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.

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 […]

The best private lodges in the African wilderness

The best private lodges in the African wilderness

Africa’s safari camps and lodges are renowned for being especially intimate and wild, more so than any other hospitality experience throughout the rest of the world. Take the most private and most intimate lodges across the continent and you have the best wilderness experience the world has to offer. Dotted around safari Africa are several […]

The best places in Africa to see elephants

The best places in Africa to see elephants

The big five are arguably the most renowned animals across the continent of Africa. Named because they were the hardest to hunt on foot, the buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino and elephant are probably the most photographed and sought-after animals for first time safari goers or seasoned professionals. There is certainly one animal that stands out […]

Your wildlife bucket list for 2020

Your wildlife bucket list for 2020

If there is ever a time for contemplating what to do throughout the year, then there is no better time than the start of a new decade. With concerns about wildlife stability and the ever-growing concern of climate change, it seems that the next decade will be pivotal for everyone. One of the concerns is […]

South Africa's most luxurious secrets

South Africa’s most luxurious secrets

South Africa is possibly Africa’s most diverse and accessible country when it comes to catering for everyone’s needs, it is an all-year destination and has something for everyone. Whether you’re after a five-star luxury safari with an abundance of game or searching for some of the world’s finest cuisine, which is accompanied by some of […]

The best places to see primates in Africa

The best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are fascinating. Any amount of time spent with an impressive Silver-back Gorilla or an boisterous Chimpanzee can be a truly grounding experience. It is no surprise that people flock from all over the world to Africa to see our closest relatives in the flesh. Upon observing these mighty and intelligent primates you realise that […]

The top 5 honeymoon experiences in Africa

The top 5 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Nothing is more special than falling asleep to the wild hum of the African bush; couple this with a honeymoon and you have yourself the most romantic adventure this world has to offer. Any experience in the African wilderness is sure to be wildly romantic, but I have compiled the very best honeymoon experiences across […]

A guide to Africa's top 5 most luxurious safari lodges

A guide to Africa’s top 5 most luxurious safari lodges

Staying at an African Safari Lodge is like no other hospitality experience in the world. Even the most basic of “fly in” safari camps offer an something completely different to any other kind of holiday. The intimacy of safari camps, with usually only 12 or so rooms, means that the attention to detail and personalised […]

6 reasons why you must add the Kalahari to your safari

6 reasons why you must add the Kalahari to your safari

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa. Renowned for the highest standard of game viewing and its exceptional leopard sightings, you would think that a trip here would be all you need when going on safari in South Africa. I decided to challenge that notion. After recently […]

An insider's guide to Africa's top 10 best-kept secrets

An insider’s guide to Africa’s top 10 best-kept secrets

The truth is, anyone who has been on safari will tell you to go exactly where they went - because here is a fun little secret; everyone has an amazing time on safari. A lot of people therefore flock to the famous names to check them off a list, whilst casually glossing over some of the lesser-known […]

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti

The first reports came in last week from the guides in the Serengeti; the Great Migration has started calving! Is now the very best time to be in the Serengeti? Many experts believe this is the finest time to witness the herds. Travel now and the Serengeti is lush and green, alive with wildlife and pumping […]

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park – Western Tanzania Located in Tanzania’s remote Mahale Mountains National Park, Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke stakes its claim as one of the finest camps on the continent. A worthy contender for the most striking design of any camp, Greystoke sits on an idyllic beach at the bottom of a chimpanzee filled […]