Category: Africa

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

The best primate destinations in Africa

The best primate destinations in Africa

Primates are our closest relatives, and it is these shared characteristics that makes watching them so fascinating. From their gregarious nature, family squabbles and eating habits (some good, some bad), spending time observing our cousins is a remarkable experience. Throughout Africa there are numerous primate species, and some attract more attention than others. Be it […]

Deciding where to visit in Tanzania

Deciding where to visit in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of East Africa’s most beautiful countries. With exceptional wildlife opportunities and astonishing beach prospects, it is certainly no easy feat deciding on where to go. Obviously the easy answer would be to say ‘everywhere’, but realistically, time and budget restraints mean you have to be selective in where to visit, which is […]

10 must-visit attractions in Faiyum, Egypt

10 must-visit attractions in Faiyum, Egypt

Faiyum is one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt, located 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo. The name is spelled in a variety of ways, and it can also often refer to Faiyum Oasis which is actually just the capital of the governorate. From history and culture to fun and beauty, it’s very difficult for […]

Where can Americans travel to in February?

Where can Americans travel to in February?

We have reason for optimism that 2021 will be far better than 2020, what with vaccinations being rolled out across America, and of course a new President taking office, who appears determined to get on top of Covid. This is clearly exciting, and good news for all, especially those keen to travel again. Whilst there […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

7 luxury South African villas to isolate in

7 luxury South African villas to isolate in

As exclusive-use properties become even more sought after in a post-pandemic landscape, these are my top seven villas in South Africa for a luxurious and scenic breakaway. Kubili House The Kruger National Park remains South Africa’s Mecca for wildlife visitors, and in a quiet corner of the reserve waits one of its best-kept secrets. Kubili […]

6 reasons to enjoy a private fly-in safari in Namibia

6 reasons to enjoy a private fly-in safari in Namibia

Namibia is a land of contrast, with landscapes ranging from the rusty coloured sand dunes of the Namib Desert, to the rocky Damaraland and the lush sceneries of the Caprivi Strip… Etosha and the parks in the Caprivi Strip are great for game viewing, but Namibia is also home to some desert-adapted wildlife, such as […]

Unique wildlife experiences to look forward to after the pandemic

Unique wildlife experiences to look forward to after the pandemic

By now most of us have become so eager to travel that we would even consider taking dodgy low cost carriers and indulge in all-day buffets without any hesitation or thought. Talking about lowering our standards just to get out of our pandemic routine. Personally, I’ve been trying to cope just by planning ahead and […]

Untamed Botswana: an unparalleled wilderness experience

Untamed Botswana: an unparalleled wilderness experience

Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of Africa’s most exquisite safari destinations. It is perhaps the finest region for seeing predators and big game in great numbers that you can follow on exclusive game drives, mokoro tours, walking safaris and boat trips. To the north, the Okavango Delta […]

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

These five corners of the planet captivate with their beautiful hues, from cherry-blossom pink to jungle green. When you picture your perfect holiday destination, which colours spring to mind? Do you imagine emerald forests, azure oceans, golden sands? Colour can have such a profound impact on the character of a place and its attraction to […]

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

A New Year abounds with possibilities to bid adieu to the old and set out to explore some of the world’s most extraordinary hidden gems. From cultural treasures in Korcula island to atmospheric streets in Essaouira, tropical paradise in Costa Rica and the Maldives, and the soaring Red Rocks of Sedona, we reveal the best […]

The magic of the Maasai Mara

The magic of the Maasai Mara

To visit the Maasai Mara is to experience the original spirit and essence of ‘safari,’ reminiscent of a golden era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. The Mara is a timelessly unspoiled wilderness with endlessly beautiful views, boundless game animals, and colourful birdlife. It remains the home of the Masai people and small clans […]

5 unique South African safari experiences

5 unique South African safari experiences

With a plethora of enticing safari and game lodge options available in South Africa, why not opt for a unique experience for your next trip. Here are five of my favorites to whet your safari appetite: Explore wildlife waterways at Marataba Luxury Lodge Although sitting on a boat watching wildlife is an experience usually associated […]

Must-visit safari destinations in 2021

Must-visit safari destinations in 2021

2021 certainly didn’t begin as we were expecting, and it would be far too easy to become bogged down in the negativity that is constantly thrown our way; however, do not stop dreaming of the beautiful adventures that await you once the storm has cleared. Whether you are a looking for a family holiday, that […]

Why luxury travel isn’t about golden taps and silver cutlery but about exclusivity

Why luxury travel isn’t about golden taps and silver cutlery but about exclusivity

Nowadays, booking a five-star hotel is so easy. Bathing in luxury, that’s how most holidaymakers experience it. And that’s luxury too, but there’s always a step up. Think of private planes, exclusive locations and excellent lodges where all your wishes are guessed before you knew you had them. Where the world can’t find you… Experience […]