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Timothy Barber
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...AND THE REAL, AFRICAN VERSION
For those fancying a taste of the real safari life on the African plains, Sanctuary Zebra Plains is a new luxury walking safari camp in Zambia’s South Luangwa region. Rather than heading out in a jeep to snap animals from a distance, you set out on foot with Garth Hovell, one of Zambia’s most renowned guides, over South Luangwa’s long, lazy plains, which include the largest hippo population in the world. The camp has just four tents for up to six people, all with en suite facilities. Book a stay for two and one of you can go half price, a saving of £513. www.sanctuaryretreats.com

COOK WITH DUCASSE IN SHANGHAI
Foodies take note: Masters of Food & Wine is an event held each year by luxury hotel operator Park Hyatt that brings together renowned chefs and sommeliers. This year the event comes to China for the first time, at the Park Hyatt Shangai in November. Alain Ducasse and Gerard Basset, the world’s most famous chef and sommelier respectively, will be joined by various regional Chinese master chefs for workshops, tasting sessions, Shanghai market excursions, Chinese floral arranging and, of course, dinners. 22-26 Nov, Park Hyatt Shanghai. Rooms from CHY2,500 (£240) per night. For more info see www.parkhyattshanghai.com