Thanda Safari offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. This award-winning private game reserve is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and known for exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five.

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Thanda Island is one of the world’s most exclusive island getaways, a paradise for you to enjoy in complete privacy with family and friends. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this tropical island is situated in its own marine reserve off the coast of Tanzania. You can bathe in blue heaven with the gentlest giant of the ocean, the whale shark, and watch sea turtles nesting. Here, you can rest, rejuvenate and enjoy a great variety of adventure sports.

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Guests are welcomed aboard Over the Rainbow of London, a 115ft/35m, four-berth classic cruise yacht, for a very unique African cruising experience, where old-world elegance, nostalgic luxury and an East African Hemingway adventure is what you can expect. The entire boat is yours to enjoy as you take in the magnificent Indian Ocean sights and discover fascinating East African islands, all at slow pace.

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THE THANDA STORY

This adventure that is the Thanda Group started with the grand vision of Thanda’s founder and owner, Swedish IT entrepreneur Dan Olofsson, who had a compelling desire to become part of Africa and make a longstanding commitment to it. In Africa he found the people, environment and wildlife so special and captivating that in 2002 he founded the Thanda Group, which today includes three extraordinary hospitality experiences, an unparalleled real estate offering, and many long-term conservation initiatives, educational and skill advancement programmes, as well as community partnerships.

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