Category: Botswana

Africa’s top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa’s top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa has come a long way from the concept that a safari is for a few wildlife-eager tourists, armed with heavy cameras and wide-angle lenses. Or, even before that, the hot and dusty wildlife drives, with little other leisure activities. Africa has grown a whole lot more sensitive to the needs of modern pleasure seekers [...]

Top 5 luxury safari breakfasts

Top 5 luxury safari breakfasts

Everyone loves breakfast when you’re on holiday – what could be better than having perfectly poached eggs produced for you every morning, followed by delicious fresh tropical fruit and home made muffins. The breakfasts on any luxury safari are bound to wow you and certainly set you up for the day ahead. Often they are [...]

Is the Okavango the best luxury safari location?

Is the Okavango the best luxury safari location?

Botswana’s Okavango Delta has been drawing in guests and visitors for many years. From the early stages Botswana’s government declared a low impact high income tourism policy which has successfully managed to prevent over crowding in this wondrous and lush Delta – here the game is abundant and the people are not which is what [...]

Top African hotspots to see the Big 5

Top African hotspots to see the Big 5

For many who go on an African safari adventure they will want to catch sights of as many animals as possible and to put a great big tick against the most sought after wildlife, the ‘big five’. The wild and vast African landscape is a feat to be explored. Multiple trips may be needed to [...]

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

We’ve always put a lot of emphasis on food, and luckily it has now become a feature of almost all luxury safari camps. We know you’re all there to see the wildlife but you are also on holiday and we think you should be truly spoilt. Having good food certainly doesn’t detract from the ‘seriousness’ [...]

Africa’s top 10 most romantic properties

Africa’s top 10 most romantic properties

True romantics don’t need Valentine’s Day to show their loved ones how much they care. With these dreamy properties in Africa you’ll be looking for any excuse to spend a few nights away! Read on for our guide to the 10 most romantic places to stay on the continent. Kaya Mawa, Malawi The name of [...]

5 unusual romantic breaks

5 unusual romantic breaks

When you think of romantic places, the common ones like Paris, Venice and the Seychelles always come up.  If you are planning something for Valentine’s Day, or are in need of a romantic getaway with your partner, how about a break that is much more romantic then the popular choices?  Here are 5 romantic getaways [...]

Why mobile safaris are the best

Why mobile safaris are the best

Mobile safaris are by far the best way of getting into the bush. Firstly you have your very own private guide, the guides that run the luxury mobile safaris are inevitably the best in the business. It is a coveted job to run a mobile safari, and attracts only the very best. So now you [...]

Top 5 hot luxury safari ideas for Africa in 2014

Top 5 hot luxury safari ideas for Africa in 2014

We are always on the hunt for new and interesting things happening in Africa, and always have our finger on the pulse which is why we’re delighted to bring you our top five hot luxury safari ideas across Africa for 2014 – all of these can make the perfect addition to a safari, or can [...]

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Nick Van Gruisen’s travel career started as a professional guide running camps and leading safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He then joined Lindblad Safaris, pioneers at the time of private plane safaris through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. In the 1980s he set up the UK office of the Tiger Mountain Group on the main [...]

How to win them over on a luxury Botswana safari

How to win them over on a luxury Botswana safari

Taking your other half on safari is a fantastic way to show someone you really love them – it’s a big undertaking and takes a lot of planning, an expert can really help you suss out which property will suit you both and tour operators usually delight in planning romantic honeymoons or holidays such as [...]

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon where you can witness some of the world’s most captivating wildlife encounters, spend the night under the stars or stay where the celebrities feel at home, our round up of Africa’s top honeymoon destinations  has something for everyone.  If you think of any other romantic destinations in Africa, [...]

Africa’s best walking safaris uncovered

Africa’s best walking safaris uncovered

Walking safaris are the best way to explore the bush – this is why they quickly become the favourite occupation of qualified safari guides, such a natural way to explore and really feel as if you are part of Africa. Head out into some of the most inaccessible places in the world, only reachable on [...]

Top 5 private safari guides

Top 5 private safari guides

There are many fantastic safari guides in Africa – we always hand pick our guides based on everything from personality to knowledge, after all it is a holiday and you have to have fun, as well as travelling with an expert who really knows about Africa and it’s wildlife. Here are five (to name but [...]

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Whether you’re a photographer wanting that special shot or simply have always yearned to look a gorilla in the eye, getting close to wildlife is one of the reasons some of us travel the world. Of course there is never a guarantee of being able to get close to any wild creature in its own [...]

Today is World Rhino Day!

Today is World Rhino Day!

Did you know that today is World Rhino Day? As the survival of the rhino continues to be threatened by the scourge of poaching in South Africa, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has confirmed that one of the three female rhinos translocated from South Africa to Botswana earlier this year is pregnant and due to [...]

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