many regards, Kruger National Park offers the very epitome of the African Safari experience. Within this resplendent landscape lies Royal Malewane and their flagship Africa House. This luxury safari villa exudes the classical characteristics of a colonial game lodge while providing every contemporary luxury convenience you could wish for. In addition to this impeccable family residence, Royal Malewane boasts Africa’s most experienced and qualified guiding team, assuring you and your fellow guests the very finest game watching.

What To Do At Africa House:

*Escape to the perfect honeymoon retreat
*Take advantage of expert guides & trackers
*Get professional guidance on a photographic safari
*Learn about ecology & conservation
*Drift on a cruise through the Blyde River Canyon
*Be pampered at the award-winning Royal Malewane Bush Spa

Africa House Safari Lodge Luxury Kruger Park
Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Villa 2, Hog Hollow

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Combining lush forests and breathtaking coastline, the Garden Route is a stunning region of South Africa, and it is here that you will find Hog Hollow. Incorporating two properties, it provides a communal restaurant, but exclusive privacy for all other activities. Villa 2 is set apart from the main lodge, giving you an intimate contemporary home with private pool and inspirational views across the Tsitsikamma Mountains. An exquisite venue for an elder family or several couples.

What To Do At Hog Hollow:

*Take a gastronomic excursion on horseback
*Stand-up paddle down the tranquil Keurbooms River
*…or a more sedate champagne cruise!
*Venture to Plettenberg Bay for a dip or whale watching trip
*Explore the rich landscapes & forests of the Garden Route 
*Tee off at the nearby Goose Valley Golf Club

La Residence

Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands

Inspired by classical French bourgeoisie, La Residence combines Louis XV nuances with expansive panoramas of the breathtaking Cape Winelands. This extensive property exudes indulgence in every sense, from its sumptuous furnishings to its award-winning cuisine. A gastronomist’s image of perfection, La Residence is one of Africa’s premier culinary destinations. Wander the extensive vineyards, indulge in a luxuriant spa or lose yourself in the impeccably manicured gardens.

What To Do At La Residence:

*Learn about & sample the wonderful Cape vineyards
*Take afternoon tea on the lawn
*Treat the children to ‘Parents Night Out’, with homemade pizzas, popcorn & a movie
*Dine on some of South Africa’s finest cuisine
*Take a gastronomist’s food & wine tour

La Residence Cape Winelands
Grootbos South Africa

Villa 1, Grootbos

Grootbos Private Reserve, Gansbaai

This exquisitely contemporary accommodation has been considerately designed to take in the breathtaking expansive views across the veldt to the Western Cape. Accommodating a larger family group, Grootbos is a destination for discerning clientele, offering a private kitchen, gymnasium, pool and generous living areas that are at once comfortably homely while allowing seamless transition between the interior and the stunning landscapes beyond.

What To Do At Grootbos:

*Celebrate with close friends & family in this expansive villa
*Take a scenic cycle through the rolling landscapes
*Visit the abundant coastline for whale watching & more
*Discover the secrets & uses of fynbos & other local plants
*View the abundance of birdlife 
*Includes private pool, gym, cinema room, staff & guide

Obsidian

Clifton, Cape Town

A masterpiece of contemporary architecture, Clifton Obsidian embraces the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula. A short distance to the west of Cape Town, Obsidian cascades across five levels, culminating in two penthouse bedrooms seemingly elevating above the Atlantic Ocean far below. For larger parties or multi-generational families, Obsidian provides a luxuriously grandiose yet relaxingly comfortable foundation for further explorations of the South African coastal regions.

What To Do At Obsidian:

*Enjoy this six-star luxury villa with family & guests
*Gaze across the 12 Apostles & expansive Atlantic coastline
*Enjoy outdoor life with private BBQ & pool areas
*Spend a day in the wonderful diversity of Cape Town
*Ride the cable car to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain
*Take a wine tour in the Cape Winelands

Clifton Obsidian
Owners Villa Graff Estate Cape Winelands Stellenbosch South Africa

Owner's Villa, Graff Estate

Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands

The Stellenbosch vineyard has a reputation for impeccable quality, and Delaire Graff’s Owner’s Estate is fitting complement to such a distinguished reputation. Captivating views of the winelands flood through the expansive windows of this four-bedroom villa, offering tranquility, privacy and boundless luxury. Your private butler and personal chef will cater specifically to your needs, providing the finest fare sourced from this abundant region.

What To Do At Graf Estate:

*Bathe in the private pool, surrounded by majestic landscapes
*Browse Dalaire Graff’s extensive art collection
*Take an electric bicycle tour
*wander the expansive Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens
*Delight in gourmet meals prepared just for you
*Tour the region’s award-winning vineyards
*Includes private jacuzzi, gymnasium, gardens & wine cellar
*Complete with private chef, butler, housekeeping & concierge

RWANDA

NYUNGWE HOUSE FOREST SUITE

Nyungwe, Rwanda

Enveloped by verdant greenery, lush tea plantations cascading in each direction and the jungles of Rwanda towering upon the horizon, Nyungwe House’s Forest Suite is a divine family lodge. Two bedrooms for up to four guests accompany tastefully furnished living areas, the greater property also providing delicious dining and superb facilities. Perfect for exploring the rainforests of Nyungwe National Park and its resident chimpanzees.

What To Do At Nyungwe House:

*Venture into the rainforest to spot the native chimpanzees
*Rise into the canopy on a treetop bridge walk
*Practice local hunting skills including spear throwing & archery
*Take a spotlighting walk to discover the nocturnal residents
*Soar above the rainforest by helicopter
*Discover the secrets of a tea plantation

Nyungwe House
Gorllia's Nest, Virunga National Park

GORILLA’S NEST FOREST LODGE

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is a premier destination for witnessing wild mountain gorilla in their natural habitat, and few venues could accompany this adventure better than Gorilla’s Nest. Enveloped by the encroaching jungle in the lowlands of the enveloping range, Gorilla’s Nest comprises several lodges and suites, but Forest Lodge is our favorite. Luxuriously quaint, Forest Lodge is a wonderful cabin in the woods with all the comforts and trimmings of a premium hotel.

What To Do At Gorilla’s Nest:

*Join a traditional Rwandan drumming circle
*Relax & rejuvenate at the extensive spa
*Take an electric bicycle tour
*Find inner peace with an open-air yoga class
*Explore the forested foothills by bicycle
*Search for golden monkeys, hundred of bird species & more
*Visit the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park

ZIMBABWE

Little Ruckmoechi

Mana Pools National Park

Immersive, charming and wonderfully evocative, Little Ruckomechi places you in the embrace of nature without relinquishing a superb attention to detail. Three private canvas suites surround a central living area for dining, socializing, relaxing and viewing nature on your doorstep. On the banks of the Zambezi River, Little Ruckomechi provides the quintessential, authentic colonial experience in decadent comfort.

What To Do At Little Ruckomechi:

*Lounge on the expansive timber decks & watch nature stroll by
*Spot a vast array of vibrant birds
*Drift gently on the waterways surrounded by families of hippo
*Take a sunset cruise
*View game in extraordinary numbers on an abundant drive
*Learn the language of the bush on a guided walking safari

Little Ruckomechi, Mana Pools
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Malilangwe House

Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

The elegantly exclusive Malilangwe House is the perfect solution for larger families or groups wishing to explore the Zimbabwean wilderness. This artistically designed five-bedroom lodge provides wonderfully abundant accommodation for up to ten guests, with atmosphere, comfort and facilities enough to enjoy a more extended stay. The region, too, offers superb diversity, and the Mini Rangers program provides plenty of entertainment for young ones.

What To Do At Malilangwe House:

*Explore the region’s ancient rock art
*Venture out on an afternoon game drive, returning after sunset to witness the nocturnal activities
*Take a sundowner cruise across Malilangwe Dam
*Get the shot of a lifetime from the exclusive photographic hide
*Take a wildlife walk through the private reserve
*See even more wildlife at Gonarezhou National Park

Matetsi River House

Matetsi Private Reserve

On the banks of the Zambezi River, Matetsi River House offers unbridled serenity and privacy. With whispers of more traditional architectural nuances, this contemporary-styled lodge provides a multifaceted African experience. The river itself draws wildlife of many kinds, whilst a private 4×4 with expert guide and tracker are standing by to whisk you away on a game drive through the private reserve. With pool, activities and a complete private staff, Matetsi combines boutique accommodation with an organic setting in absolute seclusion.

What To Do At Matetsi River House:

*Watch life on the river from your private swimming pool
*Visit the breathtaking Victoria Falls
*Bungee or swing into the Victoria Falls gorge
*Enjoy a gentle sunset cruise on the Zambezi
*…or take to the tranquil waters in a canoe
*See all creatures great & small in the 135,000-acre reserve

Matetsi River House

ZAMBIA

Sindabezi Island

Sindabezi Island

Victoria Falls, Zambia

What could be more exquisitely intimate than your very own private island? Sindabezi is situated in the flood plains of the Upper Zambezi, immersed in its natural surroundings and providing a wonderful vantage point for exploring the waterways and observing the region’s wildlife. Traditionally-inspired timber chalets perch above the waters of the Upper Zambezi, giving you a sense of floating, as the river gently flows past. An iconic bush camp in a truly remarkable setting.

What To Do At Sindabezi:

*Watch the world awake on a sunrise boat cruise
*Explore the mighty Victoria Falls on a guided walk
*Ply the waters of the Zambezi on a rafting excursion
*Indulge in a picnic lunch on your very own private island
*Or take dinner at sunset on a floating sampan
*Simply enjoy the blissfully romantic tranquility

Sausage Tree Camp

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Imagine waking under canvas in absolute comfort, with the sounds of the African bush drifting upon the dawn light. The Lower Zambezi gently meanders by, the tranquility absolute. But for the canvas above your head, your suite could be that of any luxury hotel, but for the mesmerizing view that greets you as you wake, and through every moment of each exquisite day. Divinely romantic yet enjoyably social, Sausage Tree Camp is a wonderfully unique tented camp.

What To Do At Sausage Tree Camp:

*Enjoy sundowners overlooking the river from your private deck
*Fish for your dinner
*Meet the nocturnal inhabitants on a night game drive
*Amble along the banks of the Zambezi on a guided walk
*Drift silently on the river in a Canadian-style canoe
*Features private butler and wheelchair access

Sausage Tree Camp

NAMIBIA

The Nest @ Sossus

The Nest @ Sossus

Sossusvlei, Namibia

In such a profoundly unique landscape as Namibia’s Sossusvlei, it takes an equally unique property to make a notable impression; the Nest @ Sossus is precisely that. Sustainably modelled upon the elaborate nests of the sociable weaver bird, the Nest both poses a cool, womb-like cocoon in the arid landscape and seems to organically grow from that very same deep red earth. In extraordinary locations, it is only a truly iconic property that makes a lasting impression, and the Nest @ Sossus is simply unforgettable.

What To Do At The Nest:

*Witness the nocturnal activities of the nearby water hole
*Drift above the Sossusvlei in a hot-air balloon
*Scenic helicopter transfer included (weather permitting)
*Wander the remarkable landscapes of the Sossusvlei
*Take a game drive & enjoy a handcrafted picnic
*Complete with private guides, butler & gourmet chef

Onduli Ridge

Damaraland, Namibia

Rather than make a brash statement upon the Damaraland landscape, Onduli Ridge, completed in April 2021, instead blends symbiotically into the rugged boulders and undulating dunes. Both mimicking the hillsides and incorporating them into its design, where Onduli Lodge aims to make minimal impression externally, the interior is quite the opposite. Minimally chic, it allows the natural light and panoramic views to flow through it, a refined union of contemporary architecture and ancient geology.

What To Do At Onduli Ridge:

*Explore the landscapes on Solar e-bikes
*View spectacular rock art many thousands of years old
*Take a nature drive to discover the region’s inhabitants
*Set out on foot & learn about Damaraland’s ecosystems
*Track the local rhino & elephant populations
*Enjoy gourmet coffee & wood-fired pizzas under the stars

Onduli Ridge Namibia
Zannier Omaanda

Zannier Omaanda

Windhoek Region

Sister to Zannier’s Sonop camp, where Omaanda shares similar standards of luxury and guest service, it presents a distinctly different experience. Evoking the traditional clay and thatch buildings of the region’s Owambo people, the rustic stylings cease when you enter the sumptuous interior. Two spacious yet cozy bedrooms share a central lounge area and bathroom, while the venue provides a gastronomic restaurant, spa and infinity pool from which you can view the activity of a nearby water hole.

What To Do At Omaanda:

*Be pampered with regional botanicals in the on-site spa
*Sip on an ice-cold drink as you lounge by the 15m lap pool
*Track the region’s solitary rhinos
*Safari by 4×4 or on foot
*Fall asleep under a canopy of stars
*Enjoy sundowners poured just for you on the expansive plains

Zannier Sonop

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Harmonizing with the landscape in which it sits, Zannier’s Sonop camp nevertheless makes a resounding impression. Furnished in authentic 1920s colonial style, Sonop provides an iconic residence while allowing the ubiquitous Namibian scenery to enchant and bewitch. Elegant two-bedroom tents provide space for up to four adults and two smaller children, with a private bathroom and living area. Enjoy an exploration of the ranging plains and dunes, take in a yoga class, take to the trails on horseback or simply unwind by the pool and you gaze across the endless landscapes.

What To Do At Zannier Sonop:

*Experience the quintessential colonial tented camp
*Search for oryx & black-backed hyena in the NamibRand
*Take a horseback or cycling excursion
*Enjoy a movie at the outdoor cinema
*Take a morning game drive with champagne breakfast
*Observe the vibrant night sky as you have never seen it before

Zannier Hotels Sonop

MOROCCO

Dar Ahlam

Dar Ahlam

Ouarzazate, Morocco

Whispering inspiration of Moorish influences and traditional Moroccan architectural styles, Dar Ahlam proffers contemporary luxury with medieval nuances on the fringes of the Moroccan Desert. Swathed in date palms, Dar Ahlam’s Twin Garden Suite presents two bedrooms and private living spaces in the classic Tadelakt style. Classically refined, Dar Ahlam is a cool oasis from which to explore the expanse of the desert and Morocco’s bustling souks.

What To Do At Dar Ahlam:

*Fall asleep under the stars on a tented desert sleep-out
*Wander the gardens or lounge by the pool
*Enjoy a rooftop alfresco breakfast
*Explore the nearby towns & souks
*Ride by camel through the undulating desertscapes
*Indulge in authentic Moroccan cuisine in the expansive gardens

SEYCHELLES

ZIl Pasyon

Félicité, Seychelles

Welcome to your dream come true. Zil Pasyon is an architectural masterpiece, strikingly contemporary yet coalescing masterfully with the rugged Seychellois coastline. This ‘stealth architecture’ dissolves into the landscape without the slightest compromise of comfort and impeccable luxury. Grass terraces and expansive balconies project into the endless iridescent blue of the Indian Ocean while, despite having numerous villas, each dwelling feels exquisitely isolated and wonderfully private. Zil Pasyon also offers exceptional levels of sustainability and proactive environmental protection.

What To Do At Zil Pasyon:

*Observe the endearing protected turtle hatchery
*Venture to the tiny deserted surrounding islands
*Enjoy a sunset game of boules
*Dive into the crystal clear ocean & snorkel the reefs
*Drift the coastline by kayak or stand-up paddleboard
*Take a sunrise hike through rich jungles to a panoramic hilltop

Felicite Seychelles Zil Pasyon

MADAGASCAR

Miavana Madagascar

Miavana

Ankao, Madagascar

In an island paradise of unique and rare wildlife, Miavana is equally as inimitable as its fellow Madagascan residents. Swathed in a blanket of verdant natural surroundings, Miavana is at once a contrast in its luxurious contemporary elegance and a harmonious balance to its untouched coastal setting. Miavana is on the secluded island of Nosy Ankao, its 14 villas, each with personal butler, private pool and ocean frontage, range from one to three bedrooms accommodating couples, families and small groups.

What To Do At Miavana:

*Snorkel or scuba dive in the azure waters
*Kitesurf, stand-up paddleboard or waterski
*Observe creatures found nowhere else in the world
*Watch the migratory whales breach & splash
*Wander the carefully regenerated forests
*Enjoy breakfast on the impeccable white-sand beaches

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    We don’t own our own camps, villas or lodges, so you will never be ill-matched to properties simply to fulfil our property bookings. We work with many brands, as we believe every aspect of your trip should be a reflection of your preferences and budget
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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)