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Inspirational Experiences with Sanctuary Retreats

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When it comes to holiday memories, we know it’s not simply the big name sites that pique curiosity and capture your imagination the most.

Which is why we make sure all the destinations we visit help you journey well beyond the obvious to experience more authentic encounters, make meaningful connections and gain a genuine insight into the world around you.

These are the life-affirming moments that will stay with you forever.

Remote getaways

What does getting away from it all mean to you? At Sanctuary Retreats, we believe holidays should leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons and that being able to soak up the untamed beauty of the natural world’s most breath-taking locations at a gentle pace is a key ingredient.

Our handpicked properties are found on private concessions and in some of the most tucked-away locations, helping you slow down and return home revived, inspired and reinvigorated.

For the ultimate chance to unwind in nature’s nirvana, it’s hard to beat an indulgent spa treatment at Sanctuary Olonana (Kenya) where the Mara River’s soothing lullaby will relax you as hippos wallow in the waters below.

And in Botswana’s Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, what better way to reflect on the morning’s game drive than by daydreaming from your own private hammock with glorious views across the floodplains of the Okavango Delta.

So whatever your holiday style, our expert team is perfectly placed to find you the ideal experiences to enhance your precious time away and take full advantage of the promised land around you.

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Exclusive experiences

From luxury safaris in game-filled corners of Tanzania to princely river cruises through China’s heartland, our award-winning portfolio oozes exclusivity every step of the way. And, with some of the highest ratios of staff members to guests, our devoted team is always on hand to deliver meticulous personal service that exceeds your expectations at every stage.

Cruising through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring waterways, our intimate vessels, elegant suites and culinary experts bring a new dimension to your on-board experience. Then, to ensure you can tailor-make your trip at every stage, exclusive activities vary from private dining on an Aswan island (Egypt) to a visit to the remote Myanmar village of Sin Kyun for a rare insight into the traditional life of the local community.

This VIP experience is equally true on land, with Sanctuary Chief's Camp offering the ultimate private safari experience. The new Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite comes with private guides, chef and housekeeper, lifting your holiday to a whole new level of exclusivity and excellence.

If the chance to enjoy private access to some of Africa’s most wildlife-rich destinations appeals, our boutique camps and luxury lodges will make you feel like royalty. What’s more, each of our experiences has been carefully created to help you connect with nature in a truly extraordinary and life-affirming manner.  From walking with elephants through Botswana’s Okavango Delta to trekking through forests to meet Uganda’s mountain gorillas, we’ll help you choose the immersive moments that are personal to you.


Exotic escapes

When you immerse yourself in another country’s culture you not only discover a new way of life but have the rare luxury of time to consider your own values and return home with fresh eyes. So, whether you’re travelling with your partner or family of inquisitive minds, there’s much to be gained from seeking out faraway experiences in distant lands.

With Myanmar having only recently opened up its mythical landscapes and intriguing traditions to travellers, a visit to this relatively undiscovered destination and the chance to be welcomed by its people at a time of great political and economic change could prove especially rewarding.

For many travellers, the chance to seek out some of the planet’s most ecologically diverse experiences is what spurs their holiday choices on. Which is why you can count on Sanctuary Retreats’ properties to transport you directly to the heart of the action.

Zambia is brimming with wildlife yet scant in tourists, making it a mesmerising option to seek out an authentic safari holiday. Memories of reclining in one of the hanging chairs at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp enjoying a cocktail as the sun sets across the game-rich South Luangwa National Park and zebras graze just metres away could prove a life-enriching encounter that you’ll never forget.

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Wherever you travel, each of our holidays offer the chance to be charmed by the destination you’re visiting and to fall under its alluringly distinctive spell.

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