Category: Africa

5 luxurious spas across Marrakech

5 luxurious spas across Marrakech

Combining traditional Moroccan heritage with contemporary European beauty techniques, Marrakech is home to some of the most advanced and luxurious spa treatments in the world. With a blend of age-old wisdom, innovative ingredients and well honed expertise, all set amongst the breath-taking surrounds of the city’s beautiful architecture, the luxury spas of Marrakech offer guests […]

Photograph of the week: Meroe Pyramids, Sudan

Photograph of the week: Meroe Pyramids, Sudan

The Royal necropolis Meroe is located about 3 kilometres away from the Nile and 230 kilometres north of Khartoum, on some hills covered with yellow sand dunes. More than 40 pyramids stand out with their sharp shapes against the clear sky. Most of them have been perfectly preserved. Since June 2011 the archaeological site of […]

Top 5 safari plunge pools

Top 5 safari plunge pools

Obviously there is a lot more to a good and proper safari than whether or not your suite has a private plunge pool BUT we can’t deny that between game drives, walks or boat safaris it can be heaven to relax in your private plunge pool – often these little pieces of heaven also overlook […]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion […]

Adventuring in Morocco: an alternative holiday for the open-minded

Adventuring in Morocco: an alternative holiday for the open-minded

With the Sahara’s dunes stretching for miles on end and some of the best surf waves in the world, Morocco is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations for thrill seekers. Varying terrains and climates across the country offer a plethora of activities for any kind of traveller; whether you prefer a 2-week cycling […]

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon where you can witness some of the world’s most captivating wildlife encounters, spend the night under the stars or stay where the celebrities feel at home, our round up of Africa’s top honeymoon destinations  has something for everyone.  If you think of any other romantic destinations in Africa, […]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect […]

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

Stay at some of the finest hotels in the world and visit captivating places, recognised by the World Heritage Organization for their natural or cultural importance. Explore the wilderness, uncover historic ruins and discover glorious buildings with captivating architecture – all sources of life and inspiration and all irreplaceable. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, Saint […]

Why safaris are great for singles

Why safaris are great for singles

Travelling solo can be daunting yet exhilarating, liberating and at times, constricting. But if you are looking for an adventure and want to meet like-minded people without the tour bus or crippling single supplement charges, then consider going on safari. Witness the great migration in the Masai Mara, cruise along the Okavango Delta in a traditional […]

10 of the best beaches on the planet

10 of the best beaches on the planet

Whether you are looking for a private patch of perfect sand, the best seaside party or a beach you can even enjoy in the rain, our round-up of the best beaches on the planet has something for everyone. If you know of some great beaches too, then feel free to add them in the comments […]

Great reasons to visit Malawi

Great reasons to visit Malawi

Malawi is possibly not the first African country you’d think of travelling to for a great wildlife experience.  It has historically been better known for its lake-focussed activities, its links with local communities enabling visitors to get a real insight into the local culture, and walks and horse riding in the Nyika Plateau with its […]

Masai Mara luxury safaris don't have to be busy

Masai Mara luxury safaris don’t have to be busy

The Mara has this awful reputation as being full of minibuses – we’d really like to tackle this, for years now there have been a dedicated few Masai Mara camps who have been preserving conservancies on the outside of the Mara Reserve – these unfenced pieces of heaven offer exquisite game viewing, varied landscapes, authentic […]

Why Selous is the ultimate luxury safari destination

Why Selous is the ultimate luxury safari destination

It had been six long years since I was last in the Selous, Southern Tanzania, when I was very spoilt and spent a glorious weekend at Beho Beho. Returning after so long was incredibly exciting and this wondrous game reserve blew all my expectations out of the water. Each lodge I visited had a unique […]

Recipe of the week: Pan-fried line fish on warm Nicoise salad, parmesan cream sauce and leek angel hair

Recipe of the week: Pan-fried line fish on warm Nicoise salad, parmesan cream sauce and leek angel hair

This dish is an adaption of the traditional Nicoise salad and was originally made in South Africa using the kob fish (kabeljou), a well-known saltwater fish that is readily sourced from local fishing villages. Wild sea bass would also work well as an easily sourced responsible alternative for those living in the northern hemisphere. Soft […]

The world's best botanical gardens

The world’s best botanical gardens

The world is a beautiful place, filled with a myriad of natural wonders which botanical gardens magnificently display throughout their grounds. From the South African bush to the gardens that inspired some of Claude Monet’s greatest artworks, botanical gardens preserve the best of nature – and are ready to welcome you into their figurative arms. We’ve […]

5 luxury Autumn breaks that won’t break the bank

5 luxury Autumn breaks that won’t break the bank

An Autumn getaway is an appealing idea. You can find far cheaper flights and accommodation and enjoy some real relaxation now the screaming children are safely back in school. From October onwards the weather tends to be more unpredictable but if you know where to go you can still find the sun. Here are five of […]

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