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Discover the culture and wildlife of Africa, from the perspective of comfort and luxury.
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African Luxury Hideaways
Eco-Friendly, Uniquely African Barefoot Luxury Lodges in Africa.
Experience the splendor and beauty of Africa with our new range of luxury accommodations. Our exclusive lodges offer the most authentic African experience within the surrounds of the African bush. We have chosen our lodges specifically because they all offer something unique. Each lodge has been designated to offer a luxury accommodation in a private, African setting. Situated in exclusive areas, our lodges are surrounded by fantastic views, beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife nearby. We offer comfort in style, and ensure that the finer details in each room are perfected. Our lodges are designed and built to be eco-friendly, with as little impact on the natural environment as possible. All building and construction materials, as well as ongoing management and maintenance decisions, uphold our two main priorities: our clients and environmental conservation.
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African Pride Hotels
As the name implies, African Pride embodies the proud spirit of Africa, an exclusive collection of superior-deluxe hotels, lodges and country houses, offering the highest international standards of service, accommodation and facilities. African Pride Hotels: Africa’s signature of luxury hospitality.
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Spectacularly located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, the Sanctuary Retreats' collection of luxury lodges, safari camps andcruise ships provides luxury holidays with the added promise of authenticity.
We invite you to experience the ultimate African safari holiday in our camps and lodges in hand-selected game viewing areas in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. We also offer gorilla tracking in Uganda as well as private luxury camping across East Africa.
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Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent is the world's foremost luxury travel company, combining comfort and authenticity in the world's greatest destinations since 1962.
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Classic Safari Camps of Africa
Classic Safari Camps of Africa is an association of independent, privately owned camps and lodges in some of the most beautiful wildlife areas in Eastern and Southern Africa. Each of these unique establishments offers genuine hospitality and an intimate knowledge of Africa’s environment, and is dedicated to conservation and the involvement of local communities sharing and conserving the spirit of Africa.
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Atta Advancing Tourism To Africa
ATTA creates the platform for buyers across Europe to meet suppliers of African tourism products at networking events, trade shows and through its links with the media. ATTA distributes news on tourism matters throughout Africa to its wide membership and acts as an information hub between the news media and the tourist industry in times of crisis.
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Africa - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. (…)
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Luxury in Algeria
Africa’s largest country lies just a short hop from Europe and, with tourists still a novelty, offers attractions as unpeopled as they are varied. The capital, Algiers, is one of the Maghreb's most urbane and charismatic cities, with a heady, nostalgic mix of colonial and modernist architecture, and a traditional medina at its vertiginous heart. Across the north are stunning coastlines, lush rural hinterland and a number of well-preserved Roman cities.
Algeria’s trump card is, though, its extraordinary Saharan region. Whether it’s a glimpse of the sand seas that surround Timimoun, or a plunge headlong into the far south from Tamanrasset, these are the desert landscapes of dream and legend.
Perhaps best of all, Algerians welcome visitors with warmth and a genuine curiosity.
Luxury in Angola
Angola refuses to cling mawkishly to its past, having emerged from the shadow of 500 years of Portuguese rule and a long civil war; the prevailing spirit is one of confidence, pride and optimism. For the ultimate bragging rights, Angola is the tourist destination. Business visitors are increasing but it’s still a very niche destination for tourists. Miles of remote beaches, tropical rainforests, burgeoning provincial capitals, and all manner of birds await. Race the waves in the Foz do Cunene–Baía dos Tigres beach run, see the grandeur of the Portuguese colonial pastel-pink building and travel deep into the desert to see the mysterious Tchitundo-Hulo rock paintings or take a day trip to the Kissama National Park a few hours south of Luanda. Angola is keen to make up for lost time, and it would be a shame to miss out on its dramatic rebirth.
Luxury in Benin
Benin was once one of the most powerful empires in Africa, although today enjoys a low profile marked by peace, and poverty. It's a country rich in history and diversity located on the northern coast of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, bordered by Niger, Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and the Atlantic Ocean. Benin ranks as one of the world's poorest nations, but happens to be one of the more stable countries to visit in Africa. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city.
Luxury in Botswana
Untarnished, expansive and exquisite. Botswana is greatly respected by its people and one of the few African countries to realise the importance of ecological preservation and low impact tourism. Unique in its diversity of regions – green wetlands, forested islands tapering into riverbanks and rivers that eventually run dry into the parched sands of the Kalahari Desert – to see Botswana is to experience the Real Africa. Wild, unexpected and beautiful.
Luxury in Burkina Faso
Burkina may not have many big-ticket attractions yet it invariably wins the hearts of travellers for the warmth of its welcome. The Burkinabé are disarmingly charming and easygoing, and wherever you go you'll be greeted with a memorable bonne arrivée (welcome).
The country's other big draws are its enchanting landscapes – from atmospheric Sahelian plains, to rolling savannah and surprising geology – and the lively cultural scene. Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina's two largest and gloriously named cities, are famous for their musical traditions and beautiful handicrafts. Throw in Fespaco, Africa's premier film festival held in the capital every odd-numbered year, and there's enough to engage your mind and senses for a couple of weeks or so.
Tourism infrastructure is fairly limited, but there is a handful of gems, especially in Ouaga, Bobo and Banfora, as well as family-run, simple campements (guesthouses) in more remote areas.
Luxury in Burundi
Tiny Burundi is an incongruous mix of soaring mountains, languid lakeside communities and a tragic past blighted by ethnic conflict. Despite troubles Burundians have an irrepressible joie de vivre, and their smiles are as infectious as a rhythm laid down by a Les Tambourinaires drummer.
When civil war broke out in 1993, the economy was destroyed and the tourist industry succumbed to a quick death. The war tragically lasted until 2005, and after it ended the country eventually began to receive a trickle of travellers, particularly the steamy capital. Bujumbura has a lovely location on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, and just outside the city are some of the finest inland beaches on the continent. Many of the upcountry attractions, however, have continued to be off limits, including the southernmost source of the Nile and the ancient forest of Parc National de la Kibira.
Luxury in Cameroon
Cameroon is Africa's throbbing heart, a crazed, sultry mosaic of active volcanoes, white sand beaches, thick rainforest and magnificent parched landscapes broken up by the bizarre rock formations of the Sahel. With both Francophone and Anglophone regions, not to mention some 230 local languages, the country is a vast ethnic and linguistic jigsaw, yet one that, in contrast to so many of its neighbours, enjoys a great deal of stability.
With good infrastructure (think decent roads and functioning trains), travel is a lot easier here than in many parts of Africa. Still, you'll miss none of those indicators that you're in the middle of this fascinating continent: everyone seems to be carrying something on their heads, makossa music sets the rhythm, the street smells like roasting plantains and African bliss is just a piece of grilled fish and a sweating beer away.
Luxury in Canary Islands
Christopher Columbus lodged here on his way to the New World.
Near-perfect climate and beaches; lush volcanic mountain scenery.
Luxury in Cape Verde Islands
Set sail with the Saharan trade winds and rock and roll across stormy Atlantic seas for days. Then, just before you're halfway to Brazil, an island rises into view. You have reached Cape Verde, an arrow-shaped archipelago that is the region’s most Westernised country, where the people are richer and better educated than almost anywhere on the continent.
Though it may appear as a set of flyspecks poking out of the eastern Atlantic, this 10-island archipelago packs a punch. On Santo Antão, craggy peaks hide piercing green valleys of flowers and sugarcane, ideal for epic hikes. São Vicente is home to the cultural capital of the islands, Mindelo, which throbs with bars and music clubs. On Boa Vista, Sal and Maio, wispy white dunes merge with indigo-blue seas on unspoiled beaches of soft sand. Throw in the constant beat of music that Cape Verde is famed for and the renowned morabeza (Creole for hospitality) of its people and you’ll see why many have come – and never left.
Luxury in Central African Republic
Central African Republic (CAR) is a country with staggering rare natural beauty and some of the world's most amazing wildlife. It's one of the best places in Africa for encounters with forest elephant and lowland gorillas, and the best place in the world, some say, to see butterflies. It's also one of the most impoverished and least developed countries on the continent.
Luxury in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Luxury in Egypt
A luxury holiday to Egypt offers everything from natural wonders and a vibrant contemporary culture, to medieval bazaars and, of course, captivating historical treasures that have been thrilling visitors for many years – perhaps, most iconically, The Pyramids at Giza.
Luxury in Equatorial Guinea
Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Luxury in Eritrea
Eritrea is Africa's newest country. It has spectacular and varied landscape - including lush central highlands, distinctive red earth formations and the red sea coast. The country is often described as having "three seasons in two hours".
Luxury in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent, a land of contrasts and surprises, of remote and wild places, home to cultured and friendly people who are descended from some of the world's oldest civilizations.
Luxury in Gabon
Most Gabon travel is to the many Gabon hotels to enjoy this prosperous and stable country in central West Africa. Gabon has thirteen new national parks that now protect a huge range of wildlife including sizeable populations of Western Lowland Gorillas, Forest Elephants, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Forest Buffalo and much more. Low visitor numbers, unique wildlife viewing and pristine wilderness areas make this a true paradise.
Luxury in Ghana
Republic of Ghana. Hailed as West Africa's golden child, Ghana deserves its place in the sun. One of Africa's great success stories, the country is reaping the benefits of a stable democracy in the form of fast-paced development. And it shows: Ghana is suffused with the most incredible energy.
With its welcoming beaches, gorgeous hinterland, rich culture, vibrant cities, diverse wildlife, easy transport and affable inhabitants, it's no wonder Ghana is sometimes labelled 'Africa for beginners'.
It's easy to come here for a week or a month, but no trip can be complete without a visit to Ghana's coastal forts, poignant reminders of a page of history that defined our modern world.
Travel north and you'll feel like you've arrived in a different country, with a different religion, geography and cultural practices. The beauty is that this diversity exists so harmoniously, a joy to experience and a wonder to behold in uncertain times.
Luxury in Island of Réunion
Réunion is one of the overseas départements of France.
Réunion is one of the Indian Ocean's last great island adventures. The diversity of landscapes is truly astonishing for such a small pocket. Jutting out of the ocean like a basaltic shield cloaked in green, this scenically magical island is a mini-Hawaii.
Luxury in Ivory Coast
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
Luxury in Kenya
Kenya is known for its wide open spaces, golden beaches and for offering some of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife viewing, including the annual migration of two million wildebeest into the Masai Mara.
Luxury in Kingdom of Lesotho
Popular descriptions of this rugged country, with majestic beauty and serene simplicity, are "Mountain Kingdom" and "Kingdom in the Sky". Lesotho Offers a very different tourism experience, with the potential of the tourism sector lying in its natural beauty, rich flora and fauna, and absorbing prehistoric and cultural heritage. The appeal of this extraordinary country is rarely found in more commercialized destinations.
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Luxury in Madagascar
The mini continent of Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the south-east coast of Africa. It is truly a lost world, with relics of fauna and flora dating back to the world of dinosaurs. Every creature and plant is just a little off centre and like nothing anywhere else on earth, making it a naturalist’s paradise. The island features every kind of environment from dry desert to dense mountain forest and is home to over 70 varieties of lemur, over 120 endemic bird species and the distinctive baobab trees. It has the greatest diversity of chameleons in the world, including the world's smallest and largest and there are also a number of reptiles, mammals and plants waiting to be discovered.
Luxury in Malawi
Malawi is one of Africa’s smallest countries and accounting for most of its area is Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest, and arguably most beautiful, lake.
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Mauritius - Tropical and luxurious, a dream destination.
Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday. Here, you have the opportunity to experience unparalleled luxury: a level of refinement that is head and shoulders above that on offer in other tropical holiday destinations. Here, you will discover the true meaning of ‘beauty’ – a realisation that will compel you to return to Mauritius’ shores time and again.
Luxury in Morocco
Morocco is a fantastic destination for conducting business, soaking up some culture, or spending time off the grid recharging your batteries.
It’s not short on natural beauty either; there are the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, with North Africa’s highest peak (Jebel Toubkal) to conquer; the Sahara to trek through and the Dades Valley to witness – an Old Testament wilderness to rival the Grand Canyon. The historic city of Marrakech attracts a fashionable crowd of winter sunseekers, together with fashionistas, hedonists and idealists who travel in search of adventure amidst its souks, riads and chic bars. Within the ancient medina, you’ll find palace buildings, town squares and bazaars filled with master craftsmen fashioning their tapestries, pottery and jewellery.
Luxury in Mozambique
Mozambique's most beautiful holiday islands lie off its main coast. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a National Park comprising five pristine tropical islands fringed with beaches in coral-pink and dazzling white. These tropical islands contain some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life.
Luxury in Namibia
The word 'Namibia' literally translates as ‘big emptiness’, a hauntingly beautiful, profoundly silent landscape that is simply awe-inspiring. At eighty-million years old, the Namib Desert is the planet's oldest and home to some of the world's highest sand dunes. Covering almost 50,000km², the Namib-Naukluft National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa; viewed from the air (either by balloon or private charter flight) the rich colours, vast spaces and lunar-like landscapes are truly inspiring.
Luxury in Niger
Republic of Niger.
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Luxury in Republic of The Gambia
The Gambia has unique qualities over many other destinations. It is only six hours away from major European destinations, there is no jet lag, and it is a popular and affordable winter destination attracting Tourists in search of sun, sand, and cultural experience of which this unique country has plenty.
Luxury in Rwanda
Here, in the heart of Africa, there is a rare chance to see some of Africa’s dwindling primate populations in the wild. The high-altitude rainforest, Parc National des Volcans, is the natural habitat for the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla.
Luxury in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Luxury in São Tomé and Príncipe
Like no other islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Tome seems to embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the south pacific. The atmosphere here is palpably luxury and it is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea, air and fantastically abundant vegetation.
Luxury in Senegal
Luxury in Seychelles
The Seychelles, to the discerning, luxury traveler is synonymous with the world’s most beautiful islands and beaches. As nature intended – it’s one of the world’s best-kept secrets and ranks amongst the purest destinations anywhere.
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Luxury in South Africa
A land known as the rainbow nation. Diverse and delightful from the whale migration around the Southern Coast to the Cape Winelands and the beautiful garden route; the industrial history of Kimberley or the beaches of Durban there is always a new way to experience South Africa. That is of course not to mention two of its biggest draws; the shining cosmopolitan centre of Cape Town with its culture, history and contemporary undertones and the rugged wilderness of the Kruger National Park, offering one of the most complete and rich safari experiences in Africa.
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Republic of the Sudan
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Luxury in Tanzania
Tanzania is known for its abundant wildlife and the annual wildebeest migration, one of the world’s most famous natural spectacles during which, every year, an estimated 2 million wildebeest, zebra and other wildlife move en masse through the Serengeti in search of green pastures. There are three main safari circuits to explore in Tanzania: the north, the south and the west.
Luxury in Togo
Luxury in Tunisia
Those who treat the city of Tunis as merely a gateway to Tunisia's other resorts are missing out, for as well as the labyrinthine ancient medina which is UNESCO World Heritage-protected, the city's 'Nouvelle Ville' is not unlike Barcelona's Las Rambla, with charming, broad pavements shaded by trees. Tunis also boasts many cultural gems, notably the Bardo Museum, which has one of the finest collections of Roman mosaics in the world. Perhaps the most essential cultural visit is to Carthage, with its Roman villas, baths and ruins. You can also fit in some golf, shopping or simply laze on some of the loveliest beaches in the Mediterranean. Tunisia is a modern Muslim country where hospitality is very important.
Luxury in Uganda
Home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, Uganda also has a fascinating culture, magnificent scenery and the finest birding on the continent with over 1,000 recorded species of birds. The roads in Uganda are good and the easiest way to see the country is by 4 x 4 safari vehicle, travelling with your own private driver / guide. High quality lodges are now found in most of the National Parks and game reserves. Flying by light aircraft between reserves, although expensive, has become increasingly popular as a means of seeing in the country’s highlights in a single trip.
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Luxury in Zambia
Zambia is the ultimate safari destination, away from the tourist crowds. Its main national parks are the North and South Luangwa, the Lower Zambezi and Kafue. The magnificent Victoria Falls can also be viewed from Zambia and make an excellent addition to a few days on safari. There is quite a distance between the parks and the roads are in poor condition we therefore suggest that you fly from camp to camp. Zambia’s wildlife is outstanding and accommodation is predominantly in small, intimate lodges. Walking safaris were pioneered in Zambia, although 4 x 4 game drives are also on offer at most of the camps and lodges. Night game drives provide a great opportunity to spot nocturnal species such as bush baby, civet and genet.
Luxury in Zanzibar
Set in the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar with its tropical climate, white powder beaches, rich cultural heritage and abundant coral reefs offers some of the best diving in the world. It is one of the last remaining areas of outstanding natural beauty unspoilt by tourism. The Island’s capital Stone Town is a designated World Heritage site and blends a culture steeped in the opulence of the Sultans with influences from Europe. Zanzibar then formed part of the Portuguese, British, Italian, and German Empires creating a unique legacy and almost mythical atmosphere.
Luxury in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is situated immediately north of South Africa, between the Limpopo river in the south and the mighty Zambezi river in the north. Zimbabwe is a safe, affordable country and is famous for its superb wildlife viewing, fascinating historical past and breathtaking landscapes. The safari guides are renowned for being some of the most qualified in Africa and there are excellent wildlife densities in the national parks. Many of Zimbabwe’s big animals are accustomed to vehicles and can be observed and photographed from close quarters.
Visitors will be spellbound by the sheer beauty, drama and diversity of Zimbabwe, from the magnificence of Victoria Falls to the thrilling elephant viewing in Hwange and from the intense spirit of the granite hills of Matobo to the vast stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and the water sports and wildlife on offer at Lake Kariba.
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