All to Yourself: The Best Exclusive-use Luxury Properties

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 tranquility 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Namibia

Namibia

It’s not your usual safari, but Namibia offers thrilling wildlife sightings and breathtaking views all the same. This hauntingly beautiful destination offers the opportunity to scale some of the highest sand dunes in the world, as well as spot elusive desert-adapted animals like black and white rhino, desert elephant, Hartmann’s zebra, and leopard.

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Rwanda & Uganda

Rwanda & Uganda

Rwanda and Uganda are two of only three countries in the world where you’re able to encounter endangered mountain gorillas. Although gorilla-trekking is the major drawcard, these two beautiful countries offer many other safari experiences that include scaling dormant volcanoes, exploring ancient bamboo forests and rainforests, and classic game viewing in national parks teeming with wildlife.

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South Africa: Non-safari Regions

South Africa: Cape Town & Non-safari Regions

Cape Town and its immediate surroundings, like the Winelands, has long been toted as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better holiday destination than the Mother City, with its vibrant city centre, award-winning beaches, world-renowned restaurants and wine farms all set against stunning natural scenery like the famous Table Mountain. After an urban safari in Cape Town, continue east to South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route. The scenic route stretches along the Western Cape’s coastline, passing popular destinations like the whale-watching capital Hermanus and ending at Nature’s Valley, a hidden gem in the pristine Tsitsikamma Forest.

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South Africa: Safari Regions

South Africa: Kruger & Other Safari Regions

Kruger National Park and its Private Reserves is one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations and is home to widest variety of wildlife in the country. Lesser-known safari regions, like the crowd- and malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve and Eastern Cape, offer some of the best Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) sightings in the world. While less-frequented regions like KwaZulu-Natal, Pilanesberg National Park, Welgevonden Game Reserve and the Kalahari are teeming with wildlife and natural beauty that are just waiting to be explored by you.

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Tanzania

Tanzania

One of the most revered safari destinations in Africa, Tanzania, has something for every type of traveller, from walking around the largest volcanic caldera in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and discovering the country’s best-kept safari secrets, Selous and Ruaha, to a beachside escape on the idyllic island of Zanzibar. The star of the show is the Serengeti, where fantastic year-round game viewing is complememted by endless natural beauty and some of the most luxurious lodges and camps around. And, of course, you’d be remiss if you didn’t plan your trip around the Serengeti’s most famous attraction: the Great Wildebeest Migration.

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Zambia

Zambia

A hidden gem of African safari, Zambia offers a safari experience that is sure to check all the boxes on your bucket list. You’ll be able to explore the untouched wilderness on foot, in a 4x4 vehicle or by boat. In addition to the excellent game viewing, you’ll be able to spend time on the banks of Africa’s mighty Zambezi River or at the famous Victoria Falls. Also known as Africa’s Adventure Capital, the iconic waterfall is a playground for the adventurous at heart.

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Like its neighbour to the north, Zimbabwe is a destination that offers a comprehensive safari experience. The country’s national parks, like Hwange and Mana Pools, are teeming with wildlife and offer superb game viewing that can be viewed on a classic game drive or on a walking safari. For an even more unique experience, float down Lake Kariba on a houseboat or book a home in the secluded Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. And, of course, you’d be remiss not to visit Africa’s largest waterfall, the ever-popular Victoria Falls.

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