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19th June 2012 - Orient-Express’ luxurious Savute Elephant Camp and Khwai River Lodge in Northern Botswana are now wilder than ever before. New this month, each of the camp’s thatched tented residences has been transformed with the introduction of sliding glass doors, making it even easier to spot the abundant wildlife that roams nearby. 
Intimate in feel, Savute Elephant Camp in the heart of Chobe National Park and Khwai River Lodge in the Moremi Reserve, feature 12 and 15 tented residences respectively. The new glass doors mean that from the moment guest’s wake-up in the tents large, over-sized beds they are faced with an unhindered view of the rituals of Botswana’s animals. Alternatively, as dusk falls and whilst freshening up for dinner, the glass doors offer an unobstructed view of the Botswana sunset and the moon glistening in the Khwai River or Savute Channel.

Each camp is surrounded by very different types of wildlife making them the ideal twin centre Botswana experience (they can also be combined with Orient-Express’ third camp in Botswana, Eagle Island Camp in the Okavango Delta). Located on the banks of the newly flowing river, Savute Elephant Camp is home not only to elephants, but prides of lions, leopards and beautiful birds, while Khwai River Lodge sits by extensive floodplains attracting, cheetah, lions, leopards and raptors. 

Lazing sumptuously in private tents, guests are now also able to catch up on e-mails or surf the internet, as Wi-Fi has been installed in each tent. Personalised mini bars are stocked up with favourite tipples, and there are also decanters of port and sherry. Coffee and tea making facilities have also been introduced. Not forgetting the all-important air-conditioning - keeping the tents cool in the hot summers and toasty warm in the chilly winter mornings and evenings.  Little comforts like these go a long way to make guests cosy and at home in the Botswana wilderness. Not content with staying indoors? Each tent also features its own spacious private viewing deck from which guests can relax outdoors taking the wildlife in. 

Orient-Express aims to bring guests closer to wildlife during every part of their stay at the safari camps and in turn, from now on, game viewing vehicles will only carry a maximum of six people, so all guests now have window seats: a second unhindered window onto the wild.

Orient-Express offers six nights at one or a combination of the Botswana camps from $4,590 USD (approx £2,953) per person, based on two sharing. Price includes six nights accommodation at Orient-Express safari camps on a full board basis, safari activities, inter-camp transfers in a light aircraft, plus one night at either Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town or The Westcliff, Johannesburg. For further information or to make a booking please call the Orient-Express reservations team on 0845 077 2222 or visit www.orient-express.com 

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Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination's authentic culture.   The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities.   Today the Orient-Express brand embraces 46 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 23 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.  The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations and the ‘21’ Club, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants and watering holes.  www.orient-express.com

For further information, please contact Sara Mirza or Emily Wilson at Orient-Express on 0203 117 1376 or sara.mirza@orient-express.com, emily.wilson@orient-express.com 

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