An hour by light aircraft southeast of the desert outpost of Maun, the vast Makgadikgadi salt pans cover an area larger than Switzerland. Jack’s Camp is located on a low island at the edge of the pans. It is a place of silence and emptiness, overseen by the immense and cloudless Kalahari sky. Jack’s was founded [...]
Susan White Mathis, a native of Atlanta, had long been in search of a place to build an African retreat, and after an extensive search, she settled on Madikwe Game Reserve, a 185,000-acre tract of arid bushveld located an hour by light aircraft northwest of Johannesburg. Enclosed by a 95-mile fence, it is home to [...]
Following in the footsteps of Andrew Harper and the February 2012 Hideaway Report, a special luxury safari issue, we have compiled a packing guide suited for a similar journey.
This year, Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta experienced the most favorable water conditions in recent history, according to Michael Gregurich of Sanctuary Retreats. The entire area has transformed into an Eden bursting with life. Ordinarily, mokoro (dugout canoe) safaris become more limited after October, when the floodwaters traditionally recede from the smaller channels. In this exceptional [...]
Serengeti Migration, Tanzania It may be a cliche of Sunday night television, but the Great Migration remains the most stupendous wildlife show on earth. I first visited the Serengeti in the early 1980s. The Kenyans and the Tanzanians were in the midst of a political disagreement, and the international border was closed. In those days, [...]