Great Expectations

Great Expectations – A collection of ultra-luxury lodges, in world renowned locations,
setting the standards for ultimate luxury, coupled with unforgettable safari experiences.

Great Expectations will adopt a franchise brand coupled to Marriott’s – The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection is the chosen brand franchised with Great Expectations. The Luxury Collection brand is on the same level as Marriott’s other brands like St. Regis & Ritz Carlton, in the ultra-luxury high end market. Some places simply take one’s breath away, creating indelible, treasured moments. And it is in those places where the most captivating hotels, resorts and lodges of The Luxury Collection are discovered.

The Luxury Collection Hotels, Resorts and Lodges offers the promise of unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. Surpassing 100 hotels in nearly 35 countries, The Luxury Collection has become the world’s largest luxury hotel brand by celebrating and promoting the authentic and indigenous hotels, resorts and lodges within its portfolio.

Each hotel, resort or lodge is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. So, whether you are on a journey of enlightenment or a journey to experience a perfect glass of pinot noir, The Luxury Collection is your guide and companion, curator to the world’s greatest travel experiences.

Our lodges will not only bring fresh designs and concepts to the safari world, but also bring every facet of our experiences into a new sensation – A world-class spa, branded with the Amani Spas brand, will ensure guests receive the treatment and pampering that they could find at many of the top hotels around the world, again in a unique setting. The unique experience doesn’t just end with the lodge itself; guests are also treated to a variety of
culinary experiences to compliment all the hospitality they have received so far.

Bringing true top luxury into a bush setting and giving the guest a host of unforgettable experiences – each truly unique in their own right

Great Expectations Site Locations

Great Expectations Serengeti – Serengeti National Park
Great Expectations Private Island – Tanzania

Great Expectations Mara River – Masai Mara National Reserve

Great Expectations Maldives – Thaa Atoll


Safari Lodges

Island Lodges

Out-to-Sea Island Lodge Units