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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

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

Spot Gorillas Around This Luxury Private Villa Rental in Africa

Sep 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

Gorillas. That is the word used to entice escape-seeking tourists to this Kabale villa near Mt. Rwenzori in Western Uganda. And really, what else does an adventure-loving group need on an African luxury vacation? The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom facility potentially houses 14 and is available for the oh-so reasonable price of $19,250 a week.... Read More

Celebrate the Art of Travel at Ellerman House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

When it comes to travel incentives, hotels usually offer items like interesting dining options or special pillows. But what about the artwork that peppers many luxury hotels' walls these days? How about a specific travel package focused on that?... Read More

Glamping & Luxury Safaris in Kenya | Kichwa Tembo Tented Camps

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Glamping has become one of the hottest luxury travel trends over the past few years—up-scale tents nestled into the natural surroundings; eating meals under the stars; getting acquainted with the great outdoors and its indigenous wildlife. Thrill-seekers, families, couples and solo travelers alike have all gotten on board with this new fad. These types of resorts are located on nearly every continent, but if a trip to Africa (and a real safari that doesn't take place at an amusement park) is still on your bucket list, the tented camps of Kichwa Tembo, Kenya are a great place to cross it off.... Read More

Photo Tour of Morocco

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Christine Kirk

Things are not always what they seem, and Morocco is a luxurious travel destination that has been branded in a way that doesn’t do it justice. It is a country steeped rich in Arab culture. As an American, if you don’t have much experience with Arab countries, Morocco is a good place to start. Take a photo tour of this enchanting African country and get to know it a little bit better.... Read More

Morocco Travel | Where to Stay, Eat & Discover Hidden Gems

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Christine Kirk  |  1 Comment

Things are not always what they seem, and Morocco is a luxurious travel destination that has been branded in a way that doesn’t do it justice. Morocco is always billed as a destination with sand dunes as far as the eye can see, and camel rides to dinners in the desert. The Real Housewives TV show and The Sex and the City movie release did little to dispel such images—and instead, simply added Manolo Blahniks to the mix.... Read More

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