Category: Africa

How to visit South Africa during lockdown

How to visit South Africa during lockdown

We are all experiencing COVID-19 in our own way, and many of us had to cancel trips. When all of this will be over, and how the travel industry will look once it can start operating again, is a big question mark. But in the meanwhile we are all bound to stay at home and […]

The 5 best independent safari lodges to support in 2021 

The 5 best independent safari lodges to support in 2021 

Firstly, I hope everyone is staying safe and sane in the current climate. With Covid-19 sweeping the world, most peoples travel plans will have been put firmly on hold. Looking hopefully into the future though, lets look forward to 2021 when the world is hopefully in a happier state. The survival of independent safari lodges […]

A coast-to-coast guide to Mauritius

A coast-to-coast guide to Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite beach destination. Perfect for families and honeymooners alike. Popular with golfers and also outdoor enthusiasts, this tropical haven is alive with sun filled activities, warm water, excellent food and rich, warm, welcoming culture. Each side of the island offers its own appeal and many argue which is the best? […]

5 post-safari island escapes

5 post-safari island escapes

“Goooooooood morning Vietnam! It’s 0600 hours. What does the “O” stand for? O my God, it’s early!” – those immortal words of Robin Williams in the film Good Morning Vietnam ring true for legions of safari goers every day. At silly o’clock in the morning when your guide lightly knocks on your door offering a […]

10 reasons safari apparel makes the best outdoor clothing and gear

10 reasons safari apparel makes the best outdoor clothing and gear

Whether you’ve got a luxury African safari planned for the future or if you’re looking to get out into nature a little closer to home, what you wear makes a difference. The glamour of Africa and the outdoors can quickly lose its allure in the face of sunburn, insect bites, and blisters – and clever […]

5-point checklist for a sustainable safari

5-point checklist for a sustainable safari

During this time when travel has been halted across the world, we have an opportunity to reflect on why travel to Africa is important to us and how we can continue to do so, without harming the environment and people that live within the safari destinations we visit. There is an almost endless list of […]

Discovering the Seychelles on a luxury yacht charter

Discovering the Seychelles on a luxury yacht charter

There is so much to see among the 115 islands of the Seychelles and you can plan your dream holiday for better times, creating your perfect island-hopping adventure aboard your private charter yacht. The Seychelles is the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’ and if you are looking for the quintessential tropical paradise, then this is […]

5 highlights from a trip to Tanzania

5 highlights from a trip to Tanzania

A Tanzanian safari epitomises the ‘safari dream’. With rolling grassy plains, lazy lions on kopjies, migrating herbivores and luxury tented accommodation, it is just as one would imagine a scene from Africa. There are however, so many different options when it comes to choosing where to stay on safari so below you will find some […]

Hurghada opens its first Pharaonic museum

Hurghada opens its first Pharaonic museum

Just because we can’t leave our homes, doesn’t mean we can’t go on an adventure! We need to turn-on our dreams’ generators; one way or another, this period will pass. The COVID-19 lockdowns will end-up and we will –defiantly – start to travel again. Then, our travel dreams will back on the “come-true” mood. Get […]

10 of the best wellness retreats (for when this is all over)

10 of the best wellness retreats (for when this is all over)

With modern life (and our current lockdown predicament) leaving us more likely to be sat in a chair surrounded by screens, rather than getting active surrounded by nature, it’s no surprise that more and more travellers are choosing to get away on a luxury wellness retreat. Whether it’s a digital or culinary detox, immersing yourself […]

Photograph of the week: Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island

Photograph of the week: Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island

The following post in our regular ‘photograph of the week’ series was scheduled to appear here many weeks ago, before the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus was as widespread as it is now. Whilst travel around the world is not recommended right now, we leave this post here as a source of inspiration for something […]

Some future travel inspiration: the top 5 unique experiences in Mauritius

Some future travel inspiration: the top 5 unique experiences in Mauritius

The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed life as we all know it. International travel is suspended until further notice and countries are heightening restrictions – one by one going into lock-down to try and tackle the virus. This is an unsettling time for communities across the world as we adapt to life within our own […]

Malawi's wildlife success story

Malawi’s wildlife success story

It’s a rare day that a country in Africa gets to boast about its conservation success stories and certainly not significant and major ones – but Malawi’s recent story is one that can be celebrated! Since the coalition between African Parks and the Malawi government’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi’s wildlife has gone […]

Memories of Kenya's private reserves

Memories of Kenya’s private reserves

In light of the current world climate, I’d like to start off by saying that I hope as you read this, you and your family are well. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to develop on a daily basis, there is an air of uncertainty casting a shadow over the entire notion of travel, at […]

The best private lodges in the African wilderness

The best private lodges in the African wilderness

Africa’s safari camps and lodges are renowned for being especially intimate and wild, more so than any other hospitality experience throughout the rest of the world. Take the most private and most intimate lodges across the continent and you have the best wilderness experience the world has to offer. Dotted around safari Africa are several […]

5 top tables under the African stars

5 top tables under the African stars

There can be few things in life more spellbinding than gazing at the Milky Way stretch endlessly out into the inky black of the African night sky. In the northern hemisphere we seldom get to experience anything like it. Away from the omnipresent light pollution of the north, Africa offers glittering night skies that will […]