Category: Africa

Searching for paradise in the Garden of Eden

Searching for paradise in the Garden of Eden

The first difficulty you encounter when planning to visit the Seychelles is which island to choose. After a detailed research we opted to divide our stay between Praslin and Mahe. My original choice was La Digue for its spectacular beaches, which we did manage to see on a day tour from Praslin. These beaches are […]

4 of the best private island escapes

4 of the best private island escapes

What is it about private islands that makes us dream about them so? Many of us have done it, we sit there in front of our computer, in the office, on a cold and rainy day and dream of a warm tropical place, where we are far from all the craziness in our lives. We […]

Elephants in Northern Serengeti from Lamai Camp

5 top tips to find your secret Tanzania

Tanzania has some of the most iconic safari destinations. The Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti are all on the so-called Northern Safari Circuit and enjoy many thousands of visitors. So is it really possible to holiday here in quiet areas away from the crowds? If you follow some simple rules, it is. 1. […]

4 incredible luxury wildlife experiences

4 incredible luxury wildlife experiences

If you’re fascinated by wildlife, yet also have a taste for luxury and the finer things in life, there are several experiences that should be on your bucket list. There’s nothing better than seeing wild animals in their natural environment, while also being able to enjoy some of the loveliest accommodations and cuisine that money […]

Wellness breaks - top 3 choices for a luxury spa experience

Wellness breaks – top 3 choices for a luxury spa experience

Looking after ourselves isn’t often easy with the pressures of every-day life, so it’s not surprising that many view their one-two week holiday as a chance for some well- deserved R&R! Hotels and resorts have not only vastly improved their offering over the years from the standard swimming pool to now, a much more holistic […]

5 reasons to stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater

5 reasons to stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is a top-choice destination for those visiting northern Tanzania. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest, inactive volcanic caldera and its small size and large animal concentration are a great formula for a productive day on safari.   To truly take advantage of all the Ngorongoro Crater has to […]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

An island getaway is many people’s dream holiday. If you’re looking for somewhere special to relax this year, whether you seek stunning scenery, beautiful golden sandy beaches or fine food, then Tripadvisor’s recently published top 10 islands in the world might be just what you’re looking for to narrow down your options. Based on the […]

5 amazing luxury villas to visit in 2016

5 amazing luxury villas to visit in 2016

Villa holidays are the ideal choice for family getaways, providing a winning combination of privacy and independence whilst offering the high standards of service and convenience you’d expect from a luxury hotel. Ideal for large multi-generational families, groups of friends or a celebration getaway, the design of luxury villas nowadays caters for everyone in the […]

Africa's top 10 luxury  lodges

Africa’s top 10 luxury lodges

When people think of safari, basic mobile camps that mainly serve the purpose of seeing exceptional game often come to mind. However, although these mobile camps are fantastic and offer a very rustic and authentic approach, they are not the only option. A lot of safari accommodation is extremely luxurious, while maintaining the key qualities […]

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The best places to travel to this season

Whether you’re seeking wildlife spectacles, otherworldly scenery or the buzz of a festival, there is a wide range of options for travelling to a new destination this season. We’ve listed ten of the best places to visit at this time of year to help you plan your next spring-summer adventure. Australia’s Ningaloo Marine Park While […]

Top 5 South Africa spas

Top 5 South Africa spas

South Africa is home to a plethora of stunning landscapes, enchanting landmarks and unforgettable sights. It is the perfect destination for thrill seekers and adventurers, where natural wonders are waiting to be explored and mountains scaled. However, it is also a place of relaxation, with a host of spas on hand to detangle every tense […]

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The concept of scuba diving for leisure has been around since that clever Frenchman Jacques Cousteau perfected the aqualung, but it’s only really of late that luxury diving holidays  – where the diving on offer is as outstanding as the accommodation – have come to the fore. Here are my favourite luxury diving hotels across […]

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

If you’re thinking about visiting South Africa but are short on time, two non-stop options currently exist from the U.S.  First, South African Airways flies nonstop from New York, but departs Kennedy Airport at 11:15 AM, making connections difficult from interior U.S. cities. Delta also operates nonstop service to Johannesburg via its Atlanta hub. While nonstop flights […]

Elephant Hills Tented Camp

8 great places to travel responsibly

Responsible travel is about directly benefitting the communities you visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects. Here are just a few responsible travel suggestions you can include as part of a trip to the destinations in question. 1. Elephant Hills Tented Camp, Thailand One of the highlights of many peoples’ visits […]

5 great reasons to include Tarangire National Park on a Tanzania safari

5 great reasons to include Tarangire National Park on a Tanzania safari

Tarangire National Park is a spectacular little park in northern Tanzania. The park is named for the river that runs through it. This river provides the local wildlife the water they need to survive. The Serengeti usually nabs the limelight as a top safari destination, but here are five reasons you should consider including Tarangire […]

6 secret places to visit in Namibia

6 secret places to visit in Namibia

Few people can name anywhere they might want to holiday in Namibia, except perhaps the dunes at Sossusvlei and Etosha’s mighty salt pan. Maybe then the whole country is a secret, and to a degree that’s true. Despite the fact its currency, the Namibian Dollar, is at parity with South Africa’s Rand, so it offers […]

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