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.
The thrill of an African safari is the opportunity to witness wild and wonderful creatures in their natural habitats, from floodplains to fantastic grasslands. And sometimes in the midst of spotting the usual suspects (like giraffes, elephants, and lions), you may catch sight of something more unique. See these bizarre animals on an African safari. It will give you something even more exciting to share with your friends back home.
If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.
Gardens across the globe have inspired poets and princes. We’re dreaming of casual strolls in exotic locales, the fragrance of blooming flowers, and the feeling of fresh grass brushing against our feet. Take a walk in the park and consider including one of the world’s most beautiful green spaces to your next custom journey.
Getting tired of the holidays before they have even begun? It’s not too early to start planning where you should spend next Christmas and escaping in 2019. Picture this: a holiday on holiday, surrounded by your loved ones, enjoying amazing scenery and experiences, and all of it perfectly planned by a trusted partner. If that sounds like a Christmas dream, we think you should round up the family and head off to South Africa’s Cape region, where you’ll find timeless treasures to captivate all ages.
At the Belmond Mount Nelson, Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg is bringing awareness to food waste with his new exclusive menu and culinary experience “Wasted! at the Chef’s Table.” Cape Town is one of the world’s top foodie destinations, with origins to its flavors and cuisines dating back to the 17th-century spice trade. This long and flavorful history has made Cape Town the gourmet capital of South Africa, giving way to famous restaurants like The Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club, and La Colombe. For foodies, Cape Town is definitely a bucket list destination.
There’s nothing like diving into a refreshing pool of water when the weather warms up. Summer calls for chilled cocktails, colorful swimsuits, and blazing sunsets enjoyed poolside. We’ve got a list of some of the world’s must-see unique pools that will make any journey go swimmingly.
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.
The African wild dog, also known as the Cape hunting dog or painted dog, isn’t an easy animal to spot in the bush. Perhaps that’s because only about 6,600 survive in the wild and packs can cover 900 square miles of territory. Francois van Heerden, Senior Game Ranger at Mateya Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa has been fortunate enough to encounter the African wild dog in the bush several times, and he shared his favorite experience with us.
Whether planning for an upcoming honeymoon or treating someone you love to a memorable gift, let these romantic getaways serve as your inspiration. Is your heart racing yet?