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PLACES WE LOVE: RWANDA
PLACES WE LOVE: RWANDA
Inside the New Kwitonda Lodge

The richness of Rwanda is multifaceted, and one cannot help but be inspired to celebrate its positivity, its progress, the authentic warm welcome of its people, the wealth of precious natural assets nestled in its endless hills… The team at Wildscapes Travel has spent countless happy hours designing custom adventures that incorporate all it has to offer; there is quite simply no way to return from Rwanda unchanged, and these are just the safari savants to make that happen for you. - John Banovich

Inside Singita's Serengeti House
Inside Singita's Serengeti House
Set along the gentle slopes of Tanzania’s Sasakwa Hill

Set along the gentle slopes of Tanzania’s Sasakwa Hill, deep in the heart of the private Grumeti Game Reserve, Singita Serengeti Househas been one of East Africa’s most sophisticated places to stay since first opening in 2012. Opulent yet seamlessly connected to the nature that surrounds it, the estate offers an exclusive safari experience unlike any other. And now, following an extensive renovation by longtime Singita collaborators and all around safari-design gurus Cécile & Boyd, the buy-out property is even better than before.

Reopened in October, the Serengeti House brings next-level privacy to Grumeti with exclusive-use amenities like an eat-in gourmet kitchen, media room, full gym, tennis pavilion, and tented spa suite. Throughout, the style is characteristically chic, with sun-bleached neutrals and earthy textures that echo the grassy plains, along with with local handcrafted artifacts and wildlife paintings by the American artist John Banovich. Four suites—two in the main house and two in the garden—feature such perks as outdoor showers and private terraces. And everything here is tailor made: The cuisine is crafted by a personal chef, the game drives are entirely private, and the freedom to roam—on foot, horseback, or Land Rover—is unparalleled.

What hasn’t changed, however, is Serengeti House’s spectacular location overlooking the Serengeti’s open plains, with access to more than 350,000 acres of savanna. The result—whether you’re on a game drive, bush walk, or merely soaking by the serene lap pool—is incredible sightings of the region’s diverse wildlife, which includes lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and wildebeests.

Victoria Falls - The Smoke That Thunders
Victoria Falls - The Smoke That Thunders

Victoria Falls is a famed must-see on any visit to Southern Africa. A waterfall of truly epic proportions, also known as “the smoke that thunders” – to this day Victoria Falls remains one of the most spectacular natural seven wonders of the world.

Whatever time of year you see the Falls, there’s no doubt you will be awe-struck, but visit between February and June in particular and you’ll witness first-hand how the Zambezi River fills from the rains in Northern Zambia and Angola, causing an enormous and powerful volume of water to flow over the Falls.

Victoria Falls Town is an amazing place to base yourself while you explore the area, offering travelers an incredible experience. From the breath-taking falls to the historical buildings and local food it is a truly immersive and remarkable experience. Victoria Falls is an adventure lovers dream, during the dryer months take a dip in Devil’s Pool right on the edge of the falls – not for the faint-hearted – or enjoy the year-round opportunities for bungee jumping, helicopter flights and white-water rafting.