Category: Africa

How the Rich List Can Save the Red List

How the Rich List can save the Red List

The Sunday Times’ Rich List is eagerly awaited in May every year, as it reveals the 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in the UK. Brexit has done no favours for most people on this list, but fear not, those featured still have at least £80m (over US$100m) in net wealth. Significantly, since 2005, as part […]

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5 of the best recent openings across Africa that you may have missed

Nothing stays still in the world of luxury travel to Africa, and it can be hard to keep up-to-date with all the new openings and refurbishments that happen on a weekly basis across the continent. From the southern coast of South Africa to the Masai Mara in Kenya, here is a selection of 5 of […]

Discovering the forgotten islands of Lake Malawi: the Marelli archipelago

Discovering the forgotten islands of Lake Malawi: the Marelli archipelago

Having been featured recently in David Attenborough’s latest stunning natural history series for the BBC, all eyes are on Lake Malawi at the moment. The Africa finale of ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ focussed on the amazing fish found in the lake and there is nowhere better to view those than the islands of the Lake […]

Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Ever wanted to visit the Pyramids, see the Sphinx or cruise the Nile? Whether you love Egypt’s ancient cities, its bucket-list monuments, its rich history and culture or its beautiful beaches that are perfect for deep-sea diving, you’ll need to know whether you require a visa to travel to this stunning desert land. We caught […]

Remarkable wonders of Egypt: Aswan and Abu Simbel

Remarkable wonders of Egypt: Aswan and Abu Simbel

Egypt is packed with incredible attractions and locations to visit; one that’s near the top of everybody’s bucket list is Abu Simbel. Most people love to visit Abu Simbel, but it isn’t one of the easiest attractions to reach in Egypt. Abu Simbel is the home of one of the most magnificent monuments – Ramses […]

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

Face-to-face wildlife encounters are always a memorable highlight of a luxury holiday or safari adventure, and there are numerous ways wildlife fans can indulge their love of animals all over the globe – in destinations that also offer beautiful landscapes, unique experiences and exceptional hotels to stay in along the way. Here we round up […]

Guests looking at rock art, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Ancient Africa

When I talk to people about what draws them to Africa, often time and again, they speak of the magnificent landscapes, the endless sky, and the rich wildlife that is without parallel anywhere else on earth. But when we press them further, conversation always turns to the people, the warm welcome and hospitality, the passion […]

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21 things to do in South Africa

South Africa is often listed as the perfect destination for those looking for a world-class safari, but there’s so much more to this vast country than the wildlife-rich game reserves. A heady mix of ravishing coastlines, jaw-dropping scenery, outstanding cuisine and 5-star lodgings means it’s perfect not just for the safari enthusiast, but the adventurer, sun seeker, […]

The best views in Tanzania

The best views in Tanzania

A room with a view is always an attractive option. A room with a view over the wild Serengeti plains is an experience. I believe in the power of a great view, and that a dumbfounded jaw drop or sharp intake of breath epitomises the spirit of safari. Peering out onto miles of uninterrupted wilderness, […]

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 […]

Where to find Africa's best safari guides

Where to find Africa’s best safari guides

Even among African safari guides, Zimbabwean guides are considered the best on the continent. Of course, all safari guides are well-trained and knowledgeable, but Zimbabwe’s training to be a “Pro Guide,” is the most demanding and extensive on the continent. Typically, the licensing process and education takes about four years to complete! So, anyone interested […]

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Only a two-hour’s drive from Cape Town, is the picturesque Robertson Valley, traditionally known for its wine and roses. Thanks to a generous range of tantalizing wine and food offerings, Robertson is emerging as an exciting destination for travellers. In every direction ridges of the various mountain stand proudly welcoming you to the valley. From […]

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Depending on where in the world you’re based, you may already be enduring cold bitter winds and inches of snow. It’s now that time of the year when the kids are out playing, enjoying the short days and snow, while us adults dread the bitter mornings and not having enough time in the day. With […]

6 great places in Malawi for wellness travel

6 great places in Malawi for wellness travel

Recent years have seen the rise of wellbeing travel with the Global Wellness Summit’s Wellness Trends report stating that 2018 was a “new era of transformative travel”. In 2017, 691 million travellers took wellness specific trips that focused on the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing. The awareness and emphasis on wellbeing is […]

Green Christmas: what to expect for your Summer safari in the Maasai Mara

Green Christmas: what to expect for your Summer safari in the Maasai Mara

In Africa, Christmas looks quite different to the white Christmas of the Northern Hemisphere. Freezing temperatures and snow-covered buildings are replaced by lush green plants bespeckled with colourful blossoms, ice skating on frozen lakes is ditched in favour of outdoor adventures, and woolen jerseys and gluhwein are swopped out for loose summer clothing and chilled […]

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6 of the best desert lodges in Namibia

Namibia is still relatively unknown outside of the core of Africa enthusiasts who travel to the continent on a regular basis, however this vast and beautiful land offers dramatic scenery, traditional cultures, and world-class wildlife viewing that is a match for anything found in better known destinations. A particular highlight for visitors are the spectacular […]