Originally published 3.January 2017.
Located within the savannah, west of the Okavango Delta you will find The Lodge at Feline Fields. Constructed using natural materials, 6, 1,000sq. ft. suites offer the guest a unique stay where outside is inside and you are at home within nature.
“The Lodge is the fulfilment of a long dream to create a pure and beautiful African safari lodge that will support the realisation of a much vaster project: the conservation of the majestic but vulnerable wilderness and wildlife of Africa.”
Feline Fields provides guests with excellent activities in the wilderness such as game drives, walking safaris, horse riding, and mountain biking to name but a few. The staff are Motswana and as a result know the landscape and the culture through and through. You’ll be hard pushed to find a more authentic experience. Amongst people that take pride in their lands and are eager to show you. The game drives take place through day and night and in open safari vehicles. When you return after an amazing trip out in the wilderness, relax in the resort’s Bush gym or in the pool. Complete with a wind down pampering in the spa.
Accommodation is special here and you’ll be able to relax in your own suite ensuring a sense of your very own savannah home. Decorated with custom made furniture and re-purposed furniture, the open air gives you a unique experience. There are 3 pool suites and 3 tented suites to choose from. All with sumptuous day bed areas, overlook the Kalahari landscape. In the evening’s treat yourself to a majestic ‘star gazing’ bath below the crystal clear Kalahari sky.
The resorts owners, Marjan Blom and Raphael Real del Sarte are passionate. They love to talk about the wildlife and scenery that makes Feline Fields so special. Their conservation and education efforts protect the environment for years to come. Tourism revenue ensures a sustainable economic model that’s low impact and low volume. Ensuring a better experience for guests and a viable program for the resort and the surrounding wildlife. In keeping with their vision the camp has also has solar power installed. Ensuring that their footprint on the land is ever low.
The Lodge has also recently launched (late 2017) a mobile luxury camp in Mababe Marshes, Khwai Community Concession. The safari starts under canvas with the familiarities of the lodge. Yet leaving no lasting trace of your visit on the landscape. The day will start with a cooked bush breakfast preparing you for a day of safari. With twice daily game drives you’ll be witnessing the world’s most impressive wildlife. There’s also an opportunity to visit the Okavango Delta by canoe. With the Khwai river providing life to the delta, terrific game viewing of leopard, elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra and hyena is on offer. Once two or three nights have passed guests return to the Lodge by helicopter. What better way to see the spectacular savannah than at Feline Fields.
PO Box 250039
The six night safari in Mababe Marshes starts from $6,750 (approximately £5,093) per person. This includes: two nights mobile camping in Khwai, four nights at The Lodge at Feline Fields, a transfer one-way by helicopter between Khwai and The Lodge, return road transfers, all activities including safari in Khwai and a bushmen experience at Kaure Bush Camp, all meals and drinks (excluding champagne and French wines), laundry service, VAT and a €30 donation to the Feline Fields Trust.