By Lauren Jade Hill
The latest luxury lodge to have opened in Botswana’s Kalahari, Feline Fields provides a sumptuous base within this extraordinary landscape of desert and plains. Now Feline Fields is going a step further by enabling guests to have exclusive-use of the entire lodge.
Affording the ultimate is privacy as well as complete flexibility, exclusive-use of the Kalahari hideaway gives guests an unrivalled experience of the lodge and its surrounding land.
Six standalone suites—luxury tented suites with outdoor bath tubs and two-story pool suites with upper viewing deck—provide ample space for up to 12 guests. The main lodge is then the heart of the property with an architectural design that opens it up to the natural surroundings. Here you can read in the lodge’s library, savor a drink in the bar, stargaze from the Boma’s bonfire and dine on European cuisine while looking out across the pool and wilderness beyond.
During a stay here each person is free to set their own schedule, enabling you to fit in a game of tennis on the court constructed of old termite mounds, cool off in the scenic lap pool or workout in the open-air bush gym. In addition to setting out on game drives, you can take a walking safari, explore the Kalahari on horseback or sand-bike and set out on a fly-camping trip with Bushmen and a guide to learn how people have survived in the desert here over thousands of years.
Exclusive use of the Lodge at Feline Fields costs $4,167 per person for five nights, based on a group of 12 people. This rate includes road transfers, meals and drinks, activities and additional services such as massage.