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The Best Time to Go on Safari in Africa by Month

Best Time to Go on Safari in Africa

Since moving to South Africa, going on safari has become one of my favorite things to do. From South Africa to Kenya and beyond, the continent has such raw, natural beauty. And Africa has way more diversity than you might think!

Far from a one size fits all experience, you can choose the best safari experience in Africa for you and your travel style.

I’ve been lucky enough to explore the African bush a few times and experience some of the best safari destinations in Africa. I absolutely adore interacting nature this way and seeing animals in their natural habitats.

Of course, if you’re a shutterbug like yours truly, an African safari is a must. You’ll be traveling through some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. African safari photography will take your snaps to the next lev...

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An insider’s guide to Africa’s top 10 best-kept secrets

The truth is, anyone who has been on safari will tell you to go exactly where they went?-?because here is a fun little secret; everyone has an amazing time on safari. A lot of people therefore flock to the famous names to check them off a list, whilst casually glossing over some of the lesser-known and most spectacular experiences on the continent.

After travelling far and wide in Africa, I have compiled together my favourite pockets of true wilderness which hopefully might inspire you to get well and truly off that beaten tourist track on your next adventure.

1. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Ruaha is magnificent. Burnt red earth studded with towering, ancient baobabs?—? you could go here simply to marvel at the raw and unruly landscapes...

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Top 5 destinations for a luxury honeymoon

From dining under the stars at a lantern-lit beach table to sipping champagne from a private infinity pool and watching wildlife from a safari camp, a honeymoon is a chance to head on what is truly your dream luxury holiday. So, we’ve picked out some of the very best places to celebrate after your big day – whatever your ideal romantic getaway may be. Here are just five of our favourite destinations and luxury hotels perfect for kicking off your happily ever after.

South East Asia

From private-pool luxuries to gourmet cuisine and stylish but excellent-value hotels, t...

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The Best Destinations to Travel to in August

best destinations august

Summer is going to be in full swing soon enough, and for those that want to plan the ultimate trip to finish off the sunny season—August is the best time to visit countless destinations around the globe!

However, there are a few places that aren’t so ideal. Many European hotspots are abandoned in August while the locals go on holiday. In Paris, for example, small boutiques and restaurants often close as Parisians explore the countryside…so you really won’t get much of the local flair.

Meanwhile, other destinations come alive with sun-soaked festivals or rare opportunities to glimpse typically frozen-over terrains.

Where are you going to end your summer?

Here are the best destinations to visit in August!

Newfoundland

Here’s a hidden gem for your bucket list! Newfoundland is...

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The Best Destinations to Travel to in May

The Best Destinations to Travel to in May

Forget about summer vacation! May is one of the best times to visit some of the best destinations around the world. You’ll get lovely weather without the crowds that come with June and July, and there are plenty of flight and accommodation deals!

Ready to spread your wings after a long winter? Here are some of the best places to visit in May.

Lipari, Sicily

Sicily

I absolutely adore Italy and would rank it amongst the most beautiful places in the world. May is the perfect time to visit when the weather is warm, but the rest of Europe isn’t quite ready for their summer sojourns.

I visited Sicily with Yacht Week Italy and fell head over heels in love. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean, and it’s at its prime in May.

The weather is already warm enough for ...

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6 amazing things about Botswana

Back when Prince Harry was wooing his now-wife Meghan Markle, a key ingredient in his recipe for romance was an African safari. More specifically, an African safari in Botswana. Perhaps it was the unparalleled thrill of being in the wild or the romance of the setting he took her to. Perhaps it was the secrecy with which the entire trip unfolded. Perhaps it was the shared magic of an African sunset. Whatever it was, the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex ended up married… and Botswana will forever be known as a country where real-life princes and princesses fall in love.

But the real magic of this tiny southern African country lies in the stories relatively untold. The remarkable people, places and phenomena. And of those, there are plenty.

1. Five-star, luxurious solitude

Looking to escape...

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10-Day Botswana Itinerary

10 day itinerary for botswana

Botswana is one of the top safari destinations in Africa. The country boasts an incredible landscape that’s home to natural wonders like the Okavango Delta, luxury safari lodges and massive herds of elephants, zebra, kudu and more!

Here is my 10-day Botswana itinerary!

3 Nights at Jack’s Camp

Located in the northeast of Botswana, Jack’s Camp is easy to get to with direct flights from Muan Airport and back.

It’s a secluded lodge that sits on one million acres of reserve. There’s no electricity or WiFi, making it the perfect destination for a digital detox and an exceptional safari experience!

For the next few days, you’ll stay in tents that look like they’re straight out of the 1940s...

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5 of the hottest hotel openings in southern Africa in 2019

With the ever growing demand for luxury travel, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that there is a growing number of luxury hotels opening too. Southern Africa is not missing the boat with several new openings in 2019. Here are 5 of the hottest hotel openings which you need to put on your “to do” list.

The Farmstead, Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

This new project which will be the newest addition to the famous Royal Portfolio is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park and where the wildlife roams freely between the two areas...

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Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of East and Southern Africa in particular on the tourism map. And in 2019, some absolutely extraordinary new properties are scheduled to open. Not only are they incredibly luxurious, but they’re imaginative, too, and will open up new areas of the continent for the most discerning of visitors.

These are the five openings I’m awaiting with great anticipation ...

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5 of the world’s best destinations for a digital detox

Having mini computers in our pockets is one of the amazing things about the age in which we live. Information about anything is literally at our fingertips, and it’s never been easier to connect with friends and family. Not to mention, you can plan your travel adventures from wherever you are! But in this fast-paced world, with constant distraction from devices, it’s important to disconnect every once in a while—to look up from our screens and immerse ourselves in the sounds and sights of our planet...

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