East Africa


Travel With Purpose: 8 Hands-On Conservation Experiences

The Hideaway Report embraces the conservation and sustainability efforts of our recommended properties. Here are 8 where guests can get hands-on experience.

Four Seasons Seychelles Reopens After Two-Year Redesign

The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island opened in 1988. Now, a two-year redesign breathes new life into the Mahe luxury hotel.

Explore & Restore: 11 Great Outdoor Escapes

The great outdoors means different things to different people. Here are 11 of our favorite hideaways where nature takes center stage.

Tracking Mahale Chimps: A Thrilling Experience

The place with the most unforgettable chimpanzee sightings is Mahale Mountains National Park, which now boasts a first-rate lodge in Greystoke Mahale.

Where to Overnight in Dar es Salaam: The Oyster Bay

Dar es Salaam is not a city in which most American travelers will wish to linger, but if an overnight stay is necessary, The Oyster Bay is the place to do it.

Azura Selous: A Refuge in Tanzania's Wilderness

The Selous in Tanzania is Africa's biggest game reserve. It is also one of the continent's surviving wilderness areas that is much like it was 10,000 years ago.

Indelible Memory: A Leopard Encounter in the Selous

On a recent visit to the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, our editor came face to face with a leopard, typically quite elusive creatures there.

5 Best Beach Resorts in Tanzania and the Seychelles

After a thrilling but exhausting East African safari, travelers may want to relax seaside. Tanzania and the Seychelles offer five spectacular beach resorts.

Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial

Travel can bring you face-to-face with some of the darkest periods of human history. A visit to Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial is one such case.

Newly Recommended Hotels in East Africa

The April Hideaway Report takes us to East Africa, where we visited five hotels, two in Rwanda and three in Tanzania. Four were up to our standards.

Letter From the Editor: April 2018

In the April Hideaway Report, we cover a one-of-a-kind resort in Rwanda that should be at the top of everyone's bucket list. We also report on Ghent, Belgium.

Staff Travel Wish List VII

This list tells of an all-encompassing Turkish tour, classic North American cities, an aspirational travel list of a lifetime and a memorable Japanese itinerary.

Staff Travel Wish List VI

The sixth installment in our Staff Travel Wish List reveals a longing for warmer climates, near and far.

The Stylish Lodges, Heroic Landscape and Handsome People of Northern Kenya

Many people fall in love with East Africa, and I count myself among the romantically ensnared. First, there is the land itself. Nobody has put it better than Karen Blixen at the beginning of her classic memoir, “Out of Africa.” Aside from the land, there are the people, especially the tribal people.

Gorillas in Rwanda Video

A video from Andrew Harper's 2011 Rwandan safari.