Category: Kenya

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

The puritans out there would probably turn their nose up at a safari lodge or camp with a spa – but surely a safari is about connecting with the wilderness… really feeling it? The word spa suggests something a little more formal than what most luxury safari camps and lodges have, and as soon as […]

Top 5 safari wild swims

Top 5 safari wild swims

Wild swimming is becoming more and more popular all over the world; swimming in a natural resource is one of the most rewarding and thrilling experiences, and Africa has plenty of natural resources that just beg to be explored, and of course, swam in. We have been lucky enough to visit all of these places […]

Top 5 city hotels with a view

Top 5 city hotels with a view

We usually think of a city hotel as just a place to rest our weary heads after we’ve been exploring the exciting streets, shops, restaurants, museums and galleries. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Some city hotels are attractions in themselves. I’ve selected five, all very different in terms of location, style and […]

New Maasai warrior experience for children

New Maasai warrior experience for children

Children staying at Cottar’s 1920s luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara are being invited to join in a Maasai warrior session which includes fun-learning on how to make fire, spear throwing, bow and arrow practice and other activities incorporating the fascinating culture of the Maasai people. The activities are organised by Cottar’s own Maasai […]

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

In Kenya they really know how to operate luxury safaris. Having spent the afternoon game viewing with your expert guide, you will often be greeted by a surprise sundowner spot, set up with all the romanticism of the first explorations of Africa. These sundowner spots are perched high above the surrounding bush with exquisite views […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on […]

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Dario Endara did several safari trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania. But the one that stood out the most was Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This place had everything, from the abundance of wildlife to the dramatic scenery which included Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the mountain is actually located in Tanzania, he found the view from Kenya […]

Top 5 African safari experiences

Top 5 African safari experiences

An incredible shared family experience, a romantic encounter or simply an unforgettable adventure – whatever type of luxury safari holiday you wish to enjoy, time spent exploring the wilds of Africa is sure to be rewarding, absorbing and ultimately enriching. Explore remarkable malaria-free African reserves, where the Big Five roam free and you can spend a […]

Shhhh... community-owned luxury in Kenya

Shhhh… community-owned luxury in Kenya

One of my favourite camps in Africa is up in northern Kenya in a massive wildlife conservancy called Namunyak.  You can be forgiven for never having heard of it – not many people have.  It’s north of Mount Kenya, and not too far from Samburu Game Reserve. The camp in question is called Sarara Camp. […]

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

This leopard is called Fig and was there in the tree with his mother Acacia. They are two of the resident leopards that live near Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy, Maasai Mara. Photographer Mohanjeet Brar was with the Porini Lion Camp Maasai guides who know the leopards’ territory well and that morning […]

Where Sir David Attenborough filmed some of the footage for the BBC's 'Africa'

Where Sir David Attenborough filmed some of the footage for the BBC’s ‘Africa’

“What a marvellous example of how people and wildlife can live alongside one another. Thank you all.” Those are the words of Sir David Attenborough after his visit to Porini Amboseli whilst filming some of the BBC’s ‘Africa’ series. You don’t get many finer accolades than that, and this is testament to what the camp is all […]

African star beds

African star beds

Being out in the wilds of Africa is an experience which most people find grabs all their senses and puts them in a dark velvet bag, and shakes them up before handing them on a silver plate – all new and shiny!   For the majority of safari-goers this sensory polishing happens even when they stay […]

Top 5 safari loos with a view

Top 5 safari loos with a view

There’s nothing we like more than being able to relax on a throne with a fantastic view. Many lodges make the most of their surroundings by making sure guests can see the stunning and dramatic scenery and, so for your own viewing pleasure, we hereby share five of our own favourites: Elsa’s Kopje, Kenya The […]

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Have you still not yet planned what you’re doing this Easter? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic […]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights).  So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once […]