Thanks to Serena Hotels, Kenya Airways and Ranger Safaris Kevin was recently lucky enough to take a group of operators on an educational to Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. It was an amazing trip full of stunning views, incredible game sightings, ...
Claire recently took a small group of hand-picked British journalists and bloggers around South Africa, in conjunction with South African Airways and South African Tourism UK, to rediscover some of its tourism icons...
It is also where you will find Paul Mwaura, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp's 35 year old Head Chef, and having tasted his amazing food we wanted to find out more about the man.
"Travel brat" that I am - I am very lucky to have travelled on The Blue Train three times! And each time it has exceeded my every expectation.
The future of travel trade shows, generally, gets debated in all sorts of ways all the time. A few years ago we had 8 clients exhibiting at World Travel Market, in 2012 we had 4 and in 2013 we will probably have even less. Indaba is historically the key show for Africa, but each year fewer buyers attend.
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.
Having boarded our plane in Cape Town both Paul and I expected to leave the sunshine behind us - but oh no - on arrival into George airport it appeared that the sun wanted to come too! Excellent. This was my first time to the Garden Route and I was very excited. Particularly as I was to be staying at The Manor House at Fancourt! How decadent.
Leaving the swaying palm trees of Zanzibar behind I boarded a tiny plane heading out to the vast expanse that is The Selous in Tanzania. Now I am a dreamer but really there was not a person or a vehicle for as far as the eye can see – I am sure that we were the only ones out there!
Following my recent blog about my favourite Serena I asked my colleague Amanda the same question and this is what she had to say:
A journey on The Blue Train in South Africa is a luxury normally reserved for the likes of royalty, celebrities and heads of state. But for the next few months it may just be possible for us mere mortals to sample the extravagant lifestyle of the rich and famous