Our Safari Destinations

We are a Kenya and East African travel specialist, but because of our partnerships we are able to offer a number of wonderful destinations throughout Africa. We have listed them below.

We will not recommend a destination or a safari property unless the destination and property meaningfully support conservation, community or cultural issues. For us, as we hope it is for you, it’s about worth to the planet, not just about price. Below we have highlighted our top destinations for you.

Kenya

Seasons
Dry: Late June-Mid Oct & Late Dec–Mid March
Wet: April-May & Late Oct-Early Dec

Languages
Swahili, English and > 30 local dialects

Currency
Kenya Shilling (KES) & US Dollar ($US)

Fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi

Properties
Cottar's 1920s Camp, Cottar's Private Bush Villa, Cottar's Conservation Camp, Loisaba Star Beds, Sarara Tree House, Lengishu, Alfijiri Cliff Villas, Private Under Canvas Mobile Camp, Segera Retreat & Borana Lodge

Safari Itineraries
Stay Longer | Classic Africa Safaris | The Great Eco-warriors | Private Villas that Serve a Purpose | Global Eco-sphere Retreats 

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Kenya
Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world due to its spectacular annual wildebeest migration, as well as having one of the densest amounts of megafauna found globally. The ecosystem hosts an estimated 40% of Africa’s large mammal species yet covers only 0.1% of the continent’s land surface.

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South Africa

Seasons
Dry: April - August / Mid-September
Wet: Mid-September - March

Languages
English along with 10 other official languages

Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)

Fly into OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

Properties
Cheetah Plains, Grootbos, Tswalu Tarkuni, Twsalu Motse

Safari Itineraries
Classic Africa Safaris | Global Eco-sphere Retreats | Private Villas that Serve a Purpose

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South Africa
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a 65,000-hectare reserve, pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s, and shares a border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Even though there is a 50-kilometre unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, wildlife in the Sabi Sands Reserve is well habituated resulting in extraordinary close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.

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Rwanda

Seasons
Dry: June - Mid-September
Wet: March - May

Languages
Kinyarwanda, English & French

Currency
Rwandan Franc (RWF)

Fly into Kigali International Airport, Kigali

Properties
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Safari Itineraries
Classic Africa Safaris

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Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located close to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park from where clients trek on foot to see the gorillas. Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sabyinyo offers wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed – the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.

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Tanzania

Seasons
Dry: May - September
Wet: October - April

Languages
Swahili & English

Currency
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salam

Properties
Thanda Island

Safari Itineraries
Private Villas that Serve a Purpose

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Tanzania
Thanda Island

Thanda Island

Thanda Island is one of the world’s most exclusive island getaways, a paradise for guests to enjoy in complete privacy with family and friends. One private villa with five suites accommodating ten adults plus nine additional children sharing. On request, there is an option to accommodate up to four guests each in two traditional Tanzanian Bandas (double-storey beach chalets).

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Zambia

Seasons
Dry: May - August
Wet: December - April

Languages
English

Currency
Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)

Fly into Lusaka International Airport, Lusaka

Properties
Tongabezi Lodge

Safari Itineraries
Private Villas that Serve a Purpose

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Zambia
Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge

A romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream of the majestic victoria falls. Their friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa.

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Namibia

Seasons
Dry: May - October
Wet: November - April

Languages
English

Currency
Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Fly into Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek

Properties
Wolvedans

Safari Itineraries
Global Eco-sphere Retreats

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Namibia
Namibrand Nature Reserve

Namibrand Nature Reserve

Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve in southern Namibia, the portfolio of timeless and elegant safari camps provides the perfect base from which to embark on exciting and interpretative safari activities or simply relax and enjoy the grandeur of the pro-Namib landscape.

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Seychelles

Seasons
Dry: May - October
Wet: November - April

Languages
Seselwa, French & English

Currency
Seychelles Rupee (SCR)

Fly into Seychelles International Airport, Mahé

Properties
Deckenia

Safari Itineraries
Private Villas that Serve a Purpose

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Seychelles
Praslin

Praslin

Nestled on Anse Gouvernement beach, in Praslin, Seychelles, the villa of this sumptuous property opens out onto the sea and transforms itself into your shelter. Here, as the seasons pass by, time stops, nature takes over, and you will forget everything else.

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Experiences

Stay Longer

Under Canvas Private Camp, Cottar’s 1920s Camp & Cottar’s Conservation Camp

Classic Africa Safaris

Cottar’s 1920s Camp, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Tongabezi & Cheetah Plains

The Great Eco-Warriors

Cottar's Conservation Camp, Loisaba Star Beds, Sarara Treehouses, Segera Retreat & Borana Lodge

Tourism plays a vital role in conservation and the development of less well-off communities – when seeking value for money, also think of values for money.

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