Category: Africa

The ghats in Varanasi, India

Top 6 riverside towns

London isn’t the only city famed for its river, with the Thames flowing past attractions like the Houses of Parliament and the Eye. All around the world there are cities and towns with locals whose lives revolve around the waters – from Varanasi where the sacred Ganges is a pilgrimage site, to architecturally splendid bridges in Prague where […]

Luxor Temple

6 stunning sites to see on a luxury Nile cruise

The River Nile is the longest river in the world and with its impressive length (a total of 4,160 miles) comes a diverse landscape. One minute, you could be passing through a humble fishing village watching the world the go by, the next you could be surrounded by a congregation of alligators in the water, […]

Uganda textiles

Kampala: the Milan of Africa?

One thing everyone notices right away as they land in Africa is the vibrant colors. It is not the textbook sky-blue and pink sunsets just like little Simba saw them. It is the amazing palette of women’s clothing, both in urban and rural areas, that capture one’s glance. Long cascading dresses, artfully tangled headbands, elegant […]

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, even if it’s just for a long weekend. These are the trips that refresh and rejuvenate your soul – so don’t let them to break your back with a heavy bag. Your revitalization should begin when you pack and continue as you walk past the […]

4 amazing luxury travel itineraries to try for yourself

4 amazing luxury travel itineraries to try for yourself

For almost 30 years Elegant Resorts has been crafting luxury travel itineraries, pioneering the way with a focus on personal, private experiences through the expert knowledge of a team of more than 100 travel experts. And the company’s commitment to service has been reflected in a series of top awards, including Best Small Luxury Tour […]

Top 5 things to explore and do in Mauritius

Top 5 things to explore and do in Mauritius

Renowned for stunning beaches, amazing reefs & lagoons, Mauritius is the quintessential beach paradise for holidaymakers & the mountainous terrain of Mauritius is also ideal for outdoor types to explore the surroundings on various hiking and trekking trails. Along the Black River Gorges you’ll enjoy a diverse array of flora and fauna. Experience what more […]

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own

Here’s a luxury travel secret that owners of luxury second homes need to know. Anyone who has a rental property and has looked into the possibility of swapping their home with other like-minded owners will be aware that there’s a plethora of home exchange sites out there. House swapping has seen increasing popularity over the […]

8 top tips for planning a Zambia safari

8 top tips for planning a Zambia safari

Zambia is, without doubt, one of Africa’s finest safari destinations. Home of the walking safari, blessed with incredible wildlife and a more varied range of safari activities than you’ll find in many other wildlife areas, it never disappoints. So how do you pick from the myriad accommodation options, and ensure you see the best bits […]

Rwanda Coffee Plantation

Rwanda: home to Africa’s second best coffee

We all have our own stories of how we slipped into severe coffee addiction. For many people, it all begins in Africa. After all, Karen Blixen had a coffee farm in Africa, not some Danish potato farm. The continent is one of the biggest exporters of coffee into Europe and Americas, however, African countries do […]

5 great reasons to choose South Africa's Tswalu Kalahari

5 great reasons to choose South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari

Today we’d like to draw your attention to one of South Africa’s completely undervalued gems – Tswalu. This vast private reserve in the Kalahari is more magical, more enchanting and more life changing than any other safari you will undertake in South Africa. South Africa has a repuation for being tamer than the other safari […]

Amankila

Top 5 sexiest Summer pools

It is common in many of the world’s best tropical hotels and resorts to have private pools, but from our extensive travels, we’ve realised that it’s just as rewarding relaxing at a resort’s main pool – in a few cases such as the below, more so! So we’ve created a list of the resorts where […]

Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events

Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events

Lucy Fox is a travel and lifestyle PR working for luxury agency RMG PR & Events. She started her career running a first class travel business and has worked alongside many industry figureheads. As joint founder of Fox Rendall International, she was awarded the worldwide Hyatt Hotels account responsible for managing the UK press function. […]

The best all inclusive hotels in the Seychelles

The best all inclusive hotels in the Seychelles

The Seychelles specialises in decadence, and is constantly redefining the meaning of luxury. This is partly due to its natural splendour, including its endless white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, but also because of the slew of luxurious all inclusive hotels which inhabit the Seychelles. Here’s a list of our favourite all inclusive hotels […]

Putting the luxury into a luxury riding safari

Putting the luxury into a luxury riding safari

What makes Africa’s riding holidays so luxurious? A local riding friend asked me recently about a riding safari I’d suggested for his family “Will it be smart enough for my wife?” His fears abated as I explained how African riding companies make multi-day trips as comfortable as you want – luxurious if necessary – and […]

Lake Kivu Rwanda

5 must-see gems of Rwanda

While the name Rwanda resonates for many with images of the 1994 genocide, the last 20 years have seen this landlocked country transform into one of Africa’s best-kept travel secrets. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ may not boast the big-game wildlife safaris of its East African neighbours, but the astounding natural beauty of its […]

Black Horse Trails

Alternative activities along the Garden Route

The Garden Route is famed for its natural splendour and abundance of sights and sounds, which you can experience as you journey along it. Stretching along the south-eastern coast of South Africa, the Garden Route spans from Mossel Bay to Storms River, with a plethora of the country’s famous landmarks in between. We’ve made a […]

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