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Fine Dining

Passionate about great food.Africa’s safari chefs perform miracles to delight your palate.

It’s a tradition among the best safari camps that you can enjoy outstanding food in the wildest locations.  Sizzling breakfasts, scenic sundowners and romantic dinners are essential ingredients of an unforgettable safari.

Gourmet Safari Cuisine

Enjoying great food is an integral part of an Africa Exclusive safari.  The best safari camps have a knack of attracting inspired chefs who relish the challenge of creating amazing cuisine deep in the wilds.  Men like Evans Nyasimera who honed his skills in the kitchens of Nairobi’s five star hotels now delights the lucky guests at remote Saruni Samburu lodge with his creations. The light aircraft bringing you to your lodge will also carry the freshest meats, eggs and decent wines.  Many lodges have lovingly tended herb and vegetable gardens.

In the kitchen the head chef and a dedicated team work all day baking fresh breads, preparing delicious salads, baking cakes and inventing canapes for sundowners.   The highlight of the day is dinner accompanied by a choice of wines, perhaps served convivially around a flaming boma in starlight, or more intimately on the deck of your lodge.

Breakfast at Sunrise

We love to spring delicious surprises – like finding a table set for breakfast in a beautiful spot part way through your morning game drive.

A joyous team will be there with warm fresh bread, fresh fruits, steaming coffee and all that’s needed to cook a sizzling breakfast. Pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming, sit back and drink in a priceless experience surrounded by the timeless landscape.  


As the sun dips to the horizon your safari vehicle stops in an idyllic place, preferably in sight of curious creatures. The guide steps down, unfolds the table, sets it with a crisp white cloth, passes the canapes and asks your choice of drinks.

As you enjoy your sundowner watch the elephants splashing themselves down and watch a flight of egrets pass low over the river as the western sky runs its incandescent repertoire. Life is good!


A Country House Restaurant

If you round off your safari with time in the Cape we’ll help you enjoy one of the world’s great culinary regions. Cape Town, the winelands and the Garden Route are full of delightful restaurants and country house hotels with a rich tradition of excellent cuisine.

Superb meat and a climate that is perfect for producing delicious fruits and vegetables, not to mention a centuries old viticulture create an environment  where eminent chefs strive to outdo each other in culinary creativity.  That all this is in beautiful surroundings in an atmosphere of warm friendly hospitality and purchased at a great exchange rate makes the experience all the more enjoyable.  

Talk to us about the perfect combination of country house hotels for your holiday in the Cape.

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Every day brought new adventures and we learnt so much about every aspect of Kenya, its people and the wildlife. Within 24 hours of leaving home we were sitting overlooking Samburu, eating a bush picnic lunch while watching elephants and getting to know our two Samburu guides. How amazing is that?!

Jill Whittingham, UK
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Africa Exclusive provided me and my family with an unforgettable, life changing adventure. It was an ethical and authentic African experience and the treatment and service was first class. We felt like participants rather than merely tourists. Amazing.

Steve Coogan (British Actor), UK
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You have given us so much more than we ever had the right to expect. This was the perfect holiday in every sense – exciting, comfortable, educational, brilliant fun, a wonderful itinerary and every last detail organised and delivered to perfection. I do hope you all have the time and the opportunity to enjoy the sort of life enriching experience you have just given to us.

George and Diana Kenning, UK
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As regular visitors to Africa with Africa Exclusive, we’ve been constantly drawn back to the varied animal and bird watching, the landscapes and the ways of life.

David and Sue Morley, UK
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We got back home yesterday after the most fantastic trip to Botswana that one could imagine.  Everything worked well and the various organisations looking after us were extremely efficient so that our travel and accommodation arrangements could not have been better organised – and the people of Botswana are lovely.  For us it really was the holiday of a lifetime.  Worth every penny.

Bryan Bates, UK
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We have now returned home from our African adventure and would like to send a big THANK YOU to Africa Exclusive. We had the most amazing holiday, far beyond our wildest dreams and will remember it as a trip of a lifetime.

Helen Bowker, UK
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