Category: Africa

5 things to do in Africa before you die

5 things to do in Africa before you die

YOLO. You only live once. Though the phrase itself has been attributed to Mae West, the acronym has become a fashionable modern mantra for those who want to enjoy their life to the fullest, to do everything and anything, whatever the risks. It’s essentially the digital generation’s equivalent of carpe diem, seize the day. Unlike […]

The best new lodges in southern Africa

The best new lodges in southern Africa

Picking the right place to stay can make or break your holiday, and with new lodges opening all the time, it’s difficult to keep track. With so many lodges and hotels to choose from, it’s not always easy to know where to start. This is our guide to the best of the newest lodges in […]

Ever dreamed of owning your own part of Africa?

Ever dreamed of owning your own part of Africa?

It might seem far-fetched, but have you ever dreamed of owning your own part of African safari real estate? Tucked away in the south-east corner of Botswana – in the heart of Africa – is the Tuli Block, and within you will find a reserve brimming in wildlife. But the magic doesn’t stop there… you […]

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

I know many of you reading like to save on your flights and splurge once you get to your destination. If you’re thinking of heading somewhere exotic this year, but would like to make the most of a great deal on flights, then take a look at KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s Pack & Go super […]

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

2014 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to China and South Africa, as well as many much closer to home, including a luxury cycling trip in the Scottish Isles in the Summer. Although I still need to hone my photography skills, it’s a hobby […]

Top 10 new luxury safari camps and lodges

Top 10 new luxury safari camps and lodges

The safari industry is very lucky, there are always people that want to travel to Africa – this means many new luxury safari camps turn up all over the place, in some areas such as the Mara Reserve (not including the private conservancies that surround the reserve, which are still un-crowded) this has not been […]

5 original destinations for 2015

5 original destinations for 2015

It’s the time of year when we in the travel industry stare deep into our crystal balls, peer at the tea leaves and read the runes (and do a bit of considered research, naturally) to predict the delectable destinations that we think will hit the heights in 2015. These can be completely new places around […]

3 amazing safari and beach holidays

3 amazing safari and beach holidays

Who said you can’t have the best of both worlds…of course you can…don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! In terms of designing a magical holiday, here is one of my favourite options. I love to laze and sunbathe on a gorgeous beach, for a few days, but then go on an adventure, like out on […]

The most luxurious hammams in Marrakesh

The most luxurious hammams in Marrakesh

You know what they say – clean body, clean mind. Or something like that, at least. Despite the dust and the heat, Marrakesh is the place to go if you want to experience cleanliness like never before. Forget your lukewarm showers with a squirt of sterile-smelling shower gel – what you want, weary traveller, is […]

Top 10 safari bucket list experiences

Top 10 safari bucket list experiences

Africa is the home of adventure, the wide open spaces, lakes, rivers and mountains lend themselves exceptionally well to those who want to add that bit extra to a trip. Of course many of the luxury safari properties themselves offer little excursions into the wilderness, which will absolutely blow your mind. Every year new and […]

3 of the best family safari lodges in South Africa

3 of the best family safari lodges in South Africa

Safari holidays are an exciting adventure for the whole family. But it’s normal for young children to become bored of driving around looking for animals – especially when they’re not allowed to touch them and are constantly being told to hush and sit still. Here are 3 safari lodges in South Africa that specially cater for […]

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Sleeping out under the stars in Africa is a truly magical experience and one that will be the most memorable part of your safari if you are lucky enough to have access to it. Many of the luxury safari camps and lodges have caught onto the fact that it really appeals to people to sleep […]

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

The hectic pace of life in Marrakech might not make the city the most likely of candidates for a therapeutic retreat, but this historic city hides a number of soothing and relaxing gems that provide the ideal spot to recharge mind, body and soul. Amongst the scenic backdrop of beautiful riads and the breath-taking landscape […]

Top 6 places for a digital detox

Top 6 places for a digital detox

When was the last time you felt truly free from the constant buzz of an email, text or call? Prepare to log off and indulge back in a time when conversation and old-fashioned fun remained uninterrupted by the goings-on of others. We’ve put together some of our favourite remote boltholes for a sense of total […]

5 ways to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

5 ways to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney are often hailed as some of the most beautiful cities in the world, with tourists descending on their captivating skylines to ring in the New Year. But Cape Town is also blessed with a magical location and is fast becoming a favourite destination to celebrate the year just passed […]

Top 5 luxury safari Christmas spots

Top 5 luxury safari Christmas spots

Christmas in the bush is nothing less than spectacular – being out in the wilderness at such a special time really bonds people, and if you are in Africa with family it will be a magical occasion. Christmas is widely celebrated across Africa and the luxury safari lodges and camps use it as a wonderful […]

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