Author Archive for Julian Carter-Manning

Walking in Tanzania

Walking in Tanzania

My first ever walking safari will always be one of my favourite safari experiences. It completely changed the way I looked at the environment and transformed my safari game drives, giving me a far better understanding of how the animals move within their environment. Looking at an elephant footprint and learning how you can tell […]

Top 5 honeymoon safari lodges for this Summer

Top 5 honeymoon safari lodges for this Summer

An African safari is often high up on the list of options when it comes to planning a honeymoon. For the more adventurous there is always the possibility of staying at one of the tented camps, while for those seeking a more comfortable experience there is a range of luxury lodges offering some great discounts. […]

Kenya's top 5 family safari lodges

Kenya’s top 5 family safari lodges

Going on safari as a family is one of the most amazing experiences. It opens up a whole new world to everyone and it is an experience that will stay with the whole family forever. The energy and excitement that children bring on safari with them is wonderful and highly contagious! Kenya is well equipped […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

Africa's top 5 new camps to visit in 2017

Africa’s top 5 new camps to visit in 2017

Safari Africa has become incredibly popular over the last couple of years, and as the demand has gone up so has the number of new lodges! There have been a lot of changes over 2016, with many new builds and renovations changing our stance on what are the top camps in certain areas. Having watched […]

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

For many people, an African safari brings to mind a series of bumpy drives, racing through the dusty bush in a safari vehicle. While it is true that a large part of many safaris involves game driving, these days there are a number of more comfortable and/or adventurous alternatives for spotting the Big 5 in […]

7 of the most exclusive lodges in Africa

7 of the most exclusive lodges in Africa

Going on safari with your family or a group of friends is one of the most memorable experiences. Take a look at our 7 exclusive lodges in Africa that will upgrade your experience from memorable to unforgettable! Your stay is completely tailored around your needs, with your own private chef, guides and camp staff to […]

Africa's top 5 luxury sleep-outs

Africa’s top 5 luxury sleep-outs

There are few more spectacular sights than the African night sky and sleeping outside under its blanket of millions of stars is a truly magical experience. The African bush has little light pollution, which makes star-gazing all the more spectacular – it seems that the African sky has several times more stars than the sky […]

Top 5 luxury camps for boating safaris

Top 5 luxury camps for boating safaris

Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the classic approach to spotting animals, but boating safaris allow guests to avoid the chaos and dust that come with a game drive. There is no more relaxing way to appreciate Africa’s waterways than floating along with the sounds of hippos grunting in the background. Boating safaris also offer […]

South Africa's most luxurious safari

South Africa’s most luxurious safari

South Africa is blessed with a huge range of attractions, incredible natural beauty, and extremely high quality accommodation and service, making it Africa’s most popular holiday destination! It literally has something for everyone and, with its malaria-free safari regions, this includes families with young children. Cape Town is an exciting and picturesque cosmopolitan city that […]

Top 5 private plunge pools in East Africa

Top 5 private plunge pools in East Africa

There is nothing better than heading back to camp for a quick dip in your private plunge pool after a long morning game drive. Plunge pools are hard to come by on safari in East Africa, but there are a select few properties that are home to arguably some of the best private plunge pools […]

Tanzania's top 5 off the beaten track

Tanzania’s top 5 off the beaten track

Tanzania is best known for its mainstream safari areas, in particular the northern safari circuit – this includes the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti along with the lesser-known national parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire. Even less frequently visited, but fast-growing in popularity, is Southern Tanzania. Here, a combination of the Selous Game Reserve […]

Africa's top 10 luxury  lodges

Africa’s top 10 luxury lodges

When people think of safari, basic mobile camps that mainly serve the purpose of seeing exceptional game often come to mind. However, although these mobile camps are fantastic and offer a very rustic and authentic approach, they are not the only option. A lot of safari accommodation is extremely luxurious, while maintaining the key qualities […]

Mkombe House

Top tips for Tanzanian safari and beach holidays for families

As amazing as a safari is, it can also be quite a tiring experience, particularly with the early morning wake-ups to make sure you have the best chance of spotting wildlife in the cooler hours when animals are more active. That, along with the typically long days of a safari, often leaves people requiring a […]

Tanzania's top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

Tanzania’s top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

East Africa’s coast is lined with turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches and some of the planet’s most beautiful tropical islands. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Here are our top 9 beach properties off Tanzania’s coast for the most perfect idyllic getaway. Mnemba Island No list of top Zanzibar properties would […]