Get in touch with nature in Namibia
Be there to revel in the silver anniversary of this fascinating country, which celebrates 25 years of independence this year. You’ll experience the best of the African bushveld. Stay in Etosha Village and enjoy ‘Kraal-style’ accommodation in a canvas-tented suite on raised wooden decks. The village is just 2km from Etosha National Park, which boasts 150 different mammals, as well as rare endangered species. Click here to book.
History in Zanzibar
Just off the Tanzanian coast lie the beautiful tropical islands that make up Zanzibar. The main island, Unguja, is home to Stone Town, a World Heritage Site famous for being the historical heart of Zanzibar. Treat yourself to a stay in the five-star Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, where palm trees, spa treatments and panoramic ocean views await. The resort is the ideal base to explore the quaint cobbled streets, gorgeous architecture, and Indian-influenced bazaars of Stone Town, a mere 20 minutes away. Visit other historic sites like the Arab Fort to see the remains of a 17th-century fortress, or pop in at the Old Anglican Church. Click here to book.
The Best of Vietnam
The horrors of the Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, and the fascinating country is celebrating her 40th anniversary. Visit five of the country’s culturally- and historically-rich cities, where you’ll experience everything from the colonial architecture to bustling city streets. Explore the capital Hanoi, Ha Long Bay’s limestone cliffs, and the historic Ho Chi Minh City. Click here to book.
We’ve found the perfect excuse to visit the romantic city of Paris, especially for all the art-lovers. Located in an elegant “hotel particulier” in the Marais district is The Musée National Picasso-Paris. The museum contains over 5 000 of Picasso’s works, as well as work the celebrated artist owned by other painters. Make the quirky three-star Hôtel Pax Opéra your base, and explore this city’s artistic highlights – not forgetting to sample a few croissants along the way! Click here to book.
Recently, guest house-style hotels have been permitted to be built on the Maldives’ many unspoilt islands. This has us very excited as it means visitors have a better chance of experiencing local Maldivian culture on their trip. This holiday season visit Kuredu, a secluded island on a northern coral reef, where white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water will become your home. There are also plenty of fish in the sea, making it a diver’s heaven. Click here to book.