Sanctuary Retreats are thrilled to share the news that the new Sanctuary Retreats website is live at

In addition to the launch of the revamped website, Sanctuary Retreats has launched some special offers and has news of updates to some of the camps.

Special Offers

The Stay 5/Pay 4 offer will end soon on 31 January 2024, get in now to save on travel between now and 31 May 2024. All of the latest offers can be found here.

Updates on Sanctuary locations


Okahirongo Elephant Camp will be closed for the month of February and the new Purros airstrip is now due to reopen on 01 March 2024. Between now and then, Purros North airstrip is still operating as normal.


Sanctuary Tambarare, Ol Pejeta, Mt Kenya – Horseback riding in the area has been suspended due to the weather conditions for the time being. Please ensure your guests are aware that they must remain in the vehicle when viewing the Rhinos, as per the directive from the Ol Pejeta Conservation Department.

Between January and March is the best time for bird watching with plenty of migratory bird species are frequently spotted in the area. It’s also the best time for walks. Look out for the Small Five and try to recognize animal tracks.

It is also calving season in the Mara. There’s a plethora of baby animals from warthogs, giraffes, elephants, hyenas to zebra and elands. Mother and baby hippo calves can be seen on the riverbanks close to Olonana camp.


Highlights for last minute travel (January-March) to the Okavango Delta, the ultimate location for the private conservancies in Botswana. Sanctuary Baines Camp, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. The delta is vibrant and green with the rains—dramatic thunderstorms make for superb photography. January is also the peak breeding time for migrant bird species. In February the water-lilies all flower crating wonderful colours on any standing water. March brings the fruiting Marula trees that attract bull elephants. This is also the start of rutting season.

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