Adventure: Rani Resorts' seasonal Lugenda Wilderness Camp in Northern Mozambique has opened for 2009. Lugenda Wilderness Camp is set in one of Africa's last wild places, only recently accessible to discerning safari enthusiasts.
Lugenda Wilderness Camp is located in the Niassa Reserve. Situated near the Tanzanian border, the Niassa Reserve is about twice the size of the Kruger National Park and has the greatest concentration of game in Mozambique that provides visitors with an experience of pure wilderness. Untouched and virtually unexplored, it is one of the last undiscovered areas of the African continent.
Intimate and understated, Lugenda Wilderness Camp offers guests every luxury during their stay in this unique and wild setting. The eight luxury tents are situated on the banks of the Lugenda River beneath towering fig trees. The tents have a solid substructure and blend beautifully into the natural surroundings whilst offering every modern comfort - from king-size beds to en-suite bathrooms with Victorian-style bath and shower, double basins, ceiling fans, personal safes and hairdryers.
Little has changed over hundreds of years and, while never densely populated, the region has been inhabited for thousands of years. Many of the communities living in the reserve rely on traditional skills such as fishing and honey gathering. The wildlife remains free and unfettered and the results of an aerial census in 2002 estimated over 12 000 elephant, 9 000 Sable Antelope and several thousand Cape Buffalo. Lichtenstein's Hartebeest, eland and zebra roam the plains and river valleys against a backdrop of towering inselbergs (or island mountains) that dominate the topography here.
Lugenda Wilderness Camp is part of Rani Resorts, the leading luxury resort brand in Mozambique, an emerging and unique Indian Ocean destination in Southern Africa. Rani Resorts' portfolio features a collection of beach escapes and safari operations all designed to the highest standards that capture the essence of Africa's inimitable magic. What sets Rani Resorts apart is the sheer untouched beauty of its island, beach, and wilderness locations combined with ultimate luxury.