April 2019

FROM THE EDITOR: This month we traveled back to Namibia, with its vast empty landscapes and small scale lodges and camps. Nearly twice the size of California and with fewer than 3 million people, Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. Here, we saw elephant, giraffe, lion and rhino and found two new lodges. We also went to Savannah and Charleston.

Articles

Five Tel Aviv Restaurants

Tel Aviv has become one of the world's great food cities, with an ever-evolving culinary scene. Here are five restaurants we recommend.

6 Dishes That Define Lowcountry Cuisine

Incorporating a patchwork of ethnicities, Lowcountry cuisine uses foods grown and harvested in this coastal area, including shrimp, rice, game and grits.

Video: Zambezi River Wildlife

Our writer took video on sensational game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the Zambezi National Park and on sundowner cruises on the Zambezi River.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Zimbabwe

Our editor traveled to Victoria Falls in the rainy season and found fewer crowds, prettier landscapes, lower prices and sophisticated accommodations.

Contrasting Safari Lodges at Victoria Falls

Visitors to Victoria Falls in the rainy season are rewarded in many ways. On this trip we stayed on the Zambia side and the Zimbabwe side of the falls.

The Etiquette of Visiting a Traditional Village

It's too easy for visits to traditional villages to end up being awkward. Here are some suggestions on how to make it successful for everyone.

Beyond Victoria Falls: Game Viewing in Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is the region's star attraction, but it is a shame to neglect the wildlife. Four nights is enough time to see animals on both sides of the falls.

New Zimbabwe Safari Camps

Safari companies continue to invest in Zimbabwe. Great Plains Conservation have opened two new camps: Sapi Explorers Camp and Sapi Springs Camp.

Video: Wildlife in Namibia

The magnificent bleak beauty of Namibia draws a small but increasing number of well-traveled visitors. New luxury lodges and amazing wildlife are other draws.

Indelible Memory: A Sundowner Drive in the Hoanib Valley

Sundowner drives are always wonderful, but this one, in Namibia's Hoanib Valley stood out for its scenery, elephants at play, a sudden rainbow and more.

Lowcountry: New Hotels in Charleston and Savannah

Both Savannah and Charleston have unique restaurant scenes, an ever-growing constellation of museums and attractions and new hotels worth recommending.

Our Favorite Restaurants in Charleston and Savannah

Charleston and Savannah are two of the most exciting food cities in the United States right now. Here are 7 of our favorite restaurants.

Object of Desire: Gullah Sweet Grass Baskets

Sweet grass baskets tell a fascinating story and offer a high level of artistry and design. They make a great souvenir from Charleston, South Carolina.

7 Things to Do in Charleston and Savannah

Architecturally, and in atmosphere, both Charleston and Savannah form a wonderful contrast. Here are 7 things to do and see in the cities.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Lowcountry

Charleston and Savannah are sister cities. For the April 2019 issue, our writer visited hotels in both and came away recommending one in Charleston.

Aman Comes to Kyoto

Aman Resorts is scheduled to open a property in Kyoto, in November. The resort is set in the verdant and secluded foothills of Hidari Daimonji mountain.

Riding ATVs in Namibia

Our writer usually avoids ATV excursions until all other activities have been exhausted, but quad biking in Namibia proved quite fun and memorable.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Namibia

In Namibia, we saw desert-adapted giraffe, elephant and rhino, visited a Himba village and found two stunning new lodges to recommend.

Namibia’s New Luxury Lodges

A trip to Namibia uncovers upscale lodges amid an otherworldly landscape of red dunes, the canyons of Hoanib Valley, the brooding Skeleton Coast and beyond.

A River Safari Aboard the Zambezi Queen

The 14-cabin Zambezi Queen makes excursions up and down the Chobe River, between Botswana and Namibia. Two days allow for fishing, game viewing and more.

The Rich Wildlife of Namibia: A Photo Essay

Namibia may be known for its otherworldly landscapes and harsh conditions, but the wildlife — elephant, giraffe and more — have adapted and are a joy to see.

Letter From the Editor: April 2019

For the April 2019 issue of the Hideaway Report, we had the pleasure of returning to Namibia, where we found two outstanding lodges.

Bookshelf: Three Contrasting Stories of Namibia

Reading a book about a place you're going to visit is always enriching, but in the case of Namibia, it’s particularly helpful.