Category: Tanzania

6 destinations to watch in 2016

6 destinations to watch in 2016

It’s that time of year where we try to predict the destinations that will hit the heights in the next 12 months. So, after consulting my crystal ball and deciphering those all-enlightening tea leaves (and some scientific stuff too, promise), here are my tips for the Six Best Luxury Travel Destinations in 2016. Tanzania This […]

5 tips for taking kids on safari

5 tips for taking kids on safari

We traveled to Tanzania this past August with our three boys ages, 14, 12 and 8. A close family, we have never gone on vacation without the boys, so it was natural that we would take them with us on our safari and trip to Zanzibar. As we planned the big trip, we often thought about […]

Photograph of the week: Sailing in traditional dhows in Chole Bay, Mafia Island

Photograph of the week: Sailing in traditional dhows in Chole Bay, Mafia Island

Setting sail in traditional Dhows in Chole Bay, Mafia Island for sun downer drinks in the most idyllic of settings. Mafia Island is most well known for its exceptional diving and snorkeling – especially in its superbly conserved Marine Park. Besides what can be seen under the blue waters of the Indian Ocean there are […]

Tanzania's top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

Tanzania’s top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

East Africa’s coast is lined with turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches and some of the planet’s most beautiful tropical islands. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Here are our top 9 beach properties off Tanzania’s coast for the most perfect idyllic getaway. Mnemba Island No list of top Zanzibar properties would […]

Top 5 luxury boat trips to get close to nature

Top 5 luxury boat trips to get close to nature

Going travelling allows you to enjoy many eye-opening experiences, from immersing yourself in another culture to seeing some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. One thing that many people enjoy doing on their travels is getting close to nature, and undoubtedly, going on a boat trip is among the best ways to do this. That’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 big cat luxury safaris

Top 5 big cat luxury safaris

Big cats are undoubtedly a huge draw for guests taking a luxury safari anywhere in Africa, no matter if you love birds, elephants or any other type of animal you cannot fail to be over-awed by a leopard padding silently along the edge of a river, or a pride of lions hunting, or that amazing […]

Top 5 safari hides

Top 5 safari hides

The safari hide has become very popular as the skills of the amateur photographers who travel to Africa are becoming better and better. This breeds a desire to get as close to the wildlife as possible, without disturbing it. A safari hide is of course the best way of doing this and there are some […]

Some of the best luxury flying experiences in Africa

Some of the best luxury flying experiences in Africa

Undoubtedly, one of the best things to do when travelling to southern Africa is to go on safari. It is a fantastic place to get up close to wild animals, and there’s no more exhilarating feeling than discovering these creatures in their natural habitat. But if you’re looking to make your African holiday a luxury […]

Top 5 quad safaris in Africa

Top 5 quad safaris in Africa

More and more people are looking for that little bit extra when booking their luxury safari – they want to be able to come home and talk about something which others haven’t done. Quad safaris are taking off in a big way in Africa and we’re really not surprised. Quads allow you to get into […]

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Poor old Kenya has had a rough ride of late, but one country’s misfortune can be another destination’s opportunity. So take a bow Tanzania, East Africa’s other classic ‘bush and beach’ destination. In this blog we’re going to concentrate on the ‘bush’ element, rather than the ‘beach’, so while Zanzibar, the Spice Islands and the […]

5 unmissable Tanzanian experiences for 2015

5 unmissable Tanzanian experiences for 2015

Misinformed fears about the threat of Ebola and the spike in terrorism in neighbouring Kenya have both taken their toll on Tanzania’s tourism so far this year, with tourist arrivals in 2015 down considerably from 2014. But with Ebola closer to London than it is to Tanzania, and with little chance of Kenya’s problems trickling […]

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

The tropical paradise of Zanzibar has a lot more to tempt visitors with than just temperate waters and its reputation as a honeymoon haven, since its history and culture are fascinating enough to fire the imagination of all ages. A luxury beach holiday doesn’t only need to consist of sunbathing on sandy beaches as you […]

Africa's top 5 private houses

Africa’s top 5 private houses

Private safari houses in Africa do not have to cost the earth, but certainly give you one of the best safari experiences in the world. Whether it’s just yourself and a loved one, or your family and friends these private safari houses provide you with your own slice of Africa – and come accompanied with […]

Top 4 luxury lodges in Tanzania

Top 4 luxury lodges in Tanzania

Tanzania is a place where African adventures come to life, as long-legged giraffes roam the plains and lionesses stalk fleet-footed prey across the Serengeti. It is a destination synonymous with safari holidays and there’s no reason not to enjoy the luxurious comforts of a colonial-styled stay after a morning, or afternoon, expedition into the wild. […]

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