Category: Africa

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Eco-luxury Earth Day

Earth Day was April 22, and the theme this year is 'invest in our planet'. I encourage you to do that by investing in eco-luxury accommodation on your next trip.
Remembering Wildlife

Remembering Wildlife

5 years ago, Margot Raggett wrote to Sir David Attenborough, wanting to raise £1m for conservation through books which would help protect those animals.
Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

The Grand Riad is the ultimate immersion in Marrakech, where the guest is transported into a magical medina.
What makes a Kenyan safari a sustainable travel option?

What makes a Kenyan safari a sustainable travel option?

As a sustainable travel option, a Kenyan safari emphasizes the quality (not quantity) of the wilderness and wildlife, partnerships between safari camps and communities.
Egypt's newly-discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

Egypt's newly-discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

For 5,000 years, Saqqara, the magnificent necropolis and pyramid field of Memphis, Egypt's ancient capital, has been an important historical site.
Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Unless you are focused on seeing the likes of tigers, pumas, jaguars, bears, or wolves, Africa is by far the best region for wildlife safaris.
Lusaka, Zambia... what, why and where

Lusaka, Zambia... what, why and where

Zambia is one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the African continent. For most travelers Zambia is best known as home to the majestic Victoria Falls and its many sensational National Parks, some of the best in Africa, and a great place to go on safari. But, to get to most of these destinations you’ll need to pass through Lusaka.
7 packing tips for your first African safari

7 packing tips for your first African safari

If you’re considering taking the plunge and going on your first African safari, then get ready for an unforgettable ride, one that for many is the mark of having truly lived! While each place on this diverse continent can be so different to the next, the wilderness of Africa in general is filled with raw
Exploring Zanzibar... sea, sand and spices

Exploring Zanzibar... sea, sand and spices

The name Zanzibar evokes images of a tropical paradise, with picturesque islands, white sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, beautiful sunsets, and palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Indeed the island is all that, but it’s also more. Zanzibar is a mix of cultures. The ‘Spice Island’ has lured travelers for centuries; from the Sumerians,
Treasures of Saqqara

Treasures of Saqqara

Saqqara, located 40 kilometers southwest of Cairo, is one of the most important cemeteries of Memphis, which was one of the most important towns in ancient Egyptian history. The name of the location is most likely derived from Sokar, the god of this necropolis. Saqqara is a true open-air museum, displaying the entirety of ancient
Luxury family volunteer vacation Kenya

Meaningful luxury family holidays for the Summer of 2022

Amidst a global pandemic and regional war, life is difficult for many, and my heart goes out to those directly affected. It may seem strange to think about a holiday in this context, but sometimes, we need to get away from the stress and recharge to emerge stronger. A luxury family holiday that includes a
When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

Kenya is a country, well-known – and well-loved for many too – for its exceptional biodiversity and natural beauty, game viewing (including the Big 5), and friendly people, with top hospitality standards. It is for these reasons, along with others, that it is listed time and again by industry leaders like Conde Nast, CNN and
Top 8 attractions in Sharm El Sheikh

Top 8 attractions in Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian resort town located between the Sinai Peninsula’s desert and the Red Sea. It is the main tourism hub in Sinai and one of the world’s top diving destinations. However, if you just want to relax on the beach, this is also one of Egypt’s best destinations. Non-divers will find
Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

There are more than 150 tripoints in the world but only one international quadripoint, and here we were, perched precariously, in the top of a 2,000 year old baobab tree, looking out over the only place in the world where four countries meet and two great African rivers join. We were on Impalila Island, on
Morocco to end two-month flight ban

Morocco to end two-month flight ban

The Moroccan government announced yesterday that the reopening of the airspace to flights to and from Morocco as of 7th February.  A ban has been in place since 29th November to fight the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This decision comes in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management
The ultimate resorts to have worldwide sun, sea and fun

The ultimate resorts to have worldwide sun, sea and fun

By now I’m positive we all have the Lenny Kravitz feeling where we sing to ourselves “I wanna fly awaaaay….”. With Fiji opening up again, Maldives being a solid option throughout the whole Covid crisis and many other destinations looking for ways to welcome visitors again, it’s time to find out where you need to