Africa & the Middle East

Compared with its sister property on nearby Saadiyat Island, the second St. Regis in Abu Dhabi is more business hotel than beach resort. But the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, which occupies the 33rd to 49th...
With its pristine beaches, rambling wine country, and flat-topped Table Mountain, South Africa’s second-largest city is no stranger to heart-stopping scenes. But in Cape Town, beauty is more than...
Set within the Waterberg region, overlooking the lush Palala Valley, the 12,000-acre Leobo Private Reserve debuted on May 1 as one of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations. The architects...
EDSA, an internationally renowned, full-service planning, landscape architecture and urban design firm, currently has its imprint across the globe working on an astounding number of high-profile...
Upgraded Lodge Offers New Interactive Experiences with the Indigenous Batwa Community and Enhanced Level of Luxury Accommodations
Extraordinary Journeys Africa, in partnership with Tropic Air, announces its Ethiopian Helicopter Journeys.
The Paddock House lounge at Kenya’s new Segera Retreat brims with artifacts—vintage hats and boots, timeworn leather trunks, unpublished letters from Ernest Hemingway and David Livingstone—of safaris...
The year was 1974, and a small party of safari goers led by the flamboyant Geoffrey Kent had just crossed the moonlit border from Kenya into what is now South Sudan. Kent was the chairman and CEO of...
The new Maasai Warrior School at Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, teaches children the traditional ways of the warriors, including making fire, throwing spears, shooting a bow...
Phoenix-based travel company Exclusively Dubai is offering travelers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a luxury golf tour of Dubai, as well as VIP access to the European Tour’s season-ending...
The first couple of hours that we spend drifting down the Zambezi River pass with little action. They’ve been as uneventful as two hours spent drifting down the Zambezi can be, which is to say, they’...
The opening of Singita Ebony Lodge in 1993 ushered in a new era for the Afri­can safari. The property, which featured just five tent suites on a 45,000-acre concession within South Africa’s Sabi Sand...
On August 1, Mahali Mzuri , a Virgin Limited Edition property, opens on the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya. It comprises 12 tented rooms, priced from $590 per person per...
From casbahs to riads , the following four hotels serve as prime jumping-off points for authentic outdoor adventures in Morocco. Heure Bleue Palais, Essaouira L’heure bleue refers to that moment when...
Whether you’re a first-time explorer or a seasoned safari-goer, Extraordinary Journeys ’ new Million-Dollar Safari will take you on an African expedition like no other. Led by the renowned private...
Lemala Kuria Hills has opened in Serengeti National Park in the Wogakurya Hills of Tanzania. Situated within the main migration corridor for wildebeest and in proximity to the Mara River, the remote...
While the State of Israel often seems to be in a mire of conflict, the nation’s second-largest city has evolved into an oasis of creativity for some of today’s most forward-thinking designers. With...
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened its second European property on May 11: the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul . The six-story hotel, set on the Bosporus, has 186 rooms and suites (from...
Segera Retreat has opened in a 50,000-acre wildlife sanctuary in Laikipia on the foothills of Mount Kenya, just 13 miles north of the equator, surrounded by a savanna and grasslands and home to an...
Mauritius’s lagoon-fringed Le Morne peninsula attracts windsurfers and kitesurfers the world over for its idyllic coastline and year-round trade winds. The new St. Regis Mauritius Resort, which...
Though it is now an 11-room hotel, the elegant Cape Town mansion of the late British shipping...
At its core, the African safari is a simple undertaking that requires little more than a good guide, a sturdy vehicle, and the built-in entertainment of a wildlife-filled forest or savanna. Too often...
With a few quick turns of the wheel, Lee Bennett steers his Land Rover away from the airstrip at Singita Grumeti Reserves, over a wooded hill, and out to the infinite savanna of northern Tanzania...
By popular demand, the Four Seasons Around-the-World Tour by Private Jet ( www.fourseasons.com/aroundtheworld ) is back. Four Seasons has confirmed dates for 2013 after receiving high praise from...
Jupiter is barking. Somewhere within the thick maze of arrowroot leaves that blanket the Republic of the Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park, we hear—and feel—the silverback gorilla and his dozen or...
Attention die-hard cyclists: Trek Travel , the Wisconsin-based company that organizes cycling vacations worldwide, is giving 20 people the chance to participate in the world’s first mountain bike...
Opened in December, Amanruya (+90.252.311.12.12, www.amanresorts.com ) is the third Mediterranean resort and 25th property worldwide from Singapore-based Amanresorts. The 36-villa retreat—located...
For those who can’t get enough history and culture, TCS and Starquest Expeditions has created a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary giving travelers unrivaled access to some of the world’s greatest...
BOTSWANA Abu Camp OKAVANGO DELTA Completely revamped in 2011, this 20-year-old camp remains the best lodge for hands-on interaction with African elephants. Join Abu’s herd for a ride or walk through...
“One does not travel by plane,” Karen Blixen once wrote. “One is merely sent, like a parcel.” This observation resonates more poignantly today than it did in the mid-20th century, yet even in our...

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