Vito Degrigoli, Author at Great Safaris

Sarova Mara Game Camp, Masai Mara

Sarova Mara Game Camp is ideally located in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and offers a unique African safari experience for game viewing. The camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams.  The luxury safari camps include 20 Club Tents, 30 Deluxe Tents, 19 Standard Tents, 3 Family Tents, the main restaurant, bar and a free form swimming pool that has its own pool bar. All Sarova Mara Game Camp tents include an en-suite bathroom. The Club Tents offer a spectacular view of the rolling plains of the Savannah. The cuisine is exceptional with organic garden and bush dining options available. In addition, the Sarova Mara Game Camp has its own fleet of well-equipped safari vehicles with excellent safari guides.  Come explore the Seventh “New” Wonder of the World, the Masai Mara!

Sarova Mara Game Camp

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Located on the world famous Diani Beach, the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquillity and serenity, the resort’s picturesque location is nestled on a coral headland overlooking vast stretches of golden beach. Shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconut palms the resort stretches over 500 metres of golden beach front offering the ultimate luxury beach holiday.

Guestrooms at the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all our clients. Guests may utilize leisure facilities across the resort, including 3 swimming pools, dining areas and much more.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is renowned as Kenya’s leading all-inclusive resort and takes pride in an exemplary level of service and attention to detail. Our staff are on-hand to ensure your stay is both relaxing and unforgettable. We look forward to welcoming you to Baobab Beach Resort and Spa – “In a world of its own”.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa

The Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa is set in a beautiful tropical garden and was totally renovated in 2016. The 92 rooms are in makuti roofed cottages bungalows, with only 4 rooms per unit; giving you a relaxing and quiet holiday. Restaurants and bars form a perfect match between hotel and nature and offer a real African atmosphere.  The resort is located at the South Coast at the famous Diani Beach.

At the Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa there is a refreshing fresh water swimming pool. The water sports center is located on the beach. The kids club, pool table, table tennis, darts, mini golf (putting), aqua-gym, water volley ball and beach volley ball are shared with Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa as well as the 2 flood-lit tennis courts. Nearby there is golf course with 18 holes (Leisure Lodge Club).

Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa

Sentrim Mara Camp

Sentrim Mara is located in Masai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km after the Sekenani gate.  The entire 10 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst acacia trees that surround the camp.  The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar.

The Masai Mara is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya. Named for the Maasai people and the Mara River, which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of game.

Balloon Safaris can be organized on request, at additional cost.

Sentrim Mara Camp

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Ideally located just 5 kms southwest of Nairobi, within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant, Tamarind Tree Hotel has easy access to Nairobi, its national park, and the country’s diverse attractions via the neighboring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among Nairobi’s liveliest and most popular with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants.

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Coral Strand Hotel

Coral Strand enjoys a prime location, Beau Vallon Beach, facing the Indian Ocean. It features 163 Rooms & Suites, each equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, IPTV with international channels, universal socket points, free Wi-Fi. Contemporary design of the rooms, decorated in pastel colors,  invites you to relax after an active day spent outdoors. A bathroom is equipped with a shower, hairdryer and individual bathroom amenities. A spacious balcony overlooking the shady hotel garden is the best place for a warm summer morning in the Seychelles.

Start your day with an ocean view breakfast at Island Trader. Dine at the gourmet Mahek Restaurant, servicing authentic Indian cuisine, or visit Coral Asia, renowned for the best sushi and sashimi. Enjoy the sunset over the ocean from the Ocean Deck Bar.

 

Seychelles International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel and Victoria is just 10 minutes away by car.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Unwind in an exclusive Garden Villa nestled within the lush sanctuary just steps from the shoreline. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences and dramatic Indian Ocean views along with the sincere, sophisticated service of Four Seasons staff, everywhere from your private infinity pool to the picture-perfect beach.

Room amenities include a 37-inch plasma screen television with DVD player, private bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, espresso machine, iPod docking station and wireless Internet connectivity. The bathroom features natural stone floors, a large sunken bathtub, a walk-in closet, separate WC and a private exotic outdoor garden shower.

 The islands resorts have a myriad of water sports and activities on offer: kayaking, snorkeling, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, paddle boating, boogie boarding, scuba diving and big-game fishing.  The beach at the resort is among the most beautiful in Seychelles.

 

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure.  Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s unique interpretation of camp living offers unrivaled seclusion and space in the ancient rain forest in one of Africa’s most remarkable landscapes. Due to its location, it’s not unusual for the gorilla families to visit the camp itself.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp bedroom

Located in one of the remotest areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, and local artifacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and out the accommodation. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to there being so few tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every modern convenience.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp dining

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s communal area stars a comfortable lounge with a well-stocked bar and elegant dining area, bestowing great views over the verdant rain forest. Come dusk, under star-strewn skies, and accompanied by the night-chorus, guests gather around the central campfire and swap stories of that day’s adventures. Mealtimes lend a taste of the destination: expertly prepared dishes promise simple flavors and showcase fresh local ingredients — try traditional smoked beef in peanut sauce served with kalo (millet bread). Candlelit alfresco dining is also available on your tent’s private deck.

Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge, Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy the serenity of nature at Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge located next to Volcanoes National Park. Set in the town of Ruhengeri in the Virunga Mountains area of northwest Rwanda, Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge offers guest accommodation in 22 rooms, with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With a shared lounge, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property has evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with an electric tea pot. Every room has a flat-screen TV, and certain units at Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge have a terrace. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge loung and pool views

Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel, Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel’s main area consists of a large, two-tiered rondavel with a phenomenally high roof. Although a rondavel is usually a traditionally built round house, this building offers a rather more modern take on the theme. The ground floor, where you find the reception, is furnished with a few modern angular sofas and walls adorned with traditional Rwandan murals. Circular wicker lights hang from the ceiling and dark tiled stairs lead you up to a mezzanine balcony. The second level dining area and the bar set on a sweeping veranda with all-weather tables and chairs. The views from here are stunning; on clear days you can even see Lake Kivu and the volcanoes of far North Rwanda and the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The bar on this level is entirely decorated from bottle tops, giving it a bright but simple look.

Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel aerial view

Cottages have been built to fit the local environment with a mixture of Rwandese traditional art work, the modern interior design and furnishing rendering visitors to comfortably enjoying the beauty of the area. The design of the main building has been inspired by the Rwandese traditional circular housing type rendering the balcony, restaurant and bar suitable to enjoy 360-degrees panoramic view of the area.

As the names suggests Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is built on the top of one of the hills positioning it to have the most beautiful views in the Nyungwe Forest area. Located five minutes’ drive off a main road, uphill, the hotel has 12 cottages arranged into two rows, one at the sunrise and the other at the sunset side. On each side, there is a row of six red-brick cottages ranged northward. Each of these double or twin cottages houses a lounge area at the front, with terracotta-tiled floors, sofa, chair and coffee table, and a fireplace which can be lit for you on cold evenings. The bedrooms are quite sparse, furnished with a bed, hanging space for clothes, hair dressing table and amazing well decorated spacious and clean bathroom.

Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel forest canopy walk

Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel has an incomparable location view. From East, the site enjoys the view of different parts of Nyungwe National Park forest canopy and a suite of gentle hills. Northwards, the site has the view of Lake Kivu and a chain of extinct and active volcanoes including Karisimbi, Mikeno, Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo. On West, the site has marvelous view of terraces from surrounding communities, Lake Kivu and a chain of mountain of Kahuzi Biega National Park. On South the site has the view of Nyungwe forest canopy and gentle hills of the park, tea estate plantations and terraces from neighboring community gardens.

The Nyungwe National Park is home to various primates including chimpanzees, black and white colobus, mangabey, and unique plant species including orchids. It is also home for endangered bird species making it a suitable destination for bird lovers. Waterfalls and a canopy walk way, various hike trails and interpretation center are also some of the key attractions.

Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera National Park

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge located on the banks of Lake Ihema. Its nine tents are set back from Ihema’s serene shores and hidden among swaying palms and fruiting fig trees. They flank a thatched reception and dining area, and wooden walkways lead to a stunning deck that hangs over the lake. It contains a central fire pit and is the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or post-dinner digestif.

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

With a 20-guest maximum, Ruzizi Tented Lodge is an intimate retreat. Each tent boasts an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, a bathtub or outdoor shower, a dressing area, and a cozy queen bed (alternatively, guests can request two twin beds, and camp beds can be added for children 15 and under). All of Ruzizi’s tents enjoy shaded verandas containing campaign chairs, a tree-trunk table, and a hammock.

The lodge was designed to blend in with its surroundings to ensure guests connect with nature. During construction, trees and vegetation were left undisturbed when possible. Some natural elements have been incorporated into the structure, and many of Ruzizi’s decorations and furniture were hand-crafted by local artisans and cooperatives. The lodge is powered by solar energy and prides itself on being environmentally conscious.

Four Gorillas Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Four Gorillas Lodge is located at the peripheral of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Rushaga sector and offers the best of all worlds to those who travel to Bwindi Forest National Park. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just Mountain Gorillas as well as the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views – the Four Gorillas Lodge is the closest to the headquarters of the National Park, only 10 minutes away from the Gorilla tracking and briefing center.

Four Gorillas Lodge interior

The Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi Forest Uganda offers perfect contemporary luxury while satisfying the human craving to become one with nature and our fellow apes. Our signature cottages are surrounded by dense forest and feature upscale elegance within a cozy homesteading. Facilities include an atmospheric restaurant and bar as well as a gift shop. Designed to be eco-friendly, it is elegantly integrated into a rain forest setting. Our restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast and we also offer activities like Bwindi gorilla trekking, nature walks, hiking and many Read More. All rooms are en-suite and the on-site restaurant serves up a mouth-watering menu of both local and international cuisine with a patio area that provides an internet connection with the forest canopy.

Four Gorillas Lodge bedroom

Parkview Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parkview Safari Lodge bedroomParkview Safari Lodge is located at the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth National Park, overlooking panoramic views of the “medley of wonders” and capturing the beauty of the park in a most memorable way. The building style is a combination of modern and local materials, opening up to the wilderness beyond. The lodge reflects true African ambiance and hospitality, providing comfort to our esteemed guests. This is a home away from home! Our unique cottages are endowed with en-suite bathrooms, private balcony with spectacular views to the park and Bunyaruguru hills.

Parkview Safari Lodge view

Parkview Safari Lodge has specious rooms with beautiful view of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge also has a swimming pool, sauna and steam bath to enhance our clients relax after a very long game drive and other park activities. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views. The variety of recreational space makes a visit both exciting and relaxing. A shaded patio provides an ideal venue for meals and relaxed hours during your stay.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Murchison Falls

Inspired by the breath-taking splendor of the wild landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park and the history and culture of the Bunyoro region of Uganda, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge will amaze you with its allure and its unique location adjacent to one of the biggest natural reserves in Uganda. It comprises of individual Safari Cabins spread throughout 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the streaming waters of the mighty River Nile.

All the lodge structures are made from an architectural balance of mud and wood, and the roof is thatched with handpicked grass from the rolling plains of the neighboring villages. The walls are plastered African style with mud and wattle with a contemporary twist. The lodge is tastefully decorated with rustic safari furnishings and fixtures handcrafted from carefully selected local and natural materials. The cabins and dinning all feature an open design to offer you a feeling of oneness with nature and breathtaking uninterrupted views of the magnificent and wild surroundings ensuring that your unique safari experience continues even when at the lodge.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge bedroom

Kabalega Wilderness lodge derives its name from Omukama (King) Chwa II Kabalega, also Kabalega (18 June 1853 – 6 April 1923), who was the ruler of Bunyoro in Uganda from 1870 to 1899 and is considered the greatest King in the history of Uganda. The Bunyoro Kingdom is the home of Murchison Falls National Park; our lodge is a tribute to this great King and the people and culture of Bunyoro.

At Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, experience the true essence and adventure of an African Safari in Murchison Falls National Park, one of the wildest destinations East Africa has to offer. Our cabins are inspired by African techniques and garnished with contemporary fittings, offering a truly native and luxurious safari experince. Enjoy Bush Dining as you wine and dine under the starry night sky around a flaming campfire or in our thatched and decked restaurant immersed in the wild African bush.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge balcony

Serena Lake Victoria Resort & Spa, Entebbe

Serena Lake Victoria Resort & Spa is a vision of charming Mediterranean architecture, pastel colour palettes and lush, green fairways overlooking the sparkling waters of Africa’s largest lake. With its terraced rose gardens, rustic bridges, arched pool terrace and shaded colonnades, this privileged enclave feels more like a Tuscan hillside village than a five-star golf resort and spa on the outskirts of Kampala.  Featuring splendid views of Lake Victoria, Deluxe Rooms are appointed with either one queen or two twin beds, a dressing table, a workstation, a seating area, a balcony and a lavish marble bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Serena Lake Victoria Resort & Spa

Marera Mountain View Lodge

Marera View Lodge is located in the green Marera valley just before Karatu village. From the main building and the rooms, one can enjoy amazing, wonderful views while the professional staff will make sure guests have a memorable stay. It’s the best gateway for your safari experience in Tanzania.

Marera View Lodge exterior and bedroom

Marera View Lodge property consists of 2 story accommodations with large, comfortable rooms; each room has an en-suite bath and a balcony. The grounds are beautiful and facilities include an infinity pool, fire pit, bar and dining facilities with excellent food and evening entertainment. Marera View Lodge prides itself on its very friendly staff and service.

Embalakai Authentic Camps

Embalakai Authentic Camps is intimately set in the heart of the Serengeti, where humans and nature become one! The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All 13 spacious tents are in classic safari style, each with an en-suite bathroom. At night, take a moment to relax on the deck or by the campfire under the Serengeti’s dark velvet night sky, looking up at the millions of stars overhead in the pure unfiltered wilderness.

Embalakai Authentic Camps tent bedroom

The Serengeti is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. Serengeti National Park is Africa’s most famous; at 5,700 sq miles, it is larger than Connecticut! Renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, a Serengeti safari is guaranteed to be exceptional.

With amazing landscape running along the Grumeti River, Embalakai Authentic Camps allows guests to be fully immersed in nature. Set up to provide the ultimate comfort, it has its own solar unit allowing for hot showers and to charge phones and cameras. Bathroom facilities include a private shower and western toilet as well as our toiletries range sourced from Inaya, in support of local business and our clients skincare protection. The room is fitted with a dresser and mirror, cupboard and clothes hanging space as well as a storage trunker. The bedding is high quality 100% cotton sheets as well as a blanket and duvet for the cooler evenings.

Embalakai Authentic Camps restaurant

MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship

All of MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship’s 62 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, a direct dial telephone line, LED TV and a mini bar. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers, and beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship

MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship stateroomThe Garnet restaurant offers a mouth-watering international cuisines and a fine selection of local and imported wines. Breakfast and lunch is an open buffet option with a wide selection of dishes and dinner is on an a la carte menu. There is a also a Ruby bar hosting various entertainment shows and events.

A swimming pool is available on-board which allow you to escape away from the heat with a refreshing swim. Other facilities includes spa, gym, salon, library and a souvenir bazaar.

Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo

Footsteps away from the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo is where the glamorous history of Egypt and its world famous hospitality meet. The hotel is the perfect starting point for sightseeing, relaxation and business meetings alike, located across from the new across from the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

The hotel’s 132 smoke-free guestrooms  and elegantly appointed and come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer a desk and free WiFi. At the hotel all rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and a private bathroom and also have a balcony.

Buffet breakfast is served from 6:30AM to 10:30AM.   During your stay, embark on a journey of culinary experience at the hotel’s main restaurant Lotus, serving the most delectable creations. It is truly a promise of divine flavours and additional delights to tempt your taste buds.

Cool off after a sunny day by the pool with the wide selection of premium drinks, an array of innovative cocktails and local wines at the pool bar. Sip your favourite drink whilst listening to the enchanting music tones at Zoser Bar 

Crown Empress Nile Cruise

Experience world-class service on board the Crown Empress Nile Cruise offering elegant cabins and suites with panoramic views of the Nile, on the route between the historical cities of Aswan and Luxor. The ship features 117 double cabins, 3 single cabins and 8 suites with balconies, as well as an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a gym.

Crown Empress Nile Cruise exterior

The Crown Empress Nile Cruise features modern accommodations fitted with dark, wood furnishings and velvet linens on the beds. Each has a satellite TV and a mini-bar. The suite includes a living room with a balcony.

The main restaurant gives guests the opportunity to try out fine gourmet dining and freshly prepared selections from international cuisine. Cocktails can be enjoyed at the pool bar, while enjoying the view from the sun deck.

Crown Empress Nile Cruise deck