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If you happen to sail a dhow up the Mozambique Channel you’re sure to be lured ashore by the palm-fronded white sands you spy with your telescope - it goes without saying you must be properly equipped with a collapsable spyglass and a superior tan - and Sussurro is the beach to aim for. Set […]

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Surrounded by fragrant lemon and fig trees on Ibiza’s quiet Northern side, La Granja was always more of a philosophy than a hotel. During the intervening years since it opened as a hotel, it spawned a design and hospitality company based on the farm's original ideals.

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This old Southern California gal has made one helluva comeback - click to read the story.

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Now in her 70’s, the owner of Deeppura Garh knows precisely when she fell under India’s spell. It was on her sixth birthday when her parents gave her The Jungle Book. As for so many other children, Rudyard Kipling’s tale set in India wove a spell for the little Italian girl. She recalls, “I read […]

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A working farm and boutique hotel in Portugal's Alentejo spins simplicity into gold. If you pare it down to the plainest facts, São Lourenço do Barrocal is an award-winning boutique hotel on an expansive estate in Portugal’s Alentejo. Of course, that’s not all there is to it, but it’s this distinctive simplicity that makes it […]

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It goes without saying that a lodge with Tengile’s status should offer a bush experience with all the finest bells and whistles. And so it does. andBeyond’s Sabi Sands camp is uber-chic yet laid back. There are enormous 200m² suites with private sunken verandahs, glorious bathing facilities, private pools, river views, unbeatable proximity to wildlife, […]

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Just outside the town of Victoria Falls on the south bank of the Zambezi River which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, you find an eclectic eatery and social space that stirs the imagination. It's a feast of Gypsetter style with a nod to the great explorers of way back when. This multi-level eating […]

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Put a Sabi Sands private lodge in the hands of two architects and a style maven and you get a remarkable merging of art and design that results in the ultimate modern safari destination in the wild beauty of the African bush. The project was recently shortlisted for an award by the World Architecture Festival […]

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Castleton Camp is the former home of Singita's founding family. Castleton Lodge in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve was once the family home of Singita’s founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather. By opening the house to commercial use, Singita introduced a new theme on bush lodge holidays. Castleton feels like an old farmhouse - […]

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andBeyond'sNgala Treehouse is suspended twelve metres above ground on a custom-designed platform.  To describe this elegant space as a treehouse seems a misnomer. It’s far removed from the thing ten-year-old you conjured in the garden jacaranda out of some planks and a candlewick bedspread. And yet the name is perfect. A treehouse encapsulates a fragile […]

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Safari Girl


I’m Bev Tucker, a lifestyle journalist living in Ireland. I grew up in various far-flung corners of Africa where I had the privilege of being taken on long expeditions to wildlife reserves and other interesting places in the trusty family Land Rover, which was loaded with everything we might need for the duration. These were my first safaris and sparked my love of nature and an enduring curiosity about the world. Safari is a Swahili word that means 'to explore, away from home', which prompted the name of this blog. Please enjoy browsing and feel free to contact me with ideas, queries or commissions.

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