Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Out of Africa....(Uganda)

Safari inspiration from the Pearl of Africa.....


Dream away with me and let the magical beauty of Mother Africa and the spirit of a safari capture your soul through this favorite disney song of mine...Enjoy :-))))

spent a couple of nights here at the Paraa Safari lodge.

We spend so much time indoors in winter that one needs a home in which they feel inspired.
I’m the kind of person that would decorate my house every different season of the year if i had a chance to. Unfortunately for me this rarely happens .... there is always something more important to do ...

I am therefore usually left to dream, dream & dream... i have to say though, once in a while i get to realise these dreams ...

One of the decor styles i have forever been in love with is the Safari Colonial decor style .
To me it represents the afroeuro essence ... A number of european accents combined with an african touch giving it all an exotic elegance ...

what better place would you pick your inspirations than a safari lodge in Africa?

spent a day here at the Chobe Safari Lodge.

On my last trip to Uganda i took hubby on a tour of one of the biggest National parks in the country .. The Murchisonfalls National park in the Northwest, & while there, we stayed a couple of nights at the Paraa Safari lodge. The safari d├ęcor of the lodge still reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie "The African Queen" (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). Click here to check out this lodge

We later on spent a day at the Chobe Safari Lodge before heading back to Kampala.
 The Chobe Safari Lodge is located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda's crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile's magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.
Chobe Safari Lodge offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. This area of Murchison Falls National Park is ideal for fishing, and will revive this newly refurbished lodge to become one of the best fishing destinations in Africa.
CNN Go votes Chobe Health club as 5th Best Gym With a View in the WORLD! (source:website of lodge)

Below are some of my impressions....  hope you find them as inspiring as i did. I fell instantly in love with the safari/colonial style of the interior decors at these lodges. It was truely a perfect blend of the "Afro meets Euro" style :-)))

welcome to the Chobe Safari Lodge with its breath taking view.....we really loved it out there :-)))

Reception at Chobe lodge

love the safari-colonial style

Look at those ostrich egg shells used as lampshades .... beautiful...

The zebra lounge
I love their choice of colours too!

outside checking out the tents......yes, these are camping tents :-)

love the traditional style added to these tents....
and the very modern interiors.....this is a perfect blend of Afro meets Euro :-))

Welcome to the Paraa Lodge....here we had a longer stay and got to see the animals
entrance into rooms

on a boat ride and see who we found basking in the sun........:-)

the waterfall was quite loud :-))

watch out :-))

what a sight.....he came really really close to our jeep :-))

a herd of buffalos

relaxing on our path so we had to make a stop......but it was such an overwhelming feeling having them that close

and suddenly the scrubs were moving and see who came out :-))

my hubby´s favorite of all.....The Happy Hippo he calls them :-)

it felt good coming back to the lodge after an early & long day with the animals ( my dressing table in the room) :-))

Hope you did enjoy exploring my home country with me. I wish you all a great weekend. Be good until we meet again :-))

click here for more photos of our adventures

from "Deutschland" with luv,


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