The Sanctuary Retreats’ portfolio of luxury safari lodges and expedition ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally”.
Sanctuary Retreats was born in Africa with the launch of our first luxury safari camp, Sanctuary Olonana, in Kenya in 1999. We now own and operate an additional 12 lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania and Uganda. We also offer private luxury camping across East Africa and our first luxury walking safari camp opened in Zambia's South Luangwa in June 2011.
Building on our heritage of luxury adventure travel, we also manage and run seven spectacular expedition cruise ships in some of the most amazing cultural and ecological sites in the world. Five of our cruises explore epic rivers - the Yangzi in China and the Nile in Egypt - while our other two boats journey through the awe-inspiring volcanic archipelago that is the Galapagos Islands.