Literary Safari

  • By Antiques-Art-Design Sydney


This November, Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. has partnered with one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith, to showcase his star character Mma Ramotswe’s Botswana.

A small group of guests will spend five days game-viewing and chatting with McCall Smith about the inspiration for his ‘No.1 Ladies Detective Agency’ series of books, discussing his memories and personal stories from beautiful Botswana.

Upon arrival at Maun Airport, guests will be met by an Orient-Express Safaris representative and transferred by shared light aircraft to Eagle Island Camp for three nights’ – the actual setting for McCall Smith’s new enchanting tale for children entitled “Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion”, as well as being the setting for his Mma Ramotswe detective novel “Double Comfort Safari Club”.

The latter half of the experience, in the company of Alexander McCall Smith, will be spent at Khwai River Lodge, which consists of fifteen luxury tents with shaded decks and unobstructed river views. Guests also have the opportunity to visit the Khwai River Village, meeting with the elders and learning about their struggles to sustain the age-old traditions of remote communities.

For more information see either Alexander McCall Smith and/or Orient Express

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