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Where did 2019 go? But before the year draws to an end, we have some exciting news on Mowani and Camp Kipwe renovations, Robin Pope Safaris specialist safaris, more Machaba Camps opening in 2020 and much more…

Robin Pope Safaris – Last Chance to join Photographic Personality David Roger on Safari

Zambian zoom:

Join David Rogers Photographic for a magic workshop. David, a well-known wildlife photographer and author of several books, leads the safari in partnership with Robin Pope Safaris

Why join?

  • Dave will accompany the safari
  • Showcasing how to work with Adobe Lightroom.
  • Focus on wildlife, landscapes, macro work and people.
  • 8 days
  • Departure 14 Feb 2020
  • Rate per person sharing and is $5402 excluding Long-haul flights

For further information please contact or

Robin Pope Safari launches African Parks Itinerary

Robin Pope Safaris has finally managed to get the green light from African Parks and can release the safari focused on their work in Liwonde & Majete in Malawi.

Itinerary: Mkulumadzi 3 nights, Majete Wildlife Reserve and Kuthengo Camp 3 nights, Liwonde National Park.

Rates: from US$ 3191 per person rack – includes a donation to African Parks.

Includes Transfers starting Blantyre & ending Lilongwe; accommodation; full board; local drinks; safari activities and laundry.

Excludes: Visas and items of a personal nature

Scheduled set departure: 28 March 2020.

Note: The safari is based on minimum 4, maximum 6 guests.

This coincides with one of the largest international black rhino translocations to date.

WWF South Africa, African Parks, Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have successfully moved 17 black rhinos from South Africa to Liwonde National Park in Malawi.

The 17 rhinos destined for Malawi were captured in KwaZulu-Natal and quarantined for six weeks before being flown from Durban to Lilongwe. From Lilongwe, they were then driven to their new home, Liwonde National Park, where they were released on Tuesday 12 November and are settling in well.

Come and enjoy this safari based on the excellent work of African Parks.

For further information please contact or

Garonga’s Closure Dates

 Just as a reminder in case you missed the new closure times for Garonga:

Garonga Safari Camp will be closed March 2020 and March 2021,

Little Garonga will be closed 25 May to 20 June 2020 and 1 June to 30 June 2021.

Upgrades and renovations for Mowani and Kipwe

 Mowani & Kipwe will be undergoing a few renovations in the new year . You and your clients can look forward to some new and exciting add-ons to the already amazing camps. Some of the features that will be improved will include the kitchen, additional lounging space around the pool, improvements to the staff living quarters, adding another guest room and adding a plunge pool to some of the suites. Kipwe’s geysers will all be solar powered by the end of the upgrades and also looking at adding wifi for the rooms. These are just to mention a few. So a lot to look forward to. Watch the space, we will keep you posted on this.

Machaba Safaris to open Ingwe Pan in May 2020

We are extremely proud to announce the opening of Machaba Safaris ‘ latest camp in Mana Pools National park, namely Ingwe Pan. Camp construction is well underway and Ingwe Pan will open on the 1st May 2020 to coincide with the beginning of the Mana pools season.

The camp is situated amongst a string of pans a few kilometres inland from the Zambezi River, offering guests the opportunity to both walk and drive the incredible Mana Pools floodplain and adjacent Wilderness Area. Game-viewing with night sounds, whilst seated on the edge of the pan, is the perfect end to the day.

This awaits your guests:

  • 8 spacious and airy tents
  • nestled beneath a grove of ebony trees
  • Less busy wilderness area than the floodplain
  • quiet walks along the Chiruwe riverbed and between the pans.
  • perfect for a stand-alone Mana Pools safari or combined with one or more of the Machaba camps in Hwange, Chobe and the Okavango.

The booking sheets are open, please check online for availability or contact Wendy and her dream team:


I want to be salad at Wolwedans…

 The new extension t the Wolwedans current organic garden is aimed to extend the supply of fresh and home-grown vegetables and fruit. Wolwedans, continuously surprise us with all their innovations and improvements to make sure their impact on the environment is as low as possible. Well done to them!


Christmas and Winter blues? Ant´s Collection can help!

Once the festive cheer is over and kids are back at school, you might want to take a quick break again to recover and The Ant Collection still has availability from after New Year until mid-March 2020. Contact Ant`s Collection now to book your new year getaway.


Sabela Africa News

As the year draws to an end, I would like to thank our partners for their ongoing trust and support in the marketing work we do in Europe. Their vision and dedication to the wonderful lodges and camps each one of them runs in Southern Africa, are the driving force for our passion throughout the year. The same appreciation goes to the team that has backed me day and night whilst on the road.

If we did not manage to see each other during the year, ITB is around the corner. Please look out for our ITB newsletter which will reach you within the next few days. If you want to secure a slot with either Robin Pope Safaris, Machaba Safaris, African Monarch Lodges, Wolwedans Collection or Classics Namibia already before you relax under the Christmas Tree, then please follow this link: Sabela Africa ITB time table

For any rates, images and information on our other partners please visit these links: Okahirongo, Swakopmund Guesthouse, Makakatana Bay Lodge, African Monarch Lodges, Onguma.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram  or visit our website

We wish all our partners and clients a Merry Christmas and we look forward to another year of working together in 2020!

Hella Göbel, Amelia van Rooyen and Roland Hoede


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