Category: Africa

Wildlife Drive Okavango Delta Xudum Camp

Exploring Botswana in 9 safari photos

“Lift your feet up” says the guide casually as the water slops into the Land Cruiser’s footwell. This is Botswana’s Okavango Delta and if you want to see the wildlife you take your safari vehicle through the channels to find it. Four-wheel drive means the wet conditions are no barrier to grip and an air […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

Discerning travellers are becoming increasingly hard to impress; impeccable service, fancy bathroom toiletries and spacious rooms are all taken for granted when you stay at a 5-star hotel. But there’s one room type that even the most hard-to-please globetrotters still get excited about: the pool villa. There’s something about staying somewhere with your very own […]

5 perks of luxury safari lodging

5 perks of luxury safari lodging

Truth be told, there are far more than five perks to staying in the best safari lodges and camps. Like at all top-end resorts, the beds will be plush and clad with the finest linens and the decor will be stunning. At top end safari camps, meals are paired with delectable wines and post-meal digestives are enjoyed […]

Photograph of the week: Sailing in traditional dhows in Chole Bay, Mafia Island

Photograph of the week: Sailing in traditional dhows in Chole Bay, Mafia Island

Setting sail in traditional Dhows in Chole Bay, Mafia Island for sun downer drinks in the most idyllic of settings. Mafia Island is most well known for its exceptional diving and snorkeling – especially in its superbly conserved Marine Park. Besides what can be seen under the blue waters of the Indian Ocean there are […]

Photograph of the week: Baby elephant in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Photograph of the week: Baby elephant in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Captured on safari in South Africa, this photo shows how witnessing elephants in their natural African habitat is a truly enchanting experience. In addition to feeding, their additional day-to-day activities consist of resting and keeping up with their elephant herd. They may also learn some new manners during early years, such as extending their trunk […]

Offbeat Safaris Masai Mara wildebeest migration

Kenya’s safari diversity in 9 photos

People think they know Kenya: they’ve seen the BBC’s Big Cat Diary in the Masai Mara and more recently they might have watched Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her young family adjust to running Elephant Watch Camp in the Samburu Reserve. But those famous safari areas and their lions and leopards are only part of the story […]

5 ways to experience Antananarivo

5 ways to experience Antananarivo

Hard to pronounce (and even more difficult to spell), the capital of Madagascar is for many visitors just a stopping point en route to the lemur-filled jungles and spectacular beaches of this Indian Ocean island nation. But the crumbling streets of Antananarivo that cascade down the hillside are more than worthy of a few days […]

Photograph of the week: The view from Out of Africa

Photograph of the week: The view from Out of Africa

This is the kopje (rocky outcrop) from where many of the key scenes in the blockbuster film Out of Africa were filmed some 30 years ago. Whilst the location was used to recreate the romantic Ngong Hills scenes the actual setting is on the edge of the Great Rift Valley escarpment with incredible views of […]

Taking a closer look at the Indian Ocean

Taking a closer look at the Indian Ocean

Luxury travel provider Kuoni has released a series of fascinating microscopic images that have captured the fine details within grains of sand from the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, La Réunion and Sri Lanka. Kuoni’s initiative behind the project is to show travellers the differences between the Indian Ocean islands. Popular photos of the Indian Ocean islands […]

Tanzania's top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

Tanzania’s top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

East Africa’s coast is lined with turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches and some of the planet’s most beautiful tropical islands. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Here are our top 9 beach properties off Tanzania’s coast for the most perfect idyllic getaway. Mnemba Island No list of top Zanzibar properties would […]

4 alternatives to Marrakech in Morocco

4 alternatives to Marrakech in Morocco

Don’t get us wrong, we love the winding alleyways and bustling souks of Marrakech, but we also know that there is so much more to Morocco than this one city. Whether you’re looking for ancient walkways, a secluded wilderness or a bit of beach relaxation, this country really does tick all the boxes. Whilst the majority […]

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

10 photos to convince you to visit Namibia

Think of Namibia. If anything comes to mind it’s probably an image of the dunes at Sossusvlei. But did you know you can take an early morning flight over them in a balloon, taking off at dawn as the sun lights up the eastern side of the dunes and casts the western faces into deep […]

Ice Q, Solden, Austria

Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007’s Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places aren’t guarded secrets and you don’t have to be licensed to kill to visit them. There’s no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

Robins House Exterior

5 ‘home from home’ private safari houses

Africa is most fun when shared with family or friends and there are an increasing number of exclusive-use safari houses where you can do it in style with your own chef, a team of staff to look after you, and a private guide and vehicle to go out and explore. And if it’s a private […]

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