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Are you wondering where to travel in 2023? Africa offers a plethora of options for an unforgettable adventure. To help you plan your next trip, we’ve gathered some of our top recommendations for some new or recently upgraded properties in a range of incredible destinations. 

Angama Amboseli

First on our list is Angama Amboseli — the sister property to the established and much-loved Angama Mara. Angama Amboseli, opening later this year, will be an intimate, 10 room lodge in the shadows of Mt Kilimanjaro. 

The Kimana Sanctuary, owned by 844 Maasai families, will be a vital link between Amboseli National Park and the Chyulu Hills and Tsavo protected areas. This new conservancy will expand on the existing narrow corridor, and allow wildlife to move within the region with fewer human-wildlife conflicts. 

The area is known for its dramatic landscape and relatively high density of wildlife, including some of the continent’s last remaining “Super Tuskers”, and, of course, stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Images: Kenya, Angama Amboseli

Fanjove Private Island

Next, we have Fanjove Private Island, a small and secluded island located off the coast of Tanzania. Known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life, Fanjove Island is the perfect spot for those seeking privacy and exclusivity. Think Robinson Crusoe meets luxury!

With only six beach huts and private boat access, you can enjoy activities like snorkelling, diving, and conservation projects in peace.

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Images: Tanzania, Fanjove Island


For a truly wild experience, consider Lolebezi, a new property in the African Bush Camps family located in the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia

Famous for its leopard population and elephant herds, Lolebezi offers the chance to explore the towering acacia forests and search for wildlife on foot, by boat or with your expert guides during a game drive. 

The team at ABC prioritize sustainability, and have been setting new standards for luxury safari travel in Africa.

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Images: Zambia, Lolebezi

The Winchester Hotel

Last but not least, The Winchester Hotel in Cape Town is a 1920s Cape Dutch-style icon offering views of Table Bay and the city. The Winchester has undergone a dramatic renovation over the past 18 months and has reclaimed its place as one of the most highly sought-after properties in Cape Town. Its glam new courtyard makes for Instagram gold — and is a gorgeous reprieve from the bustling Atlantic Seaboard. 

Of course, The Mother City is a stunning destination in and of itself! Famed for its natural beauty, beaches, cosmopolitan arts and culture scene, it is bursting with excellent dining options and access to the beautiful Cape Winelands.

Images: Cape Town, Winchester Mansions

Each of these destinations offers something unique and special and will make your travel throughout Africa memorable. 

Our team can put together incredible, 100% tailor-made, itineraries with any combination of these stunning new (or newly refurbished!) properties. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we’ll be able to match your needs with a unique and refreshing itinerary, featuring the very best that Africa has to offer.

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Reach out to our small team of travel experts to find out how we can curate a safari itinerary perfectly suited to your tastes or learn how to plan an African safari like the experts here.

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