Category: Africa

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Over the years the level of accommodation in Africa has constantly risen, with an ever increasing demand for luxury lodges and camps. Many travellers have become used to a certain standard and do not want to sacrifice this when travelling to Africa for a safari. The top end traveller now has many excellent options to […]

A luxury holiday in the Seychelles

A luxury holiday in the Seychelles

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a luxurious and relaxing getaway, then look no further than the Seychelles. With one hundred and fifteen islands to choose from – forty-three ‘inner’ and seventy-two ‘outer’ ones, to be precise – there is also a lot more to do than you’d think… Of course, one major […]

Botswana's leading luxury lodges

Botswana’s leading luxury lodges

The Oscars of the travel industry, ‘The World Travel Awards’, recently released its regional nominees for this year’s programme. The organisation acknowledges excellence across all sectors of world travel and tourism but in this article I will be focusing particularly upon the nominations for Botswana, considered one of Africa’s most exclusive and ecologically proactive destinations. […]

3 luxury safari camps in Botswana

3 luxury safari camps in Botswana

Botswana is Africa’s most luxurious safari destination. From the watery channels of the Okavango Delta to the game rich Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, Botswana has the largest diversity of wildlife in Africa and is home to some of the most remote and unspoilt reserves in the world. Here are 3 of the best luxury camps in […]

The world's 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

The world’s 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

With so many holiday villas to choose from it’s a hard task finding four that can truly carry the word luxury in their description. This list courtesy of VIP Villas was narrowed first by destination because you may have a fantastic villa but, if the location isn’t just right, it can’t be called ‘luxury’. 1. […]

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Passengers from the stricken liner, Costa Allegra, left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board, are being shipped to the luxurious Desroches Island in the Seychelles, and to safety. Desroches Island has been chosen as a sanctuary for distressed passengers from the ship due to its ability to facilitate them comfortably. Desroches […]

More bad news for Costa Cruises - fire on board one of their ships

More bad news for Costa Cruises – fire on board one of their ships

There’s more bad news for Costa Cruises.  A fire has reportedly broken out on Costa Allegra – a vessel from the same fleet as the ill-fated Costa Concordia which sank last month.  Early indications are that the generators caught fire and that it took a few hours until the flames were extinguished. The ship is […]

Luxury 5 star Lamantin Beach Hotel re-opens in Senegal

Luxury 5 star Lamantin Beach Hotel re-opens in Senegal

With its beautiful private sandy beach, spa, marina, outstanding gourmet cuisine, wonderful staff and delightful rooms set in pretty gardens, the 5 star Lamantin Beach Hotel is considered one of the most luxurious in the resort of Saly 50 miles south of Dakar. Following a devastating fire, the hotel re-opened at the end of last […]

Botswana - the ultimate safari destination

Botswana – the ultimate safari destination

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination – a game watchers paradise where lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, wild dog, hippo and buffalo roam free.  The quality of guiding and accommodation rates as some of the best in Africa and the variety of activities on offer suit all ages and interests. Discover the watery channels of the […]

Top 3 luxury, boutique and eco-chic hotels in The Gambia

Top 3 luxury, boutique and eco-chic hotels in The Gambia

The Gambia in West Africa has been a popular destination for many years for seekers of winter sunshine. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa and is surrounded on three sides by its big brother, Senegal, with a small strip of coastline along which a thriving tourist industry has developed. Justifiably known as ‘the […]

 Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives Having opened in December 2011 Jumeirah Vittaveli is already gathering outstanding reviews and it’s little wonder with the Beach Villa lead-in room types spanning an interior of a whopping 184 sq m. It’s space, comfort and luxury all the way as each villa comes with its own private L-shaped swimming pool with […]

Gourmet Bliss at Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

Gourmet Bliss at Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

Heritage Le Telfair in Domaine de Bel Ombre, south Mauritius has just launched an all new Gourmet Bliss offer for guests staying on a half board basis at the luxury golf and spa resort between February and September 2012. To the delight of foodies and gastro-holiday lovers, the offer can be used for dinner at […]

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The world is filled with wonderful places to go as a family, but a few really stand out – some for their cultural offerings, some for their activities, some for their wildlife, and some for a combination of the above. 1. Argentina This trip really had it all – lots of outdoor activities, a taste […]

Ruaha National Park – one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets

Ruaha National Park – one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets

The Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s most remote and least visited safari parks.  It covers a large area and consists of a dynamic mix of vegetation and wild life that sets it apart from the other Tanzania safari reserves.  The park stretches for thousands of miles from the icy snow capped peaks of […]

World Travel Awards – The Grand Final

World Travel Awards – The Grand Final

Doha in Qatar was host of the Grand Final of the 2011 World Travel Awards last week, which saw the best of the best throughout the world of travel awarded for their services to the industry.  The Wall Street Journal recently dubbed the awards as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, and it’s not hard […]

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti

The first reports came in last week from the guides in the Serengeti; the Great Migration has started calving! Is now the very best time to be in the Serengeti? Many experts believe this is the finest time to witness the herds. Travel now and the Serengeti is lush and green, alive with wildlife and pumping […]

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