Category: Africa

5 of the world's most swoon-worthy villas

5 of the world's most swoon-worthy villas

If there was ever a time to start planning a villa holiday, that time, undeniably, is now. Villas, as opposed to hotels, are a natural choice for social distancing, as they are inherently secluded, and allow guests to spread out. Villas erase the need for babysitters, or restaurants, since a personal chef is one typical
Another 100 coffins discovered at Saqqara Necropolis

Another 100 coffins discovered at Saqqara Necropolis

Saqqara Necropolis has not failed to surprise us more than once with many concealed secrets. One hundred coffins that are intact, sealed and painted have been unveiled inside three newly discovered burial shafts of 10 to 12 meters deep, dug more than 2,500 years ago. The Saqqara Necropolis has kept hidden for all these centuries
Why it's the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

Why it's the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

This pandemic has really thrown us a curveball and I doubt if many had seen it coming a year ago. Then again, tourism is an industry that has been through some tough times before, and I’m sure it will come out stronger once again as it has shown in the past. However, there are still
A 2020 safari with Nomad Tanzania

A 2020 safari with Nomad Tanzania

Throughout Tanzania there are many different safari lodge options, whether you are looking for a mobile tented camp in the heart of the Serengeti, or a lavish river-side lodge with a pool, spa and incredible views, almost anything can be granted. Nomad Tanzania are one of the best companies that provide all-round brilliant service and
The magic of a guided bush walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

The magic of a guided bush walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Trade the traditional 4×4 game vehicle for a guided bush walk or short walking safari in the remote wilderness of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, and experience a thrilling adventure that you won’t soon forget. Rambling on foot through one of the most internationally celebrated and beautiful natural areas – and recognized as the Seventh Natural Wonder
Where can Americans travel to in December?

Where can Americans travel to in December?

The big buzz right now surrounds Pfizer’s potential COVID-19 vaccine and hopes that it will prove effective and we can return to some semblance of travel normalcy. We await further updates with regards to how this is progressing, and in the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With the holiday season
Photograph of the week: Doorway to a primary school in a rural village in Tanzania

Photograph of the week: Doorway to a primary school in a rural village in Tanzania

Tanzania welcomes you with open arms, or adorable little hands, as we see in this photo. Photographer, Tom McCarthy spent the Summer weeks of 2016 documenting moments from various student travel programs in Tanzania. An inspiring moment of a little boy showing a recently-constructed classroom with a new friend is seen here. Tanzania is home
Travelling to Tanzania during a pandemic

Travelling to Tanzania during a pandemic

Whilst most of the world remains shut for tourism, Tanzania have adopted another approach. With open borders and open arms, Tanzania is actively encouraging tourism which is a breath of fresh air in this world that is filled with so much doom and gloom. I flew off to Tanzania at the start of October for
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Where can Americans travel to in November?

The election may be over, but clearly, Covid-19 is not, so there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  And with Thanksgiving this month, you may have a hankering to get out and explore (and make a difference helping those less fortunate). But before you start packing your bags, it is important to ask
6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when
3 museums opening simultaneously in Egypt

3 museums opening simultaneously in Egypt

Even though the pandemic has slowed down any plans for travel, this has not stopped the construction and renovation work of three glorious museums in Egypt. If you’re already enthusiastic about planning a trip to Egypt and learning all about the amazing history it has to offer, now is the perfect time to book your
5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and justifiably so. At peak flow a gigantic curtain of water plunges 100m into a boiling chasm below, stretching a mile in length and making the single largest sheet of water in the world. It is little wonder then that the falls
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How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face
Safari destinations currently open to tourists

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

There is no hiding the fact that our travel dreams have nearly all been vanquished this year. Whether you were hoping to relax on the beach or head onto a fun filled safari, travel has been disrupted in ways we could never have imagined at the start of the year. However, there appears to be
New Premium Visa for Mauritius

New Premium Visa for Mauritius

Mauritius has introduced a new Premium Visa, valid for a period of one year and renewable. This measure was announced by the Mauritius cabinet last Friday to encourage eligible visitors come to Mauritius for long stays. Meanwhile, the highest sanitary standards and protocols are being maintained to ensure the sanitary safety of visitors as well
5 classic two-centre African adventures

5 classic two-centre African adventures

Sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time, but we still want all the excitement that only Africa can give. Never fear, there are some absolute classic two centre adventures across the continent that will satisfy your adventurous urges but that you can squeeze into a week! Cape Town & Kruger – South Africa