Sanctuary Sussi&Chuma now offers guests canoeing excursions on the Zambezi River. This is in addition to the other five activities offered to guests staying on a fully inclusive basis which include: a tour of the falls, sundowner cruise, walking safaris, game drives and a village tour.
The two hour canoeing trips can either be done in the morning or afternoon and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Minimum age is 15 years.
A&Ks Signature Uganda programme has been featured as one of the 30 best new trips for 2013 in The Active Times, a site dedicated to the active, adventure traveller. The programme includes tracking a group of chimpanzees at Kibale forest, visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, popular for its large lion population and finally tracking gorillas at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The itinerary was chosen for its combination of gorilla tracking and new elements, including visiting the chimpanzees and the safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Referred to as "Africa's Garden of Eden" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area has won another accolade having been recently named among Africa's 10 best national parks by CNN Travel. Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest, unbroken and inactive caldera. At about 20 kilometres wide, 600 metres deep and 300 square kilometres in area, the Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.
Being home to over 30,000 animal species, the Ngorongoro Crater is considered a wildlife haven. A drive to explore the crater floor will reveal the rare black rhino, hippos, wildebeest, lions, buffalo, zebra, eland, gazelles among many other species.
The much anticipated opening of the Hideaway of Nungwi Resort and Spa is scheduled to take place on 30th April 2013. Located on Nungwi beach on the north-western tip of Zanzibar Island, the resort features 100 beach-front suites and villas each with a private balcony from which to enjoy the ocean and garden views all around. The rooms' decor has been inspired by the island's Arabic - African Colonial heritage while the setting plays up the surrounding gardens and the nearby ocean.
Hideaway of Nungwi offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars and a cigar and shisha lounge. There are a host of activities to keep guests entertained including plenty of games and water sports, a spa and health club, tours and excursions to nearby places of interest as well as a Kids Club to keep the little ones out of mischief!
The luxury hotel chain Kempinski AG finally opened its first property in Kenya, the Olare Mara Kempinski on January 15 2013. The tented camp is situated on the banks of the Ntiakntiak River in the OlareOrok Conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Olare Mara Kempinski comprises of 11 deluxe tents and 1 honeymoon suite. Each tent features a four-poster bed, a lounge, an en-suite bathroom equipped with a bathtub to soak into after a long game drive. The suite is just as spectacular and features a plunge pool, an in-door and an out-door shower as well as a bathtub. Contact us to include this property to your itinerary.
Sanctuary ChobeChilwerohave done it again - they now feature a lower and upper deck photographic safari boat that can seat up to 18 guests on 360 degree swivel seats. The upper deck offers a great vantage point of the Chobe River and wildlife while the lower deck boasts a bar area and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a scrumptious river breakfast, lunch or sundowners.
Excursions on the new boat will form part of the included activities offered to guests and groups staying at Sanctuary ChobeChilwero and offers a great exclusive and intimate alternative to enjoying the Chobe area especially for photographic enthusiasts. Book now and experience these amazing views with Sanctuary Retreats.
We are proud and honoured that Abercrombie & Kent has been recognised as "Best Tour Operator - Africa"" by the readers of Recommend.... for the 12th consecutive year!! Travel professionals have once again recognised the strong teamwork that sets A&K apart. We have received an unprecedented series of prestigious awards this year. "Africa's Leading Luxury Tour Operator" at the the World Travel Awards, "Best Africa Tour Operator" at the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards and TravelAge West WAVE Awards, and the Conde Nast Traveller World Savers Award for "Doing It All."
Excitement and anticipation fill the air in the Masai Mara. Thousands of zebra have been seen crossing the Sand and Keekorok Rivers in the Mara, tell-tale signs that the much-awaited wildebeest migration from the Serengeti to the Mara has arrived!
Every year over 3 million wildebeest and zebra move from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of life-giving pasture. The sheer numbers of this movement as it makes its way across the Mara is nothing short of spectacular. Along with them are the teams of predators who take advantage of the enormous number of prey in their vicinity, setting the stage for dramatic kills in every corner. Not to be missed are the river crossings as the wildebeest and zebra attempt to cross the brimming Mara river with its giant Nile crocodiles. The scenes that follow are what make the period between June and October the best time to be in Kenya!