Thomson Safaris, the leading luxury safari operator in Tanzania, has announced a brand-new itinerary for 2019, which will highlight the best of the country's wildlife, and explore its rich culture from a culinary perspective, including a visit to the "spice island" of Zanzibar.
I’ve arrived at The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara, I can’t stop smiling. Right outside the breezy open-area reception are a pair of zebras, lazily munching on grass and completely un-interested in the continued gasps of happy onlookers.
The island of Zanzibar has had a spicy history. Out in the Indian ocean, off the coast of Tanzania, it has for centuries been a key trading post, attracting Arab traders, Portuguese sailors, Persian settlers, British colonists, Bantu people and more, all leaving their influences on everything from architecture to food.
The iconic – and ever-popular – boutique hotel Le Quartier Français, part of the Leeu Collection, located in Franschhoek in the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, has now completed its 18-month-long, ZAR 72 million (approximately £4 million) refurbishment and expansion.
For a festive vacation like no other, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has a calendar of activities lined up for this Christmas and New Year holidays, all serving as the perfect complement to days out on safari in the Serengeti National Park.