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Seychelles' Original Five-Star Resort Is Still One of the Island Country’s Best

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Asia may have Bali and the Maldives, but Africa has the Seychelles. An archipelago just off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles are blessed with powder-white beaches, lush rainforest canopies, and winding roadways that hug unending picturesque coastlines. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, the Aldabra, the once-dubbed “Garden of Eden,” and the Vallee de Mai, are major draws to this island with a population just over 90,000.

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The Once-Forgotten and Beautiful Country of Zimbabwe is Making a Slow Comeback, Know the Facts Before Going

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Zimbabwe has been in the news a lot recently, but not in terms of travel. By now, most know that the landlocked country was the scene of Cecil the Lion’s death. But if you've really been paying attention, you know that it has also been making headline for being the scene of one of the worst cases of inflation in modern history. 

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Segera Retreat in Kenya Takes Safari Lodging to a Whole New Level

Oct 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Laikipia, Africa, sitting east of the Great Rift Valley and west of Mount Kenya, is known for its conservation efforts and luxurious safari tourism. It has also long been a hotspot for wealthy travelers and is considered one of Kenya’s best safari regions. Hidden among the area’s woodlands, grasslands and riverbeds is Segera Retreat, a luxury lodge covering 50,000 acres of African wilderness.

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Ellerman House is an Elegant Departure From Big Brand Hotels in Cape Town

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

South Africa is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Because of its beautiful landscapes, premier surf breaks, bustling nightlife and safari adventures available, Cape Town is undoubtedly the region’s golden child. While the area is dotted with its fair share of luxury accommodations, there's one boutique property that has all the amenities of a big-brand hotel, but with the size and feel of a homey residential abode.

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Go Gorilla Trekking Above the Clouds in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Some of the world’s best destinations are often the hardest to reach. Uganda is one such place. A landlocked country in East Africa, Uganda has stunning terrain that ranges from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the shores of massive Lake Victoria. Roads are decent in some areas, but in others, such as to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a skilled driver and off-road vehicle are required.

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Your First South African Safari: Where to Stay, What to Pack & What to Expect

Jun 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri  |  2 Comments

With more and more couples, families and singles traveling to South Africa to experience the adventure and magic of a true safari, many wonder where to stay, what to pack and what to expect. For most people, the closest they have ever come to a three-ton elephant has been at their local zoo.

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Romantic Marrakech: What to See & Do While Vacationing With Your Lover

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Long sought after by rock 'n' roll legends such as The Rolling Stones and the Beatles, Morocco has been known as an international playground for the well-heeled jet-set crowd. These days it has become a top destination for honeymooners, lovers and anyone looking for a romantic getaway full of plenty of activities to keep that spark alive.

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From Hollywood to Morocco: Actress Linda Kozlowski Gives Us Her Must-Dos in the African City

Feb 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

You may recognize Linda Kozlowski from her role as Sue Charlton in the popular 1980’s Crocodile Dundee movie trilogy. But these days, following her divorce from husband and actor Paul Hogan of 24 years, Kozlowski is more focused on Morocco than Hollywood. In the fall of 2014, Kozlowski combined her love of the African country with her passion for travel and formed Dream My Destiny, a luxury bespoke tour company designed to give travelers a customized vacation in Morocco.

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A Peek At Ultra-Luxe Segera Retreat in Kenya

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Laikipia, Africa, sitting east of the Great Rift Valley and west of Mount Kenya, is known for its conservation efforts and luxurious safari tourism. It has also long been a hotspot for wealthy travelers and is considered one of Kenya’s best safari regions. Hidden among the area’s woodlands, grasslands and riverbeds is Segera Retreat, a luxury lodge covering 50,000 acres of African wilderness.

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Fairmont Kenya and Raffles Praslin Seychelles Partner on African Getaway

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Fairmont Hotels and Raffles have come together to create a wilderness infused getaway that will take guests from luxury glamping and tropical gardens in Kenya to a private villa escape in Seychelles.

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Asilia Africa's Luxury Safari Camp Relocates for the Great Migration in Tanzania

Jul 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Asilia Africa's latest glamping destination offers up an enriching safari that moves with the great migration through Tanzania in an outdoor experience that's embracing luxury living on the open Serengeti. Opened July 1, the Kimondo Migration Camp relocates to offer adventurous travelers the best access to wildlife herds year round. 

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Azura on Benguerra Island: The African Beach Retreat Giving Back to its Community

Jun 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Benguerra Island isn’t the easiest beach destination to reach in Africa, but once you arrive on the unspoiled island with a population of 2,000, it’s easy to realize that the trip was well worth it. Located off the coast of Vilanculos, Mozambique, Benguerra Island (pronounced Ben-gwer-a) is only accessible via helicopter or private plane, which is its own mini-adventure offering picturesque views of the Indian Ocean and small villages below during the short 15-minute flight.

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Virgin Limited Edition Makes Giving Back Easy With Pack for a Purpose Program

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, is no doubt a refuge for the ultra-wealthy, as rates for low season range between USD $585 a night to a little over USD $3,000 per night for the three-bedroom Master Suite. Morocco on the other hand, is a country stricken with hardship as four million people currently live below the poverty line. 

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Mauritius Growing as an Investment Hub Due to Tax-Friendly Government

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The island nation of Mauritius is now being considered a "Safe and Reliable Investment Hub," due to its good governance and social, political, ethical and economic stability. It’s current status has also landed it the top spot in the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2013 for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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6 Countries, 1 Continent and a DC-3 Plane: Is Travcoa's African Vacation the Ultimate Safari?

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Seems to be that everyone is heading to Africa this year, with so many trips promising to be “The Trip of a Lifetime,” it can be hard to navigate through the ones that may actually be THE best. Most getaways will get you to “The Birthplace of Humanity,” but when looking at a vacation itinerary, be sure to see what other perks the company is offering on the trip and weigh it against others.

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