Travel Contests: Week of September 25, 2013

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This week’s travel contests: Win a $10,000 trip to Monte Carlo Win a trip for two to Italy Win a 7-day trip for two to Japan Win a trip to South Africa (on Facebook) Win a weekend of wine-tasting (on Facebook)

11 Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge in Tanzania

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I just got back from an incredible 10-day safari to East Africa with Micato Safaris. If you haven’t heard of Micato they are the industry leader and win all the big travel magazine awards year after year. You can learn about them here by reading my 12 reasons to choose Micato Safaris for your next […]

12 Reasons to Choose Micato Safaris for Your Next African Safari

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One of the ultimate trips a traveler can take is an African safari. So many people, from an early age, dream of going on one, often inspired by movies (like Born Free and ahem, Lion King) or books (like Out of Africa). Safaris are not cheap and some people save for years to make it […]

Hemingways Nairobi: A New Luxurious Boutique Hotel in Nairobi

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I just returned from an Africa safari with Micato Safaris. It was my maiden trip to Kenya and although I’ve been all around the world and to other parts of Africa, it can be a bit nerve racking arriving to a new destination for the first time, especially in Africa. Micato instantly relieved all my […]

Serengeti Balloon Safari

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My first day in Tanzania was incredible … more than I could have anticipated or imagined! My wife Natalie and I woke up super early in one of the comfortable beds at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge to meet the rest of our group in the lobby at 4am. (We’re on a sponsored Micato Safaris […]

First Look at Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri Kenya Safari Camp

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Jambo! I have the honor to be among the first guests to stay at Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri Kenya Safari Camp. It’s located in the Motorogi Conservancy in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The 12 unique tents sort of resemble the shape of a spaceship … and are making ordinary safari lodges extraordinary. Not […]

Lion Spotting in the Masai Mara

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Right after I wrote this post “In Search of the Big Five on a Micato Safari in the Masai  Mara” I went on an afternoon game drive. Just when we were about to call it  a night, another driver radioed ahead to say that they had spotted a pride  of LIONS! Oh my gosh, it was […]

In Search of the Big Five on a Micato Safari in the Masai Mara

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Natalie and I have only been on our Micato Safaris trip for 36 hours but we’ve already seen so much, it’s mind-blowing. It’s surreal to wake up in the bush of the Masai Mara in East Africa. My trip began when I met my wife in London’s Heathrow Airport; I had been in Southampton for […]