Category: Adventure Travel

Bushmans Kloof shines with top tourism awards

Bushmans Kloof has been named among the world’s finest hotels in the Forbes Traveller 400 Best Hotels for 2008/2009, one of the world’s premier lists of deluxe hotels, as determined by a team of 79 distinguished luxury travel experts. At the same time, it has been named among the Top 10 Resorts in Africa in […]

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa –  a company that established a reputation for luxury lodges and safaris across Africa – has grown beyond its African borders – with expansion into India and Latin America –  and changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.

The Mansfield Inn at Stowe

RockResorts International, LLC is going to expand its luxury property collection to the heart of the Northeast with the addition of The Mansfield Inn at Stowe. Nestled in the woods of Stowe, The Mansfield Inn at Stowe will have a number of residences to be sold to third party purchasers.   The property will also […]

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

The meerkats of Africa are wonderful little animals – sociable, approachable, inquisitive, incredibly courageous and fun to watch. They hunt during the day, and will even sometimes climb on top of your head to get a better view of the area. Children out on a meerkat safari love the chance to get close to these […]

Answer the call of the wild

Answer the call of the wild

Heed the call of the wild and experience America’s last frontier. The sheer grandeur of Alaskan vistas will ignite your imagination. Cruise through sparkling fjords or journey inland and catch a glimpse of wild brown bears fishing for giant salmon. Hike through glacial rainforests or take an exhilarating dogsled ride. If you’ve dreamed of wandering […]

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The Great Migration is underway

The Great Migration is underway

The renowned stampede of over two million herbivores across the plains of East Africa is one of the most fantastic spectacles of the natural world. At the moment, the massive herds of wildebeest continue to cross the Mara River and are headed towards the Mara Triangle. As the herds continue to move north, Kichwa Tembo […]

Two new properties in Botswana

Two new properties in Botswana

Two CC Africa lodges in Botswana make their debuts today. They are Xaranna Tented Camp and Xudum Delta Lodge, both in the Okavango Delta.  They both overlook  lagoons that  provide sweeping views of the intricate network of water that fuels the delta, offering a fantastic water and wilderness adventure.   As usual from CCA, the […]

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 […]

Tasmania’s best tourist attraction? Tahune Airwalk

An insight into Tahune Airwalk, one of Tasmania’s best-known attractions.

Pole positions with Silversea

Pole positions with Silversea

Follow in the wake of Scott and Nansen by booking a cruise on the new Silversea expedition ship, Prince Albert II. This state-of-the-art vessel set off for the Arctic last month but will head to the opposite pole later in the year for the summer in the far south.   Luxury on board combines with […]

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 […]

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

A new resort opened in the Vermont last month: Stowe Mountain Lodge.   It lies at the heart of Spruce Peak at Stowe and has 139 rooms with beautiful mountain views.   A 21,000 sq. ft.  spa  includes 18 treatment rooms and therapy pools for those who simply want to relax.   For the more […]

See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

In the Masai Mara,  the migration is beginning. The first zebras – precursors of two million wildebeest – have started to pick their way across the Mara River, a sign that the 2008 migration will be starting early. Olonana is perhaps the Mara’s leading luxury camp and is ideally positioned on the edge of the […]

Maui Adventure Guide Experience from Wailea Beach Resorts

Wailea Beach Villas is offering adventurous souls the chance to explore Maui by canoe, surf and snorkel!   The luxury resort offers private adventure tours by local guide Charlie Fleck. Enjoy a guided hike in a bamboo forest, an outrigger canoe trip, surf lessons and snorkeling at Turtle Town.   The Maui Adventure Guide Experience […]

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Savings of up to 33% can be enjoyed at Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge for stays between now and 26th June 2008,  if avoiding  Fridays and Saturdays and 23rd-25th May 2008. Their Early Bird Spring Weekday promotion starts at just $99 a night for a double, with breakfast included.   This offers an ideal […]