Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique

A star bed, Nkwichi

Nkwichi Lodge hugs the eastern shore of Lake Niassa, the ninth largest freshwater lake in the world – 560 by 80 kilometers and up to 700 meters deep – and more commonly known as Lake Malawi outside Mozambique, which only has a small portion of the lake. With six chalets and two houses, each with […]

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Vamizi Island Lodge, Mozambique

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Vamizi Island is part of the idyllic Quirimbas Archipelago, in the far northern extreme of Mozambique. Opened in 2005, Vamizi Island Lodge is a collection of 13 one- or two-bedroom timber villas strung loosely along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on a slender coral island just off a remote coastline. With this being […]

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Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco

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Richard Branson’s fabulous retreat in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Tamadot, has 24 bedrooms and suites, including 6 luxury Berber tented suites. All are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques, as well as items from the vast collection that belonged to Luciano Tempo, Kasbah Tamadot’s former owner. As a renowned antiques dealer and interior […]

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Greg Carr and the Rebirth of Gorongosa

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In bygone eras, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was host to jet-setting international guests, royalty, and celebrities. But then came the country’s civil war, which lasted 17 years, finally ending in 1992. During that time 95 percent of the mammal population disappeared. The guerrilla fighters of Renamo, funded by apartheid South Africa, used Gorongosa as […]

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Micato Safaris

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On A World Different we have, until now, focused mostly on lodges and hotels and camps that make a difference to the world, but there are others in the travel industry that do it too. For instance, Micato Safaris, a company based in New York and specializing in luxury trips to Africa and India. Owned […]

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The Newest Big Five Country

One of the New Malawi Lions

Malawi is known for many things – a gorgeous swimmable lake, friendly people – but a big selection of wildlife is not one of them. Top of travelers’ safari lists this Central African country has never been. Until now, that is … or until August. That’s when it will become home to four lions, and […]

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Ibo Island Lodge, Mozambique

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The unforgettable Ibo Island Lodge lies just north of the mainland city of Pemba in pristine northern Mozambique, and the island is one of 27 that make up the breathtakingly beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago. Remote and untouched by commercial development, Ibo is one of the most fascinating, idyllic, and romantic islands – adjectives that easily apply […]

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Elephant Pepper Camp, Kenya

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Step back in time at Elephant Pepper Camp, a glorious tented camp hidden in a grove of giant ebony and elephant pepper trees overlooking the Masai Mara Plains. Modern comforts are set amidst hurricane lamps, and sumptuous meals served under a ceiling of stars. The camp is situated in the heart of the protected Mara […]

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Rekero, Kenya

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Rekero is a seasonal luxury camp under canvas with nine tents and is located in a part of the Maasai Mara Conservation Area known as Ol Chorro Losoit, close to the confluence of the Talek and Mara rivers.  This area represents an important animal corridor and, combined with the surrounding lands making up the Mara […]

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Back on Track in Gabon

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The departure of Africa’s Eden from Gabon last year was sad news for the country, as we reported here. A problem over plane connections into its lodges at Loango and elsewhere caused the Belgian-based company to suspend business. Africa’s Eden was largely – if not entirely – responsible for Gabon’s rise in the last decade […]

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