Category: Africa & Middle East

Zuri Zanzibar Beach

Zuri Zanzibar Recasts Tourist Into Traveller

They had me at pods. Meaning beautiful in Swahili, 'Zuri' Zanzibar’s sensual spice garden invites guests to experience the island’s past while providing a peaceful meditative present. Relax in Zuri…

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Balancing rocks outside of Harare

Hunting Cultural Treasures In African Rock Art

“Africa’s rock art is the common heritage of all Africans, but it is more than that. It is the common heritage of humanity.” ––President Nelson Mandela. Zimbabwe Newsletter Leave this…

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Aerial view of Mauritius island panorama and famous Le Morne Brabant mountain, beautiful blue lagoon and underwater waterfall by Myroslava

History and nature takes centre stage in Mauritius

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the southeast coast of Africa is Mauritius. Lagoons, coral reefs, and clean beaches are enough to attract the attention of many vacationers, but it’s…

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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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Mondrian-Doha-Pool

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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