Category: Zimbabwe

Top 5 luxury safari spots to see cheetah

Top 5 luxury safari spots to see cheetah

The cheetah is an iconic African cat and does not disappoint when you see it in real life – in fact it really outdoes its reputation as the most beautiful cat in the world. Its sleek elegance and streamline hunting technique wins the heart of all who meet it, not least because it is a […]

3 reasons an elephant back safari is a must

3 reasons an elephant back safari is a must

The term elephant back safaris can sound a little forced, a little touristy and unappealing. On a recent trip to South Africa we discovered why this just isn’t the case. These gentle giants are a huge draw for those going on safari for the first time. It is their human like emotions which make them […]

6 top luxury African river cruises

6 top luxury African river cruises

Luxury boat cruises on peaceful rivers are not what many would imagine for an African holiday, this is one of Africa’s hidden luxury experiences. Africa is blessed with amazing and powerful perennial rivers, and although not exactly the sight one envisions when they think of Africa, several large and luxurious cruise liners are offering world […]

Top 5 reasons to take a luxury safari in Zimbabwe

Top 5 reasons to take a luxury safari in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is on the up and we’re delighted. This wonderful country used to be known as the jewel of Africa not only for it’s natural resources but for the scope to have the best luxury safaris in the world in it’s wilderness. This is still very much the case and here we argue why. 1. […]

Africa's top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa’s top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa has come a long way from the concept that a safari is for a few wildlife-eager tourists, armed with heavy cameras and wide-angle lenses. Or, even before that, the hot and dusty wildlife drives, with little other leisure activities. Africa has grown a whole lot more sensitive to the needs of modern pleasure seekers […]

Top African hotspots to see the Big 5

Top African hotspots to see the Big 5

For many who go on an African safari adventure they will want to catch sights of as many animals as possible and to put a great big tick against the most sought after wildlife, the ‘big five’. The wild and vast African landscape is a feat to be explored. Multiple trips may be needed to […]

5 ways to get high in Africa

5 ways to get high in Africa

It’s always great to change your perspective on life.  Getting high can definitely do this for us. Taking an overview is always an eye-opening experience, so the experience tends to stick with you for quite some time.  If it also includes some form of exhilaration or effort, this makes the moment even more vivid in […]

Why mobile safaris are the best

Why mobile safaris are the best

Mobile safaris are by far the best way of getting into the bush. Firstly you have your very own private guide, the guides that run the luxury mobile safaris are inevitably the best in the business. It is a coveted job to run a mobile safari, and attracts only the very best. So now you […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

Photograph of the week: Victoria Falls

Photograph of the week: Victoria Falls

Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is said to have the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall was named in honor of Queen Victoria by explorer David Livingston in 1855. Locals on the Zambian side call it “The Smoke That Thunders.” At 108m/360ft high […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

The Victoria Falls: the smoke that thunders

The Victoria Falls: the smoke that thunders

Rising up 108 metres above the mighty Zambezi river and often quoted in the top ten attractions in the world to visit , lies the mighty Victoria Falls (otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya , literally translated as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’). Many claim that these mighty falls are the largest on earth, based on the phenomenal […]

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Luke Powers is a passionate traveller, always keen to explore new destinations. But mostly he enjoys exploring his own back yard: greater Cape Town. He loves a slow road trip on backroads, with plenty of time to meet the locals and take loads of photos. He lives in Cape Town and revels in every detail […]