Category: Zambia

5 of the best places to see big cats

5 of the best places to see big cats

If you want to see big cats but aren’t sure where to go to get the best chance of seeing them, here is our pick of some of the best places to go for different cats. Look for lions in Botswana, try for leopards in Zambia, don’t miss cheetahs in the Masai Mara, head for […]

The Victoria Falls: the smoke that thunders

The Victoria Falls: the smoke that thunders

Rising up 108 metres above the mighty Zambezi river and often quoted in the top ten attractions in the world to visit , lies the mighty Victoria Falls (otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya , literally translated as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’). Many claim that these mighty falls are the largest on earth, based on the phenomenal […]

Defying death at Devil's Pool

Defying death at Devil’s Pool

It’s been a while since I last mentioned Devil’s Pool in Zambia on A Luxury Travel Blog. If you’re not already familiar with it, it’s a natural pool right next to the 70 metre drop of the Victoria Falls. Here you can swim right up to the very brink of these impressive falls. Watch the video […]

5 of the most utterly romantic places to 'pop the question'

5 of the most utterly romantic places to ‘pop the question’

‘Popping the question’ on a trip appears to have become an increasingly popular trend. But how do you plan the perfect marriage proposal? First you need to decide ‘where’ – planning such a momentous event in your life isn’t easy so here we share 5 of the most utterly romantic places to consider. Dickenson Bay, […]

3 spa treatments with the 'wow' factor

3 spa treatments with the ‘wow’ factor

Love spa treatments?  Looking for something a little different?  Then maybe one of these wonderful options is just what you’re looking for. Here we give a round-up on three rather different spa treatments, each with their own ‘wow’ factor, and that will each leave you feeling extra special. Bush spa treatments A relaxing holistic treatment […]

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park – Western Tanzania Located in Tanzania’s remote Mahale Mountains National Park, Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke stakes its claim as one of the finest camps on the continent. A worthy contender for the most striking design of any camp, Greystoke sits on an idyllic beach at the bottom of a chimpanzee filled […]

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Simon Pardoe is a director and co-owner of The Healthy Holiday Company, which owns three luxury healthy holiday brands: fitscape, destination yoga and in:spa. Established in 2003, the company is now the UK’s leading provider of healthy holidays with a selection of large private villas and boutique hotels in Italy, Spain, Morocco, France, Greece and […]

Fall for Victoria Falls

Fall for Victoria Falls

Zambia is one of the most exciting and progressive tourist destinations in Africa today. A land that still feels the socio-political growing pains of a community long suppressed by colonial rule, Zambia is quickly finding its feet on the world stage and the world in turn is quickly discovering a country of incredible diversity, beauty […]

An African honeymoon on the Zambezi

An African honeymoon on the Zambezi

The exquisite Royal Zambezi Lodge in Zambia provides the perfect bush honeymoon for couples looking to make their trip of a lifetime extra special. Not only do they offer firm favourites such as indulgent dining, couple’s spa pampering and game adventures, Royal Zambezi Lodge goes above and beyond expectations to ensure couples enjoy a truly […]

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, Zambia

Legendary explorer, Sir David Livingstone, said “I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.” When the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa celebrated its opening on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, it was apparent that the hotel has more in common with this famous pioneer than just its name; it has […]

Thorntree River Lodge, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia

Located in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia, Thorntree River Lodge features breathtaking scenery with river views and sightings of a variety of animals on the Zambezi River. Adventure and excitement of the true Africa beckons as views of the unspoilt bush, natural waterholes and spectacular sunsets welcome you with luxury and superb hospitality. […]

New developments from Zambian Horizons

New developments from Zambian Horizons

Zambian Horizons is a collection of luxury camps and lodges in Zambia’s top national parks and this Autumn saw the addition of a new safari house and a complete refurbishment of their private island retreat. Sausage Tree Camps Kigelia Safari House Recently opened, Kigelia House is the ideal place for groups of friends  and families […]

Flying safaris in southern Africa: 'Out of Africa' revisited

Flying safaris in southern Africa: ‘Out of Africa’ revisited

Take a step back to the romantic appeal of the ‘Golden Age of Aviation’ as you travel through southern Africa in a DC-3. Experienced 4th generation local guides tailor the voyage to the interests of a select group of 14 travellers as you explore Zululand, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa with Travcoa Flying Safaris. […]

Devil’s Pool, Zambia

On the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls there is a natural pool known as Devil’s Pool, right next to the 1,708 metre drop. If you were visiting, would you dare to take a leap of faith into the pool?   Take a look at the video before answering!

The Dreamlist

The Dreamlist

globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”.   Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge, […]

Zambia – the real Africa

Marvel at the Victoria Falls and other Zambian wonders with this insightful 5-minute video.