Category: Africa

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park – Western Tanzania Located in Tanzania’s remote Mahale Mountains National Park, Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke stakes its claim as one of the finest camps on the continent. A worthy contender for the most striking design of any camp, Greystoke sits on an idyllic beach at the bottom of a chimpanzee filled […]

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the great natural wonders of the world

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the great natural wonders of the world

One of the most impressive natural wonders of Africa is the incredible Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.  The Ngorongoro Crater is part of a larger conservation area that covers vast expanses of savanna grassland and highland plains that are home to a huge variety of animals and birds – many of whom are endemic to the […]

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Is it safe to travel to Africa? Wherever you travel in the world – safety is always a concern.  There are risks associated with any travel and Africa is no exception.  East and Southern Africa are generally very safe but we would recommend using an experienced and reputable tour operator to make all your travel […]

A host of new experiences this year at The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

A host of new experiences this year at The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay has a great line-up of experiences available this year. Here’s just some of what’s on offer: Learn a new skill – Arabic cooking lessons Banish Friday-night takeaways and boring beans on toast with a masterclass in authentic Arabic cuisine now available at the beautiful open-air Al Mar Restaurant. Guests will […]

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

I blogged a few weeks ago offering tips on 5 leading honeymoon destinations, so I thought I’d continue the theme and share my thoughts on 6 further resorts with you. Mauritius A colleague of mine has recently returned from Mauritius, where she hired a car and saw most of the country’s key highlights like Chamarel, […]

LUX* Island Resorts launching in the Indian Ocean

LUX* Island Resorts launching in the Indian Ocean

Which is the best kind of tropical island holiday? One where you lie on the same spot of the beach every day, read a couple of paperbacks, barely leave your lounger and pay exorbitant prices for imported water? Or one with benefits that last well after the tan has faded? Where you come back feeling re-energised, […]

3 of the best things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

3 of the best things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

The beauty of a Cape Town holiday is the variety of things to see and do whilst you are there. The most trouble you will have is in deciding what to do in the time you have available!  I’ve seen many changes, but the loveliest thing is revisiting favourite haunts that are still top of […]

Mauritius: have wheels, will drive!

Mauritius: have wheels, will drive!

We’d been deterred from hiring a car in Mauritius by horror stories about unsafe roads, lack of signposting and a proliferation of incompetent drivers but fear not – this is no worse than the average overseas destination and better than most as they drive on the civilised left! Hire a car My recommendation is to […]

7 great places to experience a luxury family safari in Africa

7 great places to experience a luxury family safari in Africa

Africa is a wonderful holiday destination for families and a great way for children to see animals of all kinds in beautiful natural environments.  On a safari you and your family will be taken to the very heart of Africa, staying at the most luxurious camps and lodges.  On your activities you will be accompanied […]

Top travel tips for 5 fantastic honeymoon destinations

Top travel tips for 5 fantastic honeymoon destinations

Maldives Much has been said about the beauty of the Maldives and it’s true that by air, the islands offer a truly dramatic sight, so if you can, choose a seaplane transfer to get the most impressive views. An underwater camera is also recommended as you really shouldn’t pass up the chance to go snorkelling […]

A luxury steam train journey through South Africa

A luxury steam train journey through South Africa

Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for world class rail travel and offer a variety of enticing itineraries that will take you though the heart of the African bush to a time when the journey was just as important as the end destination. The Pretoria to Cape Town itinerary These 48 hour journeys are a […]

Tanzania's undiscovered gems

Tanzania’s undiscovered gems

You’d be hard pushed to find a traveller who hasn’t heard of the Serengeti, or a luxury-lover who doesn’t know of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. But those in the know, who’ve been visiting Tanzania for years, want the best in luxury safari holidays, not the best known. Ten years ago I lived in Dar es Salaam, […]

5 luxury swimming pools with a view

5 luxury swimming pools with a view

There was a time when a swimming pool was just a body of water in which to exercise, but in recent years, exclusive and luxury hotel builders seem to have been playing a game of one-upmanship against one another in a race to create the most amazing swimming pool imaginable. Now personally, gimmicks aside, I […]

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Simon Pardoe is a director and co-owner of The Healthy Holiday Company, which owns three luxury healthy holiday brands: fitscape, destination yoga and in:spa. Established in 2003, the company is now the UK’s leading provider of healthy holidays with a selection of large private villas and boutique hotels in Italy, Spain, Morocco, France, Greece and […]

Travel your passions with Excursionist!

Travel your passions with Excursionist!

Excursionist.com is a new members only site that connects travelers with their passions by providing a menu of curated and expert-led trips around the world. Excursionist offers hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime experiences across 40 passion areas, making it easier than ever to plan unique excursions based on your personal interests. Whether you want to trek across Greenland with […]

Jean-Christophe Nager, GM at The Pavilions Phuket

Interview with Jean-Christophe Nager, General Manager, The Pavilions, Phuket

Jean-Christophe Nager is the General Manager of The Pavilions, Phuket, a 5-star luxury resort built on a hill-top on the delightful island of Phuket. A Swiss national with more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Christophe (JC) graduated from Collège St-Michel, Fribourg, in Switzerland in 1978 and studied photography in Montreal, Canada for a […]

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