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The Ultimate Foodie Safari in Sabi Sabi (City AM)

The streets of Mayfair may seem a world away from the remote South African bush, but for discerning gourmet travellers the metaphorical – if not physical – distance between the two has just become smaller. A new initiative at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve invites some of the world’s top chefs into the kitchen at the area’s renowned Earth Lodge. The partnership was launched in February, with Michelin-starred Eric Chavot making the inaugural visit, taking a week-long break from his eponymous Mayfair brasserie (at The Westbury on Conduit Street) to share his experience with the cooks at Earth Lodge. Continue reading

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4 Sites to Visit for South Africa’s Freedom Day (OneTravel)

27 April is Freedom Day, a national holiday in South Africa that commemorates the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in the country. Continue reading

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On Safari with Chef Chavot (Great British Chefs)

Do you know what’s better than going on safari at one of South Africa’s most luxurious private game reserves? Going on safari at one of South Africa’s most luxurious private game reserves. Then heading back to the reserve’s award winning … Continue reading

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Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Added to National Geographic’s Top List of Lodges (OneTravel)

I’m just back from a few days of luxury safari at Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Yes, I was only there for a four nights. To be sure, I would have been delighted … Continue reading

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Sabi Sabi Safari

Making eye contact with a lion metres away from my seat in a topless Land Cruiser … lounging in a private plunge pool in the buff while smoking a Cuban and staring off into the unfenced and utterly vast savannah … losing track of how many rhinos and elephants I’d seen in the span of a couple of hours … having a multi course feast prepared by a Michelin starred chef and paired with some of the best South African wines available … getting one to most relaxing massages I’ve had in too long awhile … Sabi Sabi turned me into a blathering mess of wow. Continue reading

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See Africa Differently (1000heads)

See Africa Differently Written by Claire Dikecoglu, Photographs by Chris Osburn 1000heads, Monday, November 14th, 2011 The aim of See Africa Differently is to change perceptions about Africa and help the world find out about all the great news coming from … Continue reading

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A look inside Nigeria’s floating slum (CNN.com)

A look inside Nigeria’s floating slum CNN.com, November 9, 2011 Osburn says that it’s a dangerous place to go without a trusted guide. “This is not a place to explore alone, however street savvy you are,” he said. CHECK OUT … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Makoko Shantytown in Lagos (Urban Travel Blog)

Land is at such a premium in and around Lagos, that what was once long ago a small fishing village is now an open sewage slum on stilts where the poorest of the poor have been pushed off the land. Continue reading

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Qype Does Lagos (Qype does London)

Qype Does Lagos Qype does London, September 10th 2009 As has often been the case, experience on the ground didn’t quite fit the tips received before I left. Yes, I can confirm that hand wipes were essential packing and that … Continue reading

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