Category: Africa

5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

As the world becomes smaller, travellers are getting ever more adventurous and are not content with merely treading the well-worn holiday paths. They are seeking out unique hotels, in exceptional destinations, which also offer memorable experiences while they are there. Here are some of our favourite places to stay, from a pod on the side […]

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5 reasons to do a horseback safari in Africa

Imagine galloping alongside the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Picture yourself trotting through the African bush, tracking a herd of elephants in Botswana. Conjure up visions of yourself riding with a wild herd of zebra… No longer does this need to be the stuff of your wildest dreams. A horseback safari in […]

Birding in Zambia

Birding in Zambia

Not too long ago, a tale was recounted to me by someone who visited Zambia’s Kafue National Park. There they had heard the tale of a British birder with a life list that would rival the telephone directory in length. He did, however, have a few rare species left to see, and hoped to tick […]

Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Malawi is a hidden gem in Africa that is fast emerging as a complete tourist destination, offering safaris, scenery, beaches and rich cultural experiences. But the jewel in the crown of Malawi’s tourist attractions is Lake Malawi – the Rift Valley’s ‘Lake of Stars’. Home to the world’s first freshwater National Park and covering a […]

7 unique places to stay in South Africa

7 unique places to stay in South Africa

South Africa is a heaven for visitors who like to find all types of holiday in one country. Doesn’t matter if you are looking for a great city trip, a safari, a desert retreat or whatever it is, South Africa can provide you with just that. Here’s a list of some unique places which you […]

Baraza Beach Resort & Spa

Top 5 Zanzibar hotels to relax in after your safari

Kenya and Tanzania have long been favourites for those looking for a safari and beach holiday, with the vast plains of the Serengeti, Masai Mara and other reserves offering what many consider to be the ultimate safari experience. Wherever you go on your safari in East Africa, Zanzibar is the most popular choice for a […]

6 amazing things about Botswana

6 amazing things about Botswana

Back when Prince Harry was wooing his now-wife Meghan Markle, a key ingredient in his recipe for romance was an African safari. More specifically, an African safari in Botswana. Perhaps it was the unparalleled thrill of being in the wild or the romance of the setting he took her to. Perhaps it was the secrecy […]

Soma Bay, Egypt: 8 reasons to visit

Soma Bay, Egypt: 8 reasons to visit

Soma Bay is Egypt’s welcoming resort on the warm shores of the Red Sea Riviera. Top-end hotels luxuriate in acres of space. A speedy 40 minute transfer from Hurghada airport is increasingly making Soma Bay a popular destination. In 2018 visitor numbers soared by 110%. The climate With a sub-tropical desert climate, mild winters and […]

5 modern-day African festivals

5 modern-day African festivals

Africa is known for some amazing traditional festivals that showcase the rich and diverse cultures found across the continent. But it is also home to a growing number of modern-day festivals, created in the current era and celebrating the vibrancy of music and arts in Africa now. In this blog, we are taking a look […]

Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera: 5 luxurious Somabay hotels

Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera: 5 luxurious Somabay hotels

The sun almost always shines on the Somabay peninsula, a welcoming sub-tropical finger bathing in the warmth of the Red Sea. Even in the depths of the cold and dark European winter visitors still pick-up a tan on the shores of the Red Sea. Hurghada’s modern airport quickly sends visitors on their way on a […]

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10 cookery schools to discover around the world

‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’… George Bernard Shaw Food is humanity’s greatest connection with each other. One of travel’s enticing rewards is the discovery of new cuisine and exploring the soul of a place through its dishes. We have handpicked 10 of our favourite culinary experiences to delve into; food […]

5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

It’s crazy to think we’re already nearing the end of March. With the months flying by and Ramadhan just around the corner, before we know it the summer holidays will be here. Take it from experience, planning the summer holidays equates happy kids. It’s like scheduling your work day, like having a monday.com app for […]

Radisson Red, CapeTown

Top 5 funky hotels in Cape Town

Cape Town is on the must-see list of many travellers. With its buzzy cosmopolitan culture, balmy Mediterranean climate, trendy neighbourhoods and a truly remarkable history, Cape Town is one of the world’s most enchanting cities.  It’s a city that is very easy to fall in love with, and is frequently voted among the top 10 best […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 5 ultra-luxurious safari lodges in South Africa

Top 5 ultra-luxurious safari lodges in South Africa

If you are looking to treat yourself to celebrate a special occasion or just because you feel like it, going on an ultra-luxurious safari might just be the ideal solution you’re looking for. While you’ll find a vast array of high-end safari retreats, there is just a very small bunch of lodges you could consider […]

Under the waves on World Wildlife Day

Under the waves on World Wildlife Day

The UN marks World Wildlife Day each year on 3 March. It is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, and to encourage people around the globe to think about what they can do – big or small – to have a positive impact. This year the theme […]