Category: Africa

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

If you sometimes find yourself struggling to justify the extra expenditure of a business class flight, which can often amount to several thousand £s, then you are in luck as right now as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is having a sale on its KLM World Business Class flights, with prices starting from as little £1,249 return and many […]

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

High above the savannah plains, amidst the leaves of an indigenous forest, and surrounded by native bird calls – there’s no doubt that staying in a treehouse is one of the best ways to absorb the raw beauty of South Africa. Here are 5 strategically placed treehouses for enjoying glorious African sunsets and views of […]

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

‘Darling, didn’t you know, fuchsia is the new black.’ And so someone in the fashion industry might deliver the ultimate put down – that you are…. wait for it…. off-trend. Well fear not, when talking travel it’s possible to avoid the same fate because here are some oh-so hot destinations that are most definitely the […]

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. Every year from June to November, thousands of travellers from around the world congregate along the southern shores to spot the gentle giants of the deep – often more than willing to withstand cool winter days further chilled by the ocean breeze. […]

5 reasons to choose Southern Tanzania

5 reasons to choose Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania is so often overlooked in favour of the more famous Northern Circuit. This is such a shame – the game viewing in Southern Tanzania is far more rewarding and you can see some incredible sights here, and it’s more than likely you’ll be on your own. Southern Tanzania is one of the best […]

The best oysters in Sub-Saharan Africa

The best oysters in Sub-Saharan Africa

Oysters. Some call them slimy little suckers. Some argue that you will not find a better hangover street food. Others will only go for oysters in gourmet restaurants. Whatever your take on oysters may be, in Sub-Saharan Africa these mollusks constitute a great part of traditional cuisine and livelihood of the local population. TRY Oyster Women’s Association […]

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Sun-drenched days, exotic cuisines, majestic wildlife, and beautiful scenery are likely to spring to mind when you think of Africa. For those in the know however, it’s the range of world-class championship golf courses that take centre stage. Africa is still a relatively well-kept secret on the golfing circuit, but with destination golfing holidays swinging […]

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Now we know these amazing animals are perhaps a little undervalued compared to their big cat competition, but they are wonderful to watch and see when you are on safari – and you probably wouldn’t feel like you’d been to Africa without having seen a zebra. They have fascinating family connections and relationships, and wonderful […]

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

It’s that time of year when we’re all planning our travels for 2015 and now has never been a better time to visit Botswana. ABTA, the UK’s largest travel association, has released a list of ‘Destinations to watch’ in 2015 and Botswana is right up there at number two! The list includes a mixture of […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On one of my latest excursions, I did back-to-back trips to London and Marrakech. In London, I was working on an assignment for American Express, putting a piece together about some iconic viewpoints from venues around the city, whilst in Marrakech I was attending a luxury travel conference but also enjoying a little free time […]

5 of Southern Africa's best photographic destinations

5 of Southern Africa’s best photographic destinations

When I started travelling and working in Africa about seven years ago, you didn’t see too many tourists walking around with fancy SLR cameras and bazooka-like lenses. How things have changed. With ever better and more user-friendly digital cameras and equipment available at ever more affordable prices, and with any number of social media channels […]

Eat like a local in South Africa

Eat like a local in South Africa

South Africa is a world class holiday destination with a rainbow nation as vibrant as the beautiful scenery it’s renowned for. Cooking is an integral part of any culture, and with the mixing pot of influences and heritages to draw on in South Africa, you’ll have a variety of rainbow cooking and cuisines to try […]

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

A travel junkie, Larry Klimczyk got the bug early in life when joining an international courier company; this is back in the day when people actually traveled overseas to deliver important business documents! Born in Seattle, he has worked in about 35 countries around the globe and visited nearly 70. Today his passion is in […]

Photograph of the week: Sunrise in the Seychelles

Photograph of the week: Sunrise in the Seychelles

Many people visit the Seychelles for a relaxing beach holiday, complete with lengthy lie-ins, casual strolls on the sand, or lazing on the beach under the tropical afternoon sun. However, for those willing to sacrifice a bit of sleep, the Seychelles are also home to some of the world’s most spectacular sunrises, such as this […]

Top 5 luxury mobile safaris in Africa

Top 5 luxury mobile safaris in Africa

Mobile safaris in Africa are the best way to see the bush if you want a completely private guide, camp and staff all to yourself. Often these mobile camps will be set up in the most remote and off the beaten track locations one could possibly imagine, and you will be in areas where game […]

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

What do you think of when you think of luxury?  A grand hotel and butler service? Yes, indeed – but such luxury has a time and a place.  At other times getting away from the textbook description and finding a place others haven’t or stumbling across a gem where you least expect is as good if not […]

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