It had been a few years since my last visit to Northern Tanzania, an area on many people’s bucket list, and an area with names that evoke all sorts of emotions. My memories of my first visit to Tanzania, about 20 years ago, are still with me – particularly the cheetah sighting in the tall grass of the Serengeti, when the cubs got told off by their Mum, because she lost the Tommy she had just caught for their dinner, as they were otherwise occupied with some rough and tumble.
Maputo is an African city largely overlooked in more recent years by the British leisure traveller. A former playground for the rich and famous, the civil war took its toll and it fell out of fashion. That attitude however should, ...
Feeling rested and ready for a bit of activity, we met for breakfast before being shown around the rest of Machangulo Beach Lodge by Christiaan, our incredibly passionate and enthusiastic host. This show round enabled us to fully appreciate and ...
PJ from Visions of Africa joined an Ethos and Serena Hotels educational to Kenya and wrote this report on her trip.
On hearing I would be taking a small group of journalists to South Africa for a week … I was torn. Torn between being totally excited to be staying in some of the country’s top boutique hotels or the simple pleasure of getting a rare full night’s sleep. As mum to 3 boys (including 2 year old twins!) a full night’s sleep sounded like a major highlight.
In addition to day-to-day sales, marketing and PR activity that we carry out for our clients, Ethos Marketing also arranges educationals. Our most recent educational was to visit some of the Serena properties in Kenya.
Back down from the mountain slopes, crossing the equator and into the Great Rift Valley to the most recent addition to Serena’s portfolio - Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp – somewhere where even seasoned Operators, used to seeing stunning properties, were to be truly impressed.
At the end of last year Sue took a group of select tour operators out to Kenya to experience some of Serena Hotels renowned hospitality.
The meal at Mange Tout was amazing. We had some incredible food on this trip, but this meal was probably the most memorable – especially the Chocolate Fondant!
The group of seven left Zanzibar and boarded a flight into the wild and largely undiscovered Selous Game Reserve.