Safari chic seems to be on Michael Kors agenda for this Spring & while mulling over the look I thought back to how practical it would really be out travelling around Africa.
We grew up & lived in Africa & have spent a lot of time recently travelling around Ethiopia for the 5 years hubby worked there. We were extremely fortunate to be able to travel all over the amazing country.
They have several Safari lodges - this one aptly called Safari Lodge south east of Addis Ababa near Nazareth. It was beautifully laid out with stunning decor & facilities ...
This was tucked away in a back street on the edge of a bustling town & as lovely as it was, it was not a rustic Safari Lodge at all ....
However, Wenney's Eco Lodge near Lake Langano in the Great Rift Valley fits the traditional Safari Lodge perfectly - remote, true to form & just relaxing.
We visited Wenney's three times & loved it each time, an oasis in the African bush. The decor was just so simple but well thought out. The rooms are beautiful & comfortable ....
When travelling in a 4x4 for up to 10 days at a time over great distances, it is not possible to take much luggage so we would choose some basics which could be layered up in the cool 4000+m mountains or would still be suitable for trekking to the hot Blue Nile or visiting churches where it is respectful to be modest.
My uber-stylish girls just got this right .... what do you think?
My own 'look' included lots of white tops, scarves, safari jackets & some bold high street accessories that were not precious or valuable to take in all the changes ......
I don't think we ever really consciously did the 'Safari' look but we seemed to be fine on our travels .... what do you think?
The one Safari contribution was a cookery book bought for my birthday by the girls in Addis ... A Safari Kitchen is just the most exquisite book, filled with stunning photos & beautiful recipes. We did actually make several of them at our home in northern Ethiopia.
How lovely is this book?
So happy 'Safari chic' memories .... I hope you have enjoy reading this topic, please stop by & leave your comments.