Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Be one of the very first to experience this newly launched jungle paradise. Situated in the delightfully remote Bazaruto Archipelago, just off the East coast of Mozambique, eco-conscious luxury seekers will be thrilled to hear that the lodge is set within a protected marine conservation area. The pearl-white sandy beaches are mesmerising and the totally unspoiled coral reef with its abundance of marine life make for a diver’s wonderland.
Beautifully handcrafted cabins are elegantly appointed and each contain a large, luxurious four poster bed. En-suite bathrooms are de rigueur and offer charmingly simple interior decoration. The hand-painted tiles that adorn the external showers are just stunning.
Singita Ebony Lodge, South Africa
The much-anticipated re-launch of the 45,000-acre game reserve set within the magical Sabi Sand. Arguably boasting South Africa’s sleekest safari lodges, and located beside the Sabi Sand River, the reinvented luxury retreat provides just twelve suites, each with a private plunge pool and spacious exterior pavilion decks ideal for sipping a gin & tonic while contemplating the safari observations of the day, dining and relaxing.
Garish animal skin furnishings have been thoughtfully replaced with printed animal patterns in a distinct nod to the preservation and conservation of local endangered species. Large floor-to-ceiling sheets of glass have replaced original walls to allow ample daylight into the chic, contemporary internal spaces.
Angama Mara, Kenya
This newly launched luxury lodge, set in the heart of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa, brings a new dimension to high-design accommodation and guest services. The lodge’s revolutionary guest experience tailors each day’s dining, activity and relaxation offerings to the client’s personal requirements and preferences, rather than adhering to a set regime.
Each of the tented suites offers a 180 degree panorama of the Maasai Mara, and the wonders of mammal life, home to the Great Migration from July to October each year.
Singita Boulders Lodge, South Africa
Taking its name from the huge boulders on which it is positioned, this privately owned reserve is set within the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve. Sleek, spacious interiors merge effortlessly with the raw beauty of the African dessert. Vast floor-to-ceiling glass walls and expansive terraces and infinity pools promise guests unrivalled luxury miles from anywhere.
Just twelve beautifully designed suites, all with private plunge pools, are set within 45,000 acres and adjacent to the Kruger National Park. A library, infinity pool and extraordinary vistas across the dessert to gaze at the leopards, lions, rhinos and elephants complete this must-visit safari lodge.
Limalimo Lodge, Ethiopia
January 2016 will see the launch of a new luxury in a country which is slowly but surely shaking off its chequered past. Limalimo, an extraordinary ecological structure set in the UNESCO Simien Mountains National Park, will provide just 14 bedrooms, each hand built by local craftsmen and using reclaimed thatch, wood sourced from surrounding areas and with a strong emphasis on sustainable building techniques.
Flora and fauna enthusiasts have the ability to become part of the natural surroundings due to the remote setting. To enquire about the 'Uncover Ethiopia's Classic Northern Circuit" adventure, please contact your dedicated manager.
Whether seeking complete relaxation on a pearl-white sandy beach, or an all-encompassing cultural exploration, NINE's members should contact their dedicated concierge manager for inspiration and to plan their next travel experience.