Category: Tanzania

Re-launch of Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tanzania

Set to become one of Tanzania’s most iconic retreats, Sanctuary Swala Camp is now fully open following a US$1.5 million rebuild. The camp offers guests a completely new safari experience of “luxury, naturally” whilst causing minimum impact on the local environment. Developed to the highest eco-friendly standards, the camp is located in the secluded area […]

Bilila Lodge Kempinski

The Grand Opening of Bilila Lodge Kempinski was celebrated last week in the presence of His Excellency, The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, distinguished national and international guests and dignitaries. The opening represents the first Luxury Lodge for Kempinski Hotels in the renowned Serengeti National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage […]

Bilila Lodge Kempinski to open in Serengeti

Bilila Lodge Kempinski to open in Serengeti

Kempinski has announced that Bilila Lodge Kempinski will open on 1st June 2009 in the Serengeti National Park, one of Tanzania’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, claiming a first as the only global hotel chain to have a stake in the lodge market. With just 74 rooms (including two private villas), Bilila Lodge Kempinski perfectly combines […]

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Probably the best balloon trip in the world?

Probably the best balloon trip in the world?

What better way is there to explore some of the 5,700 square miles of the Serengeti National Park than by hot air balloon?   For a very reasonable $479 or $499 per person (depending on precise location), Serengeti Balloon Safaris will take you up for an hour to get a unique overview of the flora […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Africa, according to Tripadvisor

La Villa des Orangers – Marrakech, Morocco Four Seasons Resort Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Table Bay Hotel Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa Belle Mare Plage Hotel – Belle Mare, Mauritius Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania Le Touessrok – Trou d’eau Douce, Mauritius Cape Grace – Cape Town, […]

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Experience the Serengeti from a totally new perspective at Grumeti River Camp. Exhilarating hot air ballooning safaris have recently been launched, offering a life-changing opportunity to experience the sheer enormity of the Serengeti and its magnificent wildlife from 1,000 feet above.

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers.   Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The […]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas […]

Tanzania Under Canvas with CC Africa

Tanzania Under Canvas with CC Africa

CC Africa’s Tanzania Under Canvas – the ultimate, exhiliarating, tailormade Tanzanian safari concept – is now open for guests. The luxurious tented migratory camps have been beautifully assembled and guests are enjoying up close and personal encounters with the Serengeti’s vast and exciting game-rich wilderness. Designed with CC Africa’s legendary fully-serviced style, comfort and elegance, […]

2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania

2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania

Precision Air have been given the 2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam after being announced as winners by the Tanzania Tourist Board at the Africa Travel Association annual general assembly. The airline has outpaced its key competitor, Air Tanzania, and now offers an extensive domestic network that covers Zanzibar […]

Luxury tourism in Tanzania

Luxury tourism in Tanzania

Tourism in Tanzania is booming, thanks in part to the numerous recent investments by major luxury hotels such as the Kempinski Hotels and Resorts, Movenpick and Sun International. Kempinski has opened its first properties in East Africa, the Kilimanjaro Kempinski on the Dar es Salaam waterfront and the Zamani Kempinski Resort Hotel on the Island […]

Special feature: Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania

Special feature: Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania

CC Africa’s Grumeti River Camp is located on the banks of the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.   Although there is the opportunity to travel on a rather bumpy road, most guests arrive by plane courtesy of Regional Air, landing on a make-shift airstrip (read: flat stretch of grass).   As […]