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Bush Telegraph, Ulusaba

All things great and small

Our Rangers and Trackers come across many things in the bush and some of the smaller bugs and insects are just as interesting as spotting the Big 5! Check out some of our favourites from Ranger Calvin.

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Ulusaba bush news: Wild dog update

The bush is looking amazing at the moment with all of the rain and the bush is lush and there are pools and pans full of water everywhere and the Sand River is flowing strongly.

Bush Telegraph, Ulusaba

Ulusaba bush news: Tug of war – leopard vs hyena

This morning’s game drive could not have been more action packed.

Bush Telegraph, Ulusaba

Ulusaba bush news: Celebrating the King of the jungle

Tomorrow we will be celebrating World Lion Day and we’re asking you to give some thought for these incredible creatures.

A little bird told us...

The Archive

  • 2016 July
  • 19th July 2016

    After a wonderful stay recently with her mum and dad, adventurous 10 year old Jodie Ramackers wrote us a lovely review of her stay at Ulusaba, highlighting all the exciting and surprising activities she got up to.

    18th July 2016

    Who doesn’t enjoy the taste of and delight in growing their own food? Not only do you have the anticipation of waiting to see if the seeds you planted actually grow, most people would agree that the food tastes better after all the hard work and tears that goes into the growing process.

    8th July 2016

    How we communicate with others in the workplace is at least as important as how we communicate with our customers, and at Virgin Limited Edition in June we went back to basics with a month-long wellness program for the entire office.

    7th July 2016

    The Babylon team were delighted to recently welcome a group of students from Diageo’s Learning for Life programme to the restaurant.

    5th July 2016

    One of the most unique and important jobs on Necker Island is taking care of the beautiful array of animals that call the island home.

  • 2016 June
  • 21st June 2016

    This month we are very excited to bring you news of a project we worked closely on with Dig Deep Deep through our partnership with Whole World Water that will provide a community of over 1,000 people access to safe drinking water for the first time.

    16th June 2016

    The annual Great Migration, or Great Wildebeest Migration to be more accurate, has been listed as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.

    10th June 2016

    We’re so excited to announce the opening of the new Manor House at Mont Rochelle.

    9th June 2016

    The Kasbah Tamadot team have never been one to shy away from a challenge.

    8th June 2016

    Today, Wednesday 8th June 2016, is World Ocean’s Day.

    7th June 2016

    Here at Babylon our bar team have created a new cocktail aptly named “God Save The Queen” a champagne celebration to match the jubilation of our Monarch’s 90th Birthday! Pop up to Babylon and enjoy  sloe gin shaken with Maraschino, lemon and a fluffy egg white and topped with champagne (delicious!).

    6th June 2016

    Summer is seriously just around the corner, and with a great selection of tempting summer offers, we hope you’re feeling tempted to book a getaway to Switzerland.

    3rd June 2016

    We’re excited to announce our new range of wines at Mont Rochelle, and Dustin, our resident winemaker, has been busy harvesting the grapes ready for pressing and bottling.

  • 2016 May
  • 27th May 2016

    We are very excited to announce that we have just introduced a new Berber Tent at Kasbah Tamadot! This beautiful new tent has all the luxury and conveniences our guests have come to expect, but what makes this tent even more special is the private outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the idyllic Atlas Mountains.

    24th May 2016

    It’s been an exciting time for The Maa Trust recently, with two new initiatives our guests can discover during their stay – beekeeping and traditional beadwork.

    20th May 2016

    Karl and Llané Langdon are the two general managers at Ulusaba, Richard’s luxury safari gave reserve located in South Africa.

    6th May 2016

    Elaine Jones visited Mont Rochelle during our Harvest Festival in April this year.

    5th May 2016

    We caught up with Babylon’s head chef Ian Howard, to find out how he got into cooking and what new dishes we can expect throughout the summer months… When did you first realise you wanted to be a chef? I always used to enjoy cooking with my grandmother, and can remember making bread with her .

  • 2016 April
  • 28th April 2016

    Conservation goes hand-in-hand with ecotourism and community development at Ulusaba.

    25th April 2016

    Yesterday, thousands of runners took to the streets of London to complete the gruelling 26.

    21st April 2016

    For parents, it’s always a challenge to decide where to take the kids on holiday.

    20th April 2016

    Today marks the start of Restaurant Week South Africa.

    15th April 2016

    We were delighted to host the Starlight Children’s Foundation Easter Escape at The Roof Gardens on Tuesday 5th April.

    13th April 2016

    2016 is the fourth year that our amazing Babylon bartender Sara is taking part in Diageo World Class Competition; where the world’s top bartenders come together.

    12th April 2016

    We’re delighted to announce Babylon has been awarded a three star Food Made Good rating for its commitment to sustainability.

    4th April 2016

    Working so closely with our team at Mahali Mzuri, sometimes we forget what a truly special experience a trip to the Maasai Mara is for guests.

    1st April 2016

    Since 2005, The Eve Branson Foundation has been instrumental in developing initiatives in collaboration with Berber communities living close to Kasbah Tamadot.

  • 2016 March
  • 8th March 2016

    Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    8th March 2016

    Mont Rochelle Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    8th March 2016

    Ulusaba Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    8th March 2016

    Virgin Limited Edition Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    8th March 2016

    Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    8th March 2016

    The Roof Gardens Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    8th March 2016

    Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women’s Day.

    3rd March 2016

    Join Mont Rochelle’s fun and exciting festival day on Saturday 12th March 2016.

  • 2016 February
  • 16th February 2016

    The snow is looking fantastic in Verbier at the moment and the team has already had quite a busy winter.

    15th February 2016

    HerdTracker and Make it Kenya joined forces to bring the Kenyan Safari to a global audience.

    5th February 2016

    Indulgent Chocolate Pave This Valentine’s day take a little inspiration from the Babylon kitchen and whip up a delicious Chocolate Pave for your loved one… It’s sure to delight! For the chocolate crumble you’ll need: 200g caster sugar 250ml almond 150g Plain flour 80g cocoa powder 5g salt 140g butter (melted) Simply mix all the .

  • 2016 January
  • 22nd January 2016

    We are so excited to announce that we have won the accolade of ‘Best Night Club’ at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Best Bar None awards!!! Last night our Club Manager Andy and PR Manager Charlotte had the honour of going along to The Mayor’s Chamber to accept the award.

    13th January 2016

    Mahali Mzuri is involved in the #kenyalive campaign, the world’s first live web broadcast of an extraordinary Kenyan bush to beach safari via Twitter’s Periscope App.

    13th January 2016

    One of the most frequent visitors to Kasbah Tamadot is Richard Branson’s mum, Eve, but it’s more work than play for her as she spearheads a successful charitable foundation, the Eve Branson Foundation (EBF).

    8th January 2016

    Before Christmas we told you about the very special Christmas Tree lighting we hosted in Babylon in association with our charity partner, Starlight Children’s Foundation.

    6th January 2016

    With the New Year come new resolutions, so we asked the General Managers at each of the Virgin Limited Edition properties to tell us what they hope to achieve during 2016… Feel free to share any of your own resolutions!   The Lodge, Ashley Crook, The Lodge Manager Train for and complete my first London .

    4th January 2016

    If you’re tired of the normal 9-5 and are looking to start 2016 on a high (100ft high to be exact) then why not apply for one of our current opportunities at The Roof Gardens! With the beautiful Gardens and amazing views of London from Babylon (not to mention the mouth-watering cuisine!) you can be .