Thursday, January 21, 2010

If I won the lottery…



I would take my family on a photographic safari


to


Africa…Zambia to be exact...


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Luangwa Safari House to be even more exact.


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A private house

Rather than stay at a lodge or tented camp, you can now bring your family or friends to Zambia and rent a spacious designer house fully staffed with house manager, private chef and waiters…”

yes please.


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This beautiful abode has no straight walls…everything is undulating and curved…organic…built around giant

leadwood trees in the grand “great room”


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In this double-height main room, hand-painted fabrics from a local factory pair with furniture and lamps made by local Lusaka craftsman.

The home is overlooking a seasonal watering hole for elephants…

better than TV…so say I


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You can sit in the pool to watch them...

or off the eating pavillion that is set for each meal

look at those napkins!


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Upstairs…

four unique and private rooms


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…and bathrooms


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wanna join us?


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Visit the Luangwa House here

You know you want to.

50 comments:

My Castle in Spain said...

ah la la..! yes i'd join you there at once !
love love this living room and every detail..
the napkins folded in swan shape...exquisite!
and yes...TV not needed in such a place...
thank you for making me dream!!
:-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous place, Linda.

There is a young couple in our subdivision who do this, periodically. Not sure where they go or where they stay, but I've seen the amazing photos she has captured on these "safaris".

for the love of a house said...

When you win, will you take me too?!! Wow, that is an amazing place. Everything is so stunning and gorgeous! I want to sit in a pool and watch elephants! Oh, and to have someone bring you your wine... oh, wait I already have Dan for that:)!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Pat...it has been a dream since I was a little kid to do a photographic safari. These places are on Robin Cooks property...looks like he does safari well!

Lala...Oh I hear ya. They say it is perfect for families. I'm game if you are!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

...Dan can come too. More wine service ;)

becky at abbeystyle said...

Oh my, is this heaven or what? All the things I love--water, weathered wood, wine in glass stemware, sheers, white stucco, and napkin folding! What a way to escape our burned-out Florida gardens! Thanks for the eye candy!!!

Melissa said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

I am drooling over that copper tub. I love the walls, the staircase, the roof line, the whole bit. And to sit in the pool and watch the elephants... It just doesn't get much better than that!

Deborah said...

Yes I do!!! Unbelievable. When do we leave??? **happy smiles** Deb

Susan Erickson said...

Now THAT would be the holiday of a lifetime. Too gorgeous and exciting! I'm buying a lottery ticket later.

Lavender and Lilies said...

Can I go? I really want to go to Africa it's on my bucket list.

Linda Lou said...

Always wanted to go to Africa...what a treat it would be to experience the luxury in the midst of the wildness of what's beyond this place!

The Style Mansion said...

Ooh paradise! If I went there, I think I would be tempted to stay forever.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! It looks magical! Hope the Lottery comes through for you. :)

Splendid Willow said...

OMGosh, Linda! Do you need anyone to carry your bags?!

These images are amazing and I think they capture the atmosphere better than most any other pictures that I have seen. I must go back and look again. Wow. Wow.

OX, Mon

Linda said...

WOW...looks like an AWESOME DREAM TRIP!! Hope your dream comes true:)

Blessings,
Linda

Chris said...

The timing of this post is impecable. I've been begging my husband to go on a trip to Africa, and his "third world" paranoia makes me think we'll never get there. I'll have to show him these pictures for sure!

Farmgirl Paints said...

NEVER had the desire to go to Africa in my life...until now! Thank you for sharing that piece of heaven...just amazing:)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Doesn't heaven look a little like this!!?

Sharon said...

Yup, no TV, we're agreed on that. Magnifique...

Jane said...

Such a beautiful place! This would be a wonderful place to visit...

That handpainted fabric is gorgeous!
I'd love some of that for my home.

Jane (artfully graced)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I truly feels like another world to me!

Shana said...

Lovely post.. I really like the phrase "photographic safari", and the use of origami in that table setting!

sinnlighet said...

my dream personified

agneta

nameisgrace said...

what an amazing post! thank you for taking me to a far away land. Now back to reality for me:( haha.

nameisgrace said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for stopping by my blog!!

erin said...

thanks for the virtual safari today!! when i was little, i wanted to travel to africa on safari, but more like "out of africa" (the movie)...now that i am older, i could soooo see myself at a resort like that one!! just gorgeous!
erin

anita said...

oh yeah, sugar daddy!

theres better odds this route than lottery, wink wink

De Novo Concepts said...

Oh wow, how nice would that be!
The house looks amazing.

Centsational Girl said...

I would absolutely LOVE to visit that exotic tree house. My kids would NEVER want to leave. How marvelous ! Thanks for the link. Will be bookmarking under "dream vacations."

Kate

Karen Deborah said...

Why luvins I thought you'd neva ask! I'm packin.

ABSOLUELY GORGEOUS! I relaxed just looking at the pictures. What am amazing place. You are a travel agent for the rich and famous aren't you?

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh ... I want to teleport myself there right now!!!
My favorite trip (twenty years ago or so) was to Kenya on Safari. It was amazing ... beautiful... awe inspiring. It didn't quite look like this though! I am in!

Seagrass Interiors said...

Check out those napkins! That must mean I'm detail-oriented if THAT"S what I picked out of all that! ha! Those pictures are absolutely stunning!

donna baker said...

Linda, I have researched them. I was surprised to see how expensive they are. Same with the Orient Express. Maybe someday.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

If you win the lottery will you adopt me before you go on your trip?

simpledaisy said...

oh my gosh....that is an amazing place!! I would have never thought to go on an african safari...i'm more of a beach girl...but that does look awesome:)

Karen@Mignardise said...

I am so with you on this...Africa would be at the top of my list too. I really want to see the animals.
I didn't know that such a house existed. Thanks for pointing it out - now I can expand on the Africa dream.

dec0r8or said...

Holy WOW! That place is absolutely incredible!! Imagine waking up to elephants grazing in your yard? Crazy cool! Thanks for that little get-away. I needed it! It's COLD and GRAY up here in NY today.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

what a gorgeous post--I would love to go on safari! I'm a new reader to your blog--great stories and wonderful writing style. looking forward to furture posts! cheers, barbara

Deanna said...

Wow! That's some kind of place! Pretty awesome. I love the African tribal look. My bedroom and bathroom decor is this look. So primative...

Ariadone said...

Please...please can I come around ?
It is so cold in my little swamp-land behind the dikes in the north ( Netherlands ).
I promise to be a quiet and dreamy, like you
Godeliva

Lorrie said...

Who needs the lottery when I can use my tax return...plus...I think we need to add a trip to Matemo island as well. Doesn't matter if my tax return digs our family out of financial mess each year (medical bills, etc...) I'll just go there...but seriously...if I won the lottery...I could pay my bills and take my family too! Blessings.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Linda,
Count me in! What an amazing, beautiful place. It really is dreamy. If you can't relax here, then truly there is no hope for ones mental state!!! I feel transported...thanks for the lovely weekend images.
ps: loved hearing about your Williamsburg connection :)

La Petite Gallery said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!
TAKE ME WITH YOU.....

Fantastic....

yvonne

Stephanie said...

You know I DO!!!

astounding!

off to see how much money I'd need to win...

x..x

ain't for city gals said...

I have never been on one but have several friends and family that have gone..they say...trip of a liftime!

Black Zebra said...

My kind of holiday too:-) HEAVEN on earth!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Linda
Wow this looks like my type of safari.. how incredible .... each and every room looks like the sort of place you just never want to leave.. and the outdoors are indoors.. how perfect... The photography is lovely too... Making me want to join you! I'll be popping over to look at that link.. Thanks also for popping over my way... Julie

Zelda said...

it's a blast !!

Sandy said...

I am so coming. This absolutely incredible.

MissBliss said...

The stuff dreams are made of...much better than seeing elephants in a zoo!

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