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Le Sidi Boutique Hotel A Serene Sanctuary on Egypt’s North Coast

Tucked away in Hacienda Bay on the shores of Egypt’s North Coast you will find the exclusive boutique hotel, Le Sidi, a serene sanctuary with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Inspired by the North African and Mediterranean cultures of its setting Le Sidi offers its guests a journey into past and present. The word’ Sidi’ meaning ‘master’ was an important title in the 14th and 15th centuries bestowed on the region’s connoisseurs who created and built the new civilisations around the Mediterranean. By using the title Le Sidi seeks to revive Egypt’s rich, legendary cultural heritage referencing the architectural […]

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Berber Lodge A Laidback Rural Retreat Near Marrakesh

A rural retreat in Oumnass located half an hour from Morocco’s vibrant city of Marrakesh, Berber Lodge invites you to leave the hustle and bustle behind and step into a simpler way of life. The Lodge was founded by Romain Michel Meniere, a French-Swiss interior designer living in Morocco, who, working closely with the villagers of Oumnass sought to celebrated Berber culture, customs, craftsmanship and architecture.

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A Bright and Airy Contemporary Designer Home in Ghana

Described on Airbnb as being a unique designer oasis the bright and airy home of Nana Amu is no ordinary holiday rental. Situated in Accra, Ghana Nana’s home offers an open plan living dining kitchen space, relaxing bedroom with en suite, and a lush private garden. Previous guest guest reviews have described it as blending the style, elegance, and service of a 5 star boutique hotel with the warmth and authenticity of a private home.

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Gorilla’s Nest A Luxury Retreat in the Foothills of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcano Range

Luxury resort and private property group One&Only has opened Gorilla’s Nest, their second property in Rwanda following the opening of Nyungwe House. Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury retreat set in the foothills of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcano Range, an area home to Mountain Gorillas, a rare and endangered species. Surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees and offering views of the volcanic hills the retreat on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park offers an immersive experience into the stunning flora and fauna of Rwanda. Whilst the gorillas are the biggest draw the rainforest is teeming with equally spectacular wildlife and is a […]

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Sencillo a Stylish Minimalist Lagos Beach House

Sencillo meaning simple in Spanish is the name given to a stylish minimalist private beach house on the Island of Ilashe in Lagos Nigeria. Situated on a serene beach front which can only be accessed by water travel Sencillo offers a respite from the bustling traffic heavy city of Lagos. As such the architectural design of the property reflects the desire for a calming retreat with captivating views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Nyungwe House Rwanda’s 5 Star Safari Lodge Perched on the Edge of a National Park

A few years back I introduced Nyungwe Forest Lodge a beautiful property in Rwanda located on a working tea estate that sits on the edge of a closed canopy rainforest, said to be one of the oldest in Africa. Well fast forward to present day and Nyungwe Forest Lodge has become Nyungwe House, part of the One&Only group of discerning luxury resorts and private homes. And as you can expect from One&Only properties Nyungwe House exudes a heightened sense of style and elegance that is in keeping with its surroundings and embracing the local culture.

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Tour of Black Rock Senegal Artist Residency By Kehinde Wiley

American artist Kehinde Wiley has opened the doors to Black Rock in Dakar Senegal, a multi-disciplinary artists residency program designed to bring together an international group of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers for a period of self-reflection, practice development and cultural exploration and cross-cultural collaboration. For Kehinde, who’s fame reached new heights with his portrait of Barack Obama, Black Rock is more than just a residency it is also home to his personal studio as he seeks to divide his time between New York and West Africa. 

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Mhondoro Game Lodge Spotlights African Design

Mhondoro Game Lodge in Welgevonden Reserve, South Africa opened in early 2016 and seeks to move beyond being just another luxury Africa travel bush destination. Designed to give guests a seamless experience of luxury interiors and bushveld landscape Mhondoro Game Lodge combines cutting-edge architecture with some of the best in African design interior inspiration. The Mhondoro Game Lodge was created by interior designer Myriam Vogel who co-owns the lodge with her husband Frank.

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Travel: Underwater Adventures

The Manta Resort, Pemba Island [Zanzibar] Nestled in the Indian Ocean, of the Swahili coast is the remote Pemba Island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago, and home to The Manta Resort a place to a place that allows you to disconnect from the noise and pressures of modern life, inviting you instead to immerse yourself in the serenity that comes with nature and a simpler way of life.

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Travel: Dar HI – Eco-Lodge and Spa

Dar HI – Eco-Lodge and Spa [Tunisia]   [Image credit: Dar HI, Tunisia – Welcome Beyond] In south Tunisia, one will find the historic town of Nefta, an area famed for its natural geological diversity, including thousands of date producing palm trees. The town is located between sand dunes and the salty plains of Chott el-Djerid, a setting film fans may be familiar with, as the Nefta Desert was the location for Star Wars and the English Patient. Nefta is also home to the Dar HI, an ambitious luxury eco-Lodge and Spa development dedicated to ecological research and discovery, whilst nurturing […]

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Travel: Ngerende Island Lodge

Ngerende Island Lodge [Kenya] [Image credit: Ngerende Island Lodge via Kiwi Collection] Offering guests luxury in the Kenyan wilderness, Ngerende Island Lodge is a five-star luxury lodge situated on the Olchoro – Oirogua Conservation Ranch, bordering the northern part of Kenya’s famed Masai Mara game reserve. Located close to the Mara River, the Lodge is surrounded by water on all sides, bar a tiny passage that prevents it from completely becoming an island in the true sense of the word, but this does not take away from the feeling of indulgent isolation and wonder at being away from it all, in a […]

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Travel: Hotel Particulier A Chic Boutique Hotel

Hotel Particulier [Côte d’Ivoire] [Image credit: Hotel Particulier] Hotel Particulier is French word denoting an elegant private residence or townhouse; and is the name given to a chic boutique hotel in the city of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The owners of Hotel Particulier, have sought to create a stylish space, with a peaceful, intimate atmosphere that allows guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. The healing soothing effects of nature is a key feature of the Hotel, which sees rooms located on the ground level to take advantage of a luscious, well-tended garden.

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Travel: Singita Mara Rivier Tented Camp Ushers in a New Safari Chic Aesthetic

Singita – Mara River Tented Camp [Tanzania] [Image credit/source: Mara Tented River Camp – Singita]   Luxury game reserve specialist, Singita are introducing a new camp to their safari camp and lodges portfolio. The Singita Mara River Tented camp will be in Tanzania, located in the remote Lamai Triangle region, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park. In keeping with the laidback luxury style of their other properties in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, see the Singita Pamushana Lodge featured here, preview pictures of the new camp reveal a refreshing, modern take on the safari chic aesthetic. What I like most about this […]

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Travel: Cruising Lake Volta with The Ohemaa LXI

The Ohemaa LXI [Ghana] [Image credit: The Ohemaa LXI] Cruise the waters of Lake Volta by setting sail in the luxury confines of the Ohemaa LXI, Ghana’s premier private yacht. Ohemaa means queen; a title appropriate for the stately yacht that mixes contemporary luxury with traditional Ghanaian culture; whilst the numerals, LXI represents the year in which the Volta River Project began- 1961. Having undergone renovation and refurbishment, the Ohemaa LXI is now offering its clientele a truly special experience from the moment you step on-board.

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Travel: Luxury Eco-Lodge Adrère Amellal

Adrère Amellal [Egypt] [Image source: Adrère Amellal Eco Lodge via Kiwi Collection]  No electricity meaning no lights, no TV, and definitely no sockets to charge your phone/laptop/iPod or other media devices, Egyptian luxury eco-lodge Adrère Amellal is the ultimate get-a-way from it all; an enchanting place that blends into the spectacular setting of a desert oasis. An eight hour drive from Cairo, Adrère Amellal emerges out of the desert landscapes of Siwa, Egypt’s largest oasis, which is home to natural hot springs, date palm plantations, salt lakes ancient ruins; and has a strong Berber culture. Adrère Amellal means ‘white mountain’ in the […]

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Travel: The Red Pepper House in Lamu

The Red Pepper House [Kenya] [Image credit: Dining – The Red Pepper House] The historical island of Lamu off the Kenyan coast is home to The Red Pepper House, a stylish boutique hotel that nestles between Neem and Acacia trees, and interestingly not a Red Pepper tree in sight, the owner just liked the name. Situated close to the Old Town, The Red Pepper House brings together influences in the form of African, Arabic, Indian and European; that have all had an impact on Swahili Culture dating back hundreds of years. A large Makuti thatched roof covers The Red Pepper House […]

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Travel: Striking Modern African Interior Design Inspiration at Nyungwe Forest Lodge 

Nyungwe Forest Lodge [Rwanda] [Image credit: Main Lodge – Nyungwe Forest Lodge] I have just finished reading a delightful and touching book called ‘Baking Cakes in Kigali‘ by Gaile Parkin and in it, the main characters take a drive through the Nyungwe Forest, which they describe as being ‘beautiful’. When reading this part I kept visualising the chic Nyungwe Forest Lodge whose website I had come across a little while back. About four to five hours drive from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali; Nyungwe is a closed canopy rain forest. Designed to blend in with the surroundings the Nyungwe Forest Lodge is located on […]

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