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This Eco-Resort in Botswana is the Ultimate Safari Getaway

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The Okavango Delta in the southern African nation of Botswana (a country just north of South Africa for those whose geography is a little rusty) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its lush terrain attracts foreign tourists from across the globe. A new eco-resort, the Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, designed by London studio Michaelis Boyd Associates in collaboration with Nicholas Plewman Architects, caters to the design-savvy, money-flush safari-goer. Operated by hospitality company &beyond, the resort is constructed of biodegradable materials, including bent, laminated pine, which gives the structure its domed form, a reference to a local endangered animal called a pangolin (quite like armadillo), not to mention the cedar shingles cladding the timber-dome frame like scales. Each of the twelve very luxe suites is served with hot water via a system of tubes powered by a solar array and, overall, 70% of the lodge's energy is sustainably generated.

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge Combines Eco-design With Luxury Living in Botswana