East Africa is considered one of the best destinations to travel to right now – Kenya and Tanzania have proven to be safe for international safari travellers and our partners and ground handlers have implemented the necessary health protocols for every point of your journey. With incredible wildlife, stunning scenery, fewer visitors and natural social distancing as well as some of the world’s most exclusive luxury safari lodges, a safari in Kenya or Tanzania followed by time on the beach will make for a magical trip for your extended family or just you and someone special.
And what about the Migration? This is now the best time to take advantage of the wildebeest calving season, which usually takes place between January and February. It’s also when the migration herds are beginning to making their way to the south of the Serengeti. This makes for excellent predator interaction and photography!
These itineraries offer GREAT VALUE, especially if you can travel in Feb/ March
East Africa’s Top Lodges
Even if you’re only armchair travelling for now… there’s no harm in imagining the ultimate luxury Africa trip. Superb locations, gracious open-hearted hospitality, wild open spaces, incredible wildlife encounters, spectacular daily sunsets, attention to detail, space to breathe again…
This sumptuous list of stunning destinations is a sight for sore (lockdown) eyes!
Located in Tanzania’s Grumeti Game Reserve (adjoining the Serengeti National Park), Singita Grumeti consists of four permanent lodges with different décor styles to choose from; Sasakwa’s colonial feel with touches of antiques, Sabora’s 1920’s Out of Africa feel, Faru Faru’s earthy wooded décor or the modern and contemporary exclusive-use villa: The Serengeti House plus there is also the option of Singita Explore, the luxury mobile tented camp.
Perfectly located for gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Bisate’s unique dome shaped thatched suites which almost looks like giant bird’s nests, are the best base camp for gorilla trekking. The inside décor consists of grass-woven walls with windows, curving up to the ceilings with breathtaking views of the volcanic forest.
Asilia Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s Camp
Tucked away in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, at both Oliver’s camps the décor is bush luxury with the emphasis being on the game viewing, especially the rare walking safaris where you will feel part of the wild.
AndBeyond’s Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
The AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge coined the description where Maasai meets Versailles, think opulent interiors with silver, gold and ruby colours under banana-leaf ceilings with crystal chandeliers and grass roofs, with spectacular views of the crater below.
Elewana Sand River
Located in Kenya’s Masai Mara, Elewana Sand River Camp is one of the best places in Africa to watch the great wildebeest and zebra migrations with the amazing location on the banks of the Sand River, this permanent tented camp, mirrors the 1920’s décor style perfectly.
Perched on top of the Oloololo escarpment, Angama Mara overlooks the Mara Triangle of Kenya’s Rift Valley. The fabulous suites have 180 degree views of the endless savanna vistas and the décor is modern and sleek, with an Italian-Cosmopolitan flair.
andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
Deep in Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti, this andBeyond Under Canvas tented camp follows the migratory path of the great migration, thus allowing you to see the Grumeti and Mara River crossings or the wildebeest calving season, all depending on when you are traveling, plus offering the thrill of a bucket shower-bush camp experience while still surrounded by all the comfort you’d expect on a classic East African Safari.
Whenever and however you travel to these pristine corners of Africa your trip will have a purpose – supporting wildlife conservation, involving communities, discovering local culture, restoring the environment and finding fulfillment every adventurous day as you share the experience with your loved ones.
Get in touch with your questions on how to plan your East Africa trip.