Welcome to the Sanctuary Retreats news room featuring the latest media coverage of our luxury properties. Our lodges, camps and cruises are often featured in newspapers, magazines and online and here is a selection of the most recent articles.
We hope this will help you plan your luxury safari or river cruise with Sanctuary Retreats in Africa, China or Myanmar. Most of our individual properties also have a 'Press' section where you can find more articles about that property, should you wish to read more reviews before you book. For our African lodges and camps we also include a link to the TripAdvisor reviews, written by our guests.
Sanctuary Olonana voted #17 in the Top Resorts in Africa
Voted #3 in the Top 30 Resorts in Africa & #33 in the Best Hotels and Resorts in the World
"This cruise has it all - giant Buddhas, golden pagodas, bustling markets, serene vistas and a chance to sail on one of the swankiest vessels on the Irrawaddy."
"Explore a country still opening up to the world on this Irrawaddy voyage...four-night sailing on the luxury Sanctuary Ananda."
The Best New Hotels in the World
The best new luxury safaris for 2017
101 Best Hotels in the World 2017
"50 Best Places to Travel in 2017"
"If you’re going to Botswana on a safari, you have to head for the Okavango Delta... it contains more wildlife than you can shake a stick at"
"Inside 5 stylish new African safari lodges"
"Lions, lagoons and luxury - welcome to the Okavango Delta"
"The view from here..."
"The stars of Planet Earth II - and how you can see them"
"The Best Winter Break Destinations" - Sanctuary Swala
"Chief’s Camp in Botswana Raises the Bar for Luxury African Safaris"
"The luxury swimming pools around the world that come with incredible perks"
"Living With Elephants project is a unique and poignant experience, especially in light of the alarming poaching statistics."
"From big cats to baboons, close encounters with African wildlife prove a once-in-a-lifetime experience…"
"The World’s best honeymoon safaris" - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
"Home to Africa’s Big Five, the area is renowned among safari-goers, many of whom choose to stay at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, located on Chief’s Island."
"The most luxurious safari camp in Africa has just reopened after an extensive makeover to offer even more conspicuous consumption in the bush."
"This is one of the top adventure travel and eco-tourism experiences, and spending 60 minutes with 20 or so gorillas, well, that's pure magic."
"Sanctuary Retreats Offers An Unforgettable Luxury Safari Adventure And The Best New Camp In Botswana"
"Similar moments of elegantly orchestrated perfection come to define all four days of my cruise from Bagan to Mandalay."
The magazine's choice "of the most extraordinary and most romantic accommodation for the most beautiful trips forever".
"I'll be honest, I tried. I really did. I gave it my full attention. I desperately tried to think of something I would have changed. But I couldn't think of a thing."
"The Sanctuary Ananda, an intimate luxury river cruiser just launched. It operates year round on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan."
"I’m deep in the bush in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Jabu and his two pachyderm pals Thembi and Morula live here on a private concession."
"As interest in Myanmar has grown, so have cruise routes on its central Irrawaddy River. Sanctuary Retreats just launched the new 20-suite Sanctuary Ananda in November."
“Sanctuary Ananda made her maiden voyage in November and has been devised as Burma's last word in luxury."
"I’m setting out on an river cruise, exploring a stretch of the famed road to Mandalay, which is what the British called the wide, brown Irrawaddy".
"As the country opens up to tourism, so more will witness its gentle people, gilded pagodas and minority villages."
"From the Egyptian Nile to Monte Carlo, luxury river cruises are surging in popularity while offering five-star amenities to discerning passengers."
"Since Myanmar embarked on a political opening including the release of opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house imprisonment, tourism has boomed."