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Safari Boat

A unique hospitality concept where guests get to view game from the unique vantage point of their private, floating luxury suite. The “safari boat” is designed to meander along remote channels or float gracefully on the Zambezi allowing close-up game viewing, or leisurely exploration of the river.

  The design concept was to go beyond what one would typically find on a river cruiser and create a private luxury suite on water kitted out with all the space and amenities a guest would expect to find in a 5 Star safari lodge on land.

  Apart from the obvious intention of framing the outside vistas, we have provided large frameless glass windows and a retractable bathroom wall. This means by day the rooms are bathed in natural light and at night a canopy of stars can be viewed while lying in the bath. The lines of the craft and the design inside and out are deliberately contemporary, yet we purposely introduced classic nautical detailing and cues to an age of exploration, this to provide a layer of nostalgia and moody drama. The experience has the glamour of a Hollywood set with rich panelled wood, expansive glass, cut crystal, chrome, linen and leather combined with intimate visual exposure to animals, stars, water sunsets and....well.......Africa.

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Throughout Africa

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40 Sqm

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