Category: Africa

Shhhh… community-owned luxury in Kenya

Shhhh… community-owned luxury in Kenya

One of my favourite camps in Africa is up in northern Kenya in a massive wildlife conservancy called Namunyak.  You can be forgiven for never having heard of it – not many people have.  It’s north of Mount Kenya, and not too far from Samburu Game Reserve. The camp in question is called Sarara Camp. [...]

11 unforgettable dining experiences

11 unforgettable dining experiences

Something we always do on holiday is find a special place to dine and we’ve been jotting them down in Evernote for a long while now! Staying in a self-catering or a more basic boutique hotel away from the hum drum is quite a good way to save some pennies but still enjoy the finer [...]

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

Housing some of the world’s most rare and incredible species of wildlife, not to mention a host of award-winning restaurants and beaches, your South Africa holiday will definitely not be boring. No matter where you stay in South Africa, you are bound to encounter a variety of life-defining sights and experiences, from the country’s stunning landscape [...]

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

This leopard is called Fig and was there in the tree with his mother Acacia. They are two of the resident leopards that live near Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy, Maasai Mara. Photographer Mohanjeet Brar was with the Porini Lion Camp Maasai guides who know the leopards’ territory well and that morning [...]

Where Sir David Attenborough filmed some of the footage for the BBC’s ‘Africa’

Where Sir David Attenborough filmed some of the footage for the BBC’s ‘Africa’

“What a marvellous example of how people and wildlife can live alongside one another. Thank you all.” Those are the words of Sir David Attenborough after his visit to Porini Amboseli whilst filming some of the BBC’s ‘Africa’ series. You don’t get many finer accolades than that, and this is testament to what the camp is all [...]

African star beds

African star beds

Being out in the wilds of Africa is an experience which most people find grabs all their senses and puts them in a dark velvet bag, and shakes them up before handing them on a silver plate – all new and shiny!   For the majority of safari-goers this sensory polishing happens even when they stay [...]

Top 5 safari loos with a view

Top 5 safari loos with a view

There’s nothing we like more than being able to relax on a throne with a fantastic view. Many lodges make the most of their surroundings by making sure guests can see the stunning and dramatic scenery and, so for your own viewing pleasure, we hereby share five of our own favourites: Elsa’s Kopje, Kenya The [...]

Groot Constantia – blending Olde Worlde charm with modern day passion

Groot Constantia – blending Olde Worlde charm with modern day passion

Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine farm – in existence for 328 years this year. Wine has been produced on the estate without interruption since 1685 and in fact, Groot Constantia bottles, bottle shards and bottle seals dating from as far back as 1774 have been found in far corners of the world in [...]

New villas at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

New villas at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa, the luxurious resort on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, has added new villas to the resort. Already the winner of Tanzania’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards in 2012, Karafuu decided to add even more choice for their clients in the form of these luxurious villas. The villas are [...]

4 reasons to visit Mauritius

4 reasons to visit Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations. With direct flights and an impressive array of stylish resorts to suit all tastes, isn’t it time you discovered this Indian Ocean gem? Trailfinders have picked out 4 reasons why you should visit Mauritius and enjoy all the luxuries it has to offer. Rejuvenation The [...]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Unwind and relax whilst your teens engage in activities that they are sure to be talking about long after their visit. These carefully selected hotels offer the perfect holidays to reward your children after months of revision and exams, from team beach-athons in Saint Lucia and undersea walks in Mauritius to rock-climbing and urban graffiti [...]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help [...]

3 great reasons to safari in Zambia

3 great reasons to safari in Zambia

Zambia is the perfect destination for combining the wilds of Africa with luxury adventure. Home to Victoria Falls, the Zambezi river and thousands of iconic wild beasts, the southern African nation is the picture postcard of Africa in all its natural wonder. But how do you get the best of Zambia, with its diverse selection [...]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Family holidays are about quality time spent together – and can therefore be some of the most formative and memorable times of your child’s life. These recommended holidays have created many services designed with parents in mind and are perfect for families with pre-school children. 1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua Carlisle Bay is an extremely popular [...]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right [...]

5 once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Botswana

5 once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Botswana

Botswana has long been known as one of the most rewarding wildlife experiences in Africa – it’s wild, remote and untouched by the destruction of the modern human hand. But there’s so much more to Botswana than just a few game drives and spoiling lodges and camps. It truly gets under your skin and you [...]

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