Tag: "safari"

5 of South Africa's best private game reserves

5 of South Africa’s best private game reserves

Visiting South Africa and not going on a safari is like visiting France and not drinking wine. The numerous national parks and game reserves on offer are an integral part of the overall South African experience, and are woven into the very fabric of the country’s history, culture, contemporary politics and socioeconomic development. But with […]

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

The safari siesta is something that becomes the epitome of relaxation when you are out in the bush. In the heat of the day in Africa the wildlife retreats to the shade and has a good old snooze, which is exactly what most safari goers also do. Many of the more luxurious properties have heavenly […]

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Africa’s first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin […]

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Over the years the level of accommodation in Africa has constantly risen, with an ever increasing demand for luxury lodges and camps. Many travellers have become used to a certain standard and do not want to sacrifice this when travelling to Africa for a safari. The top end traveller now has many excellent options to […]

Botswana - the ultimate safari destination

Botswana – the ultimate safari destination

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination – a game watchers paradise where lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, wild dog, hippo and buffalo roam free.  The quality of guiding and accommodation rates as some of the best in Africa and the variety of activities on offer suit all ages and interests. Discover the watery channels of the […]

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Is it safe to travel to Africa? Wherever you travel in the world – safety is always a concern.  There are risks associated with any travel and Africa is no exception.  East and Southern Africa are generally very safe but we would recommend using an experienced and reputable tour operator to make all your travel […]

7 great places to experience a luxury family safari in Africa

7 great places to experience a luxury family safari in Africa

Africa is a wonderful holiday destination for families and a great way for children to see animals of all kinds in beautiful natural environments.  On a safari you and your family will be taken to the very heart of Africa, staying at the most luxurious camps and lodges.  On your activities you will be accompanied […]

Some of the highlights to look out for on a Botswana safari

Some of the highlights to look out for on a Botswana safari

A safari in Botswana is a truly authentic African safari experience.  From the minute you touch down in Botswana you will feel as if you are in the “real Africa” – vast expanses of land in pristine condition, untouched for thousands of years.  The game reserves and national parks make up 40% of the total land […]

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing […]

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Situated in the heart of the Kenyan bush you’ll discover the unique hotel of Giraffe Manor. Surrounded by 140 square acres of indigenous bush, Giraffe Manor may seem a little out of the way but in reality it’s only a 20 kilometres drive from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The Manor – which was built in […]

The best wildlife parks in Tanzania

The best wildlife parks in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in East Africa which is rich in beautiful scenery, diverse culture and of course, fascinating wildlife – the type of animals you would only get to see on TV or in zoo’s in the Western world. When recommending where to visit in Tanzania, I would suggest starting with some of the […]

Top tips for game viewing in Tanzania

Top tips for game viewing in Tanzania

Holiday makers who are looking to experience the vast array of wildlife that Africa has to offer would be hard pressed to outdo Tanzania travel. The country is host to a truly awesome variety of game and bird life, not to mention the local flora. With areas as famed as the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro […]

Where Prince William proposed...

Where Prince William proposed…

With all eyes on the Royal couple following the announcement of their engagement, many people are asking when the wedding will be, where the ceremony will be held and where Prince William and Kate Middleton will honeymoon.  Here I’ve taken a step back to bring you details of where they got engaged. Rutundu is the […]

Luxury travel - the responsible way

Luxury travel – the responsible way

In an age, where we are encouraged more and more to ensure we travel responsibly and embrace sustainable tourism, there is often a misconception that luxury holidays can literally ‘cost the earth’. Consumption of more than a fair share of water, energy and other local resources is typically the accusation made against such holidays. This belief […]

Sleep under the stars at Makanyane Safari Lodge, South Africa

Sleep under the stars at Makanyane Safari Lodge, South Africa

As the sun sets over the African bush, what could be more romantic than spending a night in a private hide-out with magnificent views and only cocktails and candlelight for company? Sleeping out under the stars, surrounded by the astounding sights and sounds of the wild, is possible at Makanyane Safari Lodge – the only […]