Category: Botswana

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where […]

Top 4 luxury safari lodges for families

Top 4 luxury safari lodges for families

If you’re looking for a jam-packed family adventure, look no further than the wild plains of Africa. Brimming with wildlife, this really is one of the world’s best destinations to immerse yourself in nature at its finest. We’ve picked our top four luxury lodges – with the big 5, untamed grasslands and unbeatable sunsets it really is the perfect […]

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

For the traveling enthusiasts among us – winning the lottery promises us luxury travel nirvana. Our luxury travel dreams encompass the whole experience and not just the glorious end-destination. So naturally, the first thing to be ditched would be travelling commercial airlines (fondly described as ‘cattle class’). No more sitting like a sardine packed into […]

6 top luxury African river cruises

6 top luxury African river cruises

Luxury boat cruises on peaceful rivers are not what many would imagine for an African holiday, this is one of Africa’s hidden luxury experiences. Africa is blessed with amazing and powerful perennial rivers, and although not exactly the sight one envisions when they think of Africa, several large and luxurious cruise liners are offering world […]

Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000... including flights from anywhere in the world!

Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000… including flights from anywhere in the world!

Have you ever dreamed of a luxury safari adventure of a lifetime?  Well, here’s your chance. We’ve teamed up with the great team of safari experts at Southern Destinations to offer you the opportunity to win a trip of your dreams to Botswana. The prize includes international flights and a safari experience for two from […]

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 […]

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