Africa Category Articles

AYANA Resort and Spa

Hotel Bars Keep Getting Cooler

Hotel bars are much more than convenient watering holes for overnight guests. The Raffles Hotel Singapore’s Long Bar, for instance, birthed the iconic Singapore Sling back in 1915. Thanks to innovative cocktail programs and prime locations, hotel bars are becoming destinations in their own right. Let’s toast to a few of the coolest.

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cappadocia

The Newlywed’s Guide to Experiential Honeymoons

You’ve made it official and now you’re ready to take on your first adventure as a married couple. Champagne, roses and dreamy sunsets are honeymoon staples, but for those looking for more than the starter kit trip, we give you seven out-of-the-ordinary newlywed getaways. Cave dwellings and hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, or hilltop lodgings and safari drives in Tanzania—weigh your unconventional options.

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Ellerman House

Go for the Vacay, Stay for the Art

More than ever, travelers desire immersive experiences. To satisfy that craving, hotels are curating cultural environments, with art as a significant ingredient. Many local artists, galleries and museums now partner with hotels as a way to create a dialogue between destination and traveler. Whether it’s waking up to a celebrity portrait by the legendary Andy Gotts or a conversation with an artist-in-residence, guests depart with a resounding connection to place that goes beyond the traditional hotel experience.

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The Chef’s 8: Gwenael Briat, Banyan Tree Seychelles

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Gwenael Briat of Banyan Tree Seychelles.

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10 Questions: Vincent Padioleau, Kasbah Tamadot

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Vincent Padioleau, of Kasbah Tamadot in Marrakech, Morocco.

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SanctuarySwala

Spotlight: Sanctuary Retreats

Since the doors of Olonana opened in 1999, Sanctuary Retreats has piqued the interest of adventure seekers and discerning travelers alike with their portfolio of wilderness lodges and camps. Herein, we delve deeper into the experiences guests can expect during a stay at one of our featured Sanctuary properties.

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Trip Tips: A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

There’s nothing like your first time—first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult, what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from. To help, here’s a handy overview of when to go, what you’ll see and where to stay.

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The List: 8 Safari Hotels Across Africa

If there’s anyone out there that doesn’t dream of going on a safari, we’ve yet to meet them. Getting a glimpse of a 12-foot, 6,000-pound elephant in real life is one of the few things that can bring out the astonished child buried within the most seen-it-all cynic. It’s time to make it happen. Herein, a spectacular selection of safari experiences in eight different African countries.

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Trip Tips: Wildlife Activities at Thanda Private Game Reserve

Few experiences in this world can provide the level of interaction with nature and lifelong memories as going on Safari in Africa.

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10 Questions: Gert Venter, Conrad Pezula

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective on the hospitality industry. This week, we get the scoop on Gert Venter and the Conrad Pezula in South Africa.

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