Category: Africa

Tantalising Tanzania... just for her

Tantalising Tanzania… just for her

From the thunderous sounds of stampeding hooved wildlife to the roar of lions heard while drifting over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, or the less-travelled Tarangire National Park, Africa is a luxury traveller’s portal to glimpse a place on earth where little has changed over the last few millennia. Women who dream of […]

Recipe of the week: Back of sea bass, green asparagus, crispy vegetable marinade with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

Recipe of the week: Back of sea bass, green asparagus, crispy vegetable marinade with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

When in Morocco earlier this month, attending PURE Experiences, I had the honour of also participating in a cooking workshop with 2 Michelin star chef Philippe Jourdin who oversees the four restaurants at the beautiful Royal Palm Marrakech. Philippe is a winner of the much-coveted ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ and in the workshop he demonstrated […]

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

The safari siesta is something that becomes the epitome of relaxation when you are out in the bush. In the heat of the day in Africa the wildlife retreats to the shade and has a good old snooze, which is exactly what most safari goers also do. Many of the more luxurious properties have heavenly […]

Top 3 beachfront destinations in Cape Town

Top 3 beachfront destinations in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. The expansive coastline is a visual feast of craggy mountains, secluded coves, long stretches of white sandy beaches, and barrelling waves. There are many splendid seaside suburbs worth visiting, so we’ve rounded up our top 3 beachfront haunts to make your decision […]

The 5 most luxurious safari suites in Kenya

The 5 most luxurious safari suites in Kenya

The Foreign Office have now lifted their advice on Kenya and it really does remain the absolute best place for game viewing. Kenya has some of the most varied habitats and landscapes in all of Africa and much of this is literally covered in wildlife – many of the areas you visit are absolutely teeming […]

5 great reasons to visit Zambia

5 great reasons to visit Zambia

Have a look through most reputable international travel guides and you’ll find that the whole of Zambia is all too often reduced to little more than Victoria Falls. Spectacular as the falls are, this is a terrible injustice to the rest of this incredible and enigmatic country that I have come to love so deeply. […]

5 of the best luxury shopping spots in Marrakech

5 of the best luxury shopping spots in Marrakech

Shopping in Marrakech offers far more than just the hectic throng of the souks and market stalls. If you’re in search of something a little more refined, go beyond the crowds to find some of the best artisanal creations in the city. With a tradition of craftsmanship and heritage extending back over centuries, the city […]

5 of the best ways to celebrate Christmas on safari

5 of the best ways to celebrate Christmas on safari

As Christmas is rapidly approaching, it seemed a very appropriate time to touch upon some great reasons why an African safari is an excellent way to celebrate the festive season. Christmas is one of those occasions that is celebrated a myriad different ways. There are cultural and geographic differences, but also each family seems to […]

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Chances are that newly-weds would feel the love even if they spent their honeymoon in a caravan in a parking lot, but most tend to set their sights a little higher. Here are our top ten tips for the most romantic luxury destinations for post-wedded bliss, and without even a car park in sight. Sumba […]

The top 5 countries to visit in December

The top 5 countries to visit in December

With the cold, dark evenings and rain setting in, it’s the perfect time to escape the British winter and spend the festive season somewhere a little more exotic – and probably warmer. From the warm, tranquil shores of southern India to the joyous New Year celebrations in South Africa, here are our recommendations for the […]

Kenya's top luxury safari and beach combinations

Kenya’s top luxury safari and beach combinations

Kenya is on the up – the Foreign Office are slowly but surely dropping their warnings, new ebola cases in West Africa are slowly being gotten under control (although it never reached Kenya, touch wood). Kenya remains one of the top safari destinations in the world mainly due to its exceptionally varied habitats – this […]

Top 4 private guides in Africa

A good private guide is a person of many parts… spotter, tracker, host, storyteller, aide-de-camp, concierge and all of these elements can combine to create a simply unforgettable safari experience. Although hiring a private guide will add to the cost of an itinerary, the knowledge and experience that they bring with them is simply invaluable; […]

Luxury Botswana for families

Luxury Botswana for families

Botswana is one of my favourite safari destinations, for its glittering selection of wildlife and the equally glittering water world of the Okavango Delta. Elephant, giraffe and zebra roam the plains, and hippo and crocodile lounge in lagoons – there isn’t much wildlife you won’t encounter here. If you’ve the added consideration of a family […]

Delicious group meals in South Africa

Delicious group meals in South Africa

For many, an unforgettable holiday can be measured in good meals shared with good friends. After all, there’s nothing quite like feasting upon exotic game as the sun slowly sinks over the horizon, or enjoying dinner in an establishment where the waiters aren’t just serving food, they’re serving time. However you choose to whet your […]

The 5 most luxurious lodges in Kenya

The 5 most luxurious lodges in Kenya

Are you searching for a safari holiday that provides an African adventure complete with stays at accommodations visited by some of history’s greatest minds, intrepid explorers and royalty? Then the following luxury lodges in Kenya will make your wildest dreams come true! Read on for our five most luxurious lodges to be found in the […]

The top 3 horse safaris in South Africa

The top 3 horse safaris in South Africa

There are few greater thrills than exploring the African bush on horseback. It’s a surreal way to experience the sights, sounds, and serenity of the bush, but more than that, you’ll be able to get very close to the wildlife that would otherwise avoid loud vehicles. Here are 3 recommended horseback safaris in South Africa: […]

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