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Suite Dreams

BA's new Club Suite offers direct-aisle access, a door for increased privacy, and luxurious flat-seat beds in a 1-2-1 configuration. It provides 40% more storage and includes a vanity unit and a mirror.

Revenge of the cupcakes

If (as I suspect) our drinking water has been dosed with chemicals that induce mass stupidity, it seems security officials have drunk deep of the poisoned well. If you must fly, I suggest you play it safe and lose the luggage, altogether. The chances of it arriving in one piece are slim, in any case.

O Bona Moremi Safari Lodge

A wild time here is guaranteed. As you unwind to the soft murmurs of a Khwai River tributary, flanked by floodplains and riverine forests; best viewed from the elevated deck of O Bona Moremi Safari Lodge’s dining and lounge facilities, a sense of reconnection with Botswana's wilderness will restore the most jaded soul

Lethabo Life

Lying in a hot tub sipping a glass of wine, your eyes drawn across the fragrant veld to the changing light on the Rhenosterkop Mountain beyond, is one good way to sink into the laid-back Lethabo experience

Luxury Oasis

Atacama Desert Hotel
An oasis of civilization off the beaten track in the high Andean desert. If you like your wilderness served with hot showers, cold plunge pools, chilled beers, gourmet food and efficient, smiling service, then the Hotel Atacama Desert offers all of the above.

Been there, dun(g) that!

Naturally, I was on my knees, derriere up and nose down at ground level, engrossed as the beetle began digging a hole into the soft earth. I was in dung-beetle heaven when suddenly, I heard shouting: “Lowen! Lowen!”
Yawn-inducing eulogies to the awesomeness of your venue, gets old, fast. It's fine, say, every six tweets, but at least share something interesting in between. Tell us about a hen sitting on her eggs for days. Show us the chicks when they hatch. Did something amusing happen with a guest? Tell us about it

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Spotting the bull!

charging elephant bull
Myths peddled by animal rights lobbyists will destroy the wildlife they claim to protect, says Botswana-based wildlife conservationist Erik Verreynne. How about a solution-based focus rather?

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Boating for beginners

Moving to Cerf Island from the mainland of Mahe was a dream come true for me, but it came with challenging learning curves

Suite Dreams

BA's new Club Suite offers direct-aisle access, a door for increased privacy, and luxurious flat-seat beds in a 1-2-1 configuration. It provides 40% more storage and includes a vanity unit and a mirror.

Trump to stick neck out?

Exposed to habitat loss, fragmentation, civil unrest, overhunting, and the international trade in bone carvings, skins, and trophies, giraffe may finally qualify for protection