E-NEWS | MAR 18 | Africa's dusty luxury and eccentric glamour
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Africa's dusty luxury and eccentric glamour
Join Us | 21 March 2018 at 6pm | Woollahra

When it comes to safari royalty, Natural Selection, a safari outfitter of impressive heritage, wears the crown. Founders include Chris McIntyre of the original Wilderness Safaris, internationally acclaimed photographer Colin Bell and son of a legendary crocodile hunter, Ralph Bousfield. To say the Natural Selection team have pedigree is an understatement.

Natural Selection’s impressive arsenal of camps and lodges ooze character. From the dusty elegance of San Camp and the eccentric glamour of Jack’s Camp to the rugged mobile camps and the luxurious Sable Alley, all bear the hallmarks of a special breed of safari with all the trimmings. Think copper lanterns, Moroccan rugs, gin & tonics at sunset and the most passionate guides in the business. But that’s not all. The team are also committed to conservation with 30% of profits channelled straight back into environmental and community programmes.

As you can imagine the ‘original’ generation of safari pioneers is not getting any younger but the lineage continues and the new generation is rising to take the baton. The charming Kyle McIntyre (son of Chris), who is every inch as mad as his forefathers, will be joining us in Woollahra on 21st March to share the latest news from the bush, his current conservation endeavours and stories of his unusual childhood in the African wilderness.

Join us for what promises to be a highly entertaining evening of dusty luxury, eclectic style and scarcely believable anecdotes. The gin and tonics are on ice...


 
JOIN US
124 A Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW
Wednesday 21 March 2018
6:00pm
 
Safaris of Character
With Kyle McIntyre of Natural Selection
 
 
A natural selection...
 
   
 
Jack's Camp
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
 
Founded by explorer Jack Bousfield in the 1960s, this is one of the most legendary and iconic camps in Southern Africa - an oasis of style and old-world glamour in a landscape of savage beauty.
 
Hyena Pan
Khwai Private Reserve
 
Looking directly over a watery lagoon, here you can open your tent flaps to see elephants trumpeting, splashing and snorting in the lily-filled waters below. Wildlife encounters and photography are unmatched!
 
Camp Kalahari
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
 
The laid back sibling of Jack’s and San Camp, Camp Kalahari is your authentic bush adventure base – quad biking, meerkats, walking with the Zu’/hoasi bushmen and an otherworldly landscape beckon…
 
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San Camp
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
 
Billowing white tents shaded by desert palms and surrounded by a thousand acres of shimmering, sparkling nothingness. This is elegance and luxury combined with the magic of minimalism and the silence of solitude.
 
Mobile Safaris
With the wind!
 
Safari in true 1920’s style with canvas tents, bucket showers & paraffin lanterns plus gourmet cuisine, four posters beds and obligatory G&Ts! Reach the remotest corners of Botswana’s pristine ecosystems with the best guides in the business.
 
Sable Alley
Khwai Private Reserve
 
Newly opened in 2017! A luxurious but highly sustainable camp where all proceeds go straight back into Khwai Village community projects. Located on the banks of a lily-covered lagoon, the game is spectacular and the skybeds are magical!
 
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As featured in Vogue: Meno a Kwena
 
 

Inside the romantic safari camp where Harry took Meghan Markle...

Maun, Botswana is a tiny outpost of a town halfway between the lush Okavango Delta and the bone-dry Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and arriving there is like stepping back in time. Most Air Botswana planes still have old school propellers. As soon as you drive out of town and across the dusty roads of Botswana, you are transported to a quieter Africa of days past. You won’t see many tour buses or backpackers here. Instead, you’ll just see bush as far as the eye can see.It’s an epic setting, and one that played a small yet pivotal part in the world’s most talked-about love story of the moment: HRH Prince Harry brought Meghan Markle here for her birthday last August...  

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