Category: Africa

The best places to see primates in Africa

The best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are fascinating. Any amount of time spent with an impressive Silver-back Gorilla or an boisterous Chimpanzee can be a truly grounding experience. It is no surprise that people flock from all over the world to Africa to see our closest relatives in the flesh. Upon observing these mighty and intelligent primates you realise that […]

Photo of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Photograph of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Pitch-black trees clawing their way out of bleached-white pans. Rust-red sand dunes reaching up as high as the Empire State Building towards a sky so bright blue it hurts the eyes to look at it. This is Deadvlei, a once luscious marsh long since succumbed to drought and time, leaving behind a Kafkaesque forest. And […]

5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania

5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania

Safaris are one of the most popular holidays to go on. With the world becoming ever more connected, visiting these wild and untamed places is certainly still gaining popularity, especially with the rise of social media. Selfies from tourist hot-spots are the latest trend and there is a common misconception about safaris that I aim […]

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Christmas is a time for giving (back)

The fast-approaching Christmas and Chanukah seasons are a special time, especially so for families. It is regarded as the time for giving, and it is even better to give-back. Travel and celebrate the essence of Christmas and Chanukah: give back and help those less fortunate on a festive family trip that changes lives… not just […]

Top 5 honeymoon lodges in Botswana

Top 5 honeymoon lodges in Botswana

If you are looking to combine a top safari experience and incredible landscapes with five-star hospitality and unique lodges, then Botswana might just be your ultimate honeymoon destination. Located in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is home to Chobe National Park, known for its large elephant population, as well as the Okavango Delta, a […]

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A look at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park

Untamed. Untouched. Unforgettable. Jock Safari Lodge describes itself thus. It is a description which isn’t pure marketing hyperbole, either. Spend just an hour in this magical space deep in the African bush and you’ll see exactly what we mean. For at Jock Safari Lodge you will experience nature just as nature intended. Untamed. Untouched. Unforgettable. […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few […]

Winter sun in South Africa - highlights for a brilliant family week away

Winter sun in South Africa – highlights for a brilliant family week away

South Africa is a wonderful country to visit at any time of year but it is particularly appealing during the cold winter months in the UK.  There are many reasons to visit including no jet lag, easy overnight flight options and relatively good value for money even in peak weeks (particularly appealing to those bound […]

Top 5 hottest restaurants in and around Cape Town

Top 5 hottest restaurants in and around Cape Town

It’s been said before, and we’ll says it again, the Cape region is one of the best culinary regions in the world. This also means there’s always new restaurants that are hot or not. To keep track of the ones you really need to pay a visit next time you’re in the area, we listed […]

5 reasons to make Lake Malawi your next destination

5 reasons to make Lake Malawi your next destination

If you haven’t considered Lake Malawi as a destination already, an image of her azure blue water and picture perfect beaches will probably do the trick. But if you need a little more, here are five reasons that will make you wish you were already there… 1. You get to travel on the MV Ilala The […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

The top 5 honeymoon experiences in Africa

The top 5 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Nothing is more special than falling asleep to the wild hum of the African bush; couple this with a honeymoon and you have yourself the most romantic adventure this world has to offer. Any experience in the African wilderness is sure to be wildly romantic, but I have compiled the very best honeymoon experiences across […]

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

Have you ever travelled to a lodge or area without checking on the quality of the cooking, only to be seriously disappointed after a few days of bland cuisine? We certainly have! With the exception of dedicated foodies, this detail can often go missing in our travel planning. Amazing food brings the local culture to […]

Guest trekking to see gorillas with guide, Gorilla Forest Camp

The ultimate safari: combining Kenya and Uganda

Ready to finally dive into planning that trip to Africa? On a continent of such scale, diversity and limitless possibility, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re the sort that loves to do everything, then taking advantage of a new flight link between Kenya’s Masai Mara and Uganda is an excellent […]

What makes the Great Wildebeest Migration so great

What makes the Great Wildebeest Migration so great

You can hear the galloping hooves before you see them, the sheer number creating a noise that resounds over the savannah plains of Kenya’s Maasai Mara and reaches you in the game drive vehicle. Rightly called the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, witnessing part of the annual journey of 2.5 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle […]

Exploring western Tanzania

Exploring western Tanzania

Many of you may have never heard of Katavi and Mahale and this is understandable. Whilst the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti attract most of the media and tourist attention, the wildlife havens in the West of Tanzania are often left forgotten. Although the South of Tanzania has Selous and Ruaha which are both wild, […]