Category: Africa

6 original ways to discover Marrakech's surroundings

6 original ways to discover Marrakech’s surroundings

Beyond the hubbub of the medina, Marrakech has a diverse and wonderful landscape surrounding the city, that can surprise, stimulate and inspire. To really experience it, you have to get off the beaten track and discover what lies in store. Explore Marrakech by air or buggy, or go traditional with a horseback or camel caravan […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on […]

Delicacies of South Africa

Delicacies of South Africa

South Africa boasts many delights, including its culinary ones. Rich and flavoursome, South African cuisine has reached global recognition in recent years, with establishments like The Tasting Room in Franschoek being voted as one of the best restaurants in the world. One of the defining features of South African cuisine is its honesty. Simple dishes are […]

Luxury in Madagascar: an unexpected gem

Luxury in Madagascar: an unexpected gem

As a destination, Madagascar isn’t known for its luxurious accommodation as tourism is still in its infancy, but don’t let this fool you into thinking luxury can’t be found here – there are a couple of exceptions, and one particular favourite is Constance Tsarabanjina, an idyllic castaway island in the Nosy Mitsio archipelago. If you’re […]

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Dario Endara did several safari trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania. But the one that stood out the most was Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This place had everything, from the abundance of wildlife to the dramatic scenery which included Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the mountain is actually located in Tanzania, he found the view from Kenya […]

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

Just as the annual wildebeest migration arrives in the North of the Serengeti this month, so Asilia Africa opens their newest camp, Olakira Lamai. A luxurious base from which to view one of nature’s greatest spectacles, Olakira Lamai is close to the Mara River where the iconic river crossings of thousands of wildebeest take place […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to […]

Barefoot luxury on a tiny private Indian Ocean island

Barefoot luxury on a tiny private Indian Ocean island

You leave the tiny island of Songo Songo by boat, setting off into the incredibly blue Indian Ocean, and wondering quite where you are headed.  Your destination is an even smaller tropical island called Fanjove off the coast of Tanzania, a long way south of Zanzibar. It is just 1km long by 300m wide.  There is […]

One night in Marrakech

One night in Marrakech

I was not in love with Morocco when we first arrived in Marrakesh an hour before sunset. The journey had been long, the roads bumpy and the bus driver clearly demented. The hotel manager who welcomed us took one look at my doleful expression and insisted we drop our bags and head straight back out […]

Photograph of the week: Victoria Falls

Photograph of the week: Victoria Falls

Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is said to have the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall was named in honor of Queen Victoria by explorer David Livingston in 1855. Locals on the Zambian side call it “The Smoke That Thunders.” At 108m/360ft high […]

5 eco-friendly stays you won't want to miss

5 eco-friendly stays you won’t want to miss

In the last five years the travel industry has picked up its act when it comes to offering sustainable experiences. Not only have more agencies, accommodations and destinations embraced the eco agenda, but many have done so without making the holiday goer sacrifice an ounce of luxury. Good news for those seeking a richer and […]

Suite of the week: L’Ilot, private island in Mauritius

Suite of the week: L’Ilot, private island in Mauritius

Suite name: L’Ilot Location: Mauritius Size of accommodation: 280 square metres Cost per night: €550 to €1050 (minimum stay: 1 week) What makes it special: L’Ilot lies in a rock platform approximately 100m from the coastline. This is your private villa on your very own private island. Hidden in paradise, this contemporary villa sits on a sand bed surrounded by […]

Franschhoek: a little piece of France nestled between the mountains of South Africa

Franschhoek: a little piece of France nestled between the mountains of South Africa

The Cape Winelands, situated in the Western Cape Province, is the largest wine producing region in South Africa. The wines from this area are well known all around the world and also produce some of the best international wines each year. Tourists flock to the Cape Winelands not only for the great wines but also […]

Top 5 African safari experiences

Top 5 African safari experiences

An incredible shared family experience, a romantic encounter or simply an unforgettable adventure – whatever type of luxury safari holiday you wish to enjoy, time spent exploring the wilds of Africa is sure to be rewarding, absorbing and ultimately enriching. Explore remarkable malaria-free African reserves, where the Big Five roam free and you can spend a […]

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