Category: Namibia

5 of the world's most breathtaking hot air balloon flights

5 of the world’s most breathtaking hot air balloon flights

Driving or hiking through incredible scenery is something most of us love to do on holiday. But imagine, instead, serenely floating above spectacular landscapes for a true birds-eye view of the beauty of nature.? Taking a hot air balloon flight over some of the most memorable locations on earth is something you are likely to […]

My Namibian top 5

My Namibian top 5

I?m really lucky to have visited Namibia many times over while guiding for an overland company. Although I eventually settled down in East Africa, Namibia is where I fell in love with the continent and is still one of my favourite countries in the world. So when I had the opportunity to go there on […]

5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

If you are planning an African safari and are keen to see the Big 5 (African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), not all the parks will afford you this luxury. Sadly, the rhino has been poached to extinction in many of the parks, but there are still some parks where, with a bit of […]

5 of the most unique game lodges in Africa

5 of the most unique game lodges in Africa

Settled amidst Africa?s stunningly diverse landscapes and elusive wildlife, hundreds of luxurious lodges and camps provide an opulent space to relax in between exploring everything this unspoilt continent has to offer. Nevertheless, with cosy d?cor, gourmet cuisine, awe-inspiring experiences and spectacular views offered at nearly every property, sometimes you just want to find something completely […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

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 […]

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

10 photos to convince you to visit Namibia

Think of Namibia. If anything comes to mind it?s probably an image of the dunes at Sossusvlei. But did you know you can take an early morning flight over them in a balloon, taking off at dawn as the sun lights up the eastern side of the dunes and casts the western faces into deep […]

Top 5 quad safaris in Africa

Top 5 quad safaris in Africa

More and more people are looking for that little bit extra when booking their luxury safari ? they want to be able to come home and talk about something which others haven?t done. Quad safaris are taking off in a big way in Africa and we?re really not surprised. Quads allow you to get into […]

The best oysters in Sub-Saharan Africa

The best oysters in Sub-Saharan Africa

Oysters. Some call them slimy little suckers. Some argue that you will not find a better hangover street food. Others will only go for oysters in gourmet restaurants. Whatever your take on oysters may be, in Sub-Saharan Africa these?mollusks?constitute a great part of traditional cuisine and livelihood of the local population. TRY Oyster Women?s Association […]

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Now we know these amazing animals are perhaps a little undervalued compared to their big cat competition, but they are wonderful to watch and see when you are on safari ? and you probably wouldn?t feel like you?d been to Africa without having seen a zebra. They have fascinating family connections and relationships, and wonderful […]

5 of Southern Africa's best photographic destinations

5 of Southern Africa’s best photographic destinations

When I started travelling and working in Africa about seven years ago, you didn?t see too many tourists walking around with fancy SLR cameras and bazooka-like lenses. How things have changed. With ever better and more user-friendly digital cameras and equipment available at ever more affordable prices, and with any number of social media channels […]

The best new lodges in southern Africa

The best new lodges in southern Africa

Picking the right place to stay can make or break your holiday, and with new lodges opening all the time, it?s difficult to keep track. With so many lodges and hotels to choose from, it?s not always easy to know where to start. This is our guide to the best of the newest lodges in […]

Top 6 places for a digital detox

Top 6 places for a digital detox

When was the last time you felt truly free from the constant buzz of an email, text or call? Prepare to log off and indulge back in a time when conversation and old-fashioned fun remained uninterrupted by the goings-on of others. We?ve put together some of our favourite remote boltholes for a sense of total […]

Top 10 African adventures

Top 10 African adventures

Those seeking adrenaline inducing fun on their next holiday should turn their eyes to Africa, a continent renowned for the marvels and mysteries it still hides. From some of the most memorable wildlife encounters, to adrenalin fuelled activities at Victoria Falls, the below activities are ones every thrillseeker should try. Walk with the cheetahs in […]

5 unforgettable African rail experiences

5 unforgettable African rail experiences

Luxuries of a bygone era, there is little that can relax the mind and soul more than a luxury steam rail holiday. Countryside passes by at an elegant pace, time stands still, and more tea is served. If you have always wanted to experience this luxury of yesteryear, here are Africa?s most delightful rail holidays: […]

5 great reasons to visit Namibia

5 great reasons to visit Namibia

Until very recently, Namibia was a fairly unknown entity to most of the rest of the world. With a total population of just over two million dispersed across a country four times the size of Britain and largely consisting of arid desert and Africa?s most inhospitable coastline, it is perhaps not hard to see why […]

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