Category: Africa

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Making the holidays meaningful

Thanksgiving has been and gone, and the holiday season is almost upon us again. For many of us, 2021 was better than 2020, but still not a stellar year, and with Omicron, the next few weeks may be tough – my heart goes out to those in Southern Africa, and to all who have lost […]

9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is the result of thousands of years of erosion. The Zambezi River, flowing across a basalt plateau in ancient times, found cracks that were filled with sandstone, and started wearing away at the softer rock, eventually creating a series of magnificent and dramatic gorges. In fact the Victoria Falls have been gradually […]

10 of the most luxurious villas in the Seychelles

10 of the most luxurious villas in the Seychelles

Your own rocky peninsula, your own exclusive cove and private white powder Indian Ocean beach, housemaids, your own gourmet chef cooking you personalized menus, a private butler, a gardener, library, a knowledgeably and expensively-stocked wine cellar, Italian marble and local red marble bathrooms, an infinity pool within ten metres of the ocean’s age and all […]

Top 5 resorts that won't break the bank in the world's most amazing locations

Top 5 resorts that won’t break the bank in the world’s most amazing locations

Occasionally we all browse the internet to soak up some travel inspiration and dream about those amazing places which are still on our endless bucket list. Often these destinations are among the most sought after holiday spots in the world, resulting in increased prices and the need to book way ahead. And while most of […]

What to love about luxury African safaris

What to love about luxury African safaris

Sometimes it seems as though there are as many types of travellers as there are safari destinations in Africa! Some intrepid safari-enthusiasts enjoy roughing it in the wilderness with just the bare essentials, staying in rustic bush camps or fly tents, and going on self-drives rather than a guided game drive. Others prefer an escape […]

Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Djoser, also spelled Zoser, was the second king of Egypt’s third dynasty (c. 2650–c. 2575 BCE), and he managed the construction of Egypt’s first significant stone building. His reign, which lasted probably 19 years, was characterised by significant technological innovation in the use of stone architecture. Imhotep, his minister and a gifted architect and physician, […]

5 special places to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls in Zambia

5 special places to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls in Zambia

The Victoria Falls, lying along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must visit destination. Livingstone, and the northern banks of the Zambezi, once the ‘poor relation’ in the Victoria Falls ‘experience’, has undergone an incredible transformation in recent years, and now has some truly […]

The 5 hotels where celebrities feel right at home

The 5 hotels where celebrities feel right at home

We might not always realise it, but we can pretty much travel anywhere on this globe and enjoy uninterrupted holidays. Celebrities however don’t always have that luxury. They are spotted and chased by paparazzi, fans, press and who knows what else. As a result they prefer travelling to places that aren’t always easy to reach […]

Top tips for your family safari holiday in Africa

Top tips for your family safari holiday in Africa

A family safari holiday in Africa creates so many opportunities for children to benefit from unique educational, cultural, and developmental experiences. And, if you want your children to build a strong love and appreciation for wildlife and nature, then immersing them in the bush is one of the best ways to achieve this. As parents, […]

8 of the most beautiful attractions in Aswan

8 of the most beautiful attractions in Aswan

Aswan is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt. It’s located in the south of the country, and it’s famous for its magical historical sites, and amazing Nile Valley view. Every year tourists around the world come to Aswan to enjoy its splendid views and attractions. Aswan is also known for its warm […]

Where and when to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

Where and when to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife experiences, the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa sees over 1.3 million wildebeest, zebra and antelope driven by instinct to follow the rains across the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This Greater Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem has been classified among the “Seven Wonders […]

The best camps in the Selous

The best camps in the Selous

The Selous was Tanzania’s largest game reserve, covering an area of over fifty-thousand square kilometres plus many kilometres of additional buffer zones. Designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1982, this pristine wilderness is home to a beautiful array of wildlife, a brand-new hydro-electric dam to benefit the local communities and now has TANAPA as […]

King Khufu's 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt's Grand New Museum

King Khufu’s 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt’s Grand New Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2021 and, according to its website, it will be one of the world’s “biggest, most modern, and most famous museums.” It is also expected to attract roughly 15,000 visitors per day, which is three times the current number of visits to the Tahrir Square museum. The […]

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Red, Amber, Green. The travel traffic light system is now firmly etched into the minds of would-be travellers. Whilst the confusion continues, tour operator Trafalgar has issued The Gold List – a curation of worldly travel experiences that you never knew existed. USA: Meet a member of Johnny Cash’s family during New Orleans Jazz Festival […]

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2021’s best eco-luxury hotels

Sustainable travel will ensure the destinations we cherish will be around for future generations. Sustainable luxury tourism applies to using local guides, using energy-efficient transport, dining at restaurants that source organic and local produce, and of course eco-luxury accommodation. Amid a pandemic and ongoing environmental issues such as global warming, travel is increasingly important, and […]

What can you expect from purpose-driven travel in Kenya?

What can you expect from purpose-driven travel in Kenya?

Purpose-driven travel is about engaging in experiences that contribute to sustainability and empowerment. In other words, travelling with purpose means travelling better. And, without even knowing it, the positive impact you are able to make by engaging in environmental initiatives and authentic cultural connections, will in turn make your experience so much more immersive and […]