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A Jewel in the Indian Ocean – Zuri Zanzibar to Open May 2018

Zuri Zanzibar

Steeped in culture and history, Zanzibar is stepping out of the shadow of the archetypal Indian Ocean island retreats of the Seychelles and Maldives to emerge as must-visit destination on the 2018 wanderlist. Cementing this status is the arrival of Zuri Zanzibar, a new Design Hotels™ member which masterfully draws upon contemporary design and sustainable architecture to create an atmosphere…

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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Named Africa’s Best Safari Experience

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve’s Ecca Lodge, located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, outshone some of the continent’s finest safari lodges and experiences at the 2018 Safari Awards on 6 November in London. Nominated as the Award’s overall winner, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge was named Africa’s Best Safari Experience. Judged by a panel of 15 of the most highly-respected, knowledgeable independent tour…

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Sanctuary Retreats Unveils New Safari Camp in the Serengeti

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp - Classi safari tent

Luxury safari specialist Sanctuary Retreats will launch the exclusive new Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp in Tanzania in December 2017. This extraordinary new escape, which will be based in three set locations across the Serengeti, offers guests an unrivaled, front row experience of the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains…

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A Private Villa on the Plains, Singita Serengeti House Redesigned

Singita Serengeti House

Now reopened after an extensive redesign, Singita Serengeti House embodies sophisticated, off-the-grid living in one of Africa’s most iconic conservation areas. Singita’s driving force has been the preservation and protection of large areas of pristine wilderness and thus the result is unrivaled sightings of high concentrations of game in this part of the Serengeti throughout the year. Refined, yet luxuriously…

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Experience the New Kifalme Spa Ritual at Four Seasons Serengeti

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti spa

Surrounded by some of the world’s most incredible nature among the vast Serengeti Plains, Four Seasons Safari Lodge is the perfect setting to disconnect and find restoration, with the new Kifalme Ritual harnessing one of Africa’s best known superfruits to deliver on whole body rejuvenation. Named Kifalme, which is Swahili for “royal,” the ritual’s name stems from the incorporation of baobab…

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Must book holiday travel: India, Europe, Brazil, Southern Africa and more

Lake Pichola hotel night

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has a handful of new holiday itineraries to expected and quite unexpected destinations around the globe. From a Carnival-like New Year’s at Copacabana Beach and game drives across the Okavango Delta to the five-star Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair and Christmas morning in magical Vienna, A&K’s holiday offers suit every type of traveler this season. For a limited time, guests can…

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Alphonse Island, Seychelles, Launches Unique Bush & Beach Experience

Alphonse Island aerial

Alphonse Island (www.alphonse-island.com), one of the Indian Ocean’s most exclusive, pristine and remote island resorts, has joined with a luxury Masai Mara safari camp, Cottar’s Safari Service to create a unique Bush and Beach experience. Guests spend a week on the luxurious and breathtakingly beautiful, Alphonse Island, sunbathing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean…

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Cape Grace Hotel’s Bascule Bar Launches Locally-inspired Cocktails

Cape Grace Bascule Bar

Requiring no introduction, Bascule Bar in Cape Town has created a reputation all of its own. Part of the iconic Cape Grace Hotel, recently named one of the “Top City Hotels in Africa” in the Travel and Leisure 2017 World Best Awards, the bar in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred yacht marina is popular with trendy Capetonians and visitors alike. Offering…

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Angama Mara Named Top Outdoor Adventure Hotel in the World

Angama Mara

AFAR magazine has announced the winners of the annual 2017 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards, naming Kenya’s premier luxury safari lodge Angama Mara as the number one hotel in the world in its “Top Outdoor Adventure Hotels” category, an honor bestowed by the publication’s readers. This year, readers cast close to 40,000 votes in the annual AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotels survey,…

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