About Exclusive African Treasures

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Exclusive African Treasures welcomes you to experience an Africa beyond your expectations….. Small luxury escapes, unique in location, unrivalled in providing the highest level of services and personalised attention to the discerning adventure traveller: This is what our growing portfolio promises.

We strive to select only the most exceptional escapes spread widely across the East African region, recognisable by their size, location, quality service and the sheer friendliness, experience and in-depth knowledge of the people who own or run them. In truth, it is them who tilt the scale and make all the difference.

In a world where climate change is causing ever more damage, our commitment is to make a contribution towards sustainable community development and wildlife preservation, an imperative condition of being part of this portfolio.

Our objective is to inspire you with these world-class retreats for your upcoming safari, discovering pure Africa in a highly relaxed and intimate way, leaving you with an imprint on your heart and a memory of a lifetime.

Brigitte Bosschaart

Managing Director

Brigitte was born in The Netherlands. In 1987 she went to Spain where she gained extensive experience in the hotel industry. In 1996 she moved to Italy and learned the tour operating business, working for a large Italian tour operator. She continued her career as hotel division manager for a hotel group with two thermal water health establishments and 3 hotels with thermal and beauty centres on Lake Garda. In January 2002 Brigitte and her husband decided to move to Kenya where she worked as sales & marketing manager for one of the largest hotel chains in the region.

Deepa Darbar


Deepa, although born in Madagascar, has lived and worked in Kenya all her life. A tour operator by profession, Deepa started her career in the late 1980s with Flamingo Tours where she rose within the ranks to head the International Sales and Marketing Team. In August 1993 she joined KOBO Safaris, a fledgling tour operator, as the General Manager. Within a short time, Deepa was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer and was instrumental in putting policies and procedures in place as well as introducing innovative sales ideas, which carried the company through the years immediately after the gulf war and September 11, 2001. She retired from the Company in September 2005.