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Frolicking through Europe or hitting the beaches of Brazil sounds like a great holiday idea. Until you realise how many other travellers are thinking the same thing. Besides leisure activities, the ultimate relaxing getaway offers privacy and seclusion, with plenty of tranquillity and just a dash of adventure. And an African safari ticks all those boxes.

Exclusive & private

Safaris are ideal if you’re looking to escape the crowds and be at one with nature. If you want to feel like you have the entire national park or game reserve to yourself, there are plenty of exclusive-use options to choose from throughout Africa.

Room for the entire brood

Intimate camps and lodges that accommodate a small number of guests can be booked exclusively. That’s right, you’ll have it all to yourself. Depending on the number of tents or suites available, these properties can accommodate up to 16 (sometimes more) people at a time. So if you have a family reunion coming up or you’re celebrating a huge milestone in your life, there’s no better place to get away with your loved ones.

Luxury & comfort

Villas and private suites are more suitable for those who want the privacy and exclusivity that comes with a sole-use accommodation but have a considerably smaller entourage. These stand-alone structures are spacious and lavish and can cater for up to eight guests at a time in three to four rooms. Each villa comes with its own fleet of staff, including a private chef and personal butler, to ensure that your every need is met during your stay.

Health & Safety

Staying healthy and being safe is always at the forefront of every traveller's mind. You'll always have a clean and secure stay while on an African safari, but booking an exclusive-use property will eliminate any lingering worries and doubts. You and your loved ones will have no contact with outsiders besides your personal staff who remain the same throughout your stay. All living areas, bedrooms, vehicles and any other places you might be are regularly and thoroughly cleaned to ensure peak hygiene at all times. Keeping you healthy is as important to us as keeping you safe.

From high-end, luxury villas to small, intimate camps that can be booked exclusively, you can have a slice of the African wilderness to yourself – whether you’re travelling with family, a group of friends or looking to spend quality time with your significant other.

Botswana

Botswana

There’s almost no part of Botswana that’s not suitable for a great safari experience. Watch lion prides and hyena clans compete for food and territory in Savuti (also spelled Savute), see the largest concentration of elephants in Chobe National Park and explore the famous wetlands of the Okavango Delta, making your way through the ancient waterways on a mokoro (traditional canoe). The opportunities are endless in the Gem of Africa.

Exclusive-use Lodges & Camps

Okavango Delta, Botswana
The en-suite bathrooms are a place of calm and serenity, and include a rainfall shower, toilet and double vanity.
The lodge is constructed out of natural materials and blends into the environment seamlessly.
Meals are served in the private dining area by your personal chef and waitress.
Fine fabrics and linen make your experience at Shinde extra special.
Authentic furniture - like these original safari chests - add to the classic safari feel at Shinde Enclave.
The main lodge has a relaxed lounge where you can catch up with your companions, read a book or enjoy a refreshing G&T.
Shinde Enclave overlooks the private Shinde Concession in the Okavango Delta, one of the most prolific game viewing destinations in Africa.

Shinde Enclave

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Fly fishing Game drives
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Selinda Explorers Camp

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Full-day safaris Game drives
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Shinde Footsteps is set on the banks of a permant water channel in the Okavango Delta. The lodge is nestled under tall trees providing shade through the day, as well as welcoming many species of birds. With a focus on walking safaris, you can experience the delta more intimately. Relax in the lounge where you can spot animals as they wander past camp. Shinde Footsteps welcomes family and children can enjoy age-appropriate activities which makes the safari more exciting and interactive for younger guests. A small, but beautiful camp with the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity. You have the opportunity to book a helicopter flight and enjoying a walking safari upon landing.

Shinde Footsteps

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Fishing Game drives
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Little Tubu

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Canoeing Fishing
Linyanti, Botswana
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Linyanti Ebony

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Fishing Game drives
Botswana, Botswana
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Little Mombo

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Game drives Private game-drives

Villas & Private Suites

Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Zarafa Dhow Suite

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Bird watching Boat excursions Game drives
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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Sanctuary Chief's Camp

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Full-day safaris Game drives Helicopter flights
Chobe River, Botswana
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Chobe Princess

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Boat excursions
Kenya

Kenya

A gem in Africa’s safari crown, Kenya is a must-see for any safari goer. The East African country offers almost unrivalled wildlife viewing, thrill and adventure. The Masai Mara offers excellent year-round game viewing, as well as front-row seats to the Great Wildebeest Migration – nature’s grandest annual spectacle. Regions like Amboseli National Park, Laikipia Plateau, Meru National Park and other private conservancies offer unparalleled sightings of the immense wildlife and natural beauty, which includes the best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Not to mention, Kenya’s Diani Beach makes for the perfect beachside getaway after a week on safari.

Exclusive-use Lodges & Camps

Masai Mara, Kenya
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Serian Camp - The Original

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Cultural visits Fishing Fly camping Game drives
Masai Mara, Kenya
Governors' Private Camp has a secluded location right on the banks of the Mara River. At the end of the day you can enjoy a chilled drink and swap stories around the campfire. Enjoy a meal in the bush overlooking the Mara River. Accommodation comes in the form of 8 private, spacious tents, furnished with tasteful handmade furniture. The bedrooms are light and airy, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Mara wilderness. Sleeping under canvas allows you to feel closer to nature, without skimping on comfort. All tents have en suite bathrooms with hot running water.

Governors' Private Camp

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Day tours
Laikipia, Kenya
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Ol Jogi

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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Tortilis Camp

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Mara Nyika Camp

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Cultural visits Game drives Hot air ballooning Night drives
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Saruni Wild

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives Guided walks
Samburu, Kenya
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Saruni Rhino

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Game drives Guided walking safaris
Aberdare National Park, Kenya
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Solio Lodge

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Game drives Guided walks Helicopter flights Horse riding

Villas & Private Suites

Diani Beach, Kenya
The master bedroom is the draped Turret Suite and boasts 270-degree ocean views. Enjoy a delicious meal in the dining area overlooking the Indian Ocean. Relax on comfortable sofas with plump cushions in the villa’s lounge and spacious verandah. Mediterranean-style meals are complimented by a fantastic selection of wines. Large windows in all the suites offer breath-taking views over the tranquil beach. Each of the four bedrooms vary in size, with a combination of twin and double beds. The spacious verandah is furnished with hand-carved sofas that are perfectly positioned to soak up the spectacular ocean views.

Alfajiri Cliff Villa

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Beach activities Boat excursions Fishing Game drives
Diani Beach, Kenya
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Alfajiri Beach Villa

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Deep sea fishing Diving Kite surfing Quad-biking
Diani Beach, Kenya
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Alfajiri Garden Villa

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Beach activities Boat excursions Day tours Fishing
Kenya, Kenya
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Elsa's Private House

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Fishing Full-day safaris Game drives
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Acacia Mara Bush House

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
4x4 Drives Bird watching Bush dining Children's activities
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Mara Bush House

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
4x4 Drives Bird watching Bush dining Children's activities
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya
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Sirikoi

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Cultural visits Day tours Game drives Guided walks
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya
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Kifaru House

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Guided walking safaris Sundowners
Mauritius, Mozambique & Seychelles

Mauritius, Mozambique & Seychelles

Nothing beats a classic island getaway. Mauritius, Mozambique and Seychelles are tropical playgrounds located in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean that provide the perfect beachside escape. So, if it’s snorkelling, canoeing or just catching a tan on the sand that you’re after, these balmy destinations are for you.

Exclusive-use Lodges & Camps

Grand Baie, Mauritius
All the rooms are air-conditioned and have a beautiful terrace which looks onto the coconut grove bordering the sea.
The hotel is concealed within an old coconut grove.
Enjoy an afternoon lazing by pool.
The couryard and pool area is enclosed and private.

20 Degrees Sud

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Beach activities Biking Boat excursions Day tours
Mozambique, Mozambique
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Santorini

Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Beach activities Dhow cruises Local village visits Picnics

Villas & Private Suites