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Kenya Safari Holidays During the Migration

South-western Kenya is currently witnessing one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles as the annual migration of wildebeest and other ungulates continue their circle of life in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. Late July to early October is the best time to undertake a Kenya safari for those wishing to witness the mass of wildebeest, eland, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles as they arrive at the fresh plains and thirst-quenching waterholes of the Mara after their arduous journey from the Serengeti plains.

A Journey Through Thailand – A Luxury Travel Guide

“Sawasdee Krub and welcome to the land of smiles” my guide says to me as I step out of the air conditioned airport into the Bangkok sunshine.  He was right, the Thai people are beautiful inside and out and always have a smile for everyone.  The facial gesture seems to be the default mechanism for whatever the situation; sometimes frustrating when you are trying to get your western point across.  Don’t bother, just relax and go with the flow and you will get so much more out of your time here.

Restaurants, Bars and Ski Chalets in St Anton – The Lowdown

The 2012/13 ski season proved particularly popular for requests for catered and self-catered ski chalets in St Anton and the pretty Tyrolean village looks set to further its reputation in 2013/14. St Anton is a favourite amongst discerning skiers with its excellent choice of on and off-piste runs for adventurous intermediates and experts, the car-free streets adding to its traditional charm. Despite its diminutive stature compared to some other European ski resorts, St Anton has some of Europe’s best après ski entertainment, with an excellent choice of bars and nightlife. Below Charlie Stephenson recommends where to go as the slopes quieten and where to stay:

An Arctic Adventure

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected

–          Swedish proverb

Sitting at latitude of 78˚15N the island of Spitsbergen (part of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway) is approximately 2,500 miles from London and 3,500 from New York. It is a magnificent, pristine arctic desert of unimaginable beauty. In fact, it is so far north that from November to February it is shrouded entirely in darkness and from May, only in light. Put simplistically, this is the ultimate base from which to discover raw beauty, an extraordinary and fascinating history, wildlife, adrenaline….and perhaps even yourself. Red Savannah’s CEO, George Morgan-Grenville, explores.

The Magic of a Long Weekend in Venice

It is extraordinary that for a city which derives most of its income from tourism, that Venice has been able to retain its magic so successfully. From the moment you step into the sleek, highly polished wooden speed boat at Venice airport, one is transported into an intensely romantic world of eye-watering beauty and cultural infusion. Yes, it is expensive but there is simply nowhere else in the world that comes close. The key however, is not only knowing where to stay, but which room to stay in. Location aside, views in Venice are a critical component and not a decision to get wrong if you value your relationship! Red Savannah CEO, George Morgan-Grenville, explores La Serenissima.

Family Holidays – From African Safaris to Mediterranean Resorts

As parents ourselves, we’ve experienced the challenges of travelling with small children. We instinctively understand the importance of knowing whether the villa pool is gated or not, which seats on the plane are most suitable when travelling with babies and which Mediterranean resorts have the best kids clubs. Our destination specialists take the time to understand your family’s interests and needs, whether you have teenagers demanding high-adrenalin activities or a toddler who loves splashing about in a pool.

Hot for 2013 – Zimbabwe Safari Holidays

Zimbabwe has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most magical of African nations, its vast and varied landscapes teeming with bountiful game and evocative wonders of nature seemingly at every turn. Little wonder therefore that it previously enjoyed an unrivalled status as southern Africa’s leading safari destination. And yet as we entered the 21st Century, Land Reform and the resulting years of oppressive political unrest and economic collapse brought about a near decimation in the number of visitors travelling to this most beautiful of lands.

Since 2009, however, a much-welcomed political sea-change and the abandonment of the over-inflated Zimbabwean dollar, means that the country is bearing witness to a return to stability and with that comes a slow but very welcome resurgence of visitors although still in small numbers. Zimbabwe is once again establishing itself firmly on the map as one of the most rewarding, must-see countries in Africa.

Spring Break Holidays Around the World

As winter very slowly recedes and fades into spring, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and consider a break to restore body and soul. Perhaps a short hop to Europe to enjoy the time honoured culture and traditions for which the continent is so famous, or perhaps some family adventures in Oman or South Africa. Explore the emerging hot spots in south-east Asia or simply unwind and enjoy the harbour views from your pool in Antigua. Red Savannah CEO, George Morgan-Grenville, suggests destinations for a spring break this year.

If camping to you conjures up images of muddy wellies and sheltering under leaky canvas in a field somewhere in the Brecon Beacons, think again. Luxury camping is on the rise, taking guests to some of the most stunning landscapes, leaving barely a footprint. Creature comforts abound: high thread count linens on four poster beds, fluffy pillows and towels, hot showers, fine dining and even libraries and cocktail bars, all with the backdrop of somewhere incredibly beautiful.

Walking Safaris in Africa

Taking a walk on the wild side has never been a more apt expression for the growing popularity of walking safaris in Africa, with increasing numbers of intrepid adventurers seeking to ditch the comfort of the once-essential 4×4 and experience the expansive majesty of the African bush literally underfoot. From Malawi to Mozambique, we’ve highlighted just a few of our favourite walking safari destinations.