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About Asilia Africa

Who We Are

Asilia Africa is a pioneering travel company, operating 13 luxury camps and lodges. Our goal is to make a true difference everywhere we work, both on the pristine natural habitats where we operate and on the lives of the people living in and around them. We believe in better.

We are committed to delivering the best wilderness experience in Africa. The very personal service and outstanding guiding in our small and remote properties offers an unforgettable, and often life changing safari adventure. You are invited to join us in our mission: improving the future of nature and communities in some of the most special places on earth for generations to come.

Our vision and approach

Asilia believes that world class travel can go hand in hand with improving livelihoods and conservation of nature. Our luxury camps and lodges are in some of the most special places on earth. Places we want to safeguard for the future. We strive to transform whole areas, from crucial fragile natural habitats with often impoverished communities into lasting conservation economies: effectively protecting wildlife whilst providing opportunities for local people to prosper.

Pioneering Tourism
Asilia’s portfolio boasts properties in the some of the most famous wildlife areas in the world. But we take special pride in pioneering tourism in areas where it had little foothold before. These areas, such as Rubondo Island and the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, offer our guest some of the most unique wildlife experiences to be had. Giving one the sense of being an explorer discovering a previously unknown place. It also allows us to make a large positive impact.
 
Of course, the line between ‘proven’ and pioneering’ areas is ever changing. Few people know that the Northern Serengeti area, nowadays recognized as the best part the park has to offer, had no tourism presence whatsoever for the decade prior to Asilia launching Sayari Camp in 2005. This was after intense cooperation with Tanzania’s National Park authorities to make the area ready for high-end ecotourism and its positive impacts.
 
Ultimately, this pioneering approach can transform unknown areas into new Serengetis or Okavangos. Yet visiting them now, during the build up phase, is probably the most exciting and fulfilling. This is the time when you feel the mystery, the adventure and freedom – and where there is a tangible feeling of creating, of making things better. We welcome you to our vision of Africa.
 
Eco standards
Any lasting positive impact must ultimately begin with oneself. At Asilia our camps, lodges and logistics answer to the highest standards of eco-tourism. This means we buy locally where possible. That we are a caring employer, offering our staff opportunities to grow. It means we reduce our footprint by limiting fossil fuel and use sustainable energy sources such as the sun, recycling water and reducing waste. The remainder of our carbon footprint is offset by supporting local (re-) forestation projects.
 
We are proud to be the first travel company in Africa to have been awarded the highest 5 star rating from the benchmark GIIRS-rating system and B-Corporation status. And yet, we believe that we do even more. By being creative and developing new models for travel we try to further increase benefits for nature and local people. We feel it as a great responsibility and honour: many of these areas run the risk of being exploited in unsustainable ways, but also stand the chance of becoming shining examples of travel done right.
 
We welcome your comments, feedback and involvement so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have on this subject.

Our History

Founded in 2004, Asilia was created by the coming together of a few small, but highly reputed owner-run safari companies, including one of the oldest safari companies in the world. Most of the founders are still involved and over the years we have carefully cultivated the successful blend of professional business and unique bush expertise that delivers world-class safari experiences.

We are proud to have created the best operation in the Serengeti/Maasai Mara ecosystem and we have used this ‘backbone’ of a leading position in Africa’s number 1 World Heritage site to pioneer responsible tourism to new areas: the wild southern area of Tarangire National Park, the remote Mara River region of Serengeti National Park, the newly formed Mara Naboisho Conservancy and Africa’s largest island National Park Rubondo Island.  
 
Many of the original founders are still actively involved with Asilia, and they work to develop conservation areas, to train our young guides, or to guide you!
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Rekero Camp, Kenya
Rekero Camp, Kenya
Rekero Camp has a long and proud history in the Mara that lends to it a depth of character and low-key authenticity that is the hallmark of this luxury tented camp.
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
Naboisho Camp, Kenya
Naboisho Camp, Kenya
On a private conservancy, that is an example of conservation and communities working together, Naboisho offers an opportunity to gain an understanding of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem.
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
This upmarket camp is one of the finest in Africa, offering luxurious lodgings in some of the best Big Five country on the continent.
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
Combining pristine wilderness with the intimacy of a timeless tented camp, Dunia Camp offers superb game viewing all year round from its secluded location in the heart of the Serengeti.
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira is a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, following the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti to ensure a front-row seat at the greatest show on earth.
Oliver’s Camp, Tanzania
Oliver’s Camp, Tanzania
Walking safaris are the specialty of the camp, and the depth of knowledge and experience of the camp naturalist guides makes Oliver’s Camp a firm favourite amongst safari enthusiasts.
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira is a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, following the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti to ensure a front-row seat at the greatest show on earth.
Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
An exclusive camp nestled on an uninhabited island, home to chimpanzees, elephants and the elusive sitatunga.
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
Overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind.
Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar
Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar
Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of luxury, Matemwe Retreat’s secluded villas are considered the most exclusive choice on this exotic island.
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar
On the chalk white Matemwe beach lies Matemwe Beach House; the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coast line
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