Formerly CC Africa, this luxury tour operator offers ready-made trips and tours to all parts of Southern or East Africa, or can tailor a safari to your needs. It offers some of the best destinations and accommodations in Africa (and manages 33 of its own highly regarded properties), from the Okovango Delta to remote Indian Ocean islands. Unique trips for the discerning traveler can be planned around learning, conservation, and sustainability, or "luxury in the bush," which includes more holistic activities, such as yoga safaris. They also offer active adventures such as rhino darting for conservation, walking safaris, and turtle-hatching expeditions.
Destinations serviced: Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Most popular packages: Treasures of Tanzania, 7 nights, from $7,000; Big Cat Safari, South Africa, 5 nights, from $4,000.
Philanthropy: They have raised and committed R100 million (US$11.5 million) to implement and operate projects in six African countries.
What they do best: Luxury in the bush; impeccable attention to detail, honeymoons.