Sanctuary Retreats operates some of the finest lodges and safari camps in spectacular surroundings throughout Southern and East Africa. Founded in 1999, the company’s philosophy – “Luxury, naturally” – is evident with the focus on providing its guests with adventurous safari experiences in luxurious surroundings. Sanctuary Retreat’s excellent guides have an intimate knowledge of the local environment and make ideal interpreters and safari companions.

Currently operating 13 lodges in prime game-viewing regions in BotswanaZambiaKenya and Tanzania, as well as offering gorilla trekking in Uganda and private luxury camping in East Africa, Sanctuary Retreats has recently opened a luxury walking safari camp in Zambia’s South Luangwa, just one of a wide range of safari activities in the company portfolio. Other experiences include day and night game drives, motor boat and canoe excursions.

Sanctuary Retreats has a strong commitment to environmental conservation and responsible tourism. Local materials and skills are used to construct its lodges, built according to local architectural and cultural standards and limited to a maximum of fifteen cottages or tents as part of the commitment to low impact, high-quality tourism.

It is this combination of outstanding accommodation in magnificent settings, excellent service, adventurous activities and dedication to the environment that has made Sanctuary Retreats’ lodges some of the most desirable properties in the world

Sanctuary Retreats safaris

Browse our recommended tours and safaris – all of which include a stay in one of Sanctuary Retreats’ luxury safari camps and lodges – or simply contact a Go2Africa Safari Expert for assistance with planning the perfect tailor-made solution.

Serengeti, Crater & Gorillas

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9 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Community initiative
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Highlights

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater. See big cats like lion, cheetah and leopard.

Destinations visited
Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti Tanzania Uganda

Okavango Delta, Chobe River & Victoria Falls

From $9,710 per person sharing
8 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Community initiative
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Highlights

Stay at three exclusive & luxurious lodges. Perfect as a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Chobe River Okavango Delta Victoria Falls

Family Zambia's Livingstone Falls

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4 days
While your house has everything you need, you can also spend time at the main lodge. After an active day, sit down to a poolside dinner created by your private chef. Ideal for a personalised & independent stay in Victoria Falls, Chuma House overlooks the Zambezi River. Set your own schedule at Chuma: get going early or have a leisurely lie in. Spend hot afternoons lazing by the pool, listening to the splash of hippos in the river. Chuma House has a home-away-from-home feel but with the luxury of your own staff.
Highlights

Enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls. Stay at an exclusive-use luxury villa.

Destinations visited
Victoria Falls Zambia

Romantic Chobe, Delta & Mozambique Island

From $18,275 per person sharing
15 days
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Highlights

Cruise down the legendary Chobe River. Spot Botswana's huge elephant herds.

Destinations visited
Bazaruto Archipelago Botswana Chobe National Park Chobe River Mozambique

Romantic Vic Falls, Chobe & Delta Safari

From $8,240 per person sharing
7 days
The historical Victoria Falls Hotel. Victoria Falls at sunset. Savour decadent alfresco fine dining at The Victoria Falls Hotel. Traditional game drives in Chobe National Park. Enjoy sunset cruises with Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge. The lounge area at Sanctuary Chiefs. The wildlife is comfortable to roam close to camp at Sanctuary Chiefs. Private plunge pool at Sanctuary Chief's Camp.
Highlights

Stay at superb accommodation throughout. Visit the mighty Victoria Falls.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Chobe River Okavango Delta Zimbabwe

Adventurer Uganda's Fly-In Gorilla Trek

From $3,815 per person sharing
5 days
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Highlights

Accessible fly-in location. Accommodation in a private concession.

Destinations visited
Uganda
14 days
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Highlights

See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season. Seek out Big 5 game viewing.

Destinations visited
Arusha Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi Ngorongoro Crater
10 days
The Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp in Tanzania has a beautiful landscape of the grassy savannah studded with thorn trees and rocky outcrops. On game drives in the Serengeti, guests have the opportunity to witness massive herds on the move and predators lurking. Katambuga-House_exterior Katambuga-House_pool Sanctuary-Ngorongoro-Crater-Camp-game-drive Sanctuary-Ngorongoro-Crater-Camp-tent-interior Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp (Northern Serengeti)-firepit Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp (Northern Serengeti)-guest_wildlife
Highlights

Great Wildebeest Migration viewing from specialist camps in Kenya or Tanzania. Full-day Ngorongoro Crater Big 5 safari in Tanzania.

Destinations visited
Arusha Kenya Lake Manyara Masai Mara Ngorongoro Crater
10 days
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Highlights

Coffee tasting in Arusha. Guided walk in Tarangire.

Destinations visited
Arusha Lake Manyara Serengeti Tanzania Tarangire

Romantic Botswana's Chobe & Delta

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7 days
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Highlights

Luxurious & intimate lodges. Excellent wildlife viewing.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Chobe River Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Romantic Botswana's Delta, Chief's Island

From $7,855 per person sharing
4 days
Exterior view of Sanctuary Chief's Camp. Wrap yourself in bush luxury. Take a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta. Take in awe-inspiring sunsets. Breakfast with a view. The private boma. Game drives to see prolific wildlife. Take a refreshing dip in between game drives.
Highlights

Enjoy game drives in a private concession. Tick off the big cats in Botswana's 'predator capital'.

Destinations visited
Botswana Okavango Delta

Romantic Falls & Chobe

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5 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Community initiative
Discover the Chobe National Park wilderness with a scenic afternoon sunset boat trip. Porini-Cheetah-bathroom Ideal for personalized & independent stay in Victoria Falls, Chuma House overlooks the Zambezi River. Game drives start early in the Chobe National Park, so your mid-morning tea break will certainly prove to be most welcome. At Sanctuary Chuma, enjoy a romantic evening dining under the stars with delicious meals prepared by your own personal chef. 34 Spend hot afternoons lazing by the pool, listening to the splash of hippos in the river. 42
Highlights

Spend 2 nights in a luxury treehouse. Go on a guided tour of Victoria Falls.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Victoria Falls Zambia

Sanctuary Retreats accommodation

Sanctuary Retreats operates a luxury collection of twelve safari camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Each Sanctuary Retreats accommodation is designed to complement its unique natural environment but they share the common features of world-class service, fine dining and – above all – an exclusive safari experience, with a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Browse our recommendations below or simply contact one of our Africa Safari Experts for assistance with planning your dream holiday.

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

From $1,360 per person sharing
Serengeti, Tanzania
Kichakani has sleek and stylish accommodation. Warm up at the campfire. Prime position for the annual Wildebeest Migration. Traditional safari mess tent. Enjoy coffee and the view on your private deck. Kichakani Serengeti Camp is designed to have minimal impact on the environment. The lounge offers expansive views of the Serengeti.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Game drives Sundowners

Sanctuary Baines' Camp

From $1,270 per person sharing
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Boat excursions Game drives Guided walking safaris Guided walks Mokoro trails

Okahirongo River Camp

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Kaokoveld, Namibia
Most of the region's wildlife is concentrated along the Kunene River, making a boat cruise a must-do activity. Fascinating cultural visits to the region's indigenous Himba people can be arranged through the camp. Share stories & a bottle of wine around the campfire as night settles over the Kaokoland. Returning at dusk from a game drive, you can look forward to a lamp-lit suite & pre-dinner drinks. Earthy colours & sky-blue water make even the swimming pool seem part of the landscape. The lodge's pool is a good choice to spend a hot afternoon & the views are sensational. Set on the Kunene River, Okahirongo Camp affords access to one of Southern Africa's most remote environments.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Cultural visits Fishing Fly fishing

Sanctuary Swala Camp

From $1,260 per person sharing
Tarangire, Tanzania
SanctuarySwala-Camp_boma Nestled in a remote pocket of Tarangire National Park. Unwind in the lounge at Swala. Sanctuary Swala offers unique fittings crafted from local materials. Sunset drinks. En suite bathroom at Swala. sanctuaryswala-camp_deckpatio
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives Guided walking safaris

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

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Uganda, Uganda
Open-plan lounge. Rare gorilla sighting. Tented suites feature queen-sized beds. Remote location that is ideal for nature lovers. Ideal base for gorilla tracking. In the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Juvenile gorilla.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Cultural visits Gorilla tracking Guided walks Hiking

Sanctuary Stanley's

From $1,050 per person sharing
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Game drives Guided walking safaris Helicopter flights Mokoro trails

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

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Kaokoveld, Namibia
Uniquely-designed Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, an oasis in the desert. Desert-adapted elephant can be spotted in the Purros Conservancy where Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is situated. The semi-nomadic Himba people are native to the northern region of Namibia, particularly the Kunene area. After a day exploring the landscape, visiting local rock art sights and enjoying safari walks, settle down to a romantic sundowner setup. After a refreshing morning breakfast you can set off on a guided safari walk or drive. The natural scenery is at once stark and beautiful, and the early morning and late afternoon light is particularly special. The lounge invites complete relaxation in the quietness of the desert and adorned in calming neutral tones.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Cultural visits Elephant interactive experience Game drives Guided walks Local village visits

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

From $775 per person sharing
Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Boat excursions Fishing Game drives Photographic safaris Sunset cruises

Sanctuary Chief's Camp

From $2,400 per person sharing
Okavango Delta, Botswana
sr001369 Entrance to Sanctuary Chief's Camp. Lounge and bar area. Relax and catch up on some reading. The main deck swimming pool overlooks the Delta. Wake up to incredible views. Your quiet sanctuary.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bush dining Full-day safaris Game drives Helicopter flights Mokoro trails