The Lodge at Feline Fields launches new style of luxury mobile camp in Khwai Community Concession for 2018
The Lodge at Feline Fields, Botswana has announced a new luxury mobile camp in Mababe Marshes, Khwai Community Concession for a unique safari experience rich in wildlife sightings. Guests can then travel by helicopter to relax and unwind in the spectacular savannah setting at The Lodge at Feline Fields.
Begin this Botswanan adventure under canvas, the rare setting of the mobile camp exemplifies a community living in harmony with its natural surroundings. Guests rest in a luxurious mobile camp, leaving no lasting trace yet offering the finest levels of comfort and space with the warm Feline Fields team on hand, including a waiter, chef, cleaner and host. Inviting beds with fluffy duvets, a private ensuite bathroom with flushing toilet, copper basins and shower and a freshly cooked bush breakfast ensures guests are refreshed for a day of safari. Embark on twice daily game drives to witness some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife, explore the Okavango Delta by Mokoro canoe with a picnic in tow or venture to Chobe National Park known for its large herds of elephants. Being the only source of water for miles the Khwai River acts like a magnet for wildlife, all of which are drawn to drink from its source, making terrific game viewing including leopard, elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra, hyena, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe and hippo.
After two or three nights spent in the wilderness, be whisked by helicopter to The Lodge at Feline Fields just a forty-minute flight away. Landing in the middle of the remote, pristine Kalahari, The Lodge emerges like a mirage on the horizon.
After early mornings on safari, the schedule-free stay at The Lodge is the perfect respite. With just six suites, guests enjoy waking up to the fiery African sunrise. Game drives are conducted at flexible times throughout the day and night when possible in open safari vehicles. Guests can also head out into the Kalahari on foot or adapted sand-bike with an experienced guide to witness desert adapted species. At the Lodge, work out in Bush gym or with a game of tennis, before cooling off in the 25m lap pool or relaxing with a spa treatment in the open air. Fresh cuisine is served daily, inspired by the French influences of the Lodge’s owners.
For an insight into life on the savannah, guests can embark on a nature walk accompanied by the San Bushmen from Kaure Bush Camp to discover the secrets of the savannah, as well as observing their centuries’ old trance dance under the stars.
This six night safari starts from $6,750 (approximately £5,093) per person. This includes: two nights mobile camping in Khwai, four nights at The Lodge at Feline Fields, a transfer one-way by helicopter between Khwai and The Lodge, return road transfers, all activities including safari in Khwai and a bushmen experience at Kaure Bush Camp, all meals and drinks (excluding champagne and French wines), laundry service, VAT and a €30 donation to the Feline Fields Trust.
About The Feline Fields Trust
The Feline Fields Trust is a registered non-profit trust which aims to shape the future of conservation in Botswana. Recognising that the natural environment is under increasing pressure, the Trust aims to develop cutting-edge projects incorporating the needs of the local communities, governments, and wildlife and tourism ventures.
Feline Fields recognises the importance of conserving natural resources for future generations, to be achieved through twin pillars of research and education. This includes initiatives in local schools to promote careers in conservation and instil a sense of responsibility for the natural world, as well as securing tracts of land in wildlife management areas to ensure they will continue to be wildlife refuges for years to come.
Community relationships and care are crucial to the work of Feline Fields, with the Trust employing initiatives from providing vital resources, to transport for school children who would otherwise have to start each day with a 10km journey to their classroom. www.felinefields.com/conservation
About The Lodge at Feline Fields
The realisation of a dream by experienced travellers Marjan Blom and Raphael Real del Sarte, The Lodge at Feline Fields is located in a pristine wilderness deep in the Botswanan Kalahari Desert. This secluded six suite luxury lodge is designed to ensure minimal impact on its natural setting while offering the high level of comfort and indulgence expected from safari destinations in Botswana.
Part of the income generated from the Lodge is contributed towards funding the work of the Feline Fields Trust, ensuring that this low volume eco-tourism benefits the local environment and communities. Youth from the local communities are also able to spend time at the lodge, learning about careers in ecotourism and conservation.