Author Archive for Julian Carter-Manning

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Today, Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations for first-time safari-goers and safari aficionados alike. This is because it always delivers in terms of incredible wildlife viewing and wonderful scenery – and in northern Tanzania, there’s bags of culture too! It really is a magical place to visit. However, travellers can be put off […]

Top 5 child-friendly safari properties in Botswana

Top 5 child-friendly safari properties in Botswana

Exploring Africa’s wilderness is a huge adventure, no matter what your age. However, for children it is a truly magical experience and something they will never forget. A safari may not be the obvious choice of holiday for families with young children, but luxury safari properties are making it increasingly easy to include them in […]

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Located in North-west Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is arguably one of the most diverse safari destinations in Uganda – in terms of both wildlife and the activities on offer for visitors. From cruises down the River Nile to game drives, nature walks, birding, and even chimpanzee trekking in the neighbouring Budongo Forest Reserve, Murchison […]

Top 5 desert properties in Namibia

Top 5 desert properties in Namibia

As we enter the summer period in the Western Hemisphere, Namibia is doing the opposite, because June in Safari Africa means the start of winter. This marks the perfect time to visit the desert, as visitors can avoid the scorching heat often experienced at the height of the summer months. Namibia is in its dry […]

Top 5 luxury safari properties for solo travellers

Top 5 luxury safari properties for solo travellers

An African safari may be a daunting prospect for a solo traveller, but there are lots of reasons why it could be the perfect choice if you are single and adventurous. Bespoke trips are perfect for those who prefer their own company and would rather not stay with the same people for the duration of […]

Top 5 luxury family safari properties in Tanzania

Top 5 luxury family safari properties in Tanzania

Many people feel nervous at the thought of going on safari with their kids, and many properties don’t accept children below a certain age. However, taking your family on safari can be an amazing adventure, and it’s all about making sure you choose the right places to stay – ones that can tailor the safari […]

Top 10 lodges for walking safaris in Africa

Top 10 lodges for walking safaris in Africa

Walking safaris are often considered the purest and most exciting way to experience safari – they allow you to get closer to the wildlife and take you off the beaten track, away from the noise and rush of other people and vehicles. Walking safaris are available in most safari areas, but the experience can vary […]

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many may have romance on their mind – and how better to enjoy time with a loved one than exploring the vast plains of Africa or relaxing on an Indian Ocean island? Here are Africa’s Top 6 most romantic properties, for 14th February as well as any other time of […]

Top 5 wildlife experiences in the Seychelles

Top 5 wildlife experiences in the Seychelles

The Seychelles is made up of 115 islands and is famous for its pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise ocean, and year-round sunshine. However, there is so much more to the archipelago, not least some of the world’s most unique and stunning wildlife. This exciting wildlife is everywhere, from up in the sky in the form of […]

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

South Africa is a remarkable country with a huge amount to offer visitors, from its diverse people, landscapes and wildlife to the remains of its fascinating past. Of course these days the globe is increasingly connected. Modern technology works really well to help travellers fit in visits to recommended restaurants, local sights and activities, and […]

Kenya’s top 5 camps for active travellers

Kenya’s top 5 camps for active travellers

Kenya is the original birthplace of the safari holiday and home to the likes of the Maasai Mara, Amboseli and Samburu, which offer some of the best Big Five game viewing in the whole of Africa. However, Kenya is not solely about game viewing! It has some of the continent’s best and most striking scenery, […]

Pula! 5 natural changes with the arrival of the rains in Botswana

Pula! 5 natural changes with the arrival of the rains in Botswana

The word ‘Pula’ must be the favourite word of the Batswana (the people of Botswana). It is so valued that it’s the name of their currency, the friendly expression used to convey ‘Cheers!’, and it translates literally as ‘rain’. In total, 80 per cent of the country is semi-arid Kalahari desert, and the start and […]

Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Cape Town has become one of the most visited destinations on the African continent. This cosmopolitan city, nestled between mountains and sea, draws lovers of culture and nature to its shores. The fruits of this nature are no more evident than in the beautiful winelands surrounding the city and spreading far through the Cape region. […]

5 paradisiacal dive sites in Zanzibar

5 paradisiacal dive sites in Zanzibar

So you’ve just experienced a safari of a lifetime, ticked off the big beasts of the African bush, gained an appreciation for the lesser-known creatures, become far too used to your morning wake-up calls with coffee and cookies, and it’s now time for some rest and relaxation on Zanzibar… only you can’t help but feel […]

Top 5 things to do in Botswana

Top 5 things to do in Botswana

Brimming with some of the finest wildlife spectacles on Earth and famous for the Okavango Delta, Botswana is pretty high up on many people’s ‘must visit’ list. Home to some of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas, Botswana boasts waterways, national parks, private reserves and cultures that are begging to be explored – and sometimes […]

Top 5 experiences in Uganda

Top 5 experiences in Uganda

Although it is best known for its gorilla trekking, Uganda is a much more diverse destination than meets the eye! From extreme sports on the River Nile to outstanding national parks teeming with game and epic scenery, Uganda is fast becoming a serious player in the African safari scene. Below are the top 5 experiences […]