Category: Botswana

A Botswana safari to the Moremi Game Reserve

A Botswana safari to the Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Game Reserve is the perfect choice for a luxury Botswana safari.  It is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and is well known for its beautiful scenery and diversity of wildlife and birdlife that flock to the water channels.  The Moremi Game Reserve covers 20% of the Delta’s surface area and […]

The Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta in north west Botswana is the worlds largest inland Delta.  It is also Botswana’s most desirable safari destination due to the spectacular scenery and large diversity of wildlife and birdlife.  The river starts in the western highlands of Angola and flows through Namibia into Botswana.  Millions of years ago the Okavango river […]

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Will Bolsover has worked in travel and Africa for the past 15 years. Starting out as a teacher in the remotewestern region of Kenya, he went on to study French and African and Asian Studies at Sussex University then worked as a safari guide in numerous African destinations. Six years ago, he set up the […]

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

Following the announcement of the Royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William, the spotlight has very much been on Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The private reserve, in the Laikipia region of the East African nation, served as the perfect romantic retreat for the future King of England to propose to his long term girlfriend. […]

4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

The UNESCO World Heritage list is a subject that can cause as much controversy as it can congratulations. Regardless of what your opinion of it may be, it is an undeniably influential global inventory which can transform the fortunes of some of the world’s most dramatic and significant natural and cultural locations. With this in […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enriching lives through distinctive journeys: Big Five Luxury in the Lake District from Kendal Cottages Untamed wilderness from the Botswana Tourist Board See the exclusive  La Posada Villas with pools

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

A ‘skateboard/punk rocker’ in his youth, David Sutcliffe is now one of three partners who run a small travel agency in Harrogate, England called Traveltalk. Specialising in luxury, tailor-made and adventure travel, Traveltalk was created 25 years ago by David’s colleague, Christine Thompson. After much hard work establishing the company in the area they developed […]

Luxury on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana

Luxury on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana

The epitome of peace and tranquillity amid an array of wildlife in their natural habitat, Chobe Marina Lodge is one of Africa’s finest destinations, offering an oustanding getaway away from the mad frenzy tumult that has become city life. Superbly surrounded by nature in abundance, Chobe Marina Lodge is located on the banks of the […]

Chobe safari aboard new luxury boat

The Zambezi Quee is a ‘luxury houseboat safari’ that will cruise along the Chobe river between Namibia and Botswana, just a few kilometres from where four countries meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Wildlife viewing is done from the Zambezi Queen itself and from her three high-speed aluminium launch boats. There are also two fibreglass […]

Beauty in Botswana

Beauty in Botswana

Tuli Safari Lodge was voted Botswana’s Leading Safari Lodge in the World Travel Awards and  consists of  just 8 individually-designed suites and an established team of very friendly staff. Set in stunning scenery with spectacular wildlife, a rich history, sites of archaeological and spiritual significance and fascinating geology, it offers an action-packed adventure that will […]

Two new properties in Botswana

Two new properties in Botswana

Two CC Africa lodges in Botswana make their debuts today. They are Xaranna Tented Camp and Xudum Delta Lodge, both in the Okavango Delta.  They both overlook  lagoons that  provide sweeping views of the intricate network of water that fuels the delta, offering a fantastic water and wilderness adventure.   As usual from CCA, the […]

Where to go green - in luxury

Where to go green – in luxury

MSNBC has run an article on luxury lodges with an ecological oritentation. With the help of Forbes Traveler, they cite the follow places as their picks for 2008: Black Rock Lodge, Belize The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana Savute Under Canvas, Botswana Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica Baghvan, India Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico […]

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

Xudum Delta Lodge and Xaranna Tented Camp,  CC Africa‘s two new luxury lodges in Botswana, are set to open in August 2008 on a private 25,000 hectare concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The lodges will be built with a light footprint showcasing CC Africa’s commitment to responsible luxury.

Botswana is buzzing

Botswana is buzzing

CC Africa will be welcoming guests to  its two new Under Canvas camps in Botswana from March 2008 – Chobe Under Canvas and Savute Under Canvas. These intimate semi-permanent luxury tented camps, situated in the game-rich Chobe National Park and the expansive Savute area, will offer the ultimate in luxury camping and exceptional game viewing […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]