Sometimes you need a getaway and sometimes it needs to be more than a few days in the European sun. You might just be in need of a complete factory reset the sort that often comes in the form of a long-haul two-weeker – an adventure to see the beautiful wide world and to hit the refresh button on your daily life.
Wanderlust is a bug we should all encourage so we’ve teamed up with Mason Rose and Seychelles Travel to bring you a few long-haul destinations to add to your personal world tour this year.
Uganda and Rwanda
Volcanoes Safaris is the luxury gorilla safari pioneers who present their new look Bwindi Lodge in Uganda this year. Lose yourself in the land-locked forest surroundings, near Bwindi National Park, where you’ll be waited on by a personal butler and be ready to indulge in delicious culinary delights. Modelled on a Jamaican style rum shack, the neighbouring Bwindi Bar – staffed by disadvantaged youths living near to the Bwindi National Park – also provides a hip hangout for guests to enjoy an array of international and local fare including local tapas and the unique ‘do-it-yourself, rolex wrap’. After trekking waterfalls and taking in all the wildlife, unwind in their new eco-spa to massage away any sore muscles from your day’s safari.
Room Rate: Stay from £157 per night, visit www.volcanoessafaris.com
Joali in the Maldives
Opening in the latter half of 2018, the Maldives will welcome a new hotel, the Joali resort. With 73 private beach and water villas, you’ll enjoy glamorous pampering and of course exquisite food. Every detail has been thought out – from the art galleries, showcasing recycled works from celebrated young artists, to a bespoke wellbeing program in collaboration with ESPA. This holiday resort is designed to let you recline in luxury. It’s perfect for all ages but extra special for you to enjoy with just your other half, sun, sea and a lot of luxury.
For further details www.joali.com
Zuri Zanzibar is a newly opened resort located in Kendwa, on the idyllic northern west shores of Zanzibar’s Spice Island, Unguja. Stay in one of the stylish beachfront bungalows facing the private beach or get lost in the tranquil spice garden. It’s a space designed entirely for wellness so tim to meditate and practice yoga will be all yours.
Room Rate: £347 per room, visit www.zurizanzibar.com
Limpopo Province in South Africa
The Shambala Private Game Reserve is the ideal spot if you’re into your wildlife activities and a luxury South African safari experience. Enjoy star-gazing, fishing and even volunteering to experience the authentic South African bush. With eight luxurious lodges constructed in traditional Zulu materials, your accommodation will blend seamlessly with the landscape for an immersive experience like no other.
Room Rate: Around £630 for two, all inclusive, visit www.saxon.co.za
The Republic of Seychelles is a tiny archipelago in the Indian Ocean made up of a whopping 115 islands and is surprisingly more affordable than you may think and you won’t need a visa to get there. With new transport and accommodation options, the Seychelles is more affordable and actually easier to get to than ever. Unwind on the glorious beaches, exceptional hospitality and healing natural surroundings. A lot of people don’t know about the island nation’s vibrant art scene, which features renowned painters, sculptors, writers, poets, musicians, and dancers to whet your appetite for some stunning works of art.
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