Category: Africa

5 of the best activities along the Zambezi River

5 of the best activities along the Zambezi River

As the fourth longest river in Africa that runs through six countries on its journey to the Indian Ocean, the Zambezi has become known as Southern Africa’s “river of life”. Besides supporting thousands of people and an array of wildlife through it’s rich vegetation, water catchments, floodplain soils and fish life, the river has also become […]

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

South Africa’s Kalahari Desert is famous for its beautiful colours at sunrise and sunset. The photographer here was following two male cheetahs on safari at Tswalu Kalahari late one afternoon when they began to hunt. Their unfortunate targets were these four young ostriches. The massive birds soon caught wind of the big cats and began […]

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Taking an African safari is a trip of a lifetime that many people only ever get to dream about. If you’re wishing to turn your dreams into a reality and making that most memorable of journeys, it of course won’t be possible to see everything you want to in just one visit. You would need to […]

5 of the most exciting places to run your first marathon in 2017

5 of the most exciting places to run your first marathon in 2017

A commitment to getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. It often comes along with setting ourselves a challenge, something to accomplish in the coming year that will give a real sense of achievement. Now what if you could combine fitness, a challenge and a travel adventure? Five exciting marathons, all […]

14 of the world's most romantic retreats

14 of the world’s most romantic retreats

With February 14th on the horizon, take five minutes to fantasise about these swoon-worthy sanctuaries: our handpicked selection of the most romantic retreats in the world… Maldives – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi The Maldives – one of the most exclusive destinations on the planet – has to be the top choice for a once-in-a-lifetime escape. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi […]

6 top tips for great safari photos

6 top tips for great safari photos

This isn’t a post on F-stops or shutter speeds. Nor is it about composition or how to hold your camera. This is far more fundamental than that. If one of the main reasons you’re going on safari is to capture some great photos, and you’re not a professional photographer, then this piece is for you. […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

Top 5 brunch spots in Johannesburg

Top 5 brunch spots in Johannesburg

The brunch business is booming in Johannesburg. Hipsters and foodies are taking over, and the bar for brunch has been set high. Whether you’re stopping in Joburg for a short while before connecting on to elsewhere, or spending your whole time here, take look at the following list to see where’s hot for brunch in […]

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4 secret safari areas in Kenya

Kenya is consistently one of Africa’s top three destinations for those going on a safari holiday. Its wildlife and national parks regularly appear on television series such as the Big Cat Diary and its conservationists are lauded for their work in wildlife protection. With this in mind, can there really be secret places away from […]

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are our closest living relatives and with big brains and opposable digits it’s abundantly clear when you see them as to how similar to us they are. Apart from their superb tree climbing ability – I’m very jealous of that. Africa and the Indian Ocean are home to a number of primates with some, […]

Africa's top 5 new camps to visit in 2017

Africa’s top 5 new camps to visit in 2017

Safari Africa has become incredibly popular over the last couple of years, and as the demand has gone up so has the number of new lodges! There have been a lot of changes over 2016, with many new builds and renovations changing our stance on what are the top camps in certain areas. Having watched […]

Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA

Top 3 best designed resorts in the world

What makes a resort special? Food, service and location are three key commonly stated factors, but the design of any resort plays an important role in tying the resort to its location through its style and the materials used. The design can also epitomise the soul of the particular resort or an overarching value to […]

3 reasons you need to visit Botswana in 2017

3 reasons you need to visit Botswana in 2017

Botswana continues to set the bar high in the world of luxury travel. Where else in the world could you spend your mornings tracking endangered rhinos across the Okavango River Delta, your afternoons perusing the wooden crafts made by the Hambukushu people and your evenings watching a spectacular sunset over the Boro River from the […]

Kafue and Kidepo: hidden gems of Zambia and Uganda

Kafue and Kidepo: hidden gems of Zambia and Uganda

When many people think of an African safari, the first words that come to their mind are often: Serengeti, Masai Mara and Kruger. There’s a reason for this, of course: these parks have a large number and variety of wildlife. All three are home to the big five (cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros) […]

Craftsman in Fez, Morocco

5 travel experiences you didn’t know existed

Much of the joy of travel stems from experiencing something new, stumbling upon the unexpected and seeing a place in a new light. While seeing iconic sites is all part of your journey, the best memories often come from trying things that are out of the ordinary. Here, we’ve listed five experiences that you may […]

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town

Lonely Planet recently named Cape Town as the second must-see city on their “Best in Travel 2017″ cities list. This is only one in a string of accolades that South Africa’s Mother City receives on an ongoing basis. A trip to Cape Town encompasses many aspects – visitors can get the city experience, the nature experience, the winelands […]

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