Year 1999, luxury adventure travel specialist, Sanctuary Retreats started operating its first African lodge, Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya. Since then its portfolio has expanded to include an additional 16 lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the newest destination South Africa. The company also offers private luxury camping across Kenya and Tanzania.


Additionally, the company operates six spectacular luxury expedition cruise ships in some of the most stunning locations in the world – exploring epic rivers in China, Egypt and Myanmar (Burma).


Luxury boutique travel specialists, Sanctuary Retreats is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded with the prestigious Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Award for Best River Cruise Line Cabins. This award recognises Sanctuary Retreat’s fleet of luxury river cruise ships as having “some of the most beautiful and sprawling cabins in the industry”.


To celebrate, Sanctuary Retreats has put together a list of its very best luxury suites for the ultimate travel indulgence!
Here are the six of the best suites from award-winning Sanctuary Retreats;

Royal Suite, Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Egypt

Modelled on the opulent era of the 1920’s and 30’s, Sanctuary Sun Boat III is the epitome of graceful luxury, and nowhere is this more keenly evident than within the elegant Royal Suites. At 36sqm, these spacious, yet cosy, suites ooze tranquillity, while their honied hues and dreamy four poster beds make them the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day with the pharaohs.



Celestial & Imperial Suites, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, China

Featuring traditional Chinese décor and boasting separate bedrooms and living rooms, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’s spacious Celestial and Imperial Suites (each110sqm) are surely the most luxurious and relaxing way to experience the China’s mighty Yangzte River. Located on the Xiling Deck of the ship, both suites allow guests easy access to the ship’s theatre, perfect for catching a late afternoon show!

Luxury Cruise - Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, China

Luxury Cruise – Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, China

Presidential Suites, Sanctuary Nile Adventurer, Egypt

The Nile Adventurer’s two Presidential Suites are luxuriously appointed, with state of the art technology and lavish furnishings. The traditional tones and cutting edge design provide an eye-catching contrast. The suites also feature exquisite amenities, mini bar, hair dryer, satellite television and LCD screens and their own private balconies, spread across 42.4sqm.

Royal Suites, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Egypt

The 55sqm Royal Suites aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV offer an oasis of luxury for discerning travellers. With a private balcony for the perfect Nile views, the calm yet vibrant tones of the furnishings, creates a relaxing, colonial inspired ambience. State of the art entertainment facilities, as well as premium amenities, create the perfect union of indulgence, comfort and luxury.

Royal Suites, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Egypt

Royal Suites, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Egypt

Owner’s Suite, Sanctuary Ananda, Myanmar (Burma)

The largest suite on the river at 67sqm, the Owner’s Suite boasts a luxurious king-size bed, separate dressing and living areas, plus a large veranda complete with sun loungers, table and chairs. The roomy bathroom will leave guests breathless, with a freestanding tub as well as a monsoon shower and his-and-hers sinks. Other benefits include a private guide, butler service, early morning tea and coffee, complimentary laundry and exclusive in suite dining. A truly unforgettable experience!

Owner's Suite, Sanctuary Ananda, Myanmar

Owner’s Suite, Sanctuary Ananda, Myanmar

The Farouk Suite, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, Egypt

This fabulous suite is a calm oasis set in a breezy white colour scheme to reflect the tranquil natural surroundings of Upper Egypt. Featuring a private dining area and panoramic windows sprawling across 93sqm, the Farouk Suite is the ultimate in lavish luxury. Influences from Egypt’s Royal era can be seen in the furniture, décor and photographs. Poignant pieces include an original hand-woven rug and a replica of a family letter sent by Egypt’s King Farouk to his mother, which sits next to the deliciously comfortable bed.

The Farouk Suite, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, Egypt

The Farouk Suite, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, Egypt

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