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.
There is nothing quite like the thrill of the slopes. One of the great unifying sports of the world, skiing crosses cultures and borders in a blaze of brilliant white adrenalin. Join us on a whirlwind
The southern countries of the continent of Africa, a landscape that would perhaps take a lifetime to explore, effortlessly sets the scene for the most exotic and magical of escapes. From candlelit
All over the world animals great and small, take part in incredible migrations that see them travel hundreds of kilometres at a time. To witness it is spectacular, not least because it’s an
South Africa is a country in the midst of one of the most exciting design evolutions on earth. Having languished for many years as a cultural backwater due to the political and socio-economic
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
We are at the height of wedding season, from the recent Royal Wedding to Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials, every weekend seems to feature showers of confetti and champagne...
I recently had the immense pleasure of travelling to Namibia, one of the countries that has long been on my bucket list. Our journey began in Namibia’s Capital, Windhoek located in the country’s...
The world may be conquered, but enough secrets remain for us to whisk you off on a magical carpet ride, and reveal some of the rare, unexplored experiences that the globe has to offer. We have
Southern Africa specialist, Charmian Supra ‘No better way to drink your morning tea!’ – Botswana. Namibia features heavily in my most treasured travel memories and it never fails to completely capture my imagination
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Anonymous, India