Category: Africa

5 reasons a luxury safari honeymoon is just better

5 reasons a luxury safari honeymoon is just better

Safari honeymoons have long been known to be very romantic – the Africans go all out to make sure it’s a trip of a lifetime and we book small surprises for our honeymooners along the way, just to make sure they’re constantly reminded that they’re VIPs. Africa has held a strange romance for many many […]

Villa des Orangers, Marrakech - the discreet palace

Villa des Orangers, Marrakech – the discreet palace

A riad in Marrakech was the thing to have a few years back when the economic crisis hadn’t yet reached the Western world. It all started back in the late 90s when French and other Europeans discovered that they could buy a house in the old town of Marrakech for a bargain. Most of them […]

Rwanda’s top 5 luxury stays

Rwanda’s top 5 luxury stays

For many years, Rwanda has been overlooked as an African tourism-must. But now, Rwanda has earned its rightful place in the African tourism front and nothing confirms this more pronouncedly than its top luxury stays. Rwanda is one of Africa’s leading eco-tourism destinations, so it comes as no surprise that three of its top luxury […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Top 5 luxury safari spots to see cheetah

Top 5 luxury safari spots to see cheetah

The cheetah is an iconic African cat and does not disappoint when you see it in real life – in fact it really outdoes its reputation as the most beautiful cat in the world. Its sleek elegance and streamline hunting technique wins the heart of all who meet it, not least because it is a […]

Business class with Qatar Airways, cocktails in Cuba, the beautiful Four Seasons Seychelles and a little R&R in Nantucket

Business class with Qatar Airways, cocktails in Cuba, the beautiful Four Seasons Seychelles and a little R&R in Nantucket

Wow… another month has gone by which means it’s high time for me to provide an update from my fellow members of the Luxury Travel Blog Network. How time flies when you’re having fun! Whilst I’ve been exploring Athens and, at the tail end of month, been to Shanghai (links yet to come), here’s what […]

3 reasons an elephant back safari is a must

3 reasons an elephant back safari is a must

The term elephant back safaris can sound a little forced, a little touristy and unappealing. On a recent trip to South Africa we discovered why this just isn’t the case. These gentle giants are a huge draw for those going on safari for the first time. It is their human like emotions which make them […]

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 […]

6 of the best adventure destinations

6 of the best adventure destinations

Adventure holidays no longer have to be the exclusive domain of the intrepid, young, single traveller, ready to rough it in the world’s most remote places. Many couples and families like a bit of an adrenaline rush too. Here are just some ideas for those who would like to inject a spot of action into […]

Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the […]

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

If you’re planning a holiday in the beautiful city of Marrakech then you may well have found yourself with far too many wonderful choices for your hotel district. From the astounding architecture of Medina to the bustling nightlife found in Gueliz and Hivernage, the regions of Marrakech has much to offer many. So how do […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

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 […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West of South Africa is often over-looked in favour of it’s more famous cousin, the Sabi Sands in the Kruger. But this little National Park which borders Botswana has so much to offer that we really don’t recommend anyone forgets it’s there, as you will certainly miss out by […]

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 […]

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

The world famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship game park. Covering almost 2 million hectares, it offers an unrivalled wildlife experience where visitors can spot an impressive number of species: 34 amphibians, 49 fish, 114 reptiles, 147 mammals, 336 trees, and 507 birds. But if you visit the Kruger during the summer months […]

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