We know, we know: Tanzania is rightly famous for being one of the best places to spot lions, cheetahs and leopards, while its wetlands and grassy plains boast an even larger cast of characters, including zebras, elephants and giraffes. But the country’s bestial bounty extends well beyond its most famous residents. Get to know a few of the lesser-known – but equally spectacular – animals to keep an eye out for when visiting Tanzania.
South Africa is one of the most exciting wine regions these days, especially for premium and ultra-premium wines. Though it’s considered a New World wine producer, South Africa’s winemaking heritage reaches back to the 1600s. Recent advances in the wine industry, due greatly to the opening up of export markets in the 1990s, have spurred a quest for quality that we are seeing manifest in very exciting wines hitting the markets today.
The Seychelles is an island-hopping destination. Travellers can explore bigger towns on the main islands (like Mahé, La Digue and Praslin) and experience the French culture of the Seychelles – for a true taste of its cuisine, nightlife, and nature reserves (like Vallée de Mai on Praslin) and markets. Once you’ve had enough of the crowds and cultural activities, you can hop to a private island. It’s here where you can relax and unwind.
A little bit of geology…
The Seychelles is made up of two main geological types. The central island group (including the main island Mahé) is made from granite – a mountainous centre with flat coastal stretches. Often granite boulders frame the shoreline and its pearly white beaches. Seychelles’ outer islands consist of coral from reefs to atolls and are smaller and flat. Over 50% of the total land area is under nature conservation. Now that’s a world record!
We’ve combed through Southern and East African game reserves to find 15 safari lodges that include an extraordinary way to experience safari: plunge pools. Each of these lodges features pools designed to place you as one with the surrounding bush, providing the unmatchable combination of being within meters of wildlife, while enjoying 5 star luxury.
An African Anthology in conjunction with Africa Wild Lodges & Safaris, is delighted to announce the opening of Saguni Safari Lodge in the Khwai Conservancy bordering the Moremi Game Reserve which forms part of the Okavango Delta on 01 August 2018.
Zuri Zanzibar is a brand new resort based on the beautiful white sandy beach of Northern Zanzibar offering a tranquil and relaxed environment. The resort comprises 55 bungalows, suites and villas looking out over the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean.
Africa’s abundant wildlife and her natural beauty are something to behold anyway…but nothing is quite as thrilling or romantic as spending the night under a canopy of twinkling stars with just the vast African wilderness and the sounds of the bush at night (owls, bushbabies, nightjars and even the far-off roar of lions) for company. This is the ultimate safari experience – one where you can feel totally immersed in the magic and romance of Africa with a surprisingly luxurious amenities considering the remote location of your bed! One of the perks of being an expert travel consultant is being sent to remote corners of this incredible continent to find the most extraordinary star beds and sleep-outs; here are our favourite top 10:
Three words you will undoubtedly come across when planning your safari adventure through Africa: The big five. Three words that belong to Africa as much as Kilimanjaro and big skies. But who or what are the big five?