From coffee in Nicaragua and upmarket Asia to Andy Murray's hotel
Saturday 03 August 2013
Call of the wild
The Mara Plains Camp has just opened with seven secluded tents in Kenya's Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Located a few metres outside the Maasai Mara Reserve's northern boundary, it puts guests in prime position to witness the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest and other wildlife cross the border from Tanzania (greatplainsconservation.com).
Bookings are now open for Andy Murray's hotel, Cromlix House, which is due to open near Dunblane on 1 April 2014 (cromlix.com).
The latest addition to Vietnam's luxury hotel scene comes from Amanresorts, which is to open, Amano'i, with 31 private pavilions, five villas and a spa overlooking Vinh Hy Bay, in September (amanresorts.com).
Make the most of New York's new Citi Bikes this month. Today and on the next two Saturdays, seven miles of the city's streets, from Downtown right up to Central Park, will be free of cars, buses and taxis from 7am to 1pm for the "Summer Streets" event. Picnics, a zip-line, art installations and a fitness zone complete the picture (nyc.gov).
The starting price (in sterling) of Guess's summer sunglasses range, categorised to help you choose the right frames for your face shape. Styles include aviators and cat-eye shapes (guess.eu).
The Dead Sea Scrolls are just one of the antiquities on display at the newly-opened Museum of Jordan in the capital, Amman. The museum's nine permanent exhibition themes include food, architecture and religion and feature recreated ancient Bedouin dwellings (jordanmuseum.jo/en).
Smell the coffee
Explore Nicaragua via a new Coffee Trail, which takes in museums, plantations and colonial towns (visit-nicaragua.com).
Michelin-starred chef, Raymond Blanc, will host a seven-course dinner on The Northern Belle from Manchester on 2 November (£335pp) and The British Pullman from London Victoria on 16 November; £495pp (orient- express.com).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Bill Clinton portrait features Monica Lewinsky reference, artist admits
- 2 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men
Luggage: The journey from canvas rucksacks to carry-on capsules
Eurostar re-opens between London and Paris after person killed by train in Kent
The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer travels around the world to capture cultural diversity through stunning portraits of women
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
The 10 Best hiking boots
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Located on the stunning Sandban...
£12500 - £13520 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Experienced Hotel Receptionists...
£12500 - £13520 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Located on the stunning Sandban...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: Qualified Lifeguards are required to join a fa...