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Saba Safaris

Kafue National Park. Zambia.

Project Type: Hospitality

Client: I Patel. E Patel. I Dawoodjee
Program : Hospitality
Status: Construction – July 2020
Value: R 4 Million (US $270 000)
Area: 560m²

The Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, offering impressive wildlife diversity. It has gained traction as a leading wildlife destination, accompanied by an increase in visitor interest and an associated demand for safari camp type accommodation. The client approached us to design for a small-scale tented structure (x 6), including a reception, pool and entertainment areas.

The project presented an exciting first time opportunity for us to tackle a hospitality design task. The pristine temperate context edging the Kafue River was an alluring forum of architectural exploration. The project further provided an opportunity for a joint cooperative approach between the architects (US), the interior designers, the client, the construction team and the project coordinator (Colab). The synergic tone of the final design bears testimony to the above 5-way multi-disciplinary co-operation.

In line with the collective wildlife and client conservation outlook, the planned structure was to “sit lightly” on the landscape. The anticipated approach is for the aging integration / “blending” of the structure into its natural habitat. The lodge has been perched off the ground to minimize any disruption to animal pathways and in the interests of visitors’ safety, as there is no fencing around the camp.

The Kafue National Park is home to many communities whose livelihood is reliant on job opportunities within the park. Construction of the lodge was accordingly to be allocated to local labour group and carried out largely without professional supervision. These considerations called for accessible, buildable materiality and a clean, easy construction approach.

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Saba Safaris

Kafue National Park. Zambia.

Project Type: Hospitality

Client: I Patel. E Patel. I Dawoodjee
Program : Hospitality
Status: Construction – July 2020
Value: R 4 Million (US $270 000)
Area: 560m²

The Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, offering impressive wildlife diversity. It has gained traction as a leading wildlife destination, accompanied by an increase in visitor interest and an associated demand for safari camp type accommodation. The client approached us to design for a small-scale tented structure (x 6), including a reception, pool and entertainment areas.

The project presented an exciting first time opportunity for us to tackle a hospitality design task. The pristine temperate context edging the Kafue River was an alluring forum of architectural exploration. The project further provided an opportunity for a joint cooperative approach between the architects (US), the interior designers, the client, the construction team and the project coordinator (Colab). The synergic tone of the final design bears testimony to the above 5-way multi-disciplinary co-operation.

In line with the collective wildlife and client conservation outlook, the planned structure was to “sit lightly” on the landscape. The anticipated approach is for the aging integration / “blending” of the structure into its natural habitat. The lodge has been perched off the ground to minimize any disruption to animal pathways and in the interests of visitors’ safety, as there is no fencing around the camp.

The Kafue National Park is home to many communities whose livelihood is reliant on job opportunities within the park. Construction of the lodge was accordingly to be allocated to local labour group and carried out largely without professional supervision. These considerations called for accessible, buildable materiality and a clean, easy construction approach.

#SabaSafaris #GlampingLifestyle #HelloAfrica #Collaboration #TeamWork @UrbanSignature_ @Colab_