Archive | April, 2011

Flic En Flac: Secret holiday spot

21. April 2011

0 Comments

Flic En Flac: Secret holiday spot
If there is any secret way to spend a peacefully holiday in Africa, it can be none other than Flic En Flac in Mauritius, which is now no longer a small fishing hamlet. This 200-year village is now an appealing tourist destination and ranks second in the list of preferred Mauritian destinations after Grand Bay. However, only a handful of tourists know about this great place. Flic en Flac commemorates the start of an excellent expanse of a coastline that ends at the Le Morne Peninsula in south. Once the center of trade and a village, it is now the focal point of tourism that has grown into a small town boasting major attractions like the pristine lagoon as well as a long beach. Before the boom of the sugar industry, very few tourists in 60’s used to come for a luxury vacation, but now even  [...]

Continue reading

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

14. April 2011

0 Comments

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
Located between the Virunga and Rwenzori Mountains in Congo, the Virunga National Park is a protected landscape covering 3000 square miles of exceptional diversity. Set some 85 years back to be the nation’s first national park, Virunga is now a World Heritage Site although the civil war has swallowed many wild lives here. Among the tourists, the park is famous for its poaching mountain gorillas and the diverse ecosystems such as the Lake Edward’s western shores of Lake Edward, grassland plateau, marshland, plains, mountains, alpine meadows, volcanoes such as Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira, lava plains, and glaciers. So, you are really bound to enjoy every bit of moment spent here, which will seriously get to you something new to see and do. Coming to the wildlife, the Virunga National Park  [...]

Continue reading

Villa Des Orangers, Marrakech

7. April 2011

0 Comments

Villa Des Orangers, Marrakech
Villa Des Orangers is a small opulent hotel that uniquely spoils you in an unassuming Moroccan way. Just like the other hotels in Marrakech, this 5-star sanctuary has an inconspicuous entrance off a road brimming with repair stalls, carts, and bicycles. So, it’s really a wonder to enter this hotel from this road as it is just exciting to lead oneself to a retreat of peace and magnificence. Actually, this is the real charm of this Moroccan city. Pascal Beherec as well as Véronique has put all their best skills of Moroccan craftsmanship to adorn this palace’s interiors with lots of stunning sofas, gold-threaded pillowcases, and transparent fabrics. And this is soon realized as soon as you keep you bags down. The combination of the basic simplicity and a kind treat of physical pleasures in  [...]

Continue reading

Amboseli Serena Lodge, Kenya

1. April 2011

0 Comments

Amboseli Serena Lodge, Kenya
Resting against the splendid setting of Mount Kilimanjaro that is the nation’s highest mountain, the Amboseli Serena Lodge in the Amboseli National Park is besides the flowing natural spring, green swamps formed by the melting snow, and the woods of savannah’s acacias rendering it the most scenic luxury lodge amidst the lush surroundings. Canopied by the 6000 m Kilimanjaro draped with snow, the inn is designed in the typical Masai hamlet style and looks over a floodlit as well as salty water hole – the famous site for some exciting game views. So, the Amboseli Serena Lodge promises game viewing in one of the best park locations. Besides the vistas of the water hole, the other two top appeals are its game viewing decks of natural timber and the acacia-canopied pool. Something for which  [...]

Continue reading