Safari Style Africa (Hardcover)
Safari: a Swahili word, from the Arabic safara, meaning journeyThe safari is not just a holiday; it's a spiritual and physical journey, offering an opportunity to recharge, reconnect, and escape from the cerebral and virtual into the real, instinctive world.
Africa is still the continent of wanderers, but the lodge has become a destination in itself, rather than a camp along the way. The new safari aesthetic fuses high-end design with traditional African craft to create highly original, courageous and soulful architecture and interiors. This careful attention to detail also serves to highlight the unique character of the environment – and the importance of preserving it.
Safari Style Africa explores the most spectacular of these lodges, each one encapsulating the spirit of place, of Africa itself and its many faces, and providing a gateway into the wild beauty of its setting.
About the Author
Anne Marie Mientjes is deputy editor of VISI magazine and coauthor of South: South African style in decor, with Karen Roos, acclaimed lifestyle designer and owner of Babylonstoren Farm Hotel. She is also interior designer for Agama Mara Safari lodge, designed by South African architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens.
Dook was born in Singapore and came to South Africa on vacation more than twenty-five years ago. He feels like he is still on it. His specialty was originally fashion but for the past fifteen years he has developed a bigger passion for shooting travel, portraits, food and lodges. He works for many local and international travel and decor magazines as well as private and corporate clients.
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