Author Archive for Marc Harris

Marc Harris is the Founder and Managing Director of Tanzania Odyssey and Africa Odyssey. Marc founded the companies in 1999 after a 2 year stint exploring and guiding all over Africa and still enjoys regular visits to this amazing continent. We are safari experts, long-established specialists in all aspects of African safari itinerary planning and ground management across sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, whether you are dreaming of the ultimate walking safari through the heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park or a champagne breakfast in the Masai Mara, whether you wish to encounter wild gorillas or enjoy the ultimate Indian Ocean island beach break, we will design the perfect itinerary for you.

Exploring the National Parks of East Africa

Exploring the National Parks of East Africa

East Africa is home to an exceptional array of wildlife and different landscapes. From immensely dense jungles to wide-open sweeping grass expanses, no matter what you are searching for, there is a wildlife answer in East Africa. Through exceptional conservation work, both on the ground and behind-the-scenes, East Africa’s National Parks are heralded as some […]

The best of the Greater Kruger outside the Sabi Sands

The best of the Greater Kruger outside the Sabi Sands

When people think of the Greater Kruger, instantly their mind rushes towards the Sabi Sands. And who could blame them? Filled with a copious amount of wildlife, the Sabi Sands offers some of the most incredible game viewing, especially of the Big 5, across the continent. I would even argue and say that for frequent […]

Best safari camps to see wild dogs

Best safari camps to see wild dogs

Africa’s wild dogs, also known as painted wolves, are arguably the most enigmatic animals that one can witness in the wild. Their social structure is fascinating, and their antics are often remarkable. Always on the move and full of energy, you can be sure any time spent with these carnivores will leave you delighted. In […]

Remote African safaris

Remote African safaris

With everyone being locked down at home at some point during the last year, the wide-open expanses of Africa were all but a dream to most of us. After being cooped up for so long, the global vaccine effort is slowly starting to materialise. Travel is starting to come to the forefront of many people’s […]

5 must visit destinations in Kenya

5 must visit destinations in Kenya

Kenya is arguably Africa’s most famous safari destination. Full of an incredible density of wildlife which is perfect for photography as well as a vast range of activities that makes it an incredible family holiday destination, Kenya really has got it all. Maasai Mara National Reserve The Maasai Mara is the birthplace of East African […]

5 unforgettable activities in Uganda

5 unforgettable activities in Uganda

Uganda is one of Africa’s most diverse countries. With so much to offer, travellers often miss out on some of its best bits as they rush off to neighbours Kenya and Tanzania. Obviously, it is the primates that steal the headlines in Uganda, however with Covid restrictions making multi-destination travel tricky, you can be sure […]

The best primate destinations in Africa

The best primate destinations in Africa

Primates are our closest relatives, and it is these shared characteristics that makes watching them so fascinating. From their gregarious nature, family squabbles and eating habits (some good, some bad), spending time observing our cousins is a remarkable experience. Throughout Africa there are numerous primate species, and some attract more attention than others. Be it […]

Must-visit safari destinations in 2021

Must-visit safari destinations in 2021

2021 certainly didn’t begin as we were expecting, and it would be far too easy to become bogged down in the negativity that is constantly thrown our way; however, do not stop dreaming of the beautiful adventures that await you once the storm has cleared. Whether you are a looking for a family holiday, that […]

African travel dreams becoming a reality with amazing offers

African travel dreams becoming a reality with amazing offers

As travel restrictions continue to ease across Africa, many countries are offering incentives to encourage tourism. From children staying free, half price permits or special pay-stay deals, there is something for everyone. Gorilla trekking in Uganda Whilst gorilla trekking is one of the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities one can have, it does come at […]

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

There is no hiding the fact that our travel dreams have nearly all been vanquished this year. Whether you were hoping to relax on the beach or head onto a fun filled safari, travel has been disrupted in ways we could never have imagined at the start of the year. However, there appears to be […]

5 must-visit camps in Botswana

5 must-visit camps in Botswana

Botswana is a vast and varied country, full of beautiful wildlife and stunning landscapes. It’s easy to understand why it is one of the best safari destinations in Africa. From the vein-like waterways in the Okavango Delta to the arid and desolate Kalahari Desert, the variety within this landlocked country is second to none. Whilst […]

Our favourite African National Parks

Our favourite African National Parks

National Parks are considered some of the most diverse and beautiful areas within Africa. Protected for the ecological status and diversity, these parks contribute hugely to the local and national economies and perception of the countries that they reside in. In an ever-increasingly busy modern world, at times it is hard to find the solitude […]

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

Southern Africa has so much variety that is hard to know where to start. Without trying to fit every destination into one holiday, it is better to take your time and explore a couple of places at a more leisurely pace. Below are five of the best destinations to visit with a few examples of […]

5 best parks in Africa to enjoy boating safaris

5 best parks in Africa to enjoy boating safaris

Boating safaris are not the classic 4X4 game drive experience; granted, you do not find as many big animals as you do via a land safari. However, boating is a beautiful way to enjoy being in the bush and seeing the usual wildlife from a different perspective, as well as taking a more detailed view […]

Wildlife documentaries you must watch in lockdown

Wildlife documentaries you must watch in lockdown

With a lot of the world in a state of ‘lock-down’ in one form or another, there is no better time to be transported to Africa from the comfort of your own armchair. Exploring some of our favourite wildlife documentaries will give you hours of entertainment, but may also serve as some inspiration as to […]

The 5 best independent safari lodges to support in 2021 

The 5 best independent safari lodges to support in 2021 

Firstly, I hope everyone is staying safe and sane in the current climate. With Covid-19 sweeping the world, most peoples travel plans will have been put firmly on hold. Looking hopefully into the future though, lets look forward to 2021 when the world is hopefully in a happier state. The survival of independent safari lodges […]