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Hotel Review: Karongi Lake View Retreat

Along the shores of Lake Kivu in Rwanda there are number of fantastic hotel and lodge offerings. However, sometimes you want to choose an option that feels more like home. This is exactly what Karongi Lake View Retreat offers. A private residence set on the hills of Kibuye, this retreat is a

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Hotel Review: Magashi Camp

Magashi Camp is a part of Wilderness Safaris, a company with over 40 camps in seven countries that exist to protect wilderness areas and the fauna and flora they support. You get a sense of this responsibility the moment you enter the camp.  Magashi is nestled in the north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park in

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Hotel Review: Kigali Serena Hotel

On a boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. The 5-star property boast features you have come to expect from the Serena Hotels Group mixed with a rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture. The 148 sophisticated rooms and

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Rwanda’s baby gorilla naming ceremony, Kwita Izina

Many travellers visit the East African country of Rwanda to participate in what is arguably one of the most incredible wildlife experiences, gorilla trekking. Time your visit right, and you can also be there to witness Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s baby gorilla naming ceremony. Kwita Izina, or ‘to give a name’ in

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Hotel Review: Simbavati River Lodge

Located in South Africa’s Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Simbavati River Lodge is a family-friendly camp that is built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River. This backdrop is a beautiful watercourse in the summer months when rain is plentiful, and a dry riverbed in the drier winter months. The lodge is built around old Jackalberry

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Hotel Review: Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Sabi Sabi’s Selati Camp is a lodge where turn of the century elegance meshes with personalised safari luxury. The camp is located in Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the world-renowned 60,000-hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin (Sabi Sand Reserve) in the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park. To access the area, you take a

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