East Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in East Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Insider Guide to Reunion Island    

Solange Hando takes us on a tour of  Reunion Island, a unique hotspot in the Indian Ocean.

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Breezes Beach Club And Spa. Zanzibar

You can stay at Breezes Beach Club & Spa on the as yet undeveloped south-eastern coast of the island, and still have sufficient change for several of their trademark “Zanzi-Politano” cocktails.

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Fairmont Mara Safari Club

My lion encounter is the obvious highlight of my game drive, a daily occurrence at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. The Club is made up of 51 luxury riverside tents and the main lodge. This is glamping but not as you know it, Jim.

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Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

If landing on a grassy airstrip in a 12 seater Cessna isn’t exciting enough, learning that Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Park was once the home of Hollywood actor William Holden is the perfect sundowner.

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Fairmont The Norfolk

It’s a memorable way to arrive in Nairobi. Straight out of the airport, next to the first roundabout a herd of wild zebra are grazing. “Look,” says Joseph my driver, “they’re here to personally welcome you to Nairobi.”

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Guide to Zanzibar

25 km off the coast of Tanzania, this gorgeous island goes beyond the sunshine stereotype of “beaches, booze and bling.” It is literally full of history.

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