Category: Africa

Win a luxury five-star holiday for two to Mauritius!

Win a luxury five-star holiday for two to Mauritius!

Blue Bay Travel are giving you the chance to win a five-star holiday for two at Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort. You could be jetting off to a magical Mauritius escape like no other where you will stay in an Ocean View Room, plus your return flights and transfers will be included. About Outrigger Mauritius Beach
Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Egypt has long been a favorite among scuba divers, thanks to its easy access to the Red Sea, which runs the whole of Egypt’s eastern coast. The Red Sea was first brought to the world’s attention by Hans and Lotte Haas’ award-winning black-and-white documentary Adventures in the Red Sea and then popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s
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Doing good in 2022

Happy New Year! If 2021 was the year when travel got back on its feet, here’s to 2022 being the year that travel runs again. My encouragement to you is to remember the ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID – those communities dependent on tourism who have lost their livelihoods and become unable to provide for their
Visiting Northern Botswana in style

Visiting Northern Botswana in style

It’s 3am and I’m sleeping soundly in my tent. I use the word tent advisedly, this is not some derisory Boy Scout number, this is a palatial affair, with wardrobes, desk, sofa, huge king size bed, ensuite bathroom and a private, romantic, claw-foot bathtub on the verandah. Technically the word tent only applies because the
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8 unique safari lodges in South Africa

If a South African safari is on your bucket list, then now is a great time to tick it off. Safari prices as well as occupancies are low, and the wide open spaces are perfect for social distancing. Here are some of South Africa’s most unique safari lodges. Many of them have private villas that
Why De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Cape Town, should be on your radar

Why De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Cape Town, should be on your radar

De Hoop Nature Reserve, just three hour’s drive from Cape Town, on the southernmost tip of Africa, is somewhere that should be on every nature lover’s radar. This is a protected haven of sand dunes, long white beaches, beautiful mountains and 70km of spectacular, pristine coastline, where whales breach and play. Inland, away from the
What lessons can travel in Africa teach you?

What lessons can travel in Africa teach you?

Travel is transformative. By leaving your home town, country and even continent to explore a place for the first time, you open yourself up to completely new experiences. How could you not be impacted in some way when encountering different cultures, lifestyles, landscapes, and wild creatures. It is the kind of change that often happens
6 of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Cape Town

6 of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Cape Town

Cape Town, what’s not to Love about this beautiful city? The magic combination of picturesque ocean views and a spectacular mountain backdrop. With its incredible natural beauty and endless places to explore, you could be a tourist in this city 365 days a year. Cape Town has garnered numerous awards and accolades over the years
Egypt celebrates the grand opening of Luxor's ancient "Avenue of Sphinxes"

Egypt celebrates the grand opening of Luxor's ancient "Avenue of Sphinxes"

The Rams Road, also known as Sphinx Avenue, has had a long development journey that began 72 years ago with the discovery of the road by Egyptian archaeologists, and efforts have been intensified in the last three years to complete the development and restoration processes. There are numerous sights in the city, but the Avenue
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Making the holidays meaningful

Thanksgiving has been and gone, and the holiday season is almost upon us again. For many of us, 2021 was better than 2020, but still not a stellar year, and with Omicron, the next few weeks may be tough – my heart goes out to those in Southern Africa, and to all who have lost
9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is the result of thousands of years of erosion. The Zambezi River, flowing across a basalt plateau in ancient times, found cracks that were filled with sandstone, and started wearing away at the softer rock, eventually creating a series of magnificent and dramatic gorges. In fact the Victoria Falls have been gradually
10 of the most luxurious villas in the Seychelles

10 of the most luxurious villas in the Seychelles

Your own rocky peninsula, your own exclusive cove and private white powder Indian Ocean beach, housemaids, your own gourmet chef cooking you personalized menus, a private butler, a gardener, library, a knowledgeably and expensively-stocked wine cellar, Italian marble and local red marble bathrooms, an infinity pool within ten metres of the ocean’s age and all
Top 5 resorts that won't break the bank in the world's most amazing locations

Top 5 resorts that won't break the bank in the world's most amazing locations

Occasionally we all browse the internet to soak up some travel inspiration and dream about those amazing places which are still on our endless bucket list. Often these destinations are among the most sought after holiday spots in the world, resulting in increased prices and the need to book way ahead. And while most of
What to love about luxury African safaris

What to love about luxury African safaris

Sometimes it seems as though there are as many types of travellers as there are safari destinations in Africa! Some intrepid safari-enthusiasts enjoy roughing it in the wilderness with just the bare essentials, staying in rustic bush camps or fly tents, and going on self-drives rather than a guided game drive. Others prefer an escape
Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Djoser, also spelled Zoser, was the second king of Egypt’s third dynasty (c. 2650–c. 2575 BCE), and he managed the construction of Egypt’s first significant stone building. His reign, which lasted probably 19 years, was characterised by significant technological innovation in the use of stone architecture. Imhotep, his minister and a gifted architect and physician,
5 special places to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls in Zambia

5 special places to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls in Zambia

The Victoria Falls, lying along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must visit destination. Livingstone, and the northern banks of the Zambezi, once the ‘poor relation’ in the Victoria Falls ‘experience’, has undergone an incredible transformation in recent years, and now has some truly