Category: Africa

Candelit dinner at Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls

5 insider tips for visiting Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most iconic and breath taking sites in Africa. I was based at Victoria Falls for two years as a cameraman with Zambezi Video Productions, and also a rafting guide there. Here are my best tips for seeing the falls at their best: 1. When is the best time of […]

4 of the best Olympic cities

4 of the best Olympic cities

As the Olympics gather pace in Rio (c’mon Team GB!), one of the most vibrant and photogenic cities on the planet, I decided to take a look back at some of the other great cities that have hosted the world’s biggest sporting event. Impossible as it was to pick just a handful, here are a […]

Male lion in Addo National Park, South Africa

7 reasons why you must add Addo Park to your ‘to do’ list

Currently the third largest national park in South Africa, the Addo Elephant National Park, near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, is becoming a firm favourite amongst visitors from all over the globe. In the early centuries, big herds of wild animals inhabited the Addo region, living side by side with indigenous peoples. With the increase […]

Photograph of the week: Monkey at Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Photograph of the week: Monkey at Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe is considered to be one of the last truly wild places in Africa, and the best way to see animals here is on foot. Beth Norton was walking in a golden-hued forest when her attention was grabbed, not by one of the resident lions or elephants, but to a […]

4 reasons to make Uganda your next safari destination

4 reasons to make Uganda your next safari destination

Uganda, aptly nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Africa’ by Winston Churchill after his visit in 1907, is rapidly gaining a reputation for being a top-safari destination. It can now hold its own against safari behemoths like Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana. This landlocked country is home to 10 national parks and is also where the Nile […]

Tranquility Bay Resort, Ambergris Caye

10 things to learn while you travel

Experiential travel is the best kind – and what better way to get under a destination’s skin than by learning a new skill under the guidance of local experts? From cooking and dancing to surfing and diving, via a multitude of handicrafts, here are some suggestions for educational, practical activities to try out on your […]

The foothills of Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Top 6 family travel destinations for October half-term

As the nights begin to draw in and the temperatures start to fall, it’s tempting to get away with your family for a change of scene. October half-term is the last chance in the school holidays calendar to make tracks before Christmas. You don’t always have to choose the most obvious destinations. These six family […]

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Top 5 Tanzania wildlife experiences

Tanzania is the quintessential African safari destination. Vast swathes of land are given over to national parks and game reserves, where animals roam freely through grassland, marshes, rivers and jungle. The Great Migration sees the Serengeti burst to life as millions of wildebeest move across the land, watched hungrily by lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog […]

5 stunning African safari lodges

5 stunning African safari lodges

Imagine the wide wilderness of Africa stretching in front of you, with the burning red in a perfectly blue sky: a safari vacation is bound to enchant even the most jaded of travelers and will surely create the memories of a life time. And while safaris are surely adventurous, there are some incredible lodges where […]

Top 4 ultimate escapes

Top 4 ultimate escapes

There’s just something indelibly romantic about the idea of total abandonment. Leaving the city, the crowds, the pollution and the stresses behind to find yourself in complete and utter isolation: just you, the palm trees, and the lapping of the waves. Liking the sound of it? Then read on and discover our top four remote […]

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

For the luxury traveller, VIP travel is about luxury and comfort but its also about quality. The quality of the experience, the quality of the products and for some in particular, the quality of the food and drink which can be enjoyed and savoured during the holiday. As well as being food enthusiasts ourselves (read […]

South Africa's most luxurious safari

South Africa’s most luxurious safari

South Africa is blessed with a huge range of attractions, incredible natural beauty, and extremely high quality accommodation and service, making it Africa’s most popular holiday destination! It literally has something for everyone and, with its malaria-free safari regions, this includes families with young children. Cape Town is an exciting and picturesque cosmopolitan city that […]

Pinnacle Rock, Galapagos Islands

The 10 best snorkeling spots in the world

Slipping into the water is arguably the best way to appreciate the world’s vibrant array of marine life. We’ve listed our top ten snorkeling spots around the world from uninhabited islands and rugged coastlines to shallow lagoons. Galapagos Islands The volcanic archipelagos of the Galapagos Islands host truly remarkable opportunities to spot wildlife underwater as […]

5 reasons to safari in South Luangwa National Park

5 reasons to safari in South Luangwa National Park

Located in Zambia, just over the border from its small neighboring country Malawi, South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world.  Known for its incredible variety of wildlife, the park guarantees constant sightings of hippos, antelope and crocodiles. With over 60 different animal species and 400 bird species, South […]

Ballooning over the Masai Mara from Governors Camp

5 micro-adventures from Kenya to Botswana

Safari is full of surprises. Whether it’s the noise a hippo makes, or spotting a leopard hiding in the canopy of a tree, days are always filled with new experiences. In addition to the ‘standard’ wildlife viewing activities, micro-adventures can be built into a safari holiday, to make a great trip even better. Here are […]

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

African safari luxury has been redefined with the opening of Mhondoro Game Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Bringing high-end design and exceptional game viewing to the malaria-free, ‘Big 5’ reserve, Mhondoro is a ground-breaking safari experience less than three-hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Mhondoro is the first South African lodge to offer […]

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