Category: Adventure Travel

The best places in the world to view incredible wildlife all year round

The best places in the world to view incredible wildlife all year round

Leading long-range optic specialists SWAROVSKI OPTIK, has partnered with wildlife specialist Natural World Safaris, to offer exclusive tips for nature enthusiasts looking to explore the ‘unseen’ and spot incredible wildlife throughout the year in different destinations across the globe. From spotting the elusive Snow Leopard in the Himalayas from January to encountering the striking Puma in Chile from […]

Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

We’re drinking our morning coffee, still rubbing the sleep from our eyes, when we spot two male lions, lying high up on the bank, on the other side of the Luangwa River. It’s hard to tell who is watching who. Are we the watchers or the watched? Rapidly finishing our coffee, we drive the one […]

6 wild reasons to go on a luxury African safari

6 wild reasons to go on a luxury African safari

A luxury African safari is a holiday of a lifetime and sits right at the top of many, many people’s bucket-lists. If you haven’t been on a safari or it’s not on your wanderlust wish-list, these 10 reasons might make you change your mind… and reorder your list! Feast your eyes on the beauty and […]

Post-COVID adventures with Grasshopper in Southeast Asia

Post-COVID adventures with Grasshopper in Southeast Asia

As countries in Southeast Asia start to open their borders to vaccinated travellers, now is the time to plan that post COVID adventure. Enjoy everything that Southeast Asia has to offer without the crowds, a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to explore this enchanting and exciting region. With our passion for travel that ‘treads […]

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 […]

Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Some of you have already seen the clock strike midnight and welcomed in the New Year, but most of us aren’t quite there at the time of writing. But wherever you happen to be in the world, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers of A Luxury Travel Blog a very […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best camps in the Selous

The best camps in the Selous

The Selous was Tanzania’s largest game reserve, covering an area of over fifty-thousand square kilometres plus many kilometres of additional buffer zones. Designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1982, this pristine wilderness is home to a beautiful array of wildlife, a brand-new hydro-electric dam to benefit the local communities and now has TANAPA as […]

South American whale watching: 6 astounding sites

South American whale watching: 6 astounding sites

Hands down, there’s no better destination to enjoy whale-watching than South America. As we now begin planning our next vacations, dozens of tours are still available across the region, granting you the chance to see these majestic marine mammals flourishing in their natural habitat. No matter where or when you’re visiting the continent, be sure […]

Where to see the Big 5 in Tanzania

Where to see the Big 5 in Tanzania

Although Africa boasts an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, there are five animals that are more famous than any of the others. Nicknamed the ‘Big 5’, these animals have built a reputation as being the most desirable to find on safari. Unfairly many visitors judge their trips on how many of this list has […]

Magical Kenya safari moments

Magical Kenya safari moments

You can never truly say ‘goodbye’ to Kenya because even when you are miles and miles away, the memories made there are good tinder that are always just a spark away from a new safari adventure! If you’ve been on a safari in Kenya, you will know that ‘farewell and see you soon’ is a […]

5 captivating photo-adventure tours in South America

5 captivating photo-adventure tours in South America

Pent up for more than a year, traveling shutterbugs are more than ever wanting to spread their wings and again starting exploring the world. Many amateur and professional photographers alike are interested in avoiding the classic tourist mass and/or visiting places during the best-lit seasons for landscape photography, street scenes and underwater shots, as well […]

Safari with kids in 2021?

Safari with kids in 2021?

Can you go on an African safari with your kids? Yes! In 2021, with Covid? Yes! This is your best chance to observe wildlife with far fewer tourists jostling for prime viewing positions in safari jeeps. The best months to go are from now to September. Malaria is an obvious concern, more so than Covid […]

Escaping to a luxury safari home in Kenya

Escaping to a luxury safari home in Kenya

If you were to leave civilisation behind, round up 10 of the best people in your life, and all retreat to the wilderness, where would you go? Most of us have thought something like this at some or several points in our life, and for many, a wonderfully wild spot in Africa is the answer […]