Discover Kinshasa, the second-largest city in sub-Saharan Africa. Situated along the magnificent River Congo, what was once a fishing village has now been transformed into of one of Central Africa's most energetic urban environments. Experience the Congolese culture in the vibrant, French-speaking capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Home to a population of around 12 million, Kinshasa is the place to visit if you enjoy fast-paced living. Exciting and truly unique, this African city is unlike any you have ever visited before.
During the day, guests can relax and enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole par-72 course located in the downtown area. Afterwards, why ...
Golf is the perfect activity to enjoy on holiday, combining beautiful scenery, fresh air, and relaxation. There is a lot to love about the sport, and with spring just around the corner, it is the perfect time to bring out your golf shoes and practice your swing at some of the world's best courses.
Comprising both the PGA Sultan and Pasha courses, Antalya Golf Course near Belek in Turkey is well-suited to a golfing break, and a lot of effort has gone into designing the greens and fairways.
If you are staying at Kempinski Hotel The Dome, you can enjoy an 18-hole, championship course at the PGA Sultan, where even experienced golfers will be presented with a challenge playing ...
Saint Patrick's Day, taking place on March 17, is one of the most famous Irish events around, but looking past the green hats and pints of Guinness, what is the history of the occasion and how is it celebrated across the world?
A patron saint
Most people know that Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, but there is lots more to the figure than you might realise. According to his works, he was the son of two Roman citizens living in Roman Wales or Scotland in the fourth century BC, who travelled to Ireland as a missionary to convert the Celtic pagans – the metaphorical snakes that the saint 'chased' from the country.
Saint Patrick is also supposedly behind the shamrock being the ...
With no threat of experiencing typhoons, warm temperatures and lots sunshine, February is a perfect time to visit a Southeast Asian destination. In recent decades, nations such as Thailand, India, the Philippines and Myanmar have become very popular with tourists. However, if you are a particularly adventurous traveller there are a range of wonderful places to visit that are still very much off the beaten track.
There are many places in India suited to getting away from it all. Take Majuli in the state of Assam. Here on the world's largest inhabited river island, you can enjoy life in a lush wonderland, riding bicycles and viewing monasteries by day and enjoying delicious local ...
Up in the magnificent mountains of the Bavarian Alps you will find historic Berchtesgaden, a haven for guests who wish to relax, unwind and surround themselves with tranquil alpine beauty.
Situated on the Austrian border, this German town is an ideal destination for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With the vast majority of the town left untouched, nature lovers can explore the impressive surroundings at their pleasure. The highest mountain residing completely in Germany, the Watzmann presents visitors a challenge many are eager to take on.
With an endless variety of historic, cultural and natural attractions, Berchtesgaden welcomes ...
Throughout the ages, spring has been seen as a time of renewal, new life and energy - the perfect contrast to the cold winter. It is because of this that cultures all across the world have, over time, attached all sorts of traditions to spring, read on to find out some of our favourites.
Celebrated by Hindus, Holi (also known as the Festival of Colour) takes place at the end of winter each year – in 2017 it falls on March 12th. Across the world, but particularly in India and Nepal, crowds of people come together to celebrate fertility, love and all things good.
The festival begins the night before with the event of Holika Dahan, when wood and dung are burnt on huge bonfires to ...
There are very few places quite as breath taking as Slovakia's most famous mountain range, the High Tatras. Majestic, serene and vast, the area stretches across the northern part of Slovakia and edges into Poland. A popular location for hikers, winter sports enthusiasts and those who wish to escape to a virtually untouched landscape, the High Tatras has exceptional beauty at every turn.
A visit to the High Tatras often begins at Vysoké Tatry, the town located at the foot of the mountain range. Located in Slovakia, the town actually comprises 14 settlements which were once individual villages. A truly enchanting place, it is unsurprising that Vysoké Tatry is home to a collection of the area's...
There is nothing more romantic than a retreat to the mountains, and options are plentiful for guests of Kempinski. Wake up every morning to breath-taking views of striking mountains, snow topped trees, and your loved one, sleeping close by your side. Take a look at some of our favourite locations below, each of which makes for the perfect romantic getaway.
St Moritz, Switzerland
An alpine haven found deep in the Engadin valley, a visit to the famous resort of St Moritz is the perfect way to enjoy privacy in style. Located in the Albula Alps, the Swiss resort overlooks Lake St Moritz. With tranquil waters, and magnificent mountains surrounding the resort, guests of Kempinski Grand Hôtel de ...
One of the most important dates in the Christian calendar, Shrove Tuesday takes place on the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – February 28th in 2017. The celebration, whereby Christians indulge before the period of Lent, is known by many names, including Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras and Fastelavn, and is celebrated in a variety of ways, all across the world.
Wild Mardi Gras
The customs surrounding the French incarnation of Shrove Tuesday are particularly joyful, due to the parades, concerts and carnivals that take place throughout the country. Nice, in particular, is well known for its ten exciting days of celebrations, where floats are paraded through the streets, revellers ...
For over 2,200 years, people in China have said goodbye to the exciting Spring Festival with a celebration full of bright lights, colours and festivities known as Yuan Xiao Jie - translating to English as The Lantern Festival.
Taking place on February 11th in 2017, it is one of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar, and if you missed the main Chinese New Year celebrations or want to experience another part of traditional oriental culture, there are plenty of great reasons to attend.
A respected history
The Lantern Festival dates back to the Han Dynasty, which ruled China between 206 BC and 220 AD. Buddhism was growing popular in China during this time and the ruling class ...