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A Gastronomic Journey with Sanctuary Retreats

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We’re passionate about bringing an authentic flavour to your travels. So it’s no coincidence that our portfolio of luxury lodges and exclusive cruise ships are bursting with culinary opportunities.

Whether you’ve acquired a taste for adventure or want to savour the perfect balance of rest and relaxation, you can count on our inviting portfolio to deliver mouth-watering memories served up against the backdrop of some of the world’s most exquisite locations.


For the ultimate travelling treats, may we present our five-course taster menu:

Breakfast under a Baobab canopy

Days start in style at Sanctuary Swala with a prime seat in the heart of Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. From the dining deck’s elevated stilt-top position, keep an eye on the horizon as you choose between a delicious full English or continental breakfast - there’s every chance you’ll enjoy a sneak preview of some of the park’s wildest residents well before the morning’s game drive gets underway. The Boabab is also a meeting place in the evenings to discuss the days adventures.

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Private Island lunch

Whilst the newly refurbished Sanctuary Chief’s Camp will boast private dining areas for each of its bush pavilions plus an outdoor pizza oven when it reopens in June 2016, our flagship camp has a few extra treats up its sleeves.

Those with an appetite for the intrepid can capitalise on the camp’s idyllic location in the Okavango Delta and bask in the decadent al fresco experience of our Delta Island dining experience. Enjoy a floating picnic amidst the famous floodwaters that attract vast numbers of animals to Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve year-round and look out for nature’s finest dining companions.

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Dumpling-making classes

Given their traditional association with good fortune and festivities, it’s little wonder dumplings have been relished by the Chinese people for over 400 years. What better way to celebrate one of the most famous symbols of the local culture as you cruise along China’s legendary waterway on the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer than by learning how to create this deliciously simple dish under the expert guidance of the on-board Chinese chef.

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Sundowners fit for a Queen

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, the former personal retreat of Zambia’s first president, is used to welcoming the most discerning travellers - including Queen Elizabeth II, who holidayed here in 1979.

Sunset drinks on the banks of the Luangwa River are the perfect way to absorb the historic atmosphere here, surrounded by wallowing hippos and wildlife quenching their thirst whilst you raise a toast to a wonderful day’s game viewing.

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Dine under the stars

For a spot of nocturnal indulgence after a leisurely day soaking up Myanmar’s magic, Sanctuary Ananda‘s candle-lit Sandbank Dinner is sure to bring an evocative new dimension to your holiday.

Here on the banks of the Irrawaddy River you’ll feast on fragrant Burmese delicacies conjured up from the freshest local ingredients and be spellbound as the reflection of glittering pagodas mingle with the shimmering delights of the night sky.

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