Category: Africa

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Itís all about the experience. Thatís what we are told. With reports coming from BCG and American Express, consumers are spending their money on luxury experiences instead of premium goods. The UK has recently looked into Britainís ĎSuper Richí where Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain and where they spend their money. […]

Short stay: Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco

Short stay: Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco

You may have already read the post ‘3 unique yet luxurious experiences in Marrakech‘ which details a handful of the opportunites that came about as a result of attending PURE Life Experiences, a great event that caters specifically for many of the smaller operators within the luxury travel industry. During my time at the conference, […]

3 unique yet luxurious experiences in Marrakech

3 unique yet luxurious experiences in Marrakech

When attending PURE Life Experiences in Marrakech last year, I knew I’d be in for some pleasant surprises. My last visit to the city had been 25 years ago and I was aware there had been many changes, particularly with respect to Marrakech’s luxury offering and with the introduction of a number of high end […]

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Africa is a more exciting destination than any other at the moment, yes we know thatís a very bold statement but there is so much happening in this amazing continent that we cannot imagine wanting to go anywhere else. Luxury safaris are leading the way when it comes to luxury travel and this is all […]

Tsavo's top 7 picks for luxury lodging

Tsavo’s top 7 picks for luxury lodging

Tsavo, the region where Tsavo and Athi rivers meet, and the historical Mombasa-Kampala railroad stretches to connect the ocean with the depths of East Africa , is one of the most marvelous parts of Kenya for wildlife watching. The big five are ever-present in both Tsavo East and Tsavo West National parks, and Mt Kilimanjaro […]

Top 5 luxury African safari bathtubs

Top 5 luxury African safari bathtubs

A bath tub may not be something that you associate with the luxury safari industry but it has become quite a symbol of luxury within the camps and lodges which populate East and Southern Africa. Many of the bathtubs offer that moment of true tranquility between game drives which is when you really know youíre […]

5 beachside getaways on the KwaZulu-Natal coast

5 beachside getaways on the KwaZulu-Natal coast

Long days of sunshine, a sub-tropical climate, and miles of warm Indian Ocean washing footsteps off sandy beaches make KwaZulu-Natal a popular holiday destination in South Africa. Whether you prefer beaches with buzzing nightlife on its doorstep, or the quiet sanctuary of untouched sands, youíll find the perfect spot on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Thonga Beach […]

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. Itís essentially the digital generationís 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, itís difficult to keep track. With so many lodges and hotels to choose from, itís 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 doesnít stop thereÖ 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 youíre 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 Airlineís 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 Ė 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

Itís 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 […]

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