Category: Adventure Travel

15 adrenaline-pumping extreme sports vacations in Ecuador

15 adrenaline-pumping extreme sports vacations in Ecuador

Thrill-seekers love Ecuador – and who can blame them? With its active volcanoes, dense jungles, and the famed Galapagos Islands, you’re never short of breathtaking activities here.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda: The ultimate luxury experience

Gorilla trekking in Uganda: The ultimate luxury experience

The ultimate luxury experience in Uganda is seeing the endangered mountain gorillas in the remote Virunga Mountains or the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Why a safari is one of the best family holidays abroad

Why a safari is one of the best family holidays abroad

Going on a safari in Kenya with your children has to be one of the most unforgettable trips - and dare we say it, one of the best family holidays abroad - you’ll ever have together.
Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Unless you are focused on seeing the likes of tigers, pumas, jaguars, bears, or wolves, Africa is by far the best region for wildlife safaris.
When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

Kenya is a country, well-known – and well-loved for many too – for its exceptional biodiversity and natural beauty, game viewing (including the Big 5), and friendly people, with top hospitality standards. It is for these reasons, along with others, that it is listed time and again by industry leaders like Conde Nast, CNN and
The ships you need to consider for your next expedition cruise to Antarctica

The ships you need to consider for your next expedition cruise to Antarctica

Antarctica, the 7th continent, the white continent, … you name it, we’re all dreaming of going there someday. While it used to be one of those destinations which would forever remain on our wish-list, it’s certainly much more accessible now! Thanks to a small armada of expeditions cruise ships that have been purpose-built for this
Unique coastal experiences in Nova Scotia

Unique coastal experiences in Nova Scotia

The gateway to Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia, is filled to the brim with stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, rich heritage, and warm, friendly people. The province is home to some of the most authentic, exclusive and extraordinary coastal experiences in North America – here are some of our top picks! Tidal bore rafting If you’re
Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

There are more than 150 tripoints in the world but only one international quadripoint, and here we were, perched precariously, in the top of a 2,000 year old baobab tree, looking out over the only place in the world where four countries meet and two great African rivers join. We were on Impalila Island, on
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
Thanda Safari Lodge

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