Category: Africa & Middle East

Kayaking at Anse Peniche

Island Getaways Seychelles

One minute I’m swimming past sunshine yellow banana rays, Phoebe the turtle and friendly black-tipped sharks, and the next I’m rescuing marooned honeymooners on Coco Island. A kayak rescue mission…

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Take a breather at Mondrian Doha

The first ESPA in Qatar opens this month at Mondrian Doha, a sprawling 1,950-square metre area of relaxation and holistic care. The exquisitely designed spa by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders…

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Réunion’s coast as seen from the helicopter

Le Reunion Island: where the ocean meets the sky

From where I stood, I could see the horizon of the Indian Ocean seamlessly meet azure skies. Réunion Island was made of so many diverse elements and yet they smoothly…

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Be part of the landscape with horse safaris across the Okavango Delta

Botswana: breaking the mould

Botswana is the secret safari Africa has tucked under her belt, a place where the delta yawns, the sky floods, and the wildlife is best seen on horseback or helicopter.…

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Stone Town, Zanzibar's Port (By Nick Johanson

Zanzibar’s special history and raw beauty

One foot on the soil of Zanzibar and you instantly know that you’ve fallen in love with Africa. Zanzibar Archipelago’s Unguja Island, east of Tanzania, popularly referred to as Zanzibar,…

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Selly Raby Kane’s truth trees adorned the Artscape piazza in 2017

Innovation through creativity at Design Indaba festival

Art lovers in the African continent have something to look forward to in the form of the Design Indaba Festival. Held annually in Cape Town, South Africa since 1995, the…

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Le Saint Geran La Pointe Pool Beach

African blues

With the mere mention of this profoundly diverse continent, the visuals that immediately spring to mind are thrilling wildlife safaris in national parks and delightfully observing elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests,…

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The Bulgari Suite Living Room

Ultimate Bulgari extravagance

In the fashion world, Bulgari is synonymous with the elegance of luxury, and not surprisingly, in the hospitality industry as well. The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai debuts this December…

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Bubble Lodge Exterior & Interior

Igloo living in Mauritius

Say goodbye to your troubles while inside the Bubble Lodge in Mauritius. Your unique stay begins in a private bubble, complete with stunning views of the impossibly star-filled sky. Bubble…

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Sanctuary Bains boasts only five suites and a flurry of stars

Botswana – luxury safaris breaking the mould

Botswana is the secret safari Africa has tucked under her belt, a place where the delta yawns, the sky floods, and the wildlife is best seen on horseback or helicopter.…

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