Category: Africa

Why is Dian Fossey a key icon for gorilla tourism and conservation?

Why is Dian Fossey a key icon for gorilla tourism and conservation?

Not long after arriving in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, your guides will likely be telling you plenty of stories about an American woman by the name of Dian Fossey. A researcher, activist, and advocate for the mountain gorilla, her actions played a big role in ensuring this species survival to this point in history. […]

5 great things to do on safari other than a game drive

5 great things to do on safari other than a game drive

Think safari and the first thing that normally comes to mind is a group of people on a vehicle wearing neutral tones and watching for animals. This is the core of any safari adventure but with the growth in luxury safari holidays new and exciting activities are being introduced to add even more to the […]

Extraordinary experiences to try in Zimbabwe

Extraordinary experiences to try in Zimbabwe

Having bounced back onto the map for travellers, Zimbabwe is now one of the hottest safari destinations in Africa. New camps are popping up on a regular basis, new safari areas are being opened up and old, favourite lodges are reopening their doors. Zimbabwe is home to some of the most show-stopping phenomena, including the […]

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Today, Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations for first-time safari-goers and safari aficionados alike. This is because it always delivers in terms of incredible wildlife viewing and wonderful scenery – and in northern Tanzania, there’s bags of culture too! It really is a magical place to visit. However, travellers can be put off […]

Vineyard escapes in Africa

Vineyard escapes in Africa

Ask me to list the things in life which make life worth living, and family, travel, and wine would quite possibly be the top three. Every now and then, the fates collide and I can enjoy all three at once, which makes for a wonderful experience indeed. When I talk about wine – and in […]

9 private islands for a true honeymoon escape

9 private islands for a true honeymoon escape

Most honeymooners expect some privacy as they enjoy their first vacation as a married couple, but what about enjoying your own private island? Vacationing on a private island is more available than you might think. Make the most romantic trip of your life unforgettable by going to one of these nine private islands located all […]

13 African rooms with ridiculously gorgeous views

13 African rooms with ridiculously gorgeous views

An incredible view. If your bedroom looks out upon great beauty it is very difficult not to find yourself in a great mood. Waking up to a scene that carries you away is the one detail that always manages to change my day. My favorite African rooms with views that are pure poetry? Here is […]

Namibia's best lodges

Namibia’s best lodges

Visiting Namibia is an experience that you’ll never forget – you’ll feel peacefully small in this vast desert environment and when looking up at the blanket of diamond studded skies at night. This under the radar destination has so much to offer curious travellers, but it is often overlooked in favour of countries in East […]

5 of the most romantic places to propose on a Rwanda tour

5 of the most romantic places to propose on a Rwanda tour

Plan on proposing to your partner on your upcoming tour in Rwanda, but have no idea how to work it into your schedule? In this article, we’ll talk about five places that would make perfect venues for a marriage proposal while in Rwanda. Top of Mount Bisoke crater If you and your significant other are […]

Top 5 child-friendly safari properties in Botswana

Top 5 child-friendly safari properties in Botswana

Exploring Africa’s wilderness is a huge adventure, no matter what your age. However, for children it is a truly magical experience and something they will never forget. A safari may not be the obvious choice of holiday for families with young children, but luxury safari properties are making it increasingly easy to include them in […]

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Located in North-west Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is arguably one of the most diverse safari destinations in Uganda – in terms of both wildlife and the activities on offer for visitors. From cruises down the River Nile to game drives, nature walks, birding, and even chimpanzee trekking in the neighbouring Budongo Forest Reserve, Murchison […]

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

A day trip to the zoo was the highlight of many of our childhoods. Do you remember first seeing an elephant or a penguin, perhaps at London Zoo in Regents Park? As happy as these memories are, however, they have absolutely nothing on the feeling you get when you first see wild animals on the […]

The best places for biking and hiking in Rwanda

The best places for biking and hiking in Rwanda

Plan on travelling to Rwanda soon? If you are an active person, know that there are plenty of options available to you if you are an avid cyclist or hiker. With plenty of mountainous terrain, lovely lakes, and country roads which take you from one authentic village to the next, there are plenty of excellent […]

6 unforgettable luxury safari experiences

6 unforgettable luxury safari experiences

Luxury safaris are stuff that dreams are made of, where you and your guide rove the remote bush of private reserves in a chauffeured vehicle searching out elusive wildlife with few, if any, other humans in sight. Traditional safari game drives are an amazing way to get up-close to the incredible flora and fauna of […]

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

When the weather is fine there’s nothing better than getting outside and enjoying your surroundings: the only added extra you need is some delicious local food. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor dining experiences on the planet. Asado de Cordero, Patagonia One of the highlights of visiting Las Torres del Paine National Park is […]

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, or freewheeled down a very long hill? That joy of cycling really is second to none, and whether you’re a casual, fair weather cyclist, or hop on the bike committedly for your daily commute, it’s something which can always be rediscovered. One of […]