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Manta Resort Boasts Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

“Sleeping with the fishes” is taking on a new meaning at Manta Resort, and thankfully, a more enjoyable one at that. The African property located on Pemba Island, a Tanzanian destination, is giving travelers a new way to get up close and personal with the Indian Ocean’s marine life.

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South Africa's Singita Castleton Opens as Luxurious New Safari Lodge

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Singita, the South African safari company known for its collection of eco-friendly luxury lodges, has added an alluring new property to its portfolio. Singita Castleton, located in the heart of the 45,000-acre Sabi Sand Game Reserve, was formerly the private home of company founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather. The chic retreat, which consists of a main house and six individual cottages, may only be booked on an exclusive-use basis.

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Africa's Wealthiest Billionaire Resides in Nigeria & Tops the Wealth-X's 2013 List

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Nigeria, Africa may not conjure up images of gold and sparkling palaces like Abu Dhabi or Singapore, but if you’re Aliko Mohammed Dangote — the wealthiest man in Africa with a personal fortune of USD $17 billion — that is exactly the place you’ll call home. A self-made business tycoon, he tops the Wealth-X list of Africa’s wealthiest individuals joining nine of the top 10 individuals whose combined fortune comes out to around USD $73.2 billion.

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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa Adds One More Reason to Visit East Africa

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Joining the array of privately owned and resort-affiliated luxury villas in East Africa’s Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will be ready to welcome in guests in February 2014. Opening 11 residences with private swimming pools, the new resort will be offering travelers a chance to experience the semi-autonomous city through the lens of its tropical oasis villas.

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Extraordinary Journeys Packs a Month's Worth of Ethiopia Into 8 Days

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

One of the most frustrating things about being on vacation is trying to fit everything into that one short stay. It seems you never have the time to see and do everything you’d like to and you may never have the chance to return. Extraordinary Journeys (EJ)—specializing in bespoke African tours—knows it’s not that often people get to travel around this captivating continent. So, to help get the most out of your time there, they’ve has taken their offerings to new heights…literally.... Read More

Extraordinary Journeys Packs a Month's Worth of Ethiopia Into 8 Days

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

One of the most frustrating things about being on vacation is trying to fit everything into that one short stay. It seems you never have the time to see and do everything you’d like to and you may never have the chance to return. Extraordinary Journeys (EJ)—specializing in bespoke African tours—knows it’s not that often people get to travel around this captivating continent. So, to help get the most out of your time there, they’ve has taken their offerings to new heights…literally.... Read More

Four Seasons Expands its Collection in South Africa with New Johannesburg Hotel

Jul 31, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury hotelier Four Seasons has a new destination in Africa. The firm just signed a long-term management agreement with the owners of The Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The property is set on a cliffside garden estate in the northern suburbs of the city. It closed on June 30 to undergo significant enhancements including new construction and will reopen in the second quarter of 2014 as Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg.... Read More

The Game Lodge at The End of The World: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

If you think that taking an African safari might be roughing it, you haven’t taken one with the South African company andBeyond. Sure, you may get a little dusty out in an open land cruiser on the Serengeti, but when you arrive back at camp, and enter your enormous state-of-the art suite bathroom with its mahogany walls, stone floor, Oriental rugs and chandelier over the freestanding bathtub, you’ll be put at ease by seeing that your personal butler has drawn your bath and surrounded your robe and slippers with rose petals.... Read More

$800K African Safari Via Private Plane From Extraordinary Journeys

Jun 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Luxury bespoke safari company Extraordinary Journeys is offering a 36-day African expedition of a lifetime for four people at a total cost of $810,000. The extravagant experience includes travel via private plane and the exclusive services of renowned private guide Mark Homan, one of the most sought after safari leaders on the continent.... Read More

Perfect Your Downward Facing Dog on a Yoga Safari in the Serengeti

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Extraordinary Journeys is teaming up with ecotourism company Asilia Africa to offer a truly exhilarating, yet relaxing Tanzanian luxury vacation. During their Yoga Safari, you will experience the excitement of sleeping in close proximity to the River Mara, full of violently territorial hippopotamus and sneering crocodiles. Not to worry, twice-daily yoga should bring you back to center. Extraordinary Journeys tailors the yoga portion of your safari to fit your level of expertise, so that even beginners can enjoy a sun salutation or two, welcoming the orb as it blazes up from the Serengeti every morning.... Read More

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Now Open in Tanzania

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania is now open for visitors looking to experience wildlife up close and personal. The Lodge is the first Four Seasons in Sub-Saharan Africa, with more properties to follow.... Read More

What to Pack for an African Safari

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

It happened—you decided your life was lacking true excitement and the only cure is an authentic African safari complete with leopards, buffalo and elephants, live in the flesh. Up until now, you might've only seen such creatures on TV or behind secure fencing, so this is going to be quite the exhilarating travel experience.... Read More

Follow in Jack Hanna's Footsteps on This 11-Day African Safari

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

With one show airing for fifteen years, and another in its sixth season, American Zookeeper Jack Hanna is well loved by animals and people alike. His series Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild recently made an appearance in Africa, and Orient-Express Safaris wants others less fortunate than the world-traveler to relive the episodes through an 11-day journey into the “Heart of Africa with Jack Hanna.” The excursion allows wildlife-enthusiasts and thrill-seekers the opportunity to venture into the African wilderness without sacrificing the everyday luxuries of Western civilization.... Read More

The Delano Marrakech Now Open

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The eagerly anticipated Delano Marrakech has just opened on September 21, with rates starting around $450 a night. The luxury hotel also has a restaurant by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Michel Rostang and a Mediterranean Italian concept from Giancarlo Morelli.... Read More

The First Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tunisia to Open Late 2014

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  2 Comments

Opening late 2014, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s newest addition, Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage, will be quite the property. Located adjacent to the Presidential Palace and steps from Carthage’s ancient ruins, the location is prime for culture and luxury travel to converge on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.... Read More

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