Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Having opened just last year, this small boutique hotel is sure to prove popular. With just 5 double bedrooms plus 1 suite and with no children allowed, it is a serene oasis in the colourful country of The Gambia. The Austrian owners left their careers in publishing to build their dream home with a small, family run hotel attached, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and they invite you to share their dream with them.

5 favourite luxury safari camps in Africa

5 favourite luxury safari camps in Africa

Cottars 1920’s Camp, Luxury camping safaris, Kenya

Luxury camping may well have originated in Africa, when adventurous hunters would spend months at a time on their own migration across the continent, in pursuit of game, accompanied by a retinue of staff and all manner of home comforts. The tradition continues into modern day, although now guests ‘hunt’ with their cameras.

There’s a wonderful range of luxury camping safaris on offer from across Africa, from contemporary-styled camps to those that will take you back in time to the age of the adventurer. We’d like to share with you some of our favourites.

Sublime self-indulgence at the luxurious Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Sublime self-indulgence at the luxurious Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Sitting on a tiled bench in nothing but a paper g-string is not how I would normally picture the start of a day’s pampering but that is exactly how my morning started; I’m here to enjoy the delights of this beautiful spa, including a traditional Moroccan hamam, in the most opulent and stylish hotel in The Gambia. I’m a firm believer that if you want to give your best to other people whether family, friends, work or even volunteering, you have to make time to look after yourself and what better way than this!

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