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The Good News Sabela Africa August 2022

Chiwani is reaching for the Stars with Suites

My recent stay at Chiwani Safari Camps confirmed my love for Damaraland, its beautiful landscapes and for Chiwani. To top it all, I was spoilt with a stay in the brand new luxury Rhino Suite at Camp Kipwe. What a treat! Opening your own private “rock door” that leads you to your private section of the Kipwe hill.  We were embraced by an opulent lounge, with spacious sofas and coffee tables. The interiors were complemented by a mouth-watering selection of drinks in the mini bar only to be served in the most elegant selection of glasses. From the lounge you then enter the sophisticated bedroom, with a pure invite to lie down immediately.  The interior is so luxurious and the smallest attention to details wherever you look.

To sit on your private veranda and soak up endless vista with ancient boulders and golden grass is almost indescribable. Your private dip pool takes care of scorching summer temperatures.  What a bliss and what a spoil. A stay to be remembered and thank you to the very friendly Camp Kipwe team and Chiwani.

As Chiwani is reaching out for the stars, lets explain the variety of luxury rooms and suites available at Mowani and Camp Kipwe and their respective rates:

Camp Kipwe:

  • Kipwe Suite  N$6700 per person sharing
  • Luxury Suites N$9800 per person sharing


  • Luxury Room  N$4730 per person sharing
  • Mini Suite  N$ 5390 per person sharing
  • Mountain Suite N$8910 per person sharing

*please note above is based on low season and for 2023.

For an additional N$1000 per person per night you could change your stay into a fully inclusive package. If booked on the DBB rate the guests will have all drinks included such as soft drinks, coffees and alcohol, except imported spirits.

If booked on a 2- or 3-night Full Board & Activities package it will allow guests to have all meals, all activities and all drinks included, except imported spirits.

For ease or reference please also click here to access the rates and also updated images.

Take a minute to look at the stunning revamped website.

Robin Pope Website Revamp and Special offers

It seems a newfound spark is making the rounds as our partner Robin Pope Safaris has also been hard at work to update their website. Some smaller changes might still follow but in the meantime feel free to visit the new website.

Photographic Safari

Robin Pope is offering clients the chance to enjoy a photographic workshop while on safari in the renowned South Luangwa National Park with David Rogers Photography. David, a well-known wildlife photographer, author of several books and comes with a lot of expertise.

Choose between 2 available set departures:

Dates: 14 Oct 2022 or 15 March 2023
Itinerary: 6 or 7 nights between Nkwali and Nsefu Camp
Cost: from US$6067 rack pp
South Luangwa National Park has been featured over the years in a number of very impressive wildlife documentaries. It is no surprise though as the park is renowned for being one of the last wildlife sanctuaries so an obvious choice for every wildlife photographer.

RPS Safari Week Offer

Looking at last minute deals to Zambia or Malawi? Robin Pope Safaris has a limited discount offer available for rest of the year – bookings of 7 nights or more get to choose any of our camps in South Luangwa or Malawi (depending on availability) if booked within 30 days of travel. Here are the excellent savings:

  • RPS South Luangwa camps @ $595 rack & $475 rack pppn peak and shoulder season, respectively.
  • RPS Malawi camps @ $350 rack & $300 rack pppn peak and shoulder season, respectively.
  • Valid for new bookings for the rest of 2022 (Aug to Oct).
  • Your normal commission applies.

This is in addition to the long standing offers such as no single supplement, 2nd child free, and more. Download the consolidated list of offers here.

Remember the new long stay discount of 15% off accommodation for 7 or more nights in 2022! Applicable on all new bookings.

Please use this link also for updated country travel information as restrictions have eased and changes to visa requirements have been made for Malawi.

For any further info, rates or images please visit this link.

Machaba Kiri Camp now with mega picture material and surely a story for your own newsletter

In case you missed it: On the 1st of June Machaba Safaris opened Kiri Camp. This family friendly camp situated in the Delta offers a combination of both game drives and water activities. It is based on a private concession, and the activities will take you to some of the more remote areas in the delta. A motorboat ride during peak flood times or a quiet glide on a mokoro through the water lilies where wildlife can be viewed from water level height is part of the experience. The wildlife in the Kiri area is diverse and plentiful. Please visit this link to see the updated images for Kiri Camp. The opening special offer for Kiri is still valid until end October. The camp looks magnificent and seems to reach for the stars in the Delta. A new gem in the Machaba crown? Yet in true Machaba style, the authentic safari ambiance is the key element to their philosophy. 

Machaba Safaris at nearly half the rate?

In addition to long standing packages Machaba has on offer we would like to remind you of. The Green season (January to March) rates, are almost a 50% saving off the rest of the rates. Visit our rates page for more on this.

Honeymoon Special

A new special offer from Machaba is their Honeymoon special which is valid all year round and offers the bride a 50% discount on stays of 5 nights or more across the Machaba Safaris camps.

For any other info, rates or images please use the Machaba Safaris link.

Onguma making Progress at Camp Kala

It might still be looking like a building site for now however serious progress is being made at the site of the new Camp Kala. Due to open in November. The team has been keeping us informed with all the little details that will be going into the villas and main area and we can not wait for the end result. In true form of Onguma, Onguma is not holding back on any luxuries and making sure that guests will only experience the best of the best. Stay tuned for the big reveal.

For any other info or rates please use the Onguma link.

For any updates on our other partners please feel free to use the links below or visit their websites; African Monarch Lodges, Taranga Safari Lodge, Swakopmund Guesthouse, Otjimbondona.

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