Category: Adventure Travel

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

I recently took some of our sales staff to Mauritius for an annual educational visit and our group were captivated by an amazing experience that apparently can only be encountered in three places in the world. Our team of intrepid travel advisors were treated to the thrill of walking with lions at Casela Nature Park. […]

Special feature: Jura Lodge on the Isle of Jura, Scotland, UK

Special feature: Jura Lodge on the Isle of Jura, Scotland, UK

We have just returned from an utterly unique and memorable stay on the remote Scottish island of Jura.  Our first glimpse of the island and its three Paps was just before touching down on our flight from Glasgow to Islay. From there, it was a short drive and a ferry crossing before reaching Jura. We […]

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

Most people go on holiday for rest. However, there is a group of tourists who do not seek rest, but thrills on their holiday. This type of person seeks a large injection of adrenalin, of which bungee jumping provides probably the biggest dosage of any sporting activity. Bungee jumping is the kind of activity that […]

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, it’s hard get away from summer’s annoying — and at times downright oppressive — heat and humidity. As a former resident of Charleston, South Carolina, I can attest to the crankiness that takes over in June and lasts until late September, when daily life becomes a […]

Choose the safari that is right for you

Choose the safari that is right for you

When people consider African safaris they may immediately envision a rough and tumble trek through the wilderness in a battled hardened 4×4. Though certainly this iconic and rather romantic image can still be re-enacted by travellers today, thanks to the burgeoning popularity of Southern Africa as a holiday destination the modern safari encounter offers a […]

African safaris for families

African safaris for families

An African safari is a great way for a family to reconnect with each other.  In the developed world our existence is so influenced by the media and material wealth.  We very rarely have the time to relax with our families and enjoy each other’s company without interruptions and distractions.  Even when we do go […]

Safari in style in Kenya

Safari in style in Kenya

So, you’re thinking of a Kenyan safari? Forget bumping along interminable red dusty roads for hours in a minibus convoy. Leave behind the herd of striped vans gathered around a bored lion. Don’t even think about staying in a three star hotel in the Masai Mara. Instead hop into a small plane with a bush […]

Experience the sensual adventure of a luxury African safari

Experience the sensual adventure of a luxury African safari

Are you tired of the predictable kind of getaway where each moment is a copy of somewhere else and truly forgettable? Are you aching for a “once in a lifetime” experience that stays with you for years? Then stop looking at brochures for Bermuda or some Greek isle, and consider something on the adventurous side […]

Gorillas out of the mist

Gorillas out of the mist

Of all the sights one might uncover on an African safari, for me, perhaps the most haunting and memorable is an encounter with a Ugandan Mountain Gorilla. Few experiences can compare to the sheer wonder and humbling awe of witnessing these creatures in the wild. It was the famous American naturalist George Schaller who said […]

6 of the world's most luxurious diving destinations

6 of the world’s most luxurious diving destinations

For the discerning traveller, diver or not, who has money to spend and wants the very best, these six destinations offer an incomparable level of service, style, and of course diving. So dream awhile, and casting all financial concerns aside, enjoy that lottery moment and consider which are the most spoiling and amazing destinations where […]

Elephants in southern Thailand must do their 'business' on state toilets

Elephants in southern Thailand must do their ‘business’ on state toilets

Luxury elephant tours in southern Thailand are in jeopardy after local government officials have declared that elephants may no longer foul the main routes used for tourist treks as it is “hazardous to human health”. Instead, elephants will have to do their business on specially-designed toilets scattered along the main tourist trails.  We spoke to […]

Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists' safari

Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists’ safari

Celebrated wildlife portrait pro Martin Aveling has joined forces with luxury travel consultancy Africa House Safaris for a one-off artists’ safari in Kenya this summer. The 12-day holiday will be a welcome return to Africa for Martin, who lived on the continent during many of his childhood years. It was there that his love of […]

Alaskan travel and encounters with bears

Alaskan travel and encounters with bears

Fishing the Pacific Northwest is not only amazing, but provides encounters with wildlife you simply do not expect. Here is a little story of our Alaska travel trip that my travel friend and I experienced last summer in the Saskatchewan. My friend is really into sports fishing, so we had booked a stay at the […]

4 of the most indulgent winter activities in Chamonix

4 of the most indulgent winter activities in Chamonix

Every winter tourists flock to Chamonix’s freshly powdered slopes. With an impressive backdrop of Mont Blanc’s towering peak and an abundance of snow-coated slopes, it is little wonder that this Chamonix stands as the queen of the Alps and a snow-dome mecca for skiing fanatics. However, this winter wonderland has a lot more to offer […]

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Situated in the heart of the Kenyan bush you’ll discover the unique hotel of Giraffe Manor. Surrounded by 140 square acres of indigenous bush, Giraffe Manor may seem a little out of the way but in reality it’s only a 20 kilometres drive from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The Manor – which was built in […]

Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled escape at the luxurious Castlemartyr Resort

Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled escape at the luxurious Castlemartyr Resort

Add a slice of adventure to your life with an adrenaline-filled short break at the luxurious five-star Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork, Ireland. Stay for two nights in a deluxe room, including breakfast both mornings, and experience the beautiful coastline and surrounding countryside of East Cork from a different perspective by taking part in an […]