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Diverse in its cultures, its cuisines, its landscapes, its wildlife and climate, Africa is a continent unlike any other.
From the bustling spice markets and souks in Morocco to the vast plains of the Maasai Mara in Kenya to the verdant greenery of the Cape Winelands and the the awe-inspiring diversity of the wildlife in the South African bush, Virgin Limited Edition will take you on a once in a lifetime adventure around these magnificent destinations.
A colourful blend of cultures, the North African kingdom of Morocco is a feast for all senses. Blending African, Arabic and European influences, this fascinating country is steeped in heritage and history, offering striking landscapes, awe-inspiring architecture, delicious cuisine, and plenty of vibrancy.
Make Kasbah Tamadot – located an hour’s drive outside Marrakech - your base to explore the dramatic scenery of the Atlas Mountains. Discover local Berber villages and savour delicious dishes or simply enjoy the serenity of the property’s fragrant gardens or the tranquil Asounfou spa following a day spent exploring the bustling medinas of Marrakech.
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Kenya, on the east coast of Africa, is a country synonymous with safari. From the ‘big five’ to vast herds of wildebeest crossing the sweeping plains of the Maasai Mara during the annual Great Migration, Kenya will dazzle you with its wildlife.
Mahali Mzuri, our luxurious 12-tented safari camp, situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem guarantees abundant game viewing all year round. Join the guides and trackers on twice daily game drives; cool down and revel in the view from the infinity pool or enjoy a sundowner and spend the evening around the open fireplace of the central Main Tent, recounting tales of the day’s spectacular safari experience.
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A haven for foodies and oenophiles, Franschhoek or ‘French corner’ in Afrikaans, is South Africa’s gourmet capital. Award-winning wineries, world-class restaurants and stunning scenery, this historic town, with its typically quaint Cape Dutch architecture located just an hour outside of Cape Town, is a must visit when travelling around the Rainbow Nation.
Set on a hill overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard commands superb views of the Dassenberg Mountains. Tour the winery’s cellars and sample the award-winning wines or hop on the Wine Tram as it trundles through the valley stopping at various vineyards to try a vintage or two or explore the town’s art galleries and museums before retreating to Mont Rochelle for a relaxing spa treatment or a gourmet meal at fine dining restaurant MIKO.
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No visit to South Africa is complete without a thrilling safari experience. With its awe-inspiring landscapes and amazing biodiversity, the 60,000-hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve – located adjacent to the Kruger National Park – offers some of the country’s most spectacular game viewing.
Covering 33,000 acres of bush and comprising of two stunning lodges with 20 rooms among them and interconnected by meandering rope bridges, Ulusaba makes for the perfect base for a luxurious South African safari adventure. Spot hippos and elephant herds quenching their thirst by the Xikwenga Dam; join the expert rangers and trackers on twice daily game drives, encountering an abundance of wildlife including the often-elusive leopard or discover smaller creatures and many of the bush’s medicinal plants and trees during a safari walk prior to an afternoon relaxing by the pool or in the spa – there’s plenty on offer to make your time at Ulusaba more than memorable.
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Need more inspiration?
From tracking magnifient animals to discovering the craftsmenship of the Berber people in the Atlas Mountains, our Africa Collection travel stories are bound to inspire a visit to this incredible continent.
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Two beautiful countries, yet two different destinations, Kenya and South Africa both make for great options for a safari adventure but which one to choose?
The Atlas Mountains can be enjoyed at any time of the year. With Morocco’s seasons similar to other countries in the Northern Hemisphere, our handy guide breaks it all down for you.
Packing for an African safari – be it in Kenya or South Africa – can be a little daunting. To make the process easier, we have gathered packing tips from our experts at Mahali Mzuri and Ulusaba to ensure you are fully prepared for your African safari adventure.
Learn how to make 'Agroum', the traditional Berber bread eaten almost with every meal.
The winter season in South Africa typically lasts from June to August but don’t let the drop in temperature stop you from venturing out. Layer up and make the most of what’s on your doorstep, whether that’s the gorgeous vineyards or the endless flora and fauna in the bush.
Discover how our team takes on harvest time at Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
Read on to find out how the team at Ulusaba, along with several Pride 'n Purpose volunteers and the team at Virgin Unite ensure vital work in the communities adjacent to the Sabi Sand Reserve continues during these challenging times.