Sanctuary Tambarare, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Sasaab is close to the Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves, in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. It’s a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals from huge majestic elephant to lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. Sasaab prides itself on its hospitality and our friendly and attentive staff strive to make every guests’ experience unforgettable. The architecture of Sasaab follows strong Moroccan design principles, in which African heat is of primary consideration. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m² with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. Read More...

RockFig Safari Lodge, Timbavati Reserve

Considered to be one of the best-kept secrets in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, The River Lodge offers an intimate safari experience that’s ideal for special occasions. This luxury lodge has five ultra-spacious, elegantly decorated suites in a supremely intimate environment. Experiences are customised to each visitor’s preferences and alfresco-style dinners on the terrace are often interrupted by elephants stopping by for a drink at the infinity pool. Previously an owners private lodge, The River Lodge was converted into luxury accommodation with five freestanding villa-style suites, and is now a firm favorite with guests for its unpretentious style, intimate connection with wildlife and peaceful setting. Overlooking the Timbavati River, this area is frequented by herds of elephants, antelope, leopards and colourful birds to name just a few stars in what can only be described as a vast diversity of species which can be seen on safari at The River Lodge. There’s a relaxed and personal ambience that creates a sense of being in a private home in the heart of the African bush. Read More...

Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

Set within 75 000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge is situated in the middle of Madikwe, giving visitors a huge game drive advantage over other lodges situated on the borders of the reserve and offers guests the most amazing South African safari adventure. Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the ‘Big 5’ of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds. Read More...

RAAS Devigarh, Udaipur

A sunbathed vision on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, Taj Fateh Prakash is part of the iconic City Palace complex. It was built in the 20th century by Maharana Fateh Singh as a venue for royal events. Like princely dignitaries from another era, present-day guests arrive to be mesmerized by exquisite vistas of the lake and the mighty Aravalli mountain range.  The original palace décor has been meticulously maintained. From miniature paintings and armoury to royal heirlooms and furniture straight off toshakhanas (royal storerooms), the palace is alive with stories of Rajput valour and adventure. Gastronomy is an all-sensory experience with Indian and world cuisines on offer. Sunset Terrace – consistently rated as one of India’s most scenic restaurants – is the perfect venue for a royal Mewari meal with sweeping views of Pichola, Jagmandir Island, Lake Palace and Sajjangarh Palace. Surya Darshan Bar offers a ceremonial English Afternoon Tea to savour with family and friends, later converting to a romantic sunset spot for champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Read More...

Azura Quilalea Private Island

A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat. Set among swaying palm trees, ten casinhas and two cabanas are being extensively revamped in a light and airy colour scheme that combines tropical chic with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. Ideal for families or groups, the three-bedroom Casa Familia ensures privacy and exclusivity. Set under local thatch, both casitas and cabanas boasts elegant four-poster beds with white linen canopies and comfortable day beds. Large windows with dark wooden shutters gaze out towards the Indian Ocean, while private timber decks and cool plunge pools offer a secluded alternative to beach sands and ocean waters. Bathrooms feature generous tubs big enough for two, while al fresco showers are decorated with hand-painted tiles. Woven hammocks invite guests to an afternoon siesta, lulled by a chorus of songbirds that makes the forest canopy its home. A shaded gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge, both of which boast wide, sunny decks, are the setting for more social dining. Read More...

Azura Benguerra Island

A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat. Set among swaying palm trees, ten casinhas and two cabanas are being extensively revamped in a light and airy colour scheme that combines tropical chic with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. Ideal for families or groups, the three-bedroom Casa Familia ensures privacy and exclusivity. Set under local thatch, both casitas and cabanas boasts elegant four-poster beds with white linen canopies and comfortable day beds. Large windows with dark wooden shutters gaze out towards the Indian Ocean, while private timber decks and cool plunge pools offer a secluded alternative to beach sands and ocean waters. Bathrooms feature generous tubs big enough for two, while al fresco showers are decorated with hand-painted tiles. Woven hammocks invite guests to an afternoon siesta, lulled by a chorus of songbirds that makes the forest canopy its home. A shaded gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge, both of which boast wide, sunny decks, are the setting for more social dining. Read More...

Azura Marlin Beach, Benguerra Island

A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat. Set among swaying palm trees, ten casinhas and two cabanas are being extensively revamped in a light and airy colour scheme that combines tropical chic with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. Ideal for families or groups, the three-bedroom Casa Familia ensures privacy and exclusivity. Set under local thatch, both casitas and cabanas boasts elegant four-poster beds with white linen canopies and comfortable day beds. Large windows with dark wooden shutters gaze out towards the Indian Ocean, while private timber decks and cool plunge pools offer a secluded alternative to beach sands and ocean waters. Bathrooms feature generous tubs big enough for two, while al fresco showers are decorated with hand-painted tiles. Woven hammocks invite guests to an afternoon siesta, lulled by a chorus of songbirds that makes the forest canopy its home. A shaded gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge, both of which boast wide, sunny decks, are the setting for more social dining. Read More...

Maslina Resort, Hvar Island

Welcome to Palace Elisabeth, the first five-star hotel in Hvar! The hotel was built in place of the residential complex of the Duke’s Palace on the main town square, which is also the largest square in Dalmatia. Only steps away from the city’s most emblematic attractions, Palace Elisabeth elegantly combines the beauty of its past with its luxurious present. Distiguished by unique architecture and exceptional design this landmark hotel captures the true essence of Hvar heritage. Situated in the heart of Hvar directly above city hall, Palace Elisabeth presents spectacular views overlooking the marina and main square. Read More...

Coconut Lagoon Resort, Kerala

Mahua Kothi or homestead is named after the Mahua tree which is prized and revered in the region. 12 standalone luxury cottages blend into a 45 acre private forest on the periphery of the national park. The guest area overlooks a large grassland where monkeys and birds in vivid colours are a regular feature. The mud cottages or ‘Kutiyas’ are built in the local style of architecture. A bean shaped pool screened by a bamboo thicket and shaded by Mahua trees is perfect for cooling off at midday. The guest areas are housed in a large brick building with deep verandas overlooking a grassland ringed by a forest patch. The dining hall has a large fireplace to keep guests warm during chilly winter evenings. Guests delight in picking fresh vegetables and fruit from the lodge’s private organic gardens for a salad. A select menu of treatments offered by professional in-house masseurs is the perfect indulgence to top off a safari holiday. Read More...

Kaingo Camp, South Luangwa

Chindeni Bush Camp, named after the Chindeni Hills, is a luxurious and stylish little camp, contemporary in design, and situated in a prime location on the edge of the permanent Chayumba Lagoon in South Luangwa National Park where hippos chortle and elephants wallow. Expect serious walking in quiet areas, and exciting night game drives!Designed with just four chalets, and in muted, restful tones, Chindeni Bush Camp is a lovely place to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying some superb game viewing. There’s something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its four opulent tents which overlook the permanent lagoon in front of camp, giving some spectacular game viewing right from your deck! Read More...

Kafunta River Lodge, South Luangwa

Chindeni Bush Camp, named after the Chindeni Hills, is a luxurious and stylish little camp, contemporary in design, and situated in a prime location on the edge of the permanent Chayumba Lagoon in South Luangwa National Park where hippos chortle and elephants wallow. Expect serious walking in quiet areas, and exciting night game drives!Designed with just four chalets, and in muted, restful tones, Chindeni Bush Camp is a lovely place to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying some superb game viewing. There’s something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its four opulent tents which overlook the permanent lagoon in front of camp, giving some spectacular game viewing right from your deck! Read More...

Kafunta Island Bush Camp, South Luangwa

Chindeni Bush Camp, named after the Chindeni Hills, is a luxurious and stylish little camp, contemporary in design, and situated in a prime location on the edge of the permanent Chayumba Lagoon in South Luangwa National Park where hippos chortle and elephants wallow. Expect serious walking in quiet areas, and exciting night game drives!Designed with just four chalets, and in muted, restful tones, Chindeni Bush Camp is a lovely place to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying some superb game viewing. There’s something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its four opulent tents which overlook the permanent lagoon in front of camp, giving some spectacular game viewing right from your deck! Read More...