If you are thinking about booking a romantic escape for you and your loved one in 2019, the Middle East and Africa are perfect destinations. Whether you are looking to enjoy an active safari holiday or a relaxing beach getaway, our list of the best romantic escapes in the Middle East and Africa will inspire you to book your next trip.
Safari at Masai Mara, Kenya
The Masai Mara National reserve is one of Kenya’s most famous wilderness areas. Located on the edge of the reserve lies the luxurious Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara combines luxury 5-star accommodation with unspoilt, beautiful wilderness.
A simply unforgettable experience, the reserve is home to ...
Djibouti is a country unlike any other and more travellers around the world are discovering its magnificence. Traditionally famous for its strategic location rather than its tourist attractions, the country has long hosted international military bases, but its naturally beautiful and varied landscapes are finally getting the global attention they deserve.
Here we run through some highlights from this wonderful, yet relatively unvisited nation.
In today’s world, it is growing far more difficult to find areas unspoilt by commercialisation, with tourists travelling to all corners of the earth. Djibouti, on the other hand, provides a refreshing escape from the crowds ...
Ghana is a country on the rise and there’s nowhere better to witness this transformation than its bustling capital Accra. Set on the Gulf of Guinea, the city is a welcoming and fascinating place to visit, with a mixture of beaches, urban charm and artistry.
Accra is a city where tradition and progress live side by side, with the burgeoning middle classes helping to drive impressive development. The result is a lively metropolis brimming with character and ambition - its population enjoying the benefits of a society beginning to make an impression on the world stage.
This thriving African culture gives visitors an insight into both its colourful past and exciting future ...
One of the most unforgettable travel experiences on Earth, safaris let travellers see the wildlife and nature only usually seen on-screen. There are a number of African countries where you can get an amazing safari experience that brings together incredible scenery with up-close encounters with wild creatures – here are some of the most exciting, and why they are worth visiting.
One of the best-known safari locations – the word comes from the Swahili word ‘to travel’, a language spoken in eastern and south-eastern Africa – Kenya features a range of outstanding safari hotspots.
Olare Orok conservancy is home of Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, where you can stay in luxury tented ...
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 ...
Located right on the coast of Kenya is the island of Lamu, a pretty island that is home to one of the most ancient, perfectly preserved Swahili settlements in the entire East African region.
700 years old, Lamu Old Town is the product of a history marked by international trade, and throughout the centuries Swahili, Arab, Indian, Persian and European traders have all visited the city, putting their particular cultural and architectural style on the winding avenues and clustered districts that make up the town. Around every corner is another interesting structure, the majority of which are still in use.
For visitors wanting to experience the best the city has to offer, every year the town ...
Along the deep blue shores of the horn of Africa is small nation that's full of undiscovered experiences: Djibouti.
Located between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, this destination might not be one you had thought to visit, but thanks to strong French and US ties, the country is a place of calm in the middle of a somewhat turbulent region. Here you can safely get to know this one-of-a-kind location.
Relatively limited in terms of tourist trade and international investment, Djibouti does not see huge amounts of foreigners visiting its shores, which is a shame, given the beautiful, yet magnificently alien sights and landscapes located throughout.
Hot is a word that ...
One of the last true wildernesses on Earth, Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve is a rare gem, offering travellers accustomed to the hustle and bustle of ordinary life a chance to truly immerse themselves in nature. Although the Masai Mara lacks the attractions of a traditional holiday, this is a magical place, one that must be seen first-hand to be believed.
The Wild Masai Mara
The name "Masai Mara" derives from the people that traditionally occupied the area – the Maasai. In the language of this group, the word "mara" means "mottled", and as such refers to the spotted appearance of the area – the characteristic blots of animals and cloud shadows that can be seen against the enormous ...
The capital of Kenya is a thriving melting pot of culture, enjoyment and energy. Fast-paced, sultry and wonderfully varied, Nairobi's romantic yet bustling atmosphere makes for a wonderful experience.
Nairobi is one of the African continent's few global cities and its primary commercial centre, yet the city's inception was humble, beginning life as a railway workers' camp in 1899. As a British colony and through independence, the city grew to be a hotbed of business activity, and today is one of the most thriving places in Africa, containing all of the unforgettable sights and activities you would expect from such a prominent location.
Here, the many cultures and natural ...
The capital of Ghana is a fascinating destination. A mix of new and old, shopping and entertainment, culture and cuisine await in a lively, bustling city where music fills the streets and the locals congregate at enormous open-air markets for their weekly shop. Whether it is your first time in Accra or not, there's always something new to discover: read on for our pick of the city's best.
Most visitors fly into Accra via Kotoka International Airport, conveniently located quite centrally in the city. There are daily flights to London Heathrow operated by British Airways, as well as numerous regular connections with other countries in West Africa. To travel to your hotel ...