Category: Tanzania

Salas Camp Wildebeest Masai Mara Kenya

Wildebeest time: permanent safari camp or mobile safari?

About this time of year the shout goes out that it’s ‘wildebeest migration time’ and the ‘crossings are happening’. Those who love safaris will know what’s meant, but to say it’s ‘migration time’ isn’t quite true as the migration is a year-round phenomenon. Roughly one and a half million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of […]

Africa: home and holiday to celebrities

Africa: home and holiday to celebrities

Africa is a hot spot for a wealth of celebrities, whether they were born on the continent or simply decided to visit on their holidays. Thanks to the huge amount of luxury breaks on offer and the experiences that only Africa can provide, a number of famous faces frequently visit this fantastic location. Here are […]

Top 5 child-friendly luxury safaris

Top 5 child-friendly luxury safaris

For many people, to experience a wildlife safari is to tick one of the top boxes off the bucket list. Being immersed in nature and seeing some of the world’s most stunning and powerful animals is an experience that you will never forget. A few innovative luxury safari lodges and resorts are paving the way […]

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 […]

6 of the world's best bucket-list breaks

6 of the world’s best bucket-list breaks

When choosing a holiday, do you ever struggle to decide whether to embark on an action-packed adventure, or default to a lazy beach-based getaway? Go for a snappy city break, or relaxed romantic retreat? Or how about – both? Combine two, three or even four destinations for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday – there’s nothing quite like […]

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Top 5 Tanzania wildlife experiences

Tanzania is the quintessential African safari destination. Vast swathes of land are given over to national parks and game reserves, where animals roam freely through grassland, marshes, rivers and jungle. The Great Migration sees the Serengeti burst to life as millions of wildebeest move across the land, watched hungrily by lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog […]

Top 4 ultimate escapes

Top 4 ultimate escapes

There’s just something indelibly romantic about the idea of total abandonment. Leaving the city, the crowds, the pollution and the stresses behind to find yourself in complete and utter isolation: just you, the palm trees, and the lapping of the waves. Liking the sound of it? Then read on and discover our top four remote […]

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 […]

Elephants in Northern Serengeti from Lamai Camp

5 top tips to find your secret Tanzania

Tanzania has some of the most iconic safari destinations. The Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti are all on the so-called Northern Safari Circuit and enjoy many thousands of visitors. So is it really possible to holiday here in quiet areas away from the crowds? If you follow some simple rules, it is. 1. […]

5 reasons to stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater

5 reasons to stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is a top-choice destination for those visiting northern Tanzania. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest, inactive volcanic caldera and its small size and large animal concentration are a great formula for a productive day on safari.   To truly take advantage of all the Ngorongoro Crater has to […]

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 […]

5 great reasons to include Tarangire National Park on a Tanzania safari

5 great reasons to include Tarangire National Park on a Tanzania safari

Tarangire National Park is a spectacular little park in northern Tanzania. The park is named for the river that runs through it. This river provides the local wildlife the water they need to survive. The Serengeti usually nabs the limelight as a top safari destination, but here are five reasons you should consider including Tarangire […]

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 […]

6 destinations to watch in 2016

6 destinations to watch in 2016

It’s that time of year where we try to predict the destinations that will hit the heights in the next 12 months. So, after consulting my crystal ball and deciphering those all-enlightening tea leaves (and some scientific stuff too, promise), here are my tips for the Six Best Luxury Travel Destinations in 2016. Tanzania This […]

5 tips for taking kids on safari

5 tips for taking kids on safari

We traveled to Tanzania this past August with our three boys ages, 14, 12 and 8. A close family, we have never gone on vacation without the boys, so it was natural that we would take them with us on our safari and trip to Zanzibar. As we planned the big trip, we often thought about […]

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