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.
Our collection of long-haul destinations combine culture, history, wildlife, sumptuous cuisine, a dose of tropical sunshine, and a truly luxurious flair. Explore the cultural delights of Vietnam or
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...
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
You need to get a few things right to do what we do. Excellent ground handlers, an enviable contacts book, expert in-house consultants and frequent research trips are all key, but the crucial thing
From beach escapes to wildlife safaris, wine tasting tours and whale watching expeditions, there are some truly exceptional travel experiences on offer in Southern Africa. But this vast and varied sub-continent contains some of the most disparate landscapes on earth…
- Anonymous, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka