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The top 5 best value luxury Tanzania lodges

On most of the classic “fly-in” safaris, the lodges you stay at will all have a certain level of luxury which cannot be replicated on any other kind of holiday. The personalised safari experience really is unparalleled throughout the world of hospitality. The attention to detail, personalised service, friendly atmosphere and amazing food in the […] The post The top 5 best value luxury Tanzania lodges appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Tanzania, Resorts, Regions


Let’s Talk About the Double Standard in Travel

Posted: 02/20/2020 | February 20th, 2020 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she explores the double standards that come with solo female travel. I rushed to the gate at Julius Nyerere Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As the agent checked my ...
Tags: Travel, California, Africa, Bbc, South Africa, Philippines, Nepal, Santiago, Antarctica, Patagonia, Tanzania, Hostelworld, Solo Female Travel, Female Travel, Don, Kristin


5 amazing solo travel experiences in Africa

February is typically the month of romance.  However, as I am personally not a big fan of so-called ‘Hallmark Holidays,’ it seems fitting to reflect on embracing solitude – while travelling.  There could be no better continent than African to find oneself (safely) alone amongst wild things.  Here are my reflections on five of the […] The post 5 amazing solo travel experiences in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Rail Travel, Tanzania, Namibia, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Road Travel


The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Trains, Russia, Singapore, Africa, Toronto, Thailand, Beijing, Malaysia, Moscow


The best places in Africa to see elephants

The big five are arguably the most renowned animals across the continent of Africa. Named because they were the hardest to hunt on foot, the buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino and elephant are probably the most photographed and sought-after animals for first time safari goers or seasoned professionals. There is certainly one animal that stands out […] The post The best places in Africa to see elephants appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Adventure Travel, Botswana, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


What is the Wim Hofmethod

I look down to see that my toes are a striking shade of vermilion. Upon closer inspection, my feet, legs, and the rest of my body, all the way to my shoulders, match the color of my toes. I’m in nothing but my soaked bathing suit and my woolen hat dancing to an upbeat tune, and after about one minute of a fun-filled, ungraceful jig, I can feel my body getting warmer. The 12 people similarly shaking it on Que Caliente beside me must be heating up again, too — everybody has a huge smile on thei...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, US, Netflix, Czech Republic, South Africa, Poland, Tanzania, Crossfit, Gwyneth Paltrow, Grace, All, Mount Kilimanjaro, JEFFREY, Jeffery, Wim Hof


Maasai Water Wells Not Far From Tarangire National Park

It is another beautiful morning here in Tanzania. Again we have an early start as Sultan our most excellent guide explained that our activities should take place before the day gets too hot. But it never seems too hot to me here most mornings and evenin
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Back to Africa Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

It's less hot here in Tanzania than I had hoped. The people who live here wear down jackets warm hats or hoods it must feel quite chilly to natives. And there has been lots of rain sporadic downpours that have so far arrived for us at convenient times
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5 unique boutique safari lodges in Africa

The ever growing safari market makes it difficult to find those hidden gems which are low key, intimate, yet tick all the boxes a discerning safari enthusiast is looking for. As a result, some of the big names in the industry have created what I would call boutique safari lodges which are the perfect answer […] The post 5 unique boutique safari lodges in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Tanzania, Resorts, Namibia, Rwanda, Botswana, Regions


Books to look forward to in 2020

Whether you’ve got big plans to travel the world in 2020 or intend to stay put, you’ll need a few good books to keep you company. All those hours waiting in airports, riding on trains, or spent tanning on beach loungers are always more satisfying and entertaining when filled with the written words. And if you happen to be home, but wish you could be elsewhere, the pages of a novel will provide the escapism you’re longing for. For those purposes (and more) we have selected 20 books being publi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, New York, Hollywood, London, Minnesota, California, Berlin, Fiction, New York City, Africa, US, Brooklyn, Ireland, South Africa


Trump expands racist travel ban to 6 additional countries

The Trump administration today announced it will effectively block all immigration from Nigeria, Burma/Myanmar, and four other countries as the undead white supremacist travel ban rages on. Trump's 'acting' Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said the United States will immediately suspend the issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria. More from Reuters: The United States will suspend the issuance of visas that can lead...
Tags: Travel, Post, Business, Politics, News, Nigeria, US news, United States, Sudan, Homeland Security, Tanzania, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Wolf, Chad Wolf


10 of the most beautiful places in Africa

Africa naturally evokes visions of the wide open savannah dotted with acacia trees, as the sun settles over the horizon.  While this type of landscape is typical of African safari destinations, the continent is incredibly diverse with hidden gems in nearly every corner.  This article reveals a varied selection of ten of the most beautiful […] The post 10 of the most beautiful places in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Attractions, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Regions, Going Out


Heritage on the Edge urges action on the climate crisis

Editor’s note: Guest author Dr. Toshiyuki Kono is President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Distinguished Professor Kono also teaches private international law and heritage law at Japan's Kyushu University.Preserving and protecting the past is essential for our future. This belief is at the core of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a global non-government organization dedicated to the conservation of architectural and archaeological heritage.Our 10,0...
Tags: Google, Japan, Scotland, Unesco, Heritage, Peru, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Edinburgh, Indian Ocean, Arts And Culture, World Heritage Sites, Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Edinburgh Castle, Kono


Tips That Will Help You Choose the Right Safari

Are you planning to go on a safari on your next trip? Well, Africa is the favorite destination for people to see wildlife. Moreover, it provides you the best opportunity to awaken your wild side and to watch the animals roaming freely. Penwell Safaris is the one that provides private luxury safaris. They offer many destinations including Tanzania safari, Kenya safari, etc. All of their safaris are luxury and affordable. However, there are lots of options to choose from. These options make it dif...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Asia, Australia, Africa, Thailand, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, North America, Central America, Latin America, Uluru, India Sri Lanka, Kenya Tanzania, Alaska Maine


The Very Best Safari Destinations In The World

There really is no feeling like gathering up the family and heading to the far reaches of the earth. Of course, this is something that is going to take money and time. Unfortunately, not every family today has the funds at the end of the year to plan a killer vacation, but those that do should make sure they are taking full advantage. And, there is no better way to experience life and everything that it has to offer than by taking a safari. There will be tons of destinations, but the following a...
Tags: Travel, Safari, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Travel Blog, Botswana, Serengeti, Kruger, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park Safari, Okavango Delta Safari, Maasai Mara National Park, Okavango River, Botswana Desert, Kruger National Park Safari


5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […] The post 5 of the world’s most overlooked animals appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Uganda, Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Paraguay, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Peru, Kenya, Venezuela


Outdoor Photographer’s New Travel Columnist… Me!

The Write Stuff As with most years, 2019 was a roller coaster ride in so many ways for me and one of the best highs from the year had to be that I started to do some writing for one of my all-time favorite photography magazines, Outdoor Photographer. I was also fortunate enough to get one of my photos to grace the cover of this prestigious publication and I still smile each time I think about that. Fisherman at Inle Lake in Myanmar   My first article titled Take Better Travel Photos was a com...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Writing, US, Rome, Italy, Antarctica, Myanmar, Tanzania, Jordan, Inle Lake, Ken, Phil, Anais Nin, Vernazza, Ken Kaminesky


Eco-friendly trips to take in 2020

As 2019 came to a close, we wrote that some travel can actually be good for the planet. When we travel to natural habitats, we show locals, businesses, and policy-makers that there’s value in preserving these places. Tourism provides local communities with a viable economic alternative to selling for extraction and development. Visitors fuel jobs, giving a tangible, real-time value to natural resources. But where should you go? We talked to experts around the world and got their top picks on...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Thailand, Unesco, Canada, Serbia, West Africa, Brazil, Slovenia, Romania, Peru, South America, Tanzania


Trump to expand travel ban

On Wednesday, Trump announced his intention to add more countries to the controversial 2017 travel ban. Officials have confirmed that seven countries are being proposed for the ban, including Belarus, Eritria, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The list is subject to changes if nations comply with US security measures such as biometric information and electronic passports. “We’re adding a couple of countries to it,” Trump told reporters about the expansion. “We have to be safe...
Tags: Travel, North Korea, US, Tanzania, All, Trump, Travel Ban, Belarus Eritria Kyrgyzstan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan, Iran Libya Somalia Syria Yemen Venezuela


7 Popular Mountain Destinations That Are Being Destroyed By Climate Change

We all know human-induced climate change is happening.   But when most of us think of climate change, we envisage the melting ice caps in the Arctic and Antarctica, or the disappearing Maldives. Unfortunately, our fragile mountain environments are also rapidly being transformed by climate change. Major glacier changes are leading to scarce water resources, significant wildlife impacts, drought, and forest fires. Here are just a few mountain destinations that are being affected by climate change ...
Tags: Travel, Mountains, Featured, Africa, Atlas, Canada, Everest, Morocco, Agriculture, Arctic, Antarctica, South America, Alps, Himalayas, Tanzania, Kilimanjaro


6 Trips Every Adventurer Needs to Try

Travel is a great passion to have because it allows you to see the world and have so many new experiences. However, if you’re already a seasoned traveler, you may find it difficult to find new adventures, so here are some suggestions for trips you may not have considered before. 1. Island hopping Island hopping is a great way to enjoy multiple destinations during your vacation, without long transfers in-between. From Scotland to Greece, there are many places around the world where you can islan...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Greece, Scotland, New Zealand, Tanzania, Caribbean, Adventure Travel, Amtrak, Machu Picchu, Mediterranean, Travel Blog, Milford Track


How to Make Friends and Meet People While Traveling

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I make so many friends while traveling on my own. I travel solo most of the time, and while you think it might be lonely, it’s not. I’m able to meet so many people on my travels. Here’s the truth — I’m not the most social person in the world. I’m an introvert who always has her nose in a book and needs a few days to recover after a party. Most readers who meet me say I’m much quieter than they expected, and making friends isn’t the easiest th...
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The best beach hotels in Tanzania

The characterful Zanzibar Island is Tanzania’s most loved and well-known beach spot. However, there are an awful lot of incredibly mediocre hotels on the island, so picking the right one really is make or break. Luckily, there are still a few excellent boutique hotels on the island. In the wider archipelago are the private islands […] The post The best beach hotels in Tanzania appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Tanzania, Resorts, Regions, Zanzibar Island


Traditional Tanzanian stews

Tanzania has over 100 tribes residing peacefully across the country’s splendid highlands, coastlines, and vast plains. Two of those tribes, the Chagga and the Iraqw, are known for hearty, filling stews that highlight two of Tanzania’s most abundant crops — bananas and maize. The Chagga hail from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and are often associated with growing, selling, and cooking bananas. Tanzania has an array of banana varieties; from red and green bananas to the finger-sized “suk...
Tags: Travel, United States, South Africa, Tanzania, All, Mount Kilimanjaro, Chagga, Nick Fox Shutterstock, Tanzanian cuisine, Tanzanian culture, Ngorongoro Highlands, Walid Kilonzi Shutterstock, Ellen Pashley


Top 5 designer tented safari lodges

Luxury tented Lodges have certainly redefined safari experiences in recent years, offering the traveller optimal comfort and often extravagant luxury, while still feeling that sense of wild African adventure. There are a number of beautiful tented lodges that one can choose from when going on safari, however these five have really caught our eye for […] The post Top 5 designer tented safari lodges appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Resorts, Botswana, Regions


Your wildlife bucket list for 2020

If there is ever a time for contemplating what to do throughout the year, then there is no better time than the start of a new decade. With concerns about wildlife stability and the ever-growing concern of climate change, it seems that the next decade will be pivotal for everyone. One of the concerns is […] The post Your wildlife bucket list for 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Adventure Travel, Rwanda, Botswana, Regions, Speciality Travel


Most popular last name around world

If everyone in America named Smith formed their own state, it would be the 35th most populous state in America. Let that sink in. And while our country and a number of other English-speaking nations have an abundance of Smiths, every country in the world has its own ubiquitous name, where it seems like you’re never in a class, workplace, or on any list without 10 other people having the same name. To find that name in every country in the world, NetCredit took a look at data from Ancestry.com...
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The 5 Best National Parks for an African Wildlife Safari

Africa is a surreal safari holiday destination. It is home to the great wildebeest migration, all members of the big 5, white-sand beaches, and a lot more. The word safari is a Swahili word that means (to journey through), and it perfectly encapsulates the adventure that awaits you on your African holiday. You will travel deep into the grassland savannas, stray of the modern roads into Africa’s remote settings, and come one-on-one with the culture and the natural wonders of the continent.  But ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Masai Mara, South Luangwa, Mpumalanga, Okavango Delta, Lake Victoria, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Mara River


Lake Manyara Serengeti National Park

After a great week in Kenya it was time for the next chapter in the adventure Tanzania...three weeks here jampacked with safaris Kili climb and some RR on Zanzibar but we'll start with the safaris...Made our way overland from Nairobi to Arusha a
Tags: Travel, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Nairobi, Arusha, Lake Manyara Serengeti National Park


5 of the best recent openings across Africa that you may have missed

Nothing stays still in the world of luxury travel to Africa, and it can be hard to keep up-to-date with all the new openings and refurbishments that happen on a weekly basis across the continent. From the southern coast of South Africa to the Masai Mara in Kenya, here is a selection of 5 of […] The post 5 of the best recent openings across Africa that you may have missed appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Resorts, Botswana, Masai Mara, Regions



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