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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

Sofitel So Mauritius Lets Guests Escape to a Natural Island Oasis

Jul 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For an exotic dream vacation away from the ordinary, head to the Sofitel So Mauritius. Located in the midst of a deep blue lagoon and enveloped by lush vegetation, there is no other place in the world quite like it.

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Luxury Villas in South Africa | Pezula Castle is Great for Nature Lovers

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Pezula Private Castle in Noetzie Beach, Knysna is the height of luxury villas, allowing guests a completely private vacation that is unparalleled. Pezula is located in South Africa on the edges of Knysna, which is known for its unending beauty and flourishing animal sanctuaries, Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland, and Birds of Eden, giving visitors rare opportunities to get up close to Africa's wildlife. With such a unique location, the Pezula Private Castle is specifically designed to transport guests to another world.... Read More

Stargazing in the World's Best Romantic Vacation Destinations

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  1 Comment

There is nothing quite like looking to the night sky. From the front porch of your favorite ranch to the sandy shores of luxury resorts and spas around the world, here at the top places to go stargazing.... Read More

Zambezi Queen Safari Cruise Offers Wild, African Adventure

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Zambezi Queen from AmaWaterways is a luxury boat designed with specifications that make it perfect for cruising on the Chobe River in Botswana, Africa. This area of the country is the place to see regional wildlife and inspiring landscapes. The Zambezi Queen can hold 28 passengers, providing stately rooms and suites with luxury amenities.... Read More

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