When is the Best Time of Year to Visit South Africa?

Frequently voted as one of the best countries in the world for a long-haul holiday, South Africa is a destination quite unlike any other. Stunning beaches, cosmopolitan cities, an abundance of wildlife, off-the-road-adventures, beautiful hotels, endless sightseeing activities, vibrant flora and fauna, safari game drives, cultural tours, gourmet dining, water-based excursions, wine-tasting tours, whale watching,…

Travel Bucket List 101: Next Stop Namibia

There are few places left in the world where one can truly escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life… but Namibia is one of them. A vast and beautiful country with a tiny population of just 2.48 million inhabitants, Namibia is one of those places where you can drive for hours and not…

August Holidays: Where’s Hot and Where’s Not

August is finally upon us, and if you’ve been waiting until the very last-minute to book your 2017 summer holiday, now is most definitely the time to do it! The world really is you oyster when it comes to travelling at this time of year, but if you want to avoid the mayhem and madness…

Incahuasi Island: A Magical Mirage in the Middle of Salar De Uyuni

A highlight of any trip to Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni is one of the most magical places on earth. The world’s highest salt flat, it stands some 3,656m above sea-level, and spans almost 11,000km² from the Andean city of Uyuni heading southwards towards the border of Chile. Salar de Uyuni was formed over 40,000…

Extreme Sports Holidays: The Biggest Travel Trend of 2017

If you find beach breaks boring, bus tours too organised, and all-inclusive package holidays… well, too inclusive, then you could be the perfect candidate for an extreme sports holiday, which is widely reported to be the biggest travel trend of 2017. From Fat Biking in South Africa and White-Water Kayaking in New Zealand to Wingsuit…

Friday Photoshoot: Sindabezi Island, Victoria Falls Best Kept Secret

There are few places in the world where you can truly escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and be at one with nature, but Sindabezi Island, a romantic retreat in the middle of the Zambezi River, is most definitely one of them. Victoria Falls most exclusive bush camp, Sindabezi Island is only…

12 Day Namibia Overland Adventure: New Tour Released for 2018

Namibia is perhaps, the best place in Africa for an overland adventure, and if you like the idea of exploring the capital city of Windhoek, the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the seaside town of Swakopmund, the Skeleton Coast National Park, the mountains of Damaraland, and the desert-adapted wildlife of Etosha, this newly released escorted tour…

Walking with Lions in the Serengeti Plains

For most travellers, the thrill of seeing lions during their African safari holiday is the highlight of their trip. Every bit as powerful and beautiful in real life as they are on the National Geographic Channel, lions really are the king of the jungle, and yet they are not as easy to find as one…

Climbing Chacaltaya Mountain: A One-Day Adventure from La Paz Bolivia

Situated just 30km from the vibrant and city of La Paz, Chacaltaya Mountain is a must-see attraction for active travellers who want to experience more than just the traditional tourist trails that Bolivia has to offer. Cerro Chacaltaya stands an impressive 5,421m above sea-level, and from 1939 to 2009, it held the title of the…

Friday’s Photoshoot: A Whole Lot of Hippos!

Hippos may not be the most beautiful of creatures in sub-Saharan Africa, and they don’t smell too good either, but there’s something about these fascinating ‘river horses’ that makes me want to watch them for hours and hours. Portly, pudgy, and more than a little bit pungent, the hippopotamus spends most of its day submerged…