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Botswana's leading luxury lodges

Botswana’s leading luxury lodges

The Oscars of the travel industry, ‘The World Travel Awards’, recently released its regional nominees for this year’s programme. The organisation acknowledges excellence across all sectors of world travel and tourism but in this article I will be focusing particularly upon the nominations for Botswana, considered one of Africa’s most exclusive and ecologically proactive destinations. […]

Africa's world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

Africa’s world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

An anticipant crowd of tourism representatives from across Africa gathered in Egypt Hall, Sharm El Sheikh on Friday 16th September 2011 to attend the Africa and Indian Ocean heat of the World Travel Awards grand tour. Government ministers, tourism board officials and CEOs of a number of leading travel brands attended the event which celebrates […]

Choose the safari that is right for you

Choose the safari that is right for you

When people consider African safaris they may immediately envision a rough and tumble trek through the wilderness in a battled hardened 4×4. Though certainly this iconic and rather romantic image can still be re-enacted by travellers today, thanks to the burgeoning popularity of Southern Africa as a holiday destination the modern safari encounter offers a […]

Gorillas out of the mist

Gorillas out of the mist

Of all the sights one might uncover on an African safari, for me, perhaps the most haunting and memorable is an encounter with a Ugandan Mountain Gorilla. Few experiences can compare to the sheer wonder and humbling awe of witnessing these creatures in the wild. It was the famous American naturalist George Schaller who said […]

Luxury travel with a twist: conquering Kili

Luxury travel with a twist: conquering Kili

The term ‘luxury travel’ connotes various images and stereotypes, perhaps of lazy days spent lounging by the pool or sipping cocktails on a sun terrace overlooking a pristine beach. In reality though, luxury can be an entirely subjective standard and if we consider it as a value inherent of high quality service and conducive towards […]

Twin centre holidays - twice the holiday, twice the luxury

Twin centre holidays – twice the holiday, twice the luxury

A twin centre holiday may not be a term you are immediately familiar with but this type of travel experience is becoming more and more popular. A twin centre holiday describes a vacation which comprises of two or more constituent components, so for example a city break and a rural retreat or an adventurous safari […]

Malawi: a diamond in the rough

Malawi: a diamond in the rough

Approximately one sixth the size of neighbours Mozambique and Zambia and five times smaller than Botswana, relatively speaking, Malawi is a slither of a country. Despite this modest stature the region actually enjoys incredible natural and cultural diversity, a characteristic which is quickly establishing it as a rising star of African tourism. Many of those […]

Pemba – a name to remember

The first thing people often might say if you were to ask them about Pemba would be something like, ‘isn’t he the warthog for the Lion King?’ In any case the animal’s actual name was Pumbaa, derived from the Swahili for ‘foolish’, but no, the Pemba I am referring to is of a very different […]

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

Following the announcement of the Royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William, the spotlight has very much been on Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The private reserve, in the Laikipia region of the East African nation, served as the perfect romantic retreat for the future King of England to propose to his long term girlfriend. […]

Amazing Cape Town attractions

Cape Town, located at the very bottom of South Africa, has a fascinating and diverse culture which has served the city incredibly well when it comes to tourism. The city, founded in 1652 as a shipping supply station for the Dutch East India Company, is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. […]

Choosing the right luxury safari

Choosing the right luxury safari

If you’ve chosen to go on a luxury safari for your holiday, you’re certainly in for some exciting sights. The early mornings and dusty journeys will be worth it when you spot that elusive creature or catch nature in action in a way you would never have managed at home. The appeal of safaris lies in their dangerous […]