Sanctuary Retreats opening new tented lodge in Kenya

Sanctuary Retreats opening new tented lodge in Kenya

Sanctuary Retreats plans to open a new lodge, Sanctuary Tambarare, at the foot of Mount Kenya in June 2022. The lodge, which will feature 10 luxury guest tents, looks out across the grassy plateau of the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is…

South Africa's first skywalk will be a doozy

South Africa's first skywalk will be a doozy

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency this month unveiled the God’s Window Skywalk project in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in South Africa. Once complete in 2023, the project will allow visitors to experience one of South Africa’s most iconic vistas…

Homestead luxury ecoresort opening in South Africa

Homestead luxury ecoresort opening in South Africa

A new eco-conscious resort, The Homestead, is set to launch in early 2022 in the Big Five Nambiti Private Game Reserve in South Africa.  The Homestead will debut with 12 luxury suites, each featuring individual infinity-edge pools. Six of the suites can…

Mantis opens new Serengeti mobile camp

Mantis opens new Serengeti mobile camp

Mantis, a leading conservation-focused hotel group, has announced the opening of a new mobile camp in Tanzania: The Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis. The mobile camp will move every few months to follow the wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles and the predators the…

Inspiring stay at AndBeyond's Phinda Vlei Lodge

Inspiring stay at AndBeyond's Phinda Vlei Lodge

Anyone would feel like Meryl Streep or Robert Redford in the film “Out of Africa” when visiting AndBeyond’s Phinda Vlei lodge in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. I know I did. The lodge was created in vintage style and offers a colonial…

Great Plains' new Botswana tours transform guests into explorers

Great Plains' new Botswana tours transform guests into explorers

Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains Conservation, and his wife, Beverly, will be launching a new range of conservation expeditions in Botswana. The expeditions will be about discovery-based adventures, as opposed to ticking off a checklist, and will contribute to science by…

Great Plains' new Botswana tours transform guests into explorers

Great Plains' new Botswana tours transform guests into explorers

Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains Conservation, and his wife, Beverly, will be launching a new range of conservation expeditions in Botswana. The expeditions will be about discovery-based adventures, as opposed to ticking off a checklist, and will contribute to science by…

Nelson Mandela's home is now a luxury hotel

Nelson Mandela's home is now a luxury hotel

The former home of Nelson Mandela, located in the heart of Houghton, Johannesburg, is set to open as a luxury hotel on Aug. 1. Sanctuary Mandela is a nine-room, upmarket, boutique hotel that was where the South African revolutionary-turned-president lived after his…

Being part of the conservation solution

Being part of the conservation solution

With the spotlight firmly on the eradication of questionable wildlife activities in Africa, conservationists and tourism players have shared some truly unique and worthwhile experiences that the travel trade can offer their customers and that won’t put the continent’s wildlife at risk. …

Mantis, Giltedge launch Ernest Hemingway safari package

Mantis, Giltedge launch Ernest Hemingway safari package

Mantis, a leading conservation-focused hotel group, has teamed up with South African global luxury travel tour operator Giltedge to create an Ernest Hemingway package. This new package is inspired by the Nobel Prize-winning author’s “Green Hills of Africa,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”…