Safari Style unveils Africa’s new generation of camps and lodges in a lavish volume of spectacular photographs. The book captures the astonishing settings and design ingenuity of the 21st-century safari destination–from the classic camps of Botswana to the indulgent resorts of South Africa and the inspired eco-designed camps of Rwanda.
Handpicked for their outstanding locations in wildlife enclaves, and for their distinctly regional architecture and interiors, these special properties represent the ultimate African encounter. Drawing on the early decades of the 20th-century tradition of safari, they have reinvigorated the experience with access to parts of Africa previously out of bounds, notably Rwanda, Namibia and Zimbabwe. These new camps and lodges reinvent the safari and represent a fresh approach to wildlife conservation involving local populations.
Melissa Biggs Bradley is a pioneer of luxury adventure travel, experiencing her first safari at the age of twelve. After graduating from Yale and Columbia, she worked as travel editor for Town & Country before launching Town & Country Travel. In 2007, she founded specialist travel company lndagare, which curates transforming travel experiences around the world.
Guido Taroni is a Milan-based interiors and fashion photographer and a regular contributor to AD, Town & Country, and Cabana. He began his career aged seventeen at the Sancassani Studio of Architectural and Interiors Photography in Milan, before working as assistant to his uncle, renowned photographer Giovanni Gastel.
After more than a year of travel deprivation, Safari Style draws the heart, mind and eye away from the relentless grim reality of the pandemic, sending us on a journey back to the manifold loveliness of Africa.
House & Garden
This is a smart and insightful look at some of the most exquisite properties on the continent, a joy for the armchair traveler and for those who are eager to get back out and explore the world.
Throughout Safari Style, elephants roam outside master bedroom windows, zebras traverse entryways and tasteful décor shines. All the while, a meditative stillness is preserved. The images taken across seven different countries capture destinations with three key features in mind: environmental conservation, local connections and architectural masterpiece.
It’s hard to choose what’s more compelling in this rich and transportive book: the wildlife photography or the evocative eco-camps that will definitely inspire decorating back home.
House & Home
When I shut my eyes and have a dream of travel, it is more often than not about a safari camp somewhere in Africa—big nature, wild animals, sundowners and conversations around a fire, and that inimitable feeling of being completely in the present which all that inspires. Melissa Biggs Bradley puts it this way in the first line of her new, richly photographic book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges of Africa: ‘Africa gets in your blood.’