Editor’s Note

Many people associate African wildlife vacations with game drives in stunning locations such as South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve. Yet the continent offers much beyond those well-known destinations.Zimbabwe gives you with both luxury accommodation and high quality safari experiences while Rwanda, in East Africa, also offers game drives in the likes of Akagera National Park. The most popular destination within Zimbabwe is the Victoria Falls, also known as Mosioa-Tunya, right on the border with Zambia.From Africa, we head to France.

At the heart of the French Riviera, Cannes beckons, mirrored in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, inviting you to pose on the red carpet leading up to the ‘Palais des Festivals’. With major attractions staged year round, the red carpet is rarely rolled up but the Palace raises to dazzling heights in May,when the crème de la crème arrives in private jets and super-sized yachts to attend the star-studded event of all, the International Film Festival. Now in its 67th year,it is among the most glamorous gatherings in France, the place to see and be seen

But the charm of the Riviera does not stop in Cannes.Up in the nearby hills, quaint villages peep through the greenery, many with a claim to fame.Away from the bush, the beach and the mountains, we cover the upcoming luxury trend in travel – the river cruises. Many travel connoisseurs are expanding into the waterways of Europe, Egypt, Russia, China,and Asia in the form of river cruises.Upscale and elegant in design, river cruises focus on the immersion into the local cultures and places along the journey, a sharp contrast to the entertainment meccas that float along the ocean routes.our annual edition of honeymoon Escapes perfect destination recommendations takes an interesting turn this year. In this honeymoon special issue, we share with you more than twenty of the hottest, luxurious honeymoon destinations to be had this year.We end with some serious spa indulgence in hong Kong, the city that is forever in a race to outdo itself. We cover the best names in the business as they re-prefect the art of the spa.



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