Travel Destination – Southern Tanzania

Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is one of the largest national parks in Africa, ensuring a true wilderness experience. The adventurous will relish the remarkable concentration of wildlife roaming this diverse landscape, which ranges from baobab trees and granite kopjes to open plains with cooling rivers and woodland valleys. With the option of bush walks and night drives, safari doesn’t get better than this.

The banks of the Ruaha are a permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and the rare and endangered African wild dog, who prey on the waterbuck, impala and gazelle that come to the river to drink.

Kwihala Camp is a small frontier-style camp providing exceptional access to the park’s huge populations of big cats, buffalo and elephants.

It has 6 tents with en-suite bathrooms facilities including safari bucket showers and flushing toilets.

Activities are game drives & walking safaris.

Contact us for rates and for more information.

Travel Destination – Southern Tanzania

Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve

Selous game reserve is a wild and pristine game reserve in southern Tanzania. It is easy to access from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar by light aircraft and is ideally combined with the nearby Ruaha National Park.

 Game viewing here is rewarding, with plentiful numbers of wild dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and more than 400 species of bird. A real highlight of the Selous is the variety of safari activities available, making every day entirely different from the next.

Roho ya Selous set on a hill overlooking the water, sits in the very heart of the Selous Game Reserve.

It has 8 stretch canvas tents tucked into the shade, including 1 family tent, en-suite bathrooms with hot running water, showers and flushing toilets.

Activities are game drives, fishing, bird watching, boat safaris to get up close to the hippos, or walking safaris to take a slower approach to understanding the flora and fauna of the Selous.

 

Auric Air Services – Tanzania

Daily flights added from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island for the Whale Shark Season – 1 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

This year do not miss the chance of watching these beautiful giants.

Swimming with the biggest fish in the sea is an awesome experience that is easily accessible from Mafia Island. Here, the season to swim with them is the longest in the world

Qatar Airways – New Route

Effective 11 December 2018 Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Mombasa. The new four-times weekly service (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) will be Qatar Airways’ second Kenyan destination, in addition to its existing flights to Nairobi.

Mauritius – New Hotel

Salt of Palmar

The Homegrown Hotel with Huge Heart

Salt is the new brand launched by the Mauritian hotel group LUX*, addressing travellers looking for authenticity and who want to go beyond the traditional holidays. Salt will offer an experience that goes deeper in the local community.

5* Salt of Palmar hotel will open its doors on the 1st November 2018.

Salt positions itself as a brand with sustainable and ethical values. The hotels will use as far as possible products and services available locally ranging from the food, the toiletries, the furniture to local soundtracks and musicians playing live. They will prioritize fair trade, organic, non-toxic, and they limit energy use, waste and emissions. Compost, animal feed and recycling plants are a guarantee, along with a commitment to no buffets or single-use plastics.

The Food and Beverage offerings at Salt of Palmar are driven by a philosophy that combines traditional values of the best possible service with a deep respect for the highest quality of ingredients as well as a commitment to being at the forefront of visionary restaurant design and concepts.

59 Rooms/ 5 Categories

  • 12 Garden view
  • 14 Poolside
  • 28 Bang on beach
  • 2 Pool plus
  • 3 Best on beach

Room Amenities

  • 95% natural. 10 wet amenities and all dry amenities are packed in paper made from Limestone
  • 100% organic linen & Organic coffee robes
  • Locally made Beach bags from recycled plastics
  • Roberts radio
  • Free homemade snacks & Moringa tea
  • Yogibare yoga mat & block
  • King Size Carpe Diem BedBuild by hand in collaboration with World renowned Physios

 

Sabuk Lodge & Camel Safaris

Remote and beautiful, Sabuk is set on the edge of the Northern Laikipia Plateau; perched on a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Chance to spot rare and unique game, such as Greater Kudu, Wild Dog, Grevy’s Zebra and Elephant. The birding is extraordinary in Laikipia

Sabuk has six spacious en-suite open fronted stone & thatched cottages with private verandahs.

For a little more solitude, Sabuk has Eagle Cottage, a stunning private cottage with two ensuite rooms, own lounge and plunge pool.

Activities includes guided bush walks, horse riding, camel walks, fly camping, game drives, sundowners, cultural visits, fishing or relaxing by the pool.

If you stay for three nights or more you have the opportunity to game drive on Loisaba Nature Conservancy, Sabuk’s neighboring conservancy.

Camel Safaris

Early morning there is a high feeling of excitement & anticipation as rosy pink streaks appear in the early grey morning light, the pack camels are being loaded up by the singing Samburu & Turkana camel handlers.

It is cool and brisk and the flurry of colourful blankets & fireside smoke is warm. The camels chudder & gurgle & complain loudly as their loads are secured.

After an early breakfast we set off on this amazing adventure. The Northern Frontier & Laikipia is very unspoilt and most of it remains untouched by human hand.

Contact us for rates.

New! Museum Of Illusions, Dubai

The Museum of Illusions in Dubai takes you on a social and entertaining journey into a magical realm which delights all generations. It’s a perfect place for new experiences, fun with friends and family and is unique in this part of the Middle East. It is not only a place for children to play and learn, but also for parents, couples, grandmothers and grandfathers.

See what else they offer, you won’t believe your eyes!

Summon the bravery to jump into an illusion created by the Vortex Tunnel, the first of its kind in the UAE! The tunnel will drive you crazy and make you believe the ground is shifting under your feet as you navigate through a rotating cylinder which surprisingly remains a stable and flat surface! Disfigure your reflection in the Mirror Room, cut yourself loose in the Infinity Room, resist the laws of gravity and shapes, all the while taking amazing pictures of yourself in every possible pose!

Deceive your eyes and entertain your mind!

Enjoy collection of holograms, look closer at every optical illusion and observe thoroughly each installation. They are such brilliant, playful reminders that assumptions about the world we percieve around us, is nothing but a spectre of illusion. Classical showpieces will certainly make your jaw drop! Amusing and awesome tricks will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain and science, so it will be easier to comprehend why your eyes see things which your brain cannot process. Make sure you visit our playroom with intriguing and educational games and puzzles. These brain-teasers are definitely great fun but tend to be frustrating as well.

 

Emirates Holidays – The Big Holiday Sale!

(Packages inclusive of flights)

Incredible hotel offers that include complimentary room upgrades, free meals, discounts on spa treatments and accommodation for children combined with the award-winning Emirates flight.

Plus, Skywards members will receive an additional 20% bonus Skywards Miles.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (5*)

Book 3 nights and save up to 50% on the holiday package. The exclusive Family Room is a combination of One Deluxe Corner Suite adjacent to One Deluxe Room with a maximum occupancy of 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years. Kids Go Free – up to 2 children under 12 years stay and eat free (Breakfast only) when sharing the room with 4 paying adults on existing bedding. Early check-in from 8.00 am. Free Wi-Fi.

  • From USD 645 per person

Price based on 3 nights with breakfast in a Family Room.

Travel Dates: up to 30 Sep 18

 

Palazzo Versace Dubai (5*)

Book 3 nights and save up to 50% on the holiday package. Kids Go Free – 1 child under 16 years stays and eats free when sharing room with 2 paying adults inclusive of one free extra child bed and on same meal plan basis. Free 24 check-in and check-out. Free shuttle service to Nikki Beach Club, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall, Dubai Parks and Resorts and La Mer Laguna Waterpark. Free Wi-Fi.

  • From USD 925 per person

Price based on 3 nights with breakfast in a Premier Versace Creek View Room .

Travel Dates: up to 30 Sep 18

 

 Amwaj Rotana – JBR, Dubai (5*)

Book 3 nights and save up to 30% on the holiday package. Early Bird Discount: Book between 60 day in advance to avail an early bird discount of 20%. Special All-Inclusive Offer. Free Wi-Fi

  • From USD 1,115 per person

Price based on 3 nights in a Classic Sea View Room on All-Inclusive basis.

Travel Dates: up to 21 Oct 18

 

Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (4*) Malaysia

Book minimum 4 nights and get the 4th night free. Discounted room rates.

  • From USD 1,399 per person

Price based on 4 nights with breakfast in a Superior Room and return private car transfers.

Travel Dates: up to 14 Dec 18

 

JW Marriott Phuket (5*) Thailand

Book minimum 3 nights and get exclusive discount on room rates.

  • From USD 1,307 per person

Price based on 3 nights with breakfast in a Deluxe Terrace room.

Travel Dates: up to 31 Oct 18

 

Majestic Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok (4*) Thailand

Book minimum 3 nights and get exclusive discount on room rates.

  • From USD 1,206 per person

Price based on 3 nights with breakfast in a Grande Superior Room and return airport transfers by private car.

Travel Dates: up to 31 Oct 18

 

Package inclusions: Return airfare on Emirates, accommodation, meal, transfers and excursions as specified above, room tax, service charges, airport departure tax and fuel surcharge. Prices are an indication only and indicated per person on twin sharing basis. Terms and conditions apply.

 

 

 

 

Giant hands lift up Vietnam’s Golden Bridge

Opened in June a pair of giant hands lift the ribbon-like Golden Bridge up in the air above Vietnam’s Trường Sơn Mountains.

The shimmering structure emerges from the trees of Thien Thai garden in Ba Na Hills. Set more than 1,400m above sea level, the bridge incorporates eight spans and extends 150m long. Its green hands have been aged, as if they’ve been there for centuries.

Lobelia Chrysanthemums are planted along the latticed sides of the bridge, like purple embroidery.

Ba Na Hills is a mountainside resort, established by French colonists in 1919. Close to the city of Da Nang, it once held some 200 villas but today, only a few ruins remain. Ba Na Hills now holds a Fantasy Park and a French-style village, with cobbled streets.

South Africa

Meandering through the Midlands

South Africa unassuming tourist route, the Midlands Meander, offers tourists a variety of experiences, historical sites and activities whilst on holiday.

Within the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, lies the Midlands Meander a collection of arranged tourism routes extending from Rietvlei and Currys Post in the east, to the Dargle Valley and Fort Nottingham in the west which offers visitors attractions, experiences, historic landmarks, hospitality and accommodation in a unique setting.

Only an hour’s drive from Durban and four-and-a-half hours’ journey on the N3 highway from Johannesburg, the Midlands is not often considered as a planned destination by those visiting South Africa, yet delivers some of the most beautiful and unexpected attractions and experiences.

The Midlands has a variety of options and experiences catering for tourists, such as picnicking, cycling, fishing, art classes, various markets, golf, farm stalls, wine tasting and even hot air ballooning.

Outdoor adventure activities such as hiking, mountains biking, fly fishing and nature walks.

The main tourists attractions within the Midlands area include the Drakensberg Mountains, various hiking trails, trout farms, health spas, markets, running, abseiling, ziplining and horse riding.

Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick is a must, as well as Howick Falls, and Karkloof Canopy Tour, to name a few.

Another drawcard for tourists meandering through the Midlands are the many quirky, creative art studios, often featuring ceramics, such as Ardmore, which is situated on the Ardmore Farm at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. Ardmore is inspired by local artists from the area, and has grown to become an international brand.

For accommodation, there are hundreds of establishments in the Midlands area ranging from farm houses, guest houses, B&Bs, as well as hotels, including low budget to luxury five-star properties.

The visit can be combined with a stay in the nearby Drakensberg Mountains