Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, exploring the Blue City of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, winding through the busy medinas in Fes and Marrakech, savoring freshly caught fish at the port in Essaouira, or simply sitting at a cafe sipping mint tea watching the flurry of activity: Morocco is reminiscent of a bygone era.
Life in Morocco still exists as it did thousands of years ago. Though highways and cell phones have been introduced, the Moroccan people have preserved century old family traditions, making this country both romantic and nostalgic. One would never suspect, while nestled quietly in your riad, that right outside was a bustling medina with snake charmers, overflowing spices, and locals selling handmade carpets, jewelry, and pottery. The energy of the merchants and the market place is enough to keep you up all night enjoying the evening food market where you can sample fresh squeezed juices, olives, couscous and tagines. Morocco mesmerizes with its enchanting wonders.
There is something raw and otherworldly about witnessing the natural phenomenon known as “The Great Migration” in Eastern Africa between Tanzania and Kenya. It is the largest animal migration in the world with almost two million wildebeests, zebras and other mammals traversing through predator-filled territory in search of water and greener pastures.
The more sought after viewings of the migration typically take place between July and September between the Serengeti and Masai Mara Reserve, although weather conditions can change this from year to year.
While the lucky travelers who happen upon this spectacle are sure to mark this as a veritable life-changing experience, there are plenty more memorable encounters to round out your safari. Soak up the stunning landscape from your sundowner hike or remote bush dinner and feel the pulse of the people and high-spirited school children during a visit to a local village. Accommodations range from remote 5* tented camps to luxury safari lodges and even air safaris. From start to finish, there is no doubt the African spirit will leave an imprint on your soul.
To witness the wonders of “The Great Migration” please contact Lindsey Woodcock.
Mark Twain once wrote “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.” And was he ever right!
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the African continent. It is known for its beaches, wildlife, and world-renowned cuisine. Beyond its stunning beaches, turquoise lagoons, and abundant reefs, Mauritius is home to lush green mountains, cascading waterfalls, and the Black River Gorges Park. Aside from the enticing vistas and diverse terrain, there is truly something for everyone on this unique island!
Families and couples alike can relax on the beach alongside crystal clear blue-green water or indulge in the faster-paced activities the island has to offer. Highlights on the water include kite surfing, boat excursions to surrounding islands, scuba diving, snorkeling along the reefs, paddle boarding, waterskiing and more. By land enjoy playing golf, hiking to the mountain peak or through the gorge, and horseback riding.
Mauritius is a mecca for world-class luxury hotels with exceptional service. On the southwestern side of the island on Le Morne Beach resides the St. Regis, which exceeds every expectation. From the spa to the five star restaurants serving locally caught fresh fish cooked in front of you, this property ensures an experience you won’t soon forget!