Posts Tagged“Africa”

Hidden destinations in Africa are off the beaten track and have so much to offer for the ultimate African safari experience. If you are planning an African adventure and want to get back to nature, staying in bush style then a luxury African safari is definitely for you. Remote, small intimate tented camps complimented by wide panoramic views and wildlife that surrounds the camp are only one of many highlights you will love. Outside, bucket showers are refreshing after a day’s game viewing and remind us of how valuable a resource water can be. We have decided to showcase three…

We left northern England last year in early April, fortunate to miss the barrage of snow, sleet and rain that plagued Durham, leaving as many as 10,000 homes across England’s north-east without power. While home was experiencing temperatures as low as 23° Fahrenheit and gale force winds reaching as much as 70mph, my family and I were at the Sharm Resort Hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Sharm el-Sheikh lives up to its name; it is Arabic for “City of Peace”. This coastal city along the Red Sea is located in the Sinai Peninsula at the most southern tip. My husband…

So your wedding is fast approaching but you’re still not sold on the usual honeymoon destinations? Well, we’ve got five of the most upscale and unique honeymooning ideas to satisfy even the royal tastes. Private Island Escape Fregate Island, of the Seychelles, is a private island paradise where high-profile honeymooners come for seclusion and romance away from prying paparazzi. The whole island is split amongst just 16 thatched-roof luxury villas, and has seven of the world’s most pristine beaches, but if you’re really looking for privacy whole island rental is available. It’s a haven for nature lovers, teeming with life on the ground, in the skies…

Every traveler has a different idea when it comes to taking a holiday. For some, the ideal holiday is one that is in a lesser known, off the beaten path destination. For others, the idea of traveling to more touristy destinations and visiting all of the well know sights is the kind of holiday that fits their fancy. But, whatever you may prefer when it comes to a holiday, there are a few destinations out there that simply can’t be missed. Below are 5 different holiday destinations that you just have to visit at least once in your lifetime. A…

Fez, Morocco, is a region of high Islamic reputation, so expect to see mosques and other Islamic inspired and influenced landmarks while touring the area. You can spend the day walking around the town and admiring the place and getting to experience and learn more about the Moroccan culture. Aside from these though, there are other places and things to see and do in the place. Go to School In Fez, you can find the oldest university in the world – the one in Karaouiyine Mosque. Accordingly, the university was constructed sometime in 8 AD. Until now, the University of…

Sharm el-Sheikh is one of Egypt’s most popular resorts and the beautiful beaches, tranquil waters and high temperatures attract visitors all year round. Many visitors choose to spend their time relaxing by the pools and on the beaches, but there is a wealth of exciting sights and activities to enjoy if you know where to look. A trip to Tiran Island A boat trip to Tiran Island is definitely worth leaving the beach for. Tiran is an uninhabited island surrounded by coral reefs and a dazzling array of marine life. The warm waters are crystal clear and perfect for snorkelling…

Trekking For those who love the outdoors, Morocco will be a treat. Whatever part of the country you visit, there is always a remarkable nature trail not too far away. You have the opportunity to pick from different places: you can take a hike through the Atlas mountains, restrict yourself to the scenic Berber highland areas, take on the imposing desert area, or visit the wildlife areas not so far from the sea. Most tourists choose to keep their trekking along the Atlas areas. A walk through the scenic Ourika Valley, taking on the Toubkal peak, or wandering through the…

South Africa has always held a spot in many people’s travel bucket list, which is but normal considering the many beautiful and exotic places and animals that one can see there. When in the country, you certainly must not miss a trip to Johannesburg. It is also referred to as the “City of Gold,” and rightfully so not only because of the rich mineral deposits in the area but the abundance of wonderful tourist attractions as well. Specialty Museums There are many museums in Johannesburg, but there are certain museums that are more special and worth visiting as compared to…

The beautiful city of Algiers is the capital of Algeria, a country located in the northern part of the Africa and is the largest country in the said continent and the Mediterranean. Being the capital, it is but normal to find most if the things that make Algeria great here, like stunning landmarks and architectures for example – some of which are enumerated below. Notre Dame d’Afrique This Catholic basilica was constructed in the later parts of the 1800s, and after some renovations and restorations in 2010, has become more beautiful and worth a trip. The church follows the Neo-Byzantine…

When one hears of South Africa, images of the hot sweltering sun are what usually come to mind. Thus, it is normal for people to look for something to beat the heat, and in Cape Town, the best way to do just that is by taking a dip in one of its many beautiful beaches. Camps Bay This is no doubt one of the most scenic seaside suburbs that one can ever visit. The neat lines of trendy restaurants with their wonderful architecture and international cuisines, and the beautiful backdrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain and the adjacent Tabletop Mountain…