Category: Africa

Insights into gorilla trekking in Uganda

Insights into gorilla trekking in Uganda

When looking to plan a trip to see the gorillas in Uganda, the choice can sometimes seem a little overwhelming, so I just wanted to offers some straightforward advice on what it’s like. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of two places in the world where you can currently trek mountain gorillas (the other […]

The top 8 sea resorts in Morocco

The top 8 sea resorts in Morocco

Fed up with winter and looking to banish those winter blues?  Then how about visiting one of Morocco’s sea resorts?  Here we tell you the best to visit, whether you be travelling with family or as a couple, or whether you’re looking for a city break, an active getaway or a little peace and quiet. […]

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Africa’s first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin […]

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

Saying farewell to the holiday season always leaves travelers feeling a little blue. The warmth turns to cold and you long for a vacation after your vacation. But keep your chin up; there are plenty of go-to places for off-season stays that will warm the cockles of your heart and save you a few pennies […]

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave’s Travel Corner

Dave is a travel writer who founded Dave’s Travel Corner, an international travel community, in 1996. California born and raised, he co-founded a collegiate solar racing team which designed and built a solar car from scratch. He runs a website promoting currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight boxing champion, Andre Ward, is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club and is a partner […]

3 spa treatments with the 'wow' factor

3 spa treatments with the ‘wow’ factor

Love spa treatments?  Looking for something a little different?  Then maybe one of these wonderful options is just what you’re looking for. Here we give a round-up on three rather different spa treatments, each with their own ‘wow’ factor, and that will each leave you feeling extra special. Bush spa treatments A relaxing holistic treatment […]

3 of the world's most magical travel experiences for children

3 of the world’s most magical travel experiences for children

Any parent will know that if you find a holiday that the kids will enjoy, the chances are you’re going to have a great time too.  Here we pick three very different luxury travel experiences – from three different continents – and hopefully you’ll find one to suit your family.  Which one would you choose […]

Photograph of the week: Mombasa at dawn

Photograph of the week: Mombasa at dawn

Phil Hill was in Mombasa for a few days after an assignment in West Kenya, and wanted to check out the African coastline as it was his first time seeing the Indian Ocean. He reached Bamburi beach far too early for sunrise and had to sit and bide his time for enough light to photograph. […]

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

Following one of the wettest summers on record, Britons are in much need of some rest and recuperation in a dry, warm and sunny climate. But where can you go for almost guaranteed winter sunshine? What are the best beaches to eat your Christmas dinner on? Where are the perfect spots of winter paradise? Don’t fret, we’ve thrown […]

5 things you must see on a luxury Tanzanian safari

5 things you must see on a luxury Tanzanian safari

A wildlife safari is the holiday of a lifetime, and not one you’re likely to repeat again and again every year. If you’re headed to Tanzania, or even just thinking about it, then you’re in for an amazing time packed full of unforgettable experiences and memories that will stay with you forever. Here are a […]

The world's highest commercial bungy jump

The world’s highest commercial bungy jump

Around 200 km to the west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa lies an attraction without comparison – the world’s highest commercial bungy jump at Bloukrans bridge. ‘Adrenaline pumping’ and ‘exhilarating’ are two expressions often used to describe the ultimate in bungy experiences, along with a few understandable choice expletives when conquering this monster of a […]

Dramatic footage showing a baby elephant rescued from a well

Dramatic footage showing a baby elephant rescued from a well

A baby elephant has been rescued from a well in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The eight month old was thankfully re-united with her mother, Zombe, before the elephants had to be forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle. Here’s the footage of the calf’s rescue, showing what a great job was done by […]

The 5 best wine destinations in the world

The 5 best wine destinations in the world

Love wine?  Love to incorporate some great wines in your next trip?  Then take a look at this list from TripAdvisor. According to the popular travel review site, these are currently the five best wine destinations in the world. I don’t suppose the French will be happy at not making the list, whilst California’s Napa Valley […]

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Many new and exciting activities have come about in the last few years in South Africa, but none more exciting than the advent of shark diving in the chilly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of people flock to the small town region of Gansbaai on a daily basis to experience the ultimate adrenaline […]

3 of the best places to play golf on South Africa's banana coast

3 of the best places to play golf on South Africa’s banana coast

Golf in South Africa has long been an attraction for visitors to the country and it’s not difficult to see why when you consider that there are over 500 courses within the country’s borders, distributed amongst the nine provinces of this vast land. Golfers often head to the Western Cape, Gauteng or Kruger National Park area as […]

Spectacular leopard kill

Spectacular leopard kill

The following footage was shot on a game drive from the exclusive Mala Mala game reserve lodge in South Africa. There’s a leopard on the left and a herd of impala come rushing in from the right, presumably as a result of some kind of disturbance. The footage was captured by mipix Fine Art Photography.

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