Put African Culture At The Heart of Your Holiday Experience

As well as its wonderful wildlife and landscapes of utmost beauty, Africa is home to a culturally rich, diverse and ancient human population. Visitors that embrace the different customs, speak with the people and learn of their history reveal why the continent is one of the finest destinations in the world.

Visit Tanzania where two million year old fossils suggest it was home to the world’s first humans; wander among Zimbabwe's Matobo Hills to discover rock paintings illustrating early religious beliefs, foraging traditions and human progress; and meet the Massai People of Kenya to understand the cultural heritage of one of Africa’s remaining semi-nomadic tribes.

Make culture the centre of your visit and continent will show you its wonders, like stargazing in the Namibian desert below some of the world’s clearest skies, the eye-catching, lip-plate decorations of the Mursi tribe in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley and the friendly bartering between stallholders and customers among a brightly coloured, energetic Nairobi street market.

Taste the delights of Kenya cuisine in its bustling capital, Mombas; sip splendid South African wines with a visit to some of the world’s finest winelands; and wonder at the ancient achievements of Ethiopia’s granite obelisks and majestic churches: monuments to a millennia of Christianity.

Only by gathering a local understanding, will you begin to grasp Africa. Travellers who unearth its human heart, tribal traditions, beautiful buildings and spice-lined cuisine, will discover a fantastic destination that is as rich in cultural history as it is impressive in its wildlife.

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&Beyond Bateleur Camp

Set on the fringes of a riverine forest, overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Mara, this tented camp offers world-class style in the African bush.

&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

This superior safari lodge overlooks the plains of the Masai Mara and lies directly in the path of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

High on the southwestern rim of the Crater stands Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, commanding views of this natural wonder that often moves onlookers to reverential awe.

Cottars 1920's Camp

Drawing on eighty years of safari service, the Cottar family provide guests with the highest standards of personalized and professional guiding.

Elewana Sand River Mara

Part of the exclusive Elewana Collection, the Sand River Masai Mara Camp which opened in 2013, is Elewana's first bush camp in Kenya.

Elewana Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops sits alone in the private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Masai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills, with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall.

Governors Il Moran Camp

This camp, with its added touches that make it top of the range safari accommodation, is for those who are seeking that extra bit of luxury.

Mahali Mzuri

This member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition collection takes camping to a whole new level of sophistication.

Mara Explorer

This exclusive camp, the ultimate wilderness retreat, where, from the privacy of the verandah, or from the outdoor Victorian bathtub, elephants and giraffes can be seen drinking at the river.

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

This oasis of beautifully designed safari tents is nestled amongst cordia and acacia trees, located in a gorgeous wilderness area teeming with game, and enjoys panoramic views of the plains.

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is a deluxe and intimate lodge tucked away in a secluded valley in the private Mara North Conservancy, a prime and private game-viewing area, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve, the most famous wildlife park in Africa.

Ashnil Mara Camp

Welcome to Ashnil Mara Camp, perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

In a perfect position on the river bank, this camp is a wonderful choice for your stay in Kenya.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

A stylish ecological retreat amidst its very own wilderness park.

Elephant Bedroom Camp - Samburu

Surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs, sits this small and exclusive camp, all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury camp.

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Tucked away in the shade of a forest overlooking the Mara plains. This camp offers a comfortable environment with spectacular views across the plains.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

A convenient base from which to discover the Masai Mara. The camp is positioned on the banks of an ox-bow bend in the Mara River, so that all tents have a view of the hippo and crocodile filled river.

Karen Blixen Camp

Offering an authentic 'yesteryear' experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari. Set on the banks of the Mara River where zebras, elephants and hippos come to drink throughout the day.

Kicheche Bush Camp

This bush camp is a classic, luxury camp set in a conservancy area bordering Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve. It is intimate and completely unfenced, so game wander freely past.

Kicheche Mara Camp

This bush hideaway is at the heart of the African wilderness. A world of majestic animals, dazzling birds, sweeping grasslands, flat-topped trees and breathtaking sunsets.

Kicheche Valley Camp

Kicheche Valley Camp is an intimate, luxury tented camp comprising 6 tents located on platforms amongst the trees and rocky outcrops.

Larsens Camp

Larsens Camp, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. It is a boutique tented camp with casual colonial elegance and a surprising degree of comfort.

Leleshwa Camp

An intimate tented camp that offers simplistic elegance and style in a relaxed environment. The camp is situated along a stream valley overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains dotted with resident game.

Little Governors Camp

Intimate in character, this camp is built around a small watering hole that is teeming with birds and wildlife. The camp is reached by boat and offers an exquisite, romantic setting which has a serenity all of its own.

Main Governors Camp

The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya's colonial Governors and their royal visitors.

Mara Intrepids

Sitting above a sweeping bend in the Talek River, at the convergence of the Masai Mara's four game viewing areas, the camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world's best-known wilderness.

Mara Serena Lodge

The Serena lodge is set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands.

Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge

Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika on a stretch of golden sandy beach, Mbali Mbali Mhale Lodge is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.

Naibor Camp

Naibor, meaning wide open spaces, is a spacious and stylish tented camp, set up seasonally in a beautiful grove of fever trees, overlooking a natural mineral salt lick area, to which the animals are drawn.

Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp

The perfect base for your exclusive safari adventure is the stunning Neptune Mara Rianta luxury tented camp, which is nestled in the heart of the Mara North Conservancy.

Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

This all-suite log cabin style retreat, set in 50 acres of bush land in the Ngorongoro, is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge itself is an architectural marvel, built on the rim of a collapsed volcano that boasts the most magnificent views over the crater floor.

Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara

Olare Mara Kempinski offers travellers once-in-a lifetime safari experiences, which will live on in your memories.

Rekero Camp

Amidst the teeming mass of wildlife, this mobile camp is ideally situated for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti through the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Richard's Camp

Originally built as the Roberts' home while carrying out conservation work in the Mara, Richard's Camp is a tented camp where the pioneer traditions of hospitality and comfort continue.

Royal Swazi Spa

The Royal Kingdom of Swaziland has a history of tradition and culture that pervades the land and infuses the Valley. The Resort nestles in the Ezulwini Valley and the infusion of royal custom and quality reigns.

Sala's Camp

Sala's Camp has the good fortune to be located on the convergence of 2 rivers and in the heart of the renowned Masai Mara.

Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp

Samburu Intrepids, situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, is a luxury tented camp which overlooks the riverbank.

Sanctuary Olonana

This elegant and exclusive safari lodge has an enviable position right on the Mara River, over which thousands of wildebeest cross during the annual migration.

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats is a portfolio of luxury safari lodges and camps in East and Southern Africa. The first Lodge was the Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya which opened in 1999.

Saruni Samburu

A beautiful, small property surrounded by 95,000 hectares of private wildlife conservancy, and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint.

Sasaab Camp

Perched high above the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the West Gate Conservancy next to Samburu Reserve, SaSaab offers spectacular views of the Laikipia plateau and Mount Kenya.

Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda, meaning love in Zulu, is an expression of the magical union of the power of Zulu culture, wildlife, romance and exclusivity.

Tipilikwani Mara Camp - Masai Mara

Overlooking the vastness of the Masai Mara plains from the banks of the River Talek is an exclusive, intimate, yet vibrant camp of luxuriously appointed riverfront tents. The camp exudes warm and rich colours of Africa.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar Channel, the Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity amongst the bustle of Zanzibar.

Mara Leisure Camp

The Mara Leisure Camp is situated along the banks of the Talek River, in one of Kenya's premier wildlife areas.

Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp

Tarangire River Camp set within 25,000 hectares of concession area, just a stone's throw from the Tarangire River, offers tents which are tastefully furnished with all the comforts you will need whilst on safari.

Porini Lion Camp

This eco-friendly camp is located in an exclusive 20,000-acre conservancy. There are no minibuses allowed and the number of vehicles are controlled, giving you an authentic safari experience, away from the crowds.

Porini Mara Camp

This small camp offers tented accommodation for a more 'real' safari experience. Set in pristine wilderness with savannah plains, riverine forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling hills and great views across the Mara.

Sarova Mara Game Camp

This camp offers luxurious tented accommodation in an area world renowned for its annual wildebeest migration, whilst also being home to the big five.

Camp Kipwe

Built creatively into the large granite boulders of the area. Relax in the lounge where you can marvel at the mountain views as well as the breathtaking sunsets.

Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak is nestled in the unspoilt surroundings of the uKahlamba Drakensberg Mountain range (a World Heritage Site). It offers warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service.

Doro Nawas Camp

Resting on a small hillock overlooking an ancient floodplain, this lodge provides an excellent base from which to explore the local area in game drive vehicles or on foot.

Gibbs Farm

An old colonial farmhouse, built by German settlers in 1929. Superbly located at the head of a beautifully fertile valley and backing up against the heavily forested slopes of the Ngorongoro highlands.

Hluhluwe River Lodge

Huhluwe River Lodge is a nature based eco lodge situated in a pristine forested environment bordering the iSimangaliso world heritage site and False Bay Park.

Isandlwana Lodge

Isandlwana Lodge is situated on one of the most historically fascinating and visually stunning locations in Zululand.

Keekorok Lodge

This lodge was the first of its kind to be built in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. It offers top class comfort and luxury, yet still retains its intrinsic years of history, tradition, character and charm.

Lugogo Sun

A modern country hotel, which is close to all the leisure and cultural attractions. Guests of this hotel are free to enjoy the facilities at the Royal Swazi Sun.

Mara Simba Lodge

Overlooking a dramatic bend on the banks of the Talek River, a tributary of the Mara River, the lodge gently blends into the surrounding wilderness. It was conceived with an emphasis on exclusivity and comfort.

Mara Sopa Lodge

This lodge has been sympathetically built in traditional Masai style and its location provides ample opportunity for game viewing within the park, which is only a short drive away.

Maru Maru Hotel

Maru Maru Hotel is just a few steps from Stone Town's colourful markets, shops and historical sites. Sympathetically restored with Zanzibari design and modern facilities, the hotel was previously a town house, famed for its marble floors and tiles.

Mowani Mountain Camp

A remote and rocky refuge with great tented accommodation and beautiful desert scenery.

Offbeat Mara Camp

This small and exclusive seasonal tented camp offers a truly private, traditional safari experience with access to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Samburu Game Lodge

Against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and withered scrub trees, this lodge blends in perfectly with the natural environment, using native materials and surrounded by lush gardens.

Samburu Simba Lodge

Samburu Simba Lodge offers an up close and personal African experience. Stunning views of the plains and game can be seen from your room.

Samburu Sopa Lodge

Samburu Sopa Lodge is situated in one of Kenya's most famous wildlife areas. Tastefully decorated in keeping with the colourful Samburu people.

Sarova Shaba Lodge

A luxurious lodge set in 'Born Free' country, where the glories of nature are concentrated in this semi-desert oasis.

Siana Springs

The camp is located in the heart of the Siana Group Ranch offering guests a unique opportunity for thrilling walking safaris, night drives and fly-camping along the seasonal streams beneath the Ngama Hills.

Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast Camp offers a Namibia safari in one of Africa's most outstanding areas.

The David Livingstone Lodge & Spa

An exclusive lodge offering guests world-class facilities, a short distance upstream from Victoria Falls.

Damara Mopane Lodge

Built in the wattle and daub style under mopane trees and connected by a labyrinth of paths, the main building and chalets of the lodge look like an African village.

Homland Hotel

One of the best hotels in Bahir Dar, the modern Homland Hotel offers a warm welcome and good service. In addition to the existing accommodation, an additional 45 luxury rooms with elevator, ballroom and restaurant, to meet the ever-growing customer d...

Rorke's Drift Hotel

Dramatic location and architecture help to make Rorke's Drift Hotel an essential destination. Beside the Buffalo River with splendid views over Zululand it sits on the crossing point between the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

Abay Minch Lodge

The lodge grounds are filled with a variety of trees and vegetation including papaya, mango, avocado, lemon, coffee and many others. No better place to simply unwind or go out for a leisurely stroll around the gardens.

Al Johari Hotel

Al Johari is a small boutique hotel in the Stone Town area of Zanzibar, within walking distance of the beach. It is the result of a careful refurbishment combining two ancient buildings.

Buska Lodge

Buska Lodge is an unpretentious eco-lodge offering good accommodation and a warm welcome. It overlooks the plains of Buska Mountain and has been constructed to blend beautifully in to the natural surroundings.

Dhow Palace Hotel

The hotel lounge has an impressive selection of antique ornaments and furniture, and adds to the relaxed ambience that is a Dhow Palace trademark.

Emerson On Hurumzi

Formerly Emerson & Green, this beautifully restored palace, in the heart of Stone Town, has fabulous views of the Indian Ocean from the roof of the Tower Top restaurant. A historical building which once belonged to a powerful Swahili merchant.

Goha Hotel

Goha is a modern, comfortable hotel, situated on the hills of the city, 15 minutes' walk downhill to the town.

Igowati Lodge

Igowati means 'desert dunes' in the native Damara language and is a perfect stopover when exploring the wonders of Damaraland.

Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

The lodge is located in natural surroundings, perfect for the visitor who likes to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

Ngorongoro Farm House

The farm originally belonged to a German settler who devoted his land to the cultivation of coffee towards the end of the 19th century.

Protea Hotel Umfolozi River

An ideal base from which to explore Zululand's diverse attractions such as the St. Lucia Wetlands, game reserves, cultural villages and the nearby beaches.

Remhai Hotel

The Remhai Hotel is located on the outskirts of town, within a 20-minute walk of Queen of Sheba's Palace. It is a comfortable hotel and room décor and standard of service is of a basic level.

Taye Belay Hotel

The hotel is built on a slight elevation in the centre of town, and is minutes from Fasil Ghebbi and close to Debre Birhan Selassie Church.

Tembo House Hotel

Tembo House is an impressive white stone building in the heart of Stone Town, beside the picturesque seafront.

Tloma Lodge

A small lodge located in a valley, offering breathtaking views over a coffee plantation.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

The Twyfelfontein area is a very vulnerable and delicate ecosystem which is renowned for some of the best examples of Bushman paintings and Rock Engravings in Southern Africa.

Yeha Hotel Axum

The hill top location of the government-owned Yeha Hotel affords fabulous views of the city of Axum. The superb sunsets and close proximity to the historical sites makes this a good choice for a standard hotel.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

A small and intimate hotel, designed to reflect Zanzibar's rich history, where Arabian, Indian and English styles create a homely stay.

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