Trips abroad

South Africa: complete (14 nights)

South Africa 1 Overview

This fantastic 2 week trip includes the unique metropolis of Cape Town, awe-inspiring vistas in the Winelands, the hidden gem that is safari at the Phinda Private Game Reserve and finishes with a few days unwinding on a secluded beach in KwaZulu-Natal province.

We prefer to use smaller camps and lodges that have the ability to provide an intimate experience.

Please note: All of our online itineraries are examples. We will design a bespoke itinerary based on your preferences

Day 1 to 4: Cape Town

Take in the amazing views of Table Mountain and the surrounding areas as you land in Cape Town. From the airport head to the heart of the old city and check in to the stunning Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel just off Kloof Street.

There is so much to see and do in Cape Town, amazing restaurants, shops, art galleries, historical sites and incredible hikes. One of our experts will provide you with some tailored advice and personal recommendations.

South africa 1 Cloud 9

Day 5 to 6: Winelands

Drive from Cape Town to the stunning winelands of Franschhoek. La Petite Ferme is a stunning little hotel and a firm favourite of ours for a quintessential vineyard hotel experience. Relax and take in the beauty of this area with a glass of wine in hand.

If you’re feeling adventurous ask us about the sidecar vineyard tour!

South africa 1 Petite Ferme

Day 7 to 10: Safari

It’s time for some wildlife. From Franschhoek head back to Cape Town Airport and fly to Durban. From Durban head up to Phinda Private Game Reserve. Phinda is one of Africa’s absolute hidden gems. Phinda offers some of the best game viewing and most beautiful sceneries on the continent. In this example itinerary you would stay at the stunning Phinda Rock Lodge in the south of the Reserve.

South africa 1 Phinda Rock Lodge

Day 11 to 14: Beach

And now for the beach. A short drive up from Phinda is the stunning KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the best place to stay here is Thonga Beach Lodge. For pure relaxation to round off your South African adventure of a lifetime this is the perfect spot.

South africa 1 Thonga Beach Lodge


From £5,608 ($7,532) per person. Includes all internal travel.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this itinerary, don’t hesitate to send us an email at  Alternatively,  or call us directly on +34 656161634.

Kenya Mara Riding Safari (7 nights)

With outstanding game viewing from horseback and superb riding country, this fantastic Mara Riding Safari itinerary will exceed all expectations. Operated by our partners ‘Offbeat Safaris’, who are well know to be the best in the business and boast 30 years of experience, this riding safari will give you a completely different perspective on African wildlife.

This week long safari offers the pure bush experience. With 4 different camp locations you will literally ride from one side of the Masai Mara to the other, covering over 250km.

Please note that you must be an experienced horse rider to book this itinerary

Day 1 – Olare Lamun

You will either be collected at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or if you have arrived earlier from your Nairobi Hotel and transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight at 10:00 am to Naboisho. It is a beautiful flight passing over the fertile Kikuyu Highlands before reaching the Great Rift Valley. You will fly across the volcano studded floor of the Rift before reaching the Loita Hills and Naboisho Air strip. You will be met by your guide and there will be an hour’s drive to camp. We reach our camp in a grove of acacia trees by a small stream at the southern edge of the Loita Plains at Olare Lamun (the rhino salt lick) Lunch will be served and you will have a little time to relax before meeting your horses and setting off on your first gentle evening ride.

Kenya Riding Safari 2

Day 2 – Olare Lamun

After an early morning ride we will come back to camp for a light breakfast and then set out for a game drive and walk up a hill nearby called Oloiburmut returning to camp for a brunch/lunch. There will be time for a siesta and at around 4pm we will drive up the hill to visit the local Masai Village.

Day 3 – Olare Orok

Our first moving day and we break camp in good time as it is the longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50kms. We will meet the vehicles to break the ride with a picnic breakfast and lunch along the way. Riding across the rolling open plains the game generally becomes more plentiful as we approach the Mara ecosystem. We should see herds of zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle and there is a good chance of seeing elephant and buffalo as well. We reach our camp on the edge of the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Olare Orok lugga late afternoon. From camp we are likely to hear lion and hyena at night and the abundance of game is apparent everywhere.

Kenya Riding Safari 7

Day 4 – Olare Orok

A full day of morning and evening rides from camp with the option of driving into the game park for some good photographic opportunities. From the landrovers we can get much closer to lion, elephant and buffalo than we are able to do from the horses.

Day 5 – Escarpment

Our second moving day; we head west across the Mara plains and reach the Mara River on the Park boundary. We hopefully ford the river (unless in complete flood) at one of the famous wildebeest crossings and then head south-west across the Mara Triangle where we have our picnic lunch before ascending the Soit Olololol Escarpment to reach our camp in a forest glade overlooking the whole Mara ecosystem.

Kenya Riding Safari 5

Day 6 – Mara River

Today we will descend the escarpment again and ride through the Triangle once more to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. We head in a North Westerly direction and after a picnic lunch we find our final campsite set up on the banks of the Mara River. Close by there are some hippo pools and their grunting at night is a special feature of this camp.

Day 7 – Mara River

With a full day camped on the river we will follow the same morning and evening ride routine and often take the opportunity to cross the river close to the hippo which is an exhilarating a highlight. A walk or drive will be on offer after breakfast; providing another good opportunity to take photographs.

Kenya Riding Safari 6

Day 8

We will have a final early morning ride before breakfast and after saying goodbye to your horses we will drive to the airstrip to meet your flight back to Nairobi at around 11am in time to do some shopping in town and relax before your evening flight or in good time to reach your onward destination.

Kenya Riding Safari 8


From £4,499 ($5,899) per person

If you’re interested in finding out more about this itinerary, don’t hesitate to send us an email at  Alternatively,  call us directly on +34 656161634.

Tanzania: Southern Explorer (12 nights)

This 10 night sample itinerary combines Tanzania’s wild and untamed Southern Circuit with several days unwinding on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar. It’s a great option for the more adventurous travellers wanting to get ‘off-the-beaten-track’.

This fantastic itinerary begins with 4 nights in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park before travelling East to the vast Selous Game Reserve. The final 5 days of this unforgettable trip are spent on a secluded beach in Zanzibar.

We prefer to use smaller camps and lodges that have the ability to provide an intimate experience.

Please note: All of our online itineraries are examples. We will design a bespoke itinerary based on your preferences

Day 1 to 4: Ruaha National Park

Despite being the largest national park in Tanzania, Ruaha attracts surprisingly few visitors. Perched on the edge of the Ikuka Escarpment with breath-taking views over the savannah below, your home for the next three nights is the stunning and exclusive Ikuka Safari Lodge.

Jumping out of the light aircraft at Msembe Airstrip you’re first game drive is about to begin! Meandering through the bush on your way to camp, keep your eyes peeled for elephant, cheetah and giraffe. You’ll be welcomed into camp just after 5pm with a cocktail and quick tour around the small and intimate camp. With only 6 expansive tents, exquisite food and stunning views, Ikuka is one of our favourite camps in the Ruaha. Time for a quick freshen up before settling down for dinner.

Walking up early the next morning, you’ll head out into the bush on foot with one of the highly experienced guides tracking rhino and other big game. Stop off in a clearing for a cup of freshly made coffee and a light breakfast. No, you’re not dreaming – this is Africa!

Southern Explorer Ikuka

Day 4 to 8: Selous Game Reserve

After four incredible days exploring the Ruaha, it’s time to make your way east to the immense Selous Game Reserve. Shadowed by trees on the banks of the Rufiji River, your base for the next few days is the luxurious Sand Rivers Selous. With it’s airy thatched main lounge area and open fronted rooms, you’ll feel like a true adventurer!

Your next few days will be spend boating up the Steiglers Gorge, heading out on walking safaris and out on game drives. For something extra special, extend a walking safari with some overnight fly-camping in the wild!

You’ll be amazed how quiet the Selous is! Sometimes you won’t see anyone for an entire day.

Southern Explorer sand rivers

Day 9 to 13: Zanzibar

After 7 nights in the bush exploring the wilderness of Africa, it’s time to fly up to Zanzibar for 4 nights of blissful relaxation. You’ll be staying at the fantastic Matemwe Retreat in the quieter eastern Matemwe region of the island.

Matemwe probably the best diving and snorkelling on the island, plus some excellent kite-surfing, sailing and reef-walking. If you’re craving some civilization after your time in the bush, day trips to Stone Town can be arranged. Otherwise, kick-back and enjoy the last few days of your holiday of a lifetime relaxing in the sun with a book in hand!

Southern Explorer zanzibar

If you’re interested in finding out more about this sample itinerary, don’t hesitate to send us an email at . Alternatively, call us directly on +34 (00) 656161634.


Bonamy safaris by Lifestyleandroses

We started collaborating with Bonamy to offer you the best safaris of the world.


Bonamy is an African-travel company passionate about creating unique and awe-inspiring experiences for individuals, families and groups who care about the environment they travel to.
Bonamy is focused primarily on the quality of the safari experience, ensuring that you have access to the best guides in Africa.
Was founded by Toby Pheasant, a lifelong safari enthusiast who has been working in the industry, as a guide, lodge manager and tour operator, for over 10 years.
Is  dedicated to conservation and ethical ecotourism.
We firmly believe that our best hope of saving the world’s wild areas and animals is through sustainable ecotourism.

Botswana | Kenya | Madagascar | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia
Rwanda | Seychelles | South Africa | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe

We have first-hand knowledge of the lodges and camps we work with.
We know the staff who run them and the guides who will be with you in the bush.
Once we get to know you and understand what you want to experience, we’ll present hand-picked lodges that we consider the most suitable for you, to ensure you enjoy your time in Africa.
Destination Specialists

With our connections throughout the conservation world, we are committed to the sustainability of Africa’s stunning wildlife and many distinct habitats.
We only work with lodges and camps that share our passion. Furthermore, with every booking through Bonamy, we donate a proportion of our commission to Rhinos Without Borders.
Rooted in Conservation

Through our exceptional network, we are able to provide you with the finest guides Africa has to offer.
The Finest Guides
You will save countless hours by booking with us instead of researching and booking direct yourself.
What’s more, we guarantee you’ll spend less booking through us.

Paddle silently through Botswana’s Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe
Walk with giants during a mobile or fly-camping safari in Zambia
Admire endangered mountain gorilla in Uganda’s serene Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Witness a colourful Samburu tribal wedding in central Kenya
Spend a week unwinding on a barefoot desert island in the Indian Ocean
Discover South Africa’s winelands around the buzzing metropolis of Cape Town

No two Bonamy itineraries are the same. We put together unique experiences based on your brief, designed to fulfil your travel aspirations.
We meet or speak directly with you to understand what you are looking to experience.
If it’s your first time in Africa, we take the time to explain what is possible and how the world of safari works.
The Bonamy team will put together a number of options which are tailored to your brief.
We will only recommend lodges that work tirelessly to improve their conservational and environmental impacts.
Working with you, we will fine-tune the itinerary until it is perfect.

We will then make all of the necessary arrangements, ensuring you have a smooth and memorable safari.
We are always on hand to help you through every step of your journey.
How much, or how little input you want to have in the planning is ultimately your decision.
Whether you are travelling alone or with one of our guides, we will be in touch once you return home to hear about your trip and listen to your stories.

Through years of experience, we have developed an exceptional knowledge of safari destinations across Eastern and Southern Africa.
There are many different ways of experiencing safari Africa.
We have first-hand knowledge of the best lodges, camps,mobile camps and fly-camps.
Our expertise extends to the finest beach lodges and hotels in Africa’s favourite cities.
Botswana | Kenya | Madagascar | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia
Rwanda | Seychelles | South Africa | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe

“As photographers, making sure that we would have access to the best possible guiding and locations culminated in a truly magical vacation.
 The team at Bonamy educated us about how safari guiding works, allowing for some rather spectacular photo opportunities.
 Careful consideration of our unique requests was always a part of their recommendations.” 
Janis, May ‘18

Bonamy is committed to the sustainability of Africa’s stunning wildlife and
many distinct habitats. We believe in ethical game viewing that respects
animals and the environment. We promise we will only ever send you somewhere that shares our core values.
With every safari booking, we donate a percentage to our chosen charity,
It’s a charity that is close to the heart of our Rhinos Without Borders.
founder, Toby Pheasant, who has spent time working with the great cause.

Run by &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation, Rhinos Without Borders aims to move one hundred rhinos from game reserves across
South Africa to secret locations in Botswana over the next few years. The intention of the project is create a new population of rhinos, which can
grow in number away from poaching hotspots.
Through our connections with this fantastic project, we can organise for  you to spend a day with a local ground team as they work to save the rhino –
truly a once in a lifetime experience.

The humble notebook is a key part of any guide’s kit. It’s where we record everything that we see, hear and smell.
It’s also where we note down the sometimes tricky questions we get asked by guests and need to
remember to get back to them on.
Our notebook is our online blog, where we update you on all the wonders of Africa from the latest conservation projects to interviews with safari
experts, to the best vineyards to visit in Cape Town. It allows us to engage with a wider community, all sharing our passion for travel and adventure.

Take your safari to the next level with your own Private Guide
Our Private Guides are among the best in the business.

Travelling with one of our guides will guarantee the highest level of guiding
throughout your safari. Your guide will ensure your safari is optimised according to your interests and previous sightings, enabling you to learn and experience more.
Personalised Experience
Your private guide will have a broad knowledge base with skills including photography, birding, astronomy, tracking and more.
They will be there to help you see the wild through their expert eyes.

Specialist Skills
Your private guide will act as your host throughout your trip, using their local knowledge to navigate the complexities of travel within Africa safely and comfortably.
They will also work in conjunction with the lodges to ensure the best service delivery possible.
Your private guide will help you create a photo journal of your trip.

Come with Lifestyleandroses to the unique world of Kerala ¡¡¡

Explore special locations in India through a wellness and ayurveda perspective.
The Malabar Coast and lush backwaters certainly look like paradise.
Listed by National Geographic as one of the 50 must visit places in a lifetime, Kerala is certainly a memorable and unique experience.

Price per person starts from $ 2.635

God’s own country

Program: 5 Star / Boutique Category – 9 nights / 10 days

Day 1: Calicut Wayanad

Arrive at Calicut Airport.
• Transfer to the Hotel.
• After lunch you will be driven to Wayanad (3 hours)
• Check in at the hotel.
• Evening at leisure.
• Dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight at Banasura Hill Resort

Day 2: Wayanad

• Morning time to relax and enjoy the beautifull surroundings of the Hotel.
• Lunch in the Hotel.
• Afternoon ayurvedic treatment : head, neck, back and Shoulder Care.
• Evening dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Banasura Hill Resort

Day 3: Wayanad

• After breakfast you will visit Edakkal Caves located 1,200m above the sea level,
famous for its cave painting,which date back to be of 6000 BC.

• Back to the Hotel for lunch. After lunch you will visit
Banasura Sagar Dam, thelargest earthen dam in India
and the second largest in Asia where you will enjoy a for a boat ride.

• Dinner at the hotel
Overnight at Banasura Hill Resort

Day 4: Wayanad

Breakfast and lunch in the
Hotel. Around 13:00 leave to
Calicut . Dinner : Raviz Hotel and Resort
• Evening you will be driven to the airport to take a flight to Kochi at 21:30.
Overnight at Marari Villas
Serviced Boutique

Day 5: Kochi

Morning enjoy a leisurely stay on the Beach.
• Lunch at a Traditional Kerala Boat thorugh the backwaters (4 hour ride).
• 1 hour Ayurveda Massage Abhyangam (full body masage).
• Dinner : at the hotel
Overnight at Marari Villas
Serviced Boutique

Day 6: Kochi

Day visit to Fort Kochi : Jain Temple, Saint Francis Church
(where Vasco da Gama was once buried), Dutch Palace
The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1545 AD,Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica,Jew Town and Synagogue.
Lunch in Kochi
• Afternoon : local and Spice market.
Dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight at Marari Villas

Day 7: Kochi – Munnar

After breakfast drive to Munnar town and Hill station.
Check in and lunch at the hotel
• Evening : Indian Ayurvedic
Massage (45 min).
• Dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight at Elixir Hills Resort

Day 8: Munnar

After breakfast leave to Lockhart tea factory for a tour and if desired a visit to the Tee museum can be included.
• Lunch at a local restaurant
• After lunch you will be driven to Chinnar Wildlife 90 km sq sanctuary,unique with its floral, ecological,geomorphologican and cultural significance where you might spot
elephants, tigers, leopards, guar,sambar, spot ted deer and 225 recorded species of birds.
After park on the way to the hotel we will stop in Lakkam waterfalls, a paradise for natures lovers.
If customers want we can stop in Munnar for spices, tree,tradicional handycraft.
• Dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight : Elixir Hills Resort

Day 9: Munnar

Morning time to relax with an Ayurvedic face care.
• Lunch at the hotel
• Evening : cooking class with Nimi Sunil Kumar + dinner
Overnight : Elixir Hills Resort

Day 10: Munnar

• After breakfast you will be driven to Cochin to take your onward flight.


“When dieting is wrong medicine is of no use, when dieting is correct
medicine is of no need”

The name “Kerala” is derived from the word “keram” which means — coconut tree in Malayalam, which is the
regional language. As Kerala is overflowing with coconut trees, it came to be known as “Keralam” which means

— “Land of Coconuts”!!


Getaway Hotel Beach Road and Resort
Superior Room
Wayanad Banasura Hill Resort Earth Room

Marari Villas Serviced
Orchid/ Hibicus with private pool

Elixir Hills by Deep
Woods Suites
Jacuzzi Suite

This tour is valid between 1 Oct 2018 – 20 Dec 2018 Based on double room accommodation for a minimum of 4 passengers

• 9 nights double room accommodation in 5 star Hotels/ Boutique hotels.
• Private van with a/c and an English speaking driver during the entire tour.
• English speaking Tour guide for the entire tour
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
• Massages:
• Head, neck , back and shoulder Care
• 1 hour Abhyangam (full body masage )
• Indian Ayurvedic Massage
• Ayurvedic face care
• Day trip to Fort Kochi
• Lunch at a Traditional Kerala Houseboat
• Authentic local cuisine class with a famous chef
• Visit to a tea Museum/ Plantation
• Visit to Caves, Waterfalls and Wildlife Sanctuary
Not Included:
• Food and Drinks not mentioned in the program.
• Insurance, tips and personal expensesExpenses related to Visas
• Activities during free time
• Single room supplement
• Flight in and out of India

Important information:
• Check In time : 13:00 – 14:00
• Check out time :11:00 – 12:00
• Prices subject to availability
• In case the flight is delayed the driver/ guide will wait up to 2 hours. After this period charges will apply.
• Tour must be fully paid 30 days before arrival.

Cancelation Policy:
(Charges according to the cancelation day) :
• More than 35 days before arrival : No charges
• Between 30 to 35: 15%
• Between 21 to 30: 25%
• Between 10 to 20: 50%
• Between 5 to 10: 75%
• Between 3 to 5: 90%
• Within 2 days of arrival : NO REFUND

Experiences and travelling – Gastronomic experience in Vietnam

Let us introduce you our new gastronomic trip to Vietnam

Price per person starts from $ 2375

Lifestyleandroses special tours   

Vietman Flavors and Culture : 11 nights / 12 days 

Vietnam is a rich destination. Its cuisine includes a variety of flavors and a great combination of ingredients.

Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables.

Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience


 Arrive at Ho Chi Minh Private transfer to the Hotel.

  • Evening Dinner in a local restaurant


 Mai Home cooking class and lunch : you will visit a local market where you will discover different   ingredients and flavors from South

Afternoon : sightseeing tour of the Overnight in Ho Chi Minh



 After breakfast you will be taken to Ben Tre South Province famous for its coconut production, and peaceful canals. You will visit Huu Dinh Village , Sampan and a noddles Stroll through this beautiful village with a bike.

  • Lunch at a local
  • After lunch back to the pier to go back with the boat to Ben Tre and then to Ho Chi Minh

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh


  After breakfast you will be driven to the airport to take a short flight to Danang. Upon arrival a car will be waiting for you to drive you for 40 minutes to Hoi An.

After check in you will walk through the  Chinese Assembly Halls  , Japanese bridge and a local market.

Overnight in Hoi An.


 Morning stroll with a bike through the picturesque landscape of Hoi An where you will discover rice fields, water buffalos, coconut tree gardens, and meet some of the villagers. You will ride along the river with flat- bottomed wooden canoes and learn how to catch crabs. After reaching the organic village of Tra Que you will meet a local family, enjoy a cup of tea and collect vegetables from their garden and cook a traditional meal including dishes like Banh Xeo and Tam After lunch you will have herbal foot massage.

Afternoon at leisure

Overnight in Hoi An


 Day to discover the ancient Vietnamese Capital and i ts impressive monuments, temples and palaces. Morning visit to the Cham Museum. Afternoon you will visit the UNESCO site Hue Imperial City and Hue Garden

Evening Hue Cooking class + dinner

Overnight in Hue

DAY 7: HUE (B/-/D)

After lunch you will be taken to a local house where 3 generations share roof. Continue to a Local Market to buy ingredients for Lunch. Visit an ancestry temple a n d l e a r n a b o u t r e l i g i o u s customs. Back to the house to start the traditional cooking class. Afternoon Dragon Boat Cruise through the Huong River until Hon Chen Temple, Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh manges

Overnight in Hue

DAY 8: HUE  – HANOI (B/-/-)

 After Breakfast you will take a short flight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. Tour through the city : Literature Temple, Tran Quoi Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ngoc Son

Overnight in Hanoi


  • Morning stroll through the Old Town and then to the Chon Hang Be Market or Dong Xuan Market to discover stunning variety of fruits and vegetables, herbs, and spices.
  • Afternoon free to relax and enjoy the Overnight in Hanoi


 After 3,5 hours driving you will reach Ha Long Bay , one of the Natural Wonders of the World “UNESCO site” to board typical Vietnamese boat that will take you thorough emerald water colored river, floating

Overnight on board


HANOI (brunch/-/D)

 Morning brunch while cruise continues though different islets  .

After disembarkation you will be taken back to

  • Farewell dinner Restaurant Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 12: HANOI (B/-/-)

  You will be driven to the airport to take your onward flight.

Going to Southeast Asia for the first time and casting that spectrum of flavors – that certainly changed my whole palate, the kind of foods I crave. A lot of dishes I used to know became boring to me.

Anthony Bourdain”


Hotel Category Superior Deluxe Premium
Ho Chi Minh City Central Palace Hotel The Myst Dong Khoi Hotel des Arts
Hoi An Hoi An Silk Marina Almanity Resort Naman Retreat
Hue Eldora Hotel Indochine Palace Pilgrimage Village
Hanoi The Lapis Hotel de l’Opera Sofitel Métropole
Ha Long Bay Flamingo Cruise Indochina Sails Jasmine Cruise

This tour is valid between 1 Oct 2018 – 20 Dec 2018 Based on double room accommodation


  • 11 nights double room accommodation.
  • Private car with an English speaking driver during the entire
  • Cooking classes as specified in program
  • Meals as specified in
  • Entry tickets to monuments specified in program.
  • Local taxes
  • Economy Flights :
    • Ho Chi Minh – Danang

Hue – Hano

Not Included:

  • Food and Drinks not mentioned in the program.Insurance, tips and personal expensesExpenses related to Visas
  •  Activities during free time
  •  Single room supplement
  • Flight in and out of Southeast Asia

Cancelation Policy:

(Charges according to the cancelation day) :

  • More than 35 days before arrival : No charges
  • Between 30 to 35: 15%
  • Between 21 to 30: 25%
  • Between 10 to 20: 50%
  • Between 5 to 10: 75%
  • Between 3 to 5: 90%
  • Within 2 days of arrival : NO REFUND