Abercrombie & Kent's sister brand to open new camp in Kenya

Abercrombie & Kent’s sister brand Sanctuary Retreats will open a new luxury safari lodge in Kenya on June 1. 

Sanctuary Tambarare will be located in the 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, with ten guest tents set among fever trees in the shadow of Mount Kenya.

The individually decorated canvas tents will have a “boutique-meets-bush” style that “harks back to the golden age of travel”, with teak floors, super king beds, Masai-inspired art, floor-to-ceiling views of the landscape and en-suites featuring walk-in showers, double basins and luxury amenities. Each guest tent will also feature a private veranda overlooking the grassy plains. 

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the Big Five, including the last two northern white rhinos on Earth, as well as more than 130 black rhinos and many other animals including cheetahs, jackal, hippos and hyenas.

Guests can explore the conservancy with daily game drives with expert guides or opt for a night game drive - not offered in the majority of Kenya’s national parks and reserves – which offers access to nocturnal animals such as aardvark, white-tailed mongoose, zorilla (striped polecat), bat-eared fox, lions and leopards.

Other up-close wildlife encounters include tracking lions with the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department, riding horses alongside rhinos and zebra, a cycling safari through the Laikipia landscape, guided bush walks, and spotting giraffes, elephants, gazelle and zebra. 

Sanctuary Tambarare is the collection’s second property in Kenya, joining Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara. The lodge is linked to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy by a direct flight and works well as a twin-centre trip.

Rates at Sanctuary Tambarare start from £600pp per night on a full board basis. Price excludes conservancy fees.

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