Category: Kenya

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

For many people, an African safari brings to mind a series of bumpy drives, racing through the dusty bush in a safari vehicle. While it is true that a large part of many safaris involves game driving, these days there are a number of more comfortable and/or adventurous alternatives for spotting the Big 5 in […]

Christmas horse ride with herd of rhino at Ants Collection Waterberg South Africa

5 days of Christmas in Africa

Escape the Christmas Turkey. If you are looking for a change this Christmas season, why not turn off the television, kick off the snow boots, pack away the winter woollies, say goodbye to icy grey days and head for the airport. In as little as eight hours you could be in the African sunshine heading for […]

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

For me it is quite amazing to think wherever you are in the world you are witnessing the same burning sun dip below the horizon. Yet the same sun setting each day offers a unique moment, special to you. Sunset is one of my favourite times of the day – a moment to reflect on […]

Salas Camp Wildebeest Masai Mara Kenya

Wildebeest time: permanent safari camp or mobile safari?

About this time of year the shout goes out that it’s ‘wildebeest migration time’ and the ‘crossings are happening’. Those who love safaris will know what’s meant, but to say it’s ‘migration time’ isn’t quite true as the migration is a year-round phenomenon. Roughly one and a half million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of […]

Africa's top 5 luxury sleep-outs

Africa’s top 5 luxury sleep-outs

There are few more spectacular sights than the African night sky and sleeping outside under its blanket of millions of stars is a truly magical experience. The African bush has little light pollution, which makes star-gazing all the more spectacular – it seems that the African sky has several times more stars than the sky […]

Africa: home and holiday to celebrities

Africa: home and holiday to celebrities

Africa is a hot spot for a wealth of celebrities, whether they were born on the continent or simply decided to visit on their holidays. Thanks to the huge amount of luxury breaks on offer and the experiences that only Africa can provide, a number of famous faces frequently visit this fantastic location. Here are […]

Top 5 child-friendly luxury safaris

Top 5 child-friendly luxury safaris

For many people, to experience a wildlife safari is to tick one of the top boxes off the bucket list. Being immersed in nature and seeing some of the world’s most stunning and powerful animals is an experience that you will never forget. A few innovative luxury safari lodges and resorts are paving the way […]

5 stunning African safari lodges

5 stunning African safari lodges

Imagine the wide wilderness of Africa stretching in front of you, with the burning red in a perfectly blue sky: a safari vacation is bound to enchant even the most jaded of travelers and will surely create the memories of a life time. And while safaris are surely adventurous, there are some incredible lodges where […]

Ballooning over the Masai Mara from Governors Camp

5 micro-adventures from Kenya to Botswana

Safari is full of surprises. Whether it’s the noise a hippo makes, or spotting a leopard hiding in the canopy of a tree, days are always filled with new experiences. In addition to the ‘standard’ wildlife viewing activities, micro-adventures can be built into a safari holiday, to make a great trip even better. Here are […]

Top 5 private plunge pools in East Africa

Top 5 private plunge pools in East Africa

There is nothing better than heading back to camp for a quick dip in your private plunge pool after a long morning game drive. Plunge pools are hard to come by on safari in East Africa, but there are a select few properties that are home to arguably some of the best private plunge pools […]

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 […]

Offbeat Safaris Masai Mara wildebeest migration

Kenya’s safari diversity in 9 photos

People think they know Kenya: they’ve seen the BBC’s Big Cat Diary in the Masai Mara and more recently they might have watched Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her young family adjust to running Elephant Watch Camp in the Samburu Reserve. But those famous safari areas and their lions and leopards are only part of the story […]

Photograph of the week: The view from Out of Africa

Photograph of the week: The view from Out of Africa

This is the kopje (rocky outcrop) from where many of the key scenes in the blockbuster film Out of Africa were filmed some 30 years ago. Whilst the location was used to recreate the romantic Ngong Hills scenes the actual setting is on the edge of the Great Rift Valley escarpment with incredible views of […]

4 amazing luxury travel itineraries to try for yourself

4 amazing luxury travel itineraries to try for yourself

For almost 30 years Elegant Resorts has been crafting luxury travel itineraries, pioneering the way with a focus on personal, private experiences through the expert knowledge of a team of more than 100 travel experts. And the company’s commitment to service has been reflected in a series of top awards, including Best Small Luxury Tour […]

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own

Here’s a luxury travel secret that owners of luxury second homes need to know. Anyone who has a rental property and has looked into the possibility of swapping their home with other like-minded owners will be aware that there’s a plethora of home exchange sites out there. House swapping has seen increasing popularity over the […]

Putting the luxury into a luxury riding safari

Putting the luxury into a luxury riding safari

What makes Africa’s riding holidays so luxurious? A local riding friend asked me recently about a riding safari I’d suggested for his family “Will it be smart enough for my wife?” His fears abated as I explained how African riding companies make multi-day trips as comfortable as you want – luxurious if necessary – and […]

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