Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia and Southern Africa – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest temples, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
18 of the Best Surfing Locations in Asia
Asia; home to noisy, vibrant cities, exciting markets, ancient cultures and some of the best beaches in the world. The dreamlike beach backdrops provide a landscape where old meets new, where cultures clash and where expert and budding surfers alike can grab their boards and head to one of these top surf spots in Asia...
Great Safaris of Southern Africa
Safaris in Southern Africa have changed from all recognition from decades ago when one visited a National Park in the school holidays as a family in your own sedan vehicle. Once the car had bumped
Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Report: Wedding and Honeymoon Statistics
Our destination weddings and honeymoon report is the latest round-up of statistics and facts about weddings, honeymoons, destination weddings and engagements.
Family Travel: Cultural experiences kids will love
We have rounded up our top travel ideas for children - experiences which will let them leave their comfort zone, engage with a foreign culture and, most importantly, have lots of fun!
New Southern Africa Hotel Openings for 2019
Africa is a continent unlike any other place on earth. Its vast scope and richness of landscapes offers a lifetime of adventures. We are passionate about sharing our discoveries and our recently-launched Southern Africa portfolio introduces travellers to the newest and most rewarding jewels opening each year.
Ampersand's mini-guide to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s cultural charms and drop-dead-gorgeous looks make her the perfect island for a family holiday or a romantic escape.
India and Africa - For the love of Wildlife
We think we travel to discover new and exciting places, to feel alive in a city not your own. We do things when we are away that would never occur to us as plausible at home. In this dichotomy I think
The Ultimate Foodies Guide to the Hidden Gems of Asia
Everyone knows of Asia. Many people think they know Asia. But most people are yet to understand this vast continent. And vast it really is, spanning over 17 million square miles, covering 8.7% of the
5 Unmissable Experiences in North India
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of enticing activities on offer in North India, but fortunately our specialists have done the hard work for you and scoured the region in search of the crème de la crème. See below for our top five…
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India