Sanctuary Retreats


The Sanctuary Retreats’ portfolio of luxury safari lodges and expedition ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity.

Located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally.”

Sanctuary Retreats was born in Africa with the first of our Sanctuary Lodges, Sanctuary Olonana, in Kenya in 1999. Now operates an additional 16 lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, also offering private luxury camping across Kenya. Building on a heritage of luxury adventure travel, they also manage and run six spectacular expedition cruise ships in some of the most amazing cultural and ecological sites in the world.

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy (SRP) builds a long lasting relationships with the rural communities in the areas in which the company operates through identifying and supporting long-term, viable and self-sustaining projects. SRP aims is to ensure that all projects are supported by both our staff and visitors, working closely with the communities to identify their needs in order to improve their general well-being through empowerment, improved infrastructure, skill development and the overall enhancement of health, education and lifestyle for the future.