Africa & Indian Ocean Travel Articles

The Saxon Unveils Renovated Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

The Saxon Unveils Renovated Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Johannesburg’s Sandhurst neighborhood has unveiled the newly renovated Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite, in honor of the late president and philanthropist.

Thomson Safaris Offers New Taste of Tanzania Itinerary

Thomson Safaris Offers New Taste of Tanzania Itinerary

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.

At The Royal Livingstone, the Zambian Safari Surrounds You

At The Royal Livingstone, the Zambian Safari Surrounds You

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.

An Escape to Zanzibar's Baraza Resort and Spa

An Escape to Zanzibar's Baraza Resort and Spa

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.

Iconic Le Quartier Francais re-opens following refurbishment

Iconic Le Quartier Francais re-opens following refurbishment

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.

Africa’s Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort - A hidden gem you need to discover

Africa’s Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort - A hidden gem you need to discover

The Swahili word for welcome, karibu, is etched in sand in front of my private beach villa at the luxury Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort—and I indeed feel very welcomed.

Cherish the Old and Discover the New in Johannesburg

Cherish the Old and Discover the New in Johannesburg

Over the past few years, Johannesburg has emerged and grown to become a point of interest waiting to be discovered by travelers, making it a must-see destination in 2019.

Visit 5 African Countries on a 10 day Journey

Visit 5 African Countries on a 10 day Journey

This spectacular journey begins in Johannesburg, South Africa where guests will arrive into the airport and transferred to the Melrose Arch Hotel.

Do Reindeer Safari in the Serengeti?

Do Reindeer Safari in the Serengeti?

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.

The Royal Portfolio to Open Exclusive Safari Lodge, the Farmstead at Royal Malewane

The Royal Portfolio to Open Exclusive Safari Lodge, the Farmstead at Royal Malewane

The Royal Portfolio has announced that the The Farmstead, an exclusive new safari lodge at Royal Malewane - The Royal Portfolio's iconic first property - in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park will open May 1, 2019.

Bushmans Kloof Introduces Cederberg House

Bushmans Kloof Introduces Cederberg House

Bushmans Kloof, the multi-award-winning wilderness escape in South Africa, recently opened an elegant and architecturally distinctive private villa on the property.

How to Have a Majestic Experience in Cape Town

How to Have a Majestic Experience in Cape Town

Ever wondered why Telegraph UK voted Cape town as the world best city? Its coastal lifestyle, scenic beauty, and its diverse history are some of the things that make it the world's favorite place to visit.

Timbuktu Launches 'Do It Yourself' Safari Planning

Timbuktu Launches 'Do It Yourself' Safari Planning

Timbuktu, a travel planning startup based in Cape Town, South Africa, is officially launching in the US today, an interactive experience where travelers can fully customize their once-in-a-lifetime safari trips.

10 Best Tourist Sites to Visit in Ghana

10 Best Tourist Sites to Visit in Ghana

Here we reveal ten of the best tourist sites in Ghana that are a must for your travel itinerary.

Tanzania wildfires likely to affect annual wildebeest migration to Kenya

Tanzania wildfires likely to affect annual wildebeest migration to Kenya

Tanzanian authorities said the fires were meant to regenerate the vegetation. Kenyan tour guides questioned the timing of the wildfires.