Friday, December 17, 2010

Developments and updates from Namibia Country Lodges

Developments in Khaudum:
The long-awaited developments in Khaudum National Park are in the final planning stages. The Khaudum North Complex consists of three Conservancies with whom NCL has a Joint Venture. The focus is to promote Tourism and create much needed employment within the Conservancies and to protect one of Namibia last wilderness areas. Renovation work on both existing campsites should kick off at the start of February 2011. The aim is to keep the nine campsites rustic to blend in with the natural wilderness area but to provide communal ablution facilities with hot and cold running water and flush toilets. Each site will have its own "braai" area and grid with a water point. Bonus - no electricity for the true nature lover!

Estimated completion is about end of April, weather permitting and provided the elephants don't pop in for a look and disrupt the work.
The second phase will be construction of both Sikereti and Khaudum luxury bush camps.
Both camps will have eight en-suite tented units on decks and one central main area.
The date of completion is difficult to estimate considering the challenging environment of the Khaudum, building logistics and strict environmental guidelines we need to adhere to while building.
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Namushasha Country Lodge:
Is enjoying tremendous success with most of their game drives. They are encountering large herds of elephant, buffalo and a variety of antelope species on a daily basis. It still remains a birders paradise though, especially with all the migrants returning with the rainy season.
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Auob Country Lodge:
Hosted their first dinner on the dunes under the Southern Cross. Guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the red Kalahari sand while feasting on wholesome farm style cooking. The venue even has a little corner allocated in case "nature calls" Stargazing, under the clear night skies, is a popular activity to round off the evening.
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Solitaire Country Lodge:
Camels Namibia has agreed to permanently base their six adult camels and two calves at Solitaire Country Lodge. Some guests find the camels amusing, while others dare to
take a short ride. Camels Namibia hopes to offer longer day rides, combined with a sleep-out option by early next year.
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge:
Renovated their bathrooms and painted the inside of all their rooms. They are systematically converting all their beds to ¾ beds with new mattresses and linen. New cotton duvets will replace the blankets. We should have new images
ready by February.
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