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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 […]

My Namibian top 5

My Namibian top 5

I’m really lucky to have visited Namibia many times over while guiding for an overland company. Although I eventually settled down in East Africa, Namibia is where I fell in love with the continent and is still one of my favourite countries in the world. So when I had the opportunity to go there on […]

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 & […]

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