Category: Africa

Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest […]

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Johannesburg city slickers escape on the weekends to the Magaliesberg mountains, and justifiably so – its natural beauty provides a relaxing refuge from the grind of urban existence. A wonderful way to appreciate the area’s grassy slopes, waterfalls and dramatic rock formations is by going on a hot air balloon trip. Watch the sunrise and […]

Serengeti National Park under critical threat?

Serengeti National Park under critical threat?

This is worrying news for the Serengeti National Park. A proposed highway through the Serengeti threatens to upset the area’s ecosystem, according to 27 scientists writing in the scientific publication Nature.  Some predictions suggest that, if the road was to go ahead, the migrating wildebeest herds could drop from 1.3 million to as little as […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume - are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Amazing Cape Town attractions

Cape Town, located at the very bottom of South Africa, has a fascinating and diverse culture which has served the city incredibly well when it comes to tourism. The city, founded in 1652 as a shipping supply station for the Dutch East India Company, is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. […]

Choosing the right luxury safari

Choosing the right luxury safari

If you’ve chosen to go on a luxury safari for your holiday, you’re certainly in for some exciting sights. The early mornings and dusty journeys will be worth it when you spot that elusive creature or catch nature in action in a way you would never have managed at home. The appeal of safaris lies in their dangerous […]

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed […]

iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

iPads provided for guests’ use in South African hotel

Iconic Cape Town Hotel Ellerman House will introduce Apple iPads to each of its eleven luxurious rooms and modernist villa over the coming months – the only hotel in South Africa to offer iPads for guests’ use. The iPad is fast becoming an indispensible item within the gadget market and a supremely useful tool in […]

Athol Place Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg

Within close proximity of top quality shopping and dining at Sandton Central, Athol Place Boutique Hotel is a fabulously indulgent luxury hotel where you can be assured an unforgettable stay. The hotel has ten individually-designed, stylish suites that provide a sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity; each has large doors opening out onto a private balcony, […]

Namibia’s first community-owned luxury camp to open soon

Construction is underway on Etambura Camp, the first luxury tented camp in Namibia owned entirely by the local communities. Run by Conservancy Safaris and set on a remote hill top in the North West Kunene region, the camp will offer the ultimate desert camping in comfort. Etambura Camp is in the Orupembe Conservancy in the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Treat yourself at Le Meurice Seeing is believing at Shompole Delve into Visit Florida Luxury Insider Explore the South Pacific with Turquoise

Leleshwa Camp

Leleshwa Camp is an intimate tented camp situated on the Siana Community Conservation area on the north-eastern ridge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Resting along a stream valley, overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains dotted with resident game, Leleshwa Camp is a peaceful haven. You’ll love the wide range of activities on […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Uganda

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is situated in Nkuringo, Uganda, bordering the south-western corner of the impenetrable Bwindi National Park. The panoramic view of the Virunga mountain range the Great Rift Valley is the magnificent backdrop for the unique eco-lodge which sits high on a ridge at 2100m.

Campi ya Kanzi, Kenya

Campi ya Kanzi, Kenya

The only camp in a 280,000 acre Maasai reserve and with room for only 16 guests, Campi ya Kanzi offers true African wilderness in exclusivity. At the foot of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Campi ya Kanzi is a luxury Maasai community eco-lodge offering a profound engagement with the local community and a timeless safari experience.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enriching lives through distinctive journeys: Big Five Luxury in the Lake District from Kendal Cottages Untamed wilderness from the Botswana Tourist Board See the exclusive  La Posada Villas with pools

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