Any holiday is special but why not make it extra special. With imagination and inspiration you can add that element that will be the icing on the cake. And it needn’t necessarily cost and arm and a leg. Here are 5 ways to add a touch of magic to your holiday.

01 – Sleep out under the stars

There’s something undeniably romantic about falling asleep beneath a star-filled sky. We know many places that offer this chance, and one of our favourites is a special ‘star bed’ platform in the Kenyan bush. Watch the heavens and listen to the sounds around you. It’s a serene experience. Have a look for yourself.

” Sleeping under a breath taking canopy of stars in what can only be described as a lunar landscape”

02 – Take to the Skies

Soar high above the Serengeti plains in a hot air balloon, swoop over Victoria Falls in a helicopter or see Botswana’s varied scenery from a small plane… It’s thrilling and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear for hours afterwards, still buzzing from the excitement.

03 – Indulge your tastebuds

Food is one of life’s great pleasures, no more so than on holiday. Culinary treats take many forms: a picnic on a deserted beach, a private meal in the privacy of your own villa, dining in a spot specially chosen by the staff, and a full-on foodie tour lasting all day. So whatever you fancy, we can arrange it!

04 – Just add water

Picture this: you’re sitting on deck as the boat floats down the river, past waving people, pink river dolphins, yawning hippos, or ancient temples… A cruise is a real treat, with ever-changing scenery, freshly prepared food and attentive service. It needn’t be ultra-luxury, though it can be, but sometimes simple is just as good.

05 – Live the high life

OK, so this one is extravagant I grant you, but every now and again it’s good to push the boat out. Do it in style on holiday and you can find yourself staying  in a royal palace in Rajasthan, a grand historic mansion in Quito, Winston Churchill’s favourite Marrakech getaway or a lodge built for a president in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park!

See anything you like? I hope so. We’d love to make your holiday extra special – you only have to ask!