The Africa House blog

Giving back to communities

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Africa House Trust (AHT), the charitable wing of Africa House Safaris. The trust has been established to allow us to reinvest in the communities we visit – a fulfilment of the commitment we have for our region.

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A private paradise in the heart of Kenya

When you go off the beaten track in East Africa, you don’t just discover new places – you also glimpse alternative facets to this diverse region. Away from the major parks there’s a world of surprises, unique wildlife encounters and stunning luxury camps to be discovered.

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The camp with its sights set high

Views don’t come much more dramatic than the towering form of Mount Kilimanjaro – and there are few lodges better placed to capture this drama than Tawi Lodge…

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The secrets of East Africa’s ‘low’ season

A glance at the climate graphs for East Africa is enough to persuade most people that this time of the year is a no-no for safaris. From now until early June, the rains are in full flow, making this the low season for tourism. But some of us living here in the region have a different view of this these early months…

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Star quality

A day spent in East Africa is always a treat for the eyes. Vast sweeping landscapes, an abundance of animal life and vividly colourful cultures make this a land of visual delights. But when the sun sets after a day out on safari, it doesn’t mean the spectacle is over…

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Nature meets nostalgia at Sand River

When we heard last year that a new tented camp was opening in the Masai Mara, we were curious as to what it would be like. When we found out it was a luxury 1920s-inspired camp on the stunning Sand River built by boutique accommodation experts The Elewana Collection, we had to go and see it for ourselves…

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Wild about Sosian

If you think the famous parks and reserves like the Masai Mara and Serengeti have the monopoly on East Africa’s best wildlife, then Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau might come as a surprise…

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Travel fee changes

Travel to Tanzania is now subject to an 18% tax on a range of tourism services, including park entry, accommodation, guiding fees and transport…

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Olonana closure extended

Kenyan tented camp Sanctuary Olonana will be temporarily closed to guests, from 8 January until 7 June 2018. This is an extension of its previously stated closure period. Affected guests have been contacted.