Category: Adventure Travel

3 top tips on planning a luxury safari

3 top tips on planning a luxury safari

There are safaris and safaris of course, but what makes a safari a luxury safari? Is it the accommodation, the location, the food, the guiding, the vehicles… or something else?  Well, it’s all of these things and more, but there are a few key things you can look out for to ensure your safari is […]

6 original ways to discover Marrakech's surroundings

6 original ways to discover Marrakech’s surroundings

Beyond the hubbub of the medina, Marrakech has a diverse and wonderful landscape surrounding the city, that can surprise, stimulate and inspire. To really experience it, you have to get off the beaten track and discover what lies in store. Explore Marrakech by air or buggy, or go traditional with a horseback or camel caravan […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on […]

Photograph of the week: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Photograph of the week: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Eight miles into a hike to the summit of Half Dome, Josh McNair finally reached the base of the cables section of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. This 400 feet of cables loosely attached to the rock face provides an almost insane call to the adventurer, beckoning the accomplishment that is making it to […]

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Dario Endara did several safari trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania. But the one that stood out the most was Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This place had everything, from the abundance of wildlife to the dramatic scenery which included Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the mountain is actually located in Tanzania, he found the view from Kenya […]

The call of Everest

The call of Everest

Fifty years ago, Americans summited Mount Everest for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, climbers Conrad Anker and Emily Harrington, writer Mark Jenkins, and naturalist Alton Byers meet to discuss the history and future of the world’s highest peak. This is a great video from the National Geographic Live! series which brings thought-provoking presentations […]

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

Just as the annual wildebeest migration arrives in the North of the Serengeti this month, so Asilia Africa opens their newest camp, Olakira Lamai. A luxurious base from which to view one of nature’s greatest spectacles, Olakira Lamai is close to the Mara River where the iconic river crossings of thousands of wildebeest take place […]

Top 5 African safari experiences

Top 5 African safari experiences

An incredible shared family experience, a romantic encounter or simply an unforgettable adventure – whatever type of luxury safari holiday you wish to enjoy, time spent exploring the wilds of Africa is sure to be rewarding, absorbing and ultimately enriching. Explore remarkable malaria-free African reserves, where the Big Five roam free and you can spend a […]

4 of the world's best luxury honeymoon combinations

4 of the world’s best luxury honeymoon combinations

With the nuptial season slowly but surely creeping upon us, there’s a flurry of weddings on the way… and with weddings, of course, come honeymoons. Calling all grooms (and untrusting brides), here is our guide to some of the top honeymoon destination combinations around the world. Oman & the Maldives  Best to travel during and […]

Shhhh... community-owned luxury in Kenya

Shhhh… community-owned luxury in Kenya

One of my favourite camps in Africa is up in northern Kenya in a massive wildlife conservancy called Namunyak.  You can be forgiven for never having heard of it – not many people have.  It’s north of Mount Kenya, and not too far from Samburu Game Reserve. The camp in question is called Sarara Camp. […]

From skydiver to scubadiver... in seconds!

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

Tropical North Queensland challenged 20 unique filmmakers to head to Cairns and capture their ‘1 Day in Paradise in Tropical North Queensland‘, using only a GoPro camera. They each made a 2 minute film. At the time of writing, this one is the most popular and shows a guy skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef, […]

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

Housing some of the world’s most rare and incredible species of wildlife, not to mention a host of award-winning restaurants and beaches, your South Africa holiday will definitely not be boring. No matter where you stay in South Africa, you are bound to encounter a variety of life-defining sights and experiences, from the country’s stunning landscape […]

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

This leopard is called Fig and was there in the tree with his mother Acacia. They are two of the resident leopards that live near Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy, Maasai Mara. Photographer Mohanjeet Brar was with the Porini Lion Camp Maasai guides who know the leopards’ territory well and that morning […]

Top 10 activities in South Australia

Top 10 activities in South Australia

Not only is South Australia home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, it also offers a diverse range of activities. Whether exploring the ocean depths for leafy sea dragons, sharks or shipwrecks or cycling and trekking through the Outback, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are ten top suggestions: Swimming […]

Where Sir David Attenborough filmed some of the footage for the BBC's 'Africa'

Where Sir David Attenborough filmed some of the footage for the BBC’s ‘Africa’

“What a marvellous example of how people and wildlife can live alongside one another. Thank you all.” Those are the words of Sir David Attenborough after his visit to Porini Amboseli whilst filming some of the BBC’s ‘Africa’ series. You don’t get many finer accolades than that, and this is testament to what the camp is all […]

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat – as well as being a Caribbean island – is the name given to a multi-peaked mountain close to Barcelona. The name literally means “saw mountain”, alluding to its jagged peaks. It is best known for being the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, but also serves as a playground for […]

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