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Going on safari had been a long time ambition of both Gemma and I, both of us being big nature lovers. So when we were planning a luxurious trip to celebrate our 40th birthdays, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to fulfil the ambition of a lifetime. We had always promised ourselves that when we eventually did go on safari, we would do it in style, no expense spared. A colleague at work recommended Londolozi Lodge in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa when I had been discussing our plans with him. What a recommendation it proved to be… Day one After four great days exploring Cape Town and the surrounding area we took the short internal flight up to Nelspruit, where we were greeted by our private transfer to Londolozi. The two and half hour drive is scenic and interesting, giving passengers an insight into rural life in and…

As part of our joint 40th birthday celebrations, we planned a no expense spared trip to South Africa and the Seychelles. Two places we had always wanted to visit. For the first part of the trip we decided to base ourselves in Cape Town for four nights before heading north to Sabi Sands Game Reserve for three nights safari at Londolozi Lodge. We flew into Cape Town via Dubai with Emirates. You can fly direct with British Airways, but as they hold a monopoly on direct flights from London to Cape Town they charge double the price – poor form BA! So we decided we would rather take the longer route in Emirates business class than the shorter route in BA economy. This was a sound decision. Emirates business class is definitely a notch up on BA and comparable to Singapore Airlines service which is also very good. In general,…