Category: Africa

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, […]

Luxury Christmas vacations: 5 amazing yachting destinations this Winter

Luxury Christmas vacations: 5 amazing yachting destinations this Winter

If you’re making plans to celebrate Christmas and the New Year away from home then a luxury yacht charter in one of these five fantastic destinations could be exactly what you’re looking for: Not only do you have complete privacy on board and a personalised service, you can also choose a vessel with amenities to […]

Our top 5 experiences in East Africa

Our top 5 experiences in East Africa

East Africa – specifically Kenya and Tanzania – offers a wealth of immersive and memorable adventures that allow you to get even closer to a more natural Africa, going beyond the usual safaris. From walking amongst the Great Migration herds to camping out under the stars, here are our top five experiences in this exceptional […]

5 lesser-known pyramids in Egypt

5 lesser-known pyramids in Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the world’s defining architectural achievements; one of the wonders of the ancient world, and a dazzling feat of architectural genius. The Great Pyramid and its two cousins at the Giza pyramid complex is a must-see Egyptian landmark. Along with the enigmatic Sphinx and other smaller tombs and […]

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Discover South Africa’s amazing KwaZulu-Natal province

Kruger, Cape Town and the Garden Route are undeniably the most popular destinations for first-time visitors to South Africa, however the more adventurous traveller will find many wonderful places to explore in other parts of this vast country. Top of the list of less-visited gems is KwaZulu-Natal. Whilst South Africans from Jo’burg have long escaped […]

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Meaningful trips inspired by the Rugby World Cup

We are well into the Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time in an Asian nation – Japan. This year’s event is set to be the most openly contested ever – so hard to pick the winner, with at least 6 countries laying plausible claim to the title. Japan’s historic win over one of the […]

Short stay: Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco

Short stay: Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco

Amani means desire or wish in Arabic. The Palais Amani gives guests the chance to fulfil their dreams of living at the heart of Fez’s ancient and authentic Medina. For guests the Palais Amani, with its opulent Arabian-Andalusian style, is their home for a few precious days, as they savour an imperial city of colours […]

Photo of the week: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Photograph of the week: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Bo-Kaap (an Afrikaans term meaning “above the Cape”) may be a riot of vibrant colour and one of South Africa’s (and the world’s) ‘Most Instagrammable Places’, but there is much more to this friendly inner-city Cape Town community than just gorgeous good looks. These coloured houses, painted in hues best described as pastels on steroids, […]

8 attractions to visit for an unforgettable trip to Egypt

8 attractions to visit for an unforgettable trip to Egypt

With a fraction of what you would normally spend on a trip to Europe, we promise you that you can enjoy a luxurious trip to Egypt, one of the most historical and cultural countries in the world. Discover some of the most amazing attractions and learn all there is to know about the mesmerizing history […]

Africa's top 5 places to spot rhino

Africa’s top 5 places to spot rhino

The 21st September is World Rhino Day and to celebrate, I thought that sharing my knowledge of Africa’s best places to spot these magnificent, yet endangered creatures was a must. Not only did I want to highlight my favourite places to simply see them, but I wanted to showcase some of Africa’s finest conservation programmes, […]

5 places to visit in central Malawi

5 places to visit in central Malawi

Although it is home to the country’s capital and main airport, Central Malawi is not as popular with visitors as the better-known attractions to the south of the country. But it does have plenty of places to visit and great experiences on offer, all within relatively easy access of the point where most people enter […]

A guide to Africa's top 5 most luxurious safari lodges

A guide to Africa’s top 5 most luxurious safari lodges

Staying at an African Safari Lodge is like no other hospitality experience in the world. Even the most basic of “fly in” safari camps offer an something completely different to any other kind of holiday. The intimacy of safari camps, with usually only 12 or so rooms, means that the attention to detail and personalised […]

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6 outstanding eco-lodges in South Africa

As travellers we are all more aware than ever of our environmental impact and want to make choices that will help preserve and protect the places we visit. Safari lodges and nature camps are essentially very eco-friendly, and without them (and tourists they attract) far less land would be set aside for conservation and the […]

5 essential African safari tips

5 essential African safari tips

Going on safari in Africa can be an exciting, yet somehow scary experience the first time. It is the ultimate venture into the wild and unchartered territory of a less populated and less developed continent.  And of course, there is the wildlife to consider… In order to make the most of your safari experience, we […]

Escaping the crowds on a Tanzanian safari

Escaping the crowds on a Tanzanian safari

Safaris are meant to be full of blissful moments of serenity. Listening to the various calls of lapwings and rollers on the open plains, smelling the fresh water of the cascading rivers that meander through the landscape and the feeling of being at one with nature is the reason people travel half-way across the world […]