The mention of Africa conjures up thoughts of wildly beautiful landscapes teeming with the contrast of black and white zebra stripes against deep green savanna, the arch of an elephant’s grey trunk, and a proud lion shaking out his mane. Besides the animals, there are a wonderful array of diverse terrains—the crashing Atlantic surf in Namibia, the bizarre forests of Madagascar, and the romantic expanses of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Trust us, narrowing in on where to go in Africa is never easy. But we’ve done the hard part; now all you have to do is pack.
Some very real places played a part in the development of The Lion King, and although the pride lands you’ll see on screen are a mixture of fantasy and reality, they are sure to inspire you to see the true African wilds for yourself.
Don’t we all just want to feel like a kid again? It’s an easy wish to fulfill when you plan a stay at one of these tree houses of Africa. Being a big kid never looked so luxurious, and we’re willing to bet your backyard tree house didn’t come fitted with a clawfoot bathtub or Egyptian cotton linens.
Before filming Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler traveled to Africa for the first time. Although the Kingdom of Wakanda is fictional, he said it was important to first experience the continent to make sure he authentically represented the film’s African setting. The influence of cultures and places from across Africa is evident on-screen. We’re taking a look at the way Africa was reimagined in Black Panther locations and characters. These sites and experiences should definitely go on your travel list.
Liz Biden is someone who understands that there’s nothing quite like the comfort of being at home. The seclusion, the privacy, and the quiet make a home the ultimate sanctuary from life’s familiar course. Realizing the captivating feeling a home can inspire, Liz Biden has grabbed the attention of the luxury travel industry by opening her opulent homes as private escapes to welcome South African adventurers. In the late nineties, Liz Biden and her husband, Phil, sold their shares of Jenni Button and left the South African fashion industry to turn one of their holiday homes into their first hotel, […]