The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

New Zimbabwe Safari Camps

Safari companies continue to invest in Zimbabwe. Great Plains Conservation have opened two new camps: Sapi Explorers Camp and Sapi Springs Camp.

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.

Tented Accommodations: 7 Luxury Stays for Nature Lovers

From the plains of Africa come luxury tented accommodations. Here are seven of our favorite places to indulge in your most glamorous glamping fantasies.

Last Word: The Conservation of Kenya's Cheetah

Conservation news out of Kenya is worrisome, but the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia has helped increase the population by more than a third.

An Afternoon With Baby Elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Our writer and his wife visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where they play with the elephants saved by the Orphan's Project.

Small Crowds, Big Game: A November Safari in the Maasai Mara

Our writer visits the grassy plains of the Maasai Mara during shoulder season. He saw lower prices, fewer crowds and spectacular wildlife.

Talking Conservation With Mark Boyd of the Safari Collection

While in Kenya, we spoke with Mark Boyd, the community and conservation manager of the Safari Collection.

One Couple's Dream Samburu Safari

One couple's dream safari began in Samburu National Reserve, where they stayed in a luxury tented camp and made more memories than they can count.

A Storybook Stay at Giraffe Manor

Twenty-five minutes outside Nairobi lies Giraffe Manor, one of the most unique hotels in the world, where Rothschild giraffes take center stage.

Just Back From | Tanzania & Kenya

Our internal travel advisor, Debra Bernatowicz, took an amazing trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Learn about her favorite moments, meals and overall impressions.

Timeless Cultural Traditions: The Maasai

The Maasai are as integral to the culture of East Africa as are the arid land and unrivaled wildlife.

Asia, Africa and the Middle East | 2015 Grand Awards

Each year, we have the pleasure of recalling our travel experiences and singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. Here are the properties that Andrew Harper selected in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Special Occasions: A Birthday Party in the Serengeti

Last year, the Travel Office opened a “Special Occasions Desk” dedicated to arranging events such as family reunions, honeymoons and milestone birthday parties.

African Wildlife Slideshow

View some of Andrew's most stunning wildlife photos from his trip to Tanzania & Kenya.

Maasai Mara: Exceptional New Tented Camps

Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve remains a place of breathtaking beauty with an astonishing concentration of wildlife

Lewa Downs

Fine Lodges and a Conservation Success Story in Kenya

Maasai Mara Video

A video of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve as reviewed in the February 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.

Lewa Downs Video

A video of our stay at Lewa Downs as reviewed in the February 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.

Travel Photo of the Week: A Lone Hippo in Kenya

Our travel photo contest is under way and we have enjoyed all the wonderful entries.

Mr. Harper’s Top 10 Favorite Peoples & Cultures

While in no particular order, the following pages pay tribute to the 10 personal favorite destinations, and particularly the people in them, that have left a lasting and warm impression on Mr. Harper, summoning him to return again and again.

This Year’s Most Exciting Safari

A cheetah and cub on the Masai Mara National Reserve safari in southwestern Kenya. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Andrew Harper travel partner Abercrom

Indelible Travel Memories of 2011

Travel is often exhilarating and intoxicating, but it also bequeaths a fund of memories that is a lifelong source of solace and delight.

'Born Free,' Revisited

Amazingly, it is now more than half a century since the publication of “Born Free,” Joy Adamson’s tale of Elsa the lioness and her successful reintroduction to the wild. The movie, released in 1966, seized the imagination of the world.

Nairobi Hotel Update

Trips to East Africa invariably begin and end in Nairobi (or, more specifically, its airport, which, to the mystification and discomfort of travelers ever since, was constructed with approximately one-tenth of the necessary seats).

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.

The Sad Decline of Nairobi's Norfolk Hotel

Some hotels are so integral to a city's history and so bound into the fabric of its social and economic life that they become synonym