On safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Helen Anderson has the best of both worlds – creature spotting by day and creature comforts by night at a trio of luxury retreats.
In the late 1990s, safari expert Geoffrey Kent set out to establish his own high-end lodging. To do so, the co-founder of Abercrombie & Kent looked to the place in Africa he knew best: his home country of Kenya. It was a natural fit for the first Sanctuary Retreats resort: Home to some of Sub-Saharan Africa’s most wildlife rich expanses—not to mention a collection of private concessions offering truly exclusive ways to explore them—the country’s Maasai Mara National Reserve ticked off all the boxes for Kent’s ambitious project.
A new camping experience has been launched that enables guests to witness the captivating migration of wildebeest and zebra across the Serengeti, all the while staying in luxury accommodation designed to look like the classic shelters of pioneering explorers from the 19th century.
Villa at Mt.Kenya Wildlife Estate – Gateway to an unforgettable safari experience
Set in the Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate, a conservation area of 1000 acres, lies the Villa. With its sweeping views of Mount Kenya, Loldaiga Hills and Aberdare mountain ranges as well as its unrivalled position in front of a waterhole, the Villa offers guests an unforgettable way to experience the plains of Kenya.
With a love for Port Alfred in her heart, Linda Bekker is one half of the ownership team of the luxurious Royal St Andrews Hotel (pictured below alongside husband and co-owner, Martin Bekker). We chatted with Linda this women’s month to discuss her inspiration for the Hotel décor as well as her advice for self-development.