Accommodation

 

Accomodation

 

The cottage in the forest gives the visitor a birds-eye view of this unique habitat.  The accommodation remains modest and private.  It is most suited to small self-catering parties who are interested in quality experiences.  They emphasize the importance of personalized attention.

All accommodation facilities are serviced daily.  Linen and firewood are provided.  In addition, each unit has a separate all-weather entrance road, spacious turning and parking area with exclusive privacy and safety.

Tree Top Cottage: (Sleeps 4)
Elevated on a raised wooden platform, constructed from wood and thatched, it is situated in the forest giving a splendid view from its spacious veranda. It has one large main bedroom with a double and single bed, a ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom. The open-plan dining/kitchen/living area provides space for up two additional beds, with a bedside lamp and shelf which although not private is quite cozy. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery for six people and includes a fridge/freezer and stove. There is also a private enclosed and grassed braai (barbeque) area. The cottage is supplied with electricity.

Maroela Tent: (2-bed unit):
A cabin tent on a raised wooden platform with en-suite shower/toilet facilities and a large spacious covered veranda and an excellent view of the river from behind the forest fringe. It is situated next to a large Maroela tree (hence the name) and has a large enclosed grassed braai (barbeque) and washing area.  There is a large parking and turning area, partially enclosed. There is no electricity but battery lamps are provided.

Combretum Tent: (4-bed unit):
A cabin tent on a raised cement base with a covered veranda. The shower/toilet facility is not en-suite but close by and there is a braai (barbeque) and washing area. This tent is situated under a large Combretum colonum tree with dense shade. The whole unit with large parking areas is enclosed with a reed and pole fence, offering a good view of the Angolan floodplains. There is no electricity but battery lamps are provided.

Manketti Tent: (3-bed unit):
A cabin tent on a raised wooden platform with a veranda offering a good view of the Angolan floodplains. Shower facilities en suite.  It has its own grassed and enclosed braai (barbeque) and washing area with a partially enclosed large parking and turning area for vehicles. There is no electricity but battery lamps are provided.

Ushivi Tent: (4-bed unit):
A cabin tent on a cement base, near the main complex with a large, shady, very spacious reed-fence enclosed area giving absolute privacy, but unfortunately no view. A braai (barbeque) area with outside lighting and a fully equipped kitchen, with crockery and cutlery for up to eight people, a fridge/freezer and stove. It has double ablution facilities within the enclosed area, electricity, lights and a plug point.
This unit has an adjoining Guide’s Nook with a shaded raised block for a tent and an electrical plug point.

Camping:
At Strychnos Campsite, there are six spacious and privatized sites each enclosed with a reed fence and served by a centralized double ablution block on a raised wooden platform with washing facilities and a roofed area with electrical plug points and lighting.   Each site has a built-up fireplace with wood, adjustable braai-grid, a water tap and also a raised platform for tents.  Exclusive camping is available at either Ushivi or Combretum tents, (when unoccupied), which have outside ablution facilities.