Category: Africa

The new five star Makadi Spa Hotel in Egypt

The new five star Makadi Spa Hotel in Egypt

The five star Makadi Spa Hotel opening its doors next month is the ultimate getaway for those wanting to indulge in complete luxury and relaxation. Situated on its own private beach the adult’s only hotel is an upmarket and tranquil oasis on the Red Sea. The hotel has three large outdoor freshwater swimming pools including […]

Destinations that will fulfil your dreams

Destinations that will fulfil your dreams

Whether you dream of a romantic hideaway, an unforgettable ski experience, an African safari, an escape to your own tropical paradise or a scuba diving adventure, there are plenty of fantastic destinations that can make that dream a reality. Here are some of the best the world has to offer. Nestled in the coral-rich turquoise […]

Suite of the week: Private Granite Suites, Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

Suite of the week: Private Granite Suites, Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

Suite name: Private Granite Suites Resort: Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa Size of accommodation: 915 sq ft Cost per night: 9,950 ZAR What makes it special? In May, June and July breeding herds of elephants come down to the sand river – right in front of the camp – they spend a good part of […]

Choose the safari that is right for you

Choose the safari that is right for you

When people consider African safaris they may immediately envision a rough and tumble trek through the wilderness in a battled hardened 4×4. Though certainly this iconic and rather romantic image can still be re-enacted by travellers today, thanks to the burgeoning popularity of Southern Africa as a holiday destination the modern safari encounter offers a […]

African safaris for families

African safaris for families

An African safari is a great way for a family to reconnect with each other.  In the developed world our existence is so influenced by the media and material wealth.  We very rarely have the time to relax with our families and enjoy each other’s company without interruptions and distractions.  Even when we do go […]

Safari in style in Kenya

Safari in style in Kenya

So, you’re thinking of a Kenyan safari? Forget bumping along interminable red dusty roads for hours in a minibus convoy. Leave behind the herd of striped vans gathered around a bored lion. Don’t even think about staying in a three star hotel in the Masai Mara. Instead hop into a small plane with a bush […]

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

This week London has been abuzz as green fingered enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the globe descend upon the capital to take part, celebrate and commemorate one of the world’s most famous horticultural events which for almost one hundred years has called on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea its home. Over […]

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Kerstin Brand is the Director at Dar Fakir since its re-opening in 2011 after an undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2010. Dar Fakir belongs to a chain of successful enterprises in Marrakech such as the infamous Nikki Beach, Le Tanjia restaurant and L’Avenue, all owned by Nordine Fakir. If someone knows how to create a “In” place […]

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Philip has worked at Cox & Kings since 1993. Having travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Europe, both before and after University (Edinburgh), he had caught a severe case of the travel bug and he joined the company as a Latin America tour consultant. He was only supposed to be there as a two-week […]

Whatever happened to discretion?!

Whatever happened to discretion?!

If there’s one thing you don’t do in the luxury travel industry, it’s name-drop. So, it comes as something of a surprise to hear that Farhad Vladi, the owner of North Island in the Seychelles (which we suggested was a possible venue for the Royal honeymoon), has openly told the Hamburger Abendblatt that he has […]

Experience the sensual adventure of a luxury African safari

Experience the sensual adventure of a luxury African safari

Are you tired of the predictable kind of getaway where each moment is a copy of somewhere else and truly forgettable? Are you aching for a “once in a lifetime” experience that stays with you for years? Then stop looking at brochures for Bermuda or some Greek isle, and consider something on the adventurous side […]

Where William and Kate are honeymooning

Where William and Kate are honeymooning

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally set off on their honeymoon and headed for the Seychelles, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean.  The couple reportedly landed at the international airport on Mahe at 7:20 am local time before going to an undisclosed island.  This has been confirmed by a spokeswoman for […]

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

John Dixon is the co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of independent tour operator Prestige Holidays and has worked in luxury travel for over 40 years. Prestige Holidays is celebrating its 22nd year in the luxury travel market and is  known for its quality holidays, excellent personal service and strong attention to detail. The company features four and […]

Google Street View coming to a hotel interior near you?

Google Street View coming to a hotel interior near you?

Over the last four years, we’ve gradually become accustomed to the wonders of Google Street View and the insights it has given us.  You might already be familiar with the fact that Street View isn’t just limited to… well… streets. The same technology has also been used inside the football grounds that were used for […]

Gorillas out of the mist

Gorillas out of the mist

Of all the sights one might uncover on an African safari, for me, perhaps the most haunting and memorable is an encounter with a Ugandan Mountain Gorilla. Few experiences can compare to the sheer wonder and humbling awe of witnessing these creatures in the wild. It was the famous American naturalist George Schaller who said […]

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Will Bolsover has worked in travel and Africa for the past 15 years. Starting out as a teacher in the remotewestern region of Kenya, he went on to study French and African and Asian Studies at Sussex University then worked as a safari guide in numerous African destinations. Six years ago, he set up the […]

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