Category: Adventure Travel

New 'Explorers Camp' for kids from Fairmont Scottsdale and National Geographic

New ‘Explorers Camp’ for kids from Fairmont Scottsdale and National Geographic

Navigating a GPS to discover desert creatures, going on a photo safari or meeting real-life explorers, the Fairmont Scottsdale is making this summer an adventure. The luxury resort in Arizona is partnering with National Geographic for the first National Geographic Explorers Camp, exclusively for its overnight guests. From 22nd May to 7th September 2009, the […]

Hollywood star Christian Slater returns to Ulusaba

Hollywood star Christian Slater returns to Ulusaba

As part of his ongoing support of Virgin Unite, the not for profit foundation of the Virgin Group, actor Christian Slater returned to Ulusaba, Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve in South Africa, last week to visit a new classroom built at the Jeremiah Crèche, which he, Branson and guests of Ulusaba and Leopard Hill’s […]

Learn a little with The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii's latest adventure package

Learn a little with The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii’s latest adventure package

A luxury AAA Four Diamond resort, The  Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is  offering a new adventure package which  includes admission to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, plus you can enrol in one of the many classes offered by the Hawaii Volcanoes Institute, an educational arm of the Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and a non-profit organisation […]

Hire a Harley with Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona

Hire a Harley with Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona

Do lazy days lounging by the pool leave you yearning for some fast-paced excitement? Action-loving guests at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona can hire one of a selection of top of the range Harley-Davidson ® motorcycles for some adrenaline-pumping fun – what better way to discover the sunny Costa del Sol and beyond?   The […]

Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge, India

Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge, India

andBEYOND (formerly CC Africa) has opened its third jungle safari lodge India and welcomed its first guests last December. Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge features just 12 luxurious stone cottages and is situated a mere 50km from the renowned temples of Khajuraho – a World Heritage Site featuring erotic sculpture dating back 1,000 years. Pashan […]

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Cumbria is arguably Britain’s number one cycling and mountain biking destination and for good reason. With quiet country lanes and hundreds of miles of off-road trails covering everything from easy rides to severe mountain challenges, there is something to suit all abilities. The Lake District also boasts dramatic natural scenery punctuated with pretty villages, plenty […]

The Australia Way

The Australia Way

‘Australia‘, a newly-released film,  tells the story of an English aristocrat, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) and a rough-hewn cattle driver (Hugh Jackman), who drive a 1,500 herd of cattle across Northern Australia; and it is putting the country well and truly on the tourist map in a manner not seen since the days of […]

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 […]