August 2007

Dear Traveller,

Welcome to the first edition of our ‘new look’ Newsletter. We hope you like it?

Summer 2007 – yes it’s that time of year although one wouldn’t know it by looking out the window these last few weeks - although we can't complain about this last weekend! It’s no wonder that us Brits are always looking to escape to destinations with a more reliable summer record. You'll find some new ideas of places to escape to as you read on..............

.............. and in next months issue we will have some fabulous NEW and VERY DIFFERENT ideas to share with you so

At the end of June we exhibited at The Luxury Travel Fair in Olympia and it was really nice to meet those of you that popped along for a glass of bubbly and a chat. This year we felt the show was much better organised and definitely offered visitors a good choice of Luxury Tour Operators and products. I hope we’ve managed to make contact with all of you who stopped by and we really look forward to working with you on your itineraries as and when you start to plan your journeys.

ALERT - Just to remind you all as you begin to depart our shores that heightened security restrictions remain at all UK airports. All passengers will be subject to hand baggage restrictions and are asked to be patient while these additional security measures are in place.

Hand baggage restrictions
Passengers are allowed to carry ONE item of hand baggage, no larger than:

56 centimetres tall (approximately 22 inches)

45 centimetres wide (approximately 17.7 inches)

25 centimetres deep (approximately 10 inches)

through the airport security search point. Please note, this is the maximum bag size allowed through security. Smaller bag sizes may apply depending on which airline you travel with. We therefore advise you to contact your airline.


"A Unique Opportunity" in South Luangwa National Park - Zambia

The week of  27 November - 5 December 2007 is set to be an extraordinary week!

...hosted by Jonathan & Angela Scott, Kenya – wildlife photographers, authors and TV presenters of BBC's Big Cat Diaries

The Elephants are still coming through reception at the Lodge in November. 

The week includes bush walks, game drives, bush breakfasts, lunches and sundowners on the banks of the river.

Just £2899 pp sharing

Maximum of 8 guests


This includes: 

8 nights at above lodges, inc park fees but excludes bar

All meals; airport transfers; intercamp transfers, 2 guides and 2 game viewing vehicles, all game activities, park entry fees, laundry (this is quite limited in the Bushcamps), government tax

1 Night Lusaka prior to return flight

International flights with BA

Return flights LUN-MFU-LUN (based on Zambian Airways).

Hosts Jonathan and Angela Scott

Here's our Top Spots for August

  • Experience the Wilderness of Scotland - The Alladale Wilderness Reserve is located one hour north of Inverness in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It hosts groups of up to 16 guests in , perfect for exclusive family retreats, corporate events, weddings and stalking parties.
  • The Great Chilean Wine Experience - for all you Connoisseurs of Wine or just 'Quaffers', a 5 * / 10 day journey packed full of experiences 
  • Lugenda Bush Camp - Mozambique - Lugenda is aimed at the discerning few who have a passion for wildlife, the wilderness and enjoy complete seclusion
  • Mountain Heat - Canada - This driving tour takes you to the “hot spots” of Western Canada: Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper, Banff and Calgary. You’ll also visit lesser known, but equally beautiful locales: Gold Bridge, Blue River and the Cariboo Mountains.
  • Special for Honeymooners - Quilálea Island - Quirimbas Archipelago. Absolute barefoot luxury.
  • Valentines Resort - Bahamas - The newest and most vibrant resort to create the ultra-hip waterfront destination on Harbour Island! Set beside the best shopping and activities, with unparallelled designer suites.  Valentines Resort Harbour Island offers its guests world-class features with friendly service

Why not add this to your next Southern Africa itinerary?

Leisurely Sojourn by Luxury Train between Victoria Falls and Pretoria - including a special trip to Matetsi Game Reserve!

01 October 2007 - 30 September 2008 - From: £949 pp sharing – excludes flights

This four-night adventure begins as the train departs Rovos Rail’s gracious station at Capital Park in Pretoria. This special journey departs in the morning and slowly meanders north towards Bela Bela, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just after the station of Soekmekaar. Once over the Soutpansberg mountains, north of Makhado we enter Baobab country.

Few sights are more evocative of primeval Africa than the eerie silhouette of a Baobab tree starkly outlined against a ruddy African sunset. South African border formalities will take place at Musina and then, very slowly over Beit Bridge, the train will ease itself into Zimbabwe. Continue in a north-westerly direction passing through Thompson’s Junction and disembark at Kennedy Siding in Hwange Game Reserve for a morning game drive.  Journeys end is the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River from where guests will be transferred to Matetsi Game Reserve . Situated just 40 kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Matetsi extends over 111 200 acres of pristine African wilderness – the largest private wildlife concession in the country.

Please remember that we DO provide all International flights although they may not be quoted as they vary by class and time of travel

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