Category: Africa

5 reasons to visit Zimbabwe

5 reasons to visit Zimbabwe

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country bordering South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique. It’s an up and coming holiday destination with a warm climate, fascinating history and culture, an abundance of national parks and world heritage sites, spectacular African sunsets, and exceptional game viewing opportunities – all of which can be enjoyed without […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Poor old Kenya has had a rough ride of late, but one country’s misfortune can be another destination’s opportunity. So take a bow Tanzania, East Africa’s other classic ‘bush and beach’ destination. In this blog we’re going to concentrate on the ‘bush’ element, rather than the ‘beach’, so while Zanzibar, the Spice Islands and the […]

5 unmissable Tanzanian experiences for 2015

5 unmissable Tanzanian experiences for 2015

Misinformed fears about the threat of Ebola and the spike in terrorism in neighbouring Kenya have both taken their toll on Tanzania’s tourism so far this year, with tourist arrivals in 2015 down considerably from 2014. But with Ebola closer to London than it is to Tanzania, and with little chance of Kenya’s problems trickling […]

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

The tropical paradise of Zanzibar has a lot more to tempt visitors with than just temperate waters and its reputation as a honeymoon haven, since its history and culture are fascinating enough to fire the imagination of all ages. A luxury beach holiday doesn’t only need to consist of sunbathing on sandy beaches as you […]

Africa's top 5 private houses

Africa’s top 5 private houses

Private safari houses in Africa do not have to cost the earth, but certainly give you one of the best safari experiences in the world. Whether it’s just yourself and a loved one, or your family and friends these private safari houses provide you with your own slice of Africa – and come accompanied with […]

Top 4 luxury lodges in Tanzania

Top 4 luxury lodges in Tanzania

Tanzania is a place where African adventures come to life, as long-legged giraffes roam the plains and lionesses stalk fleet-footed prey across the Serengeti. It is a destination synonymous with safari holidays and there’s no reason not to enjoy the luxurious comforts of a colonial-styled stay after a morning, or afternoon, expedition into the wild. […]

Photograph of the week: Tropical bliss in Zanzibar

Photograph of the week: Tropical bliss in Zanzibar

It was a tranquil, sun-drenched afternoon when this photo was captured at Nungwi Beach Hotel in Zanzibar. Below the wooden staircase was tropical bliss: the white-sand beach was undisturbed, the ocean a pristine, aqua blue. The scene embodies the exotic beauty for which Zanzibar is known. Thank you to Helen Suk of Not Without My […]

Best beaches of Mozambique

Best beaches of Mozambique

Blessed with almost 2,500 kilometers of coastline and countless offshore islands, its easy to see why Mozambique is fast becoming one of Africa’s favorite beach holiday destinations. With an enticing mix of Latino-infused culture and natural, unspoilt beauty, its coastal resorts cater to everyone from campers and beach-bumming backpackers to those after an exclusive slice […]

5 countries to visit this Spring

5 countries to visit this Spring

Daffodils are out and blossom is slowly appearing on the trees. It’s finally Spring. Many will flock to the Netherlands to see the tulip fields in full bloom but we have some other suggestions for where is best to visit this season. From the blossoms in Japan to wildflowers in Jordan and whales in Argentina, […]

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

South Africa is renowned for its verdant Winelands, where a host of wineries produce some of the world’s greatest produce. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, visiting a quintessential winery should definitely be on your to-do list. But where are the best wineries, and which are worth seeing? We’ve compiled a list […]

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

What could be more luxurious than chartering a jet to the world’s most untainted stretches of land, only accessible once you’ve touched down at the nearest airfield or airport? Once you’ve touched down, you might need some guidance – a boat ride or some other form of overland transport to arrive at your predetermined destination. […]

10 of the best African safaris

10 of the best African safaris

When defining the World’s best safaris of course there’s an awful lot that goes into it, and much of this will of course be based on personal opinion. The following luxury safaris are by no means the be all and end all, but are a very good starting point when it comes to thinking about […]

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

If you sometimes find yourself struggling to justify the extra expenditure of a business class flight, which can often amount to several thousand £s, then you are in luck as right now as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is having a sale on its KLM World Business Class flights, with prices starting from as little £1,249 return and many […]

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

High above the savannah plains, amidst the leaves of an indigenous forest, and surrounded by native bird calls – there’s no doubt that staying in a treehouse is one of the best ways to absorb the raw beauty of South Africa. Here are 5 strategically placed treehouses for enjoying glorious African sunsets and views of […]

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

‘Darling, didn’t you know, fuchsia is the new black.’ And so someone in the fashion industry might deliver the ultimate put down – that you are…. wait for it…. off-trend. Well fear not, when talking travel it’s possible to avoid the same fate because here are some oh-so hot destinations that are most definitely the […]

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