Author Archive for Laura Burdett-Munns

Namibia's best lodges

Namibia’s best lodges

Visiting Namibia is an experience that you’ll never forget – you’ll feel peacefully small in this vast desert environment and when looking up at the blanket of diamond studded skies at night. This under the radar destination has so much to offer curious travellers, but it is often overlooked in favour of countries in East […]

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

A day trip to the zoo was the highlight of many of our childhoods. Do you remember first seeing an elephant or a penguin, perhaps at London Zoo in Regents Park? As happy as these memories are, however, they have absolutely nothing on the feeling you get when you first see wild animals on the […]

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, or freewheeled down a very long hill? That joy of cycling really is second to none, and whether you’re a casual, fair weather cyclist, or hop on the bike committedly for your daily commute, it’s something which can always be rediscovered. One of […]

Mother and baby african elephant in Botswana

5 of our favourite Summer holiday escapes in Africa

Between the ages of five and 18, extended periods of time with our children are few and far between. The summer holidays are particularly precious, therefore, and though the typical family holiday destinations can be crowded, we know some extraordinary locations where you can spend quality time together creating unforgettable memories. Your kids’ adventures will […]

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

When we ask our younger clients what first inspired them to take an African safari, often they tell us that it was watching Disney’s The Lion King. Some of the film’s most memorable scenes include the parading and stampeding of hundreds of animals, so it’s no surprise it makes quite an impression. But watching the Great […]

When to go on safari

When to go on safari

When you are feeling blue in the winter months, and desperate for a glimpse of sunshine, it should be no surprise that your mind turns to warmer climes. Likewise, as the summer holidays approach, and the kids are finishing school, you need a way to entertain them, and to spend quality time together as a […]

5 amazing activities in Botswana

5 amazing activities in Botswana

If you’re looking for heaven on earth, we’ve already found it! Eden is in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This magnificent swathe of jade green land and rivers is home to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, and also to the continent’s very best safari lodges. The Delta’s lush landscape contrasts starkly with that […]

10 of the most luxurious new safari properties

10 of the most luxurious new safari properties

This year Africa has experienced a real boom in high-end safari properties, with extraordinary new lodges and camps opening across the continent. We have already checked out some of the most exciting openings so they can share their firsthand observations and opinions with you. Below you’ll find 10 of our favourites. Sable Alley, Botswana Built around […]

5 travellers who should visit Madagascar

5 travellers who should visit Madagascar

Madagascar – the fourth largest island in the world – is an absolute must-see for those wanting to experience a destination which is, without exaggeration, completely unlike any other. 160 million years ago, as the Gondwana supercontinent broke up, Madagascar lost physical contact with Africa but remained close, while Antarctica, Australia, and India drifted far […]

5 of Africa’s best eco-lodges

5 of Africa’s best eco-lodges

Africa boasts an incredible selection of stunning places to stay, from beach resorts on otherwise uninhabited islands to stylish boutique hotels in thriving cities. Eco-tourism is defined by The International Ecotourism Society as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people”. This has motivated us to seek out […]

7 of Africa's must-stay private islands

7 of Africa’s must-stay private islands

There is something particularly romantic about the idea of a deserted island, a place untouched untouched by urbanisation and the hassles of everyday life. Crystal clear waters, white beaches, and peace and quiet beckon. But though a Robinson Crusoe-style shipwreck might appeal to some, most of us prefer to stay with rather more of life’s […]

7 reasons to take your children to Africa

7 reasons to take your children to Africa

Are you a parent or grandparent who dreads another week at Disneyland? Does the mere thought of trawling around Universal Studios, or of subjecting yourself to a family resort in the Mediterranean, make you feel slightly green around the gills? Well, here is a solution for you! Just because you’re travelling with children in tow does not mean […]

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

For many of us, paradise equals sunshine, sand, and surf. Cocktails and sunsets are an added bonus. Sun seekers typically head to the Caribbean or Southeast Asia for such pleasures, but if you really want a sublime beachside experiences, and especially one where you’re likely to have the beach to yourself, you need to consider […]

10 of the best star bed experiences in Africa

10 of the best star bed experiences in Africa

It’s time to experience the wilderness at its most exciting: laid bare beneath a canopy of stars. Whether you are out on safari in the plains, the delta, or the desert, nothing beats sleeping outside. You’ll be surrounded by the noises of nocturnal animals, and otherwise the world around you is completely still. Star beds […]