Author Archive for Sarah Kingdom

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to Africa at the age of 21, Sarah Kingdom is a mountain climber and guide, travel writer, yoga teacher, trail runner, and mother of two. When she is not climbing or traveling she lives on a cattle ranch in central Zambia. She guides trips regularly in India, Nepal, Tibet, Russia, and Ethiopia, and takes climbers up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro numerous times a year.

Exploring The Okavango Panhandle - where the desert meets The Delta

Exploring The Okavango Panhandle - where the desert meets The Delta

From sparkling waterways, papyrus swamps and lagoons carpeted with waterlilies, to the mystery of ancient rock paintings, Botswana’s Okavango Panhandle is a magical place to visit.
Remembering Wildlife

Remembering Wildlife

5 years ago, Margot Raggett wrote to Sir David Attenborough, wanting to raise £1m for conservation through books which would help protect those animals.
Lusaka, Zambia... what, why and where

Lusaka, Zambia... what, why and where

Zambia is one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the African continent. For most travelers Zambia is best known as home to the majestic Victoria Falls and its many sensational National Parks, some of the best in Africa, and a great place to go on safari. But, to get to most of these destinations you’ll need to pass through Lusaka.
Exploring Zanzibar... sea, sand and spices

Exploring Zanzibar... sea, sand and spices

The name Zanzibar evokes images of a tropical paradise, with picturesque islands, white sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, beautiful sunsets, and palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Indeed the island is all that, but it’s also more. Zanzibar is a mix of cultures. The ‘Spice Island’ has lured travelers for centuries; from the Sumerians,
Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

There are more than 150 tripoints in the world but only one international quadripoint, and here we were, perched precariously, in the top of a 2,000 year old baobab tree, looking out over the only place in the world where four countries meet and two great African rivers join. We were on Impalila Island, on
Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

We’re drinking our morning coffee, still rubbing the sleep from our eyes, when we spot two male lions, lying high up on the bank, on the other side of the Luangwa River. It’s hard to tell who is watching who. Are we the watchers or the watched? Rapidly finishing our coffee, we drive the one
Visiting Northern Botswana in style

Visiting Northern Botswana in style

It’s 3am and I’m sleeping soundly in my tent. I use the word tent advisedly, this is not some derisory Boy Scout number, this is a palatial affair, with wardrobes, desk, sofa, huge king size bed, ensuite bathroom and a private, romantic, claw-foot bathtub on the verandah. Technically the word tent only applies because the
Why De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Cape Town, should be on your radar

Why De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Cape Town, should be on your radar

De Hoop Nature Reserve, just three hour’s drive from Cape Town, on the southernmost tip of Africa, is somewhere that should be on every nature lover’s radar. This is a protected haven of sand dunes, long white beaches, beautiful mountains and 70km of spectacular, pristine coastline, where whales breach and play. Inland, away from the
6 of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Cape Town

6 of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Cape Town

Cape Town, what’s not to Love about this beautiful city? The magic combination of picturesque ocean views and a spectacular mountain backdrop. With its incredible natural beauty and endless places to explore, you could be a tourist in this city 365 days a year. Cape Town has garnered numerous awards and accolades over the years
9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is the result of thousands of years of erosion. The Zambezi River, flowing across a basalt plateau in ancient times, found cracks that were filled with sandstone, and started wearing away at the softer rock, eventually creating a series of magnificent and dramatic gorges. In fact the Victoria Falls have been gradually
5 special places to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls in Zambia

5 special places to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls in Zambia

The Victoria Falls, lying along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must visit destination. Livingstone, and the northern banks of the Zambezi, once the ‘poor relation’ in the Victoria Falls ‘experience’, has undergone an incredible transformation in recent years, and now has some truly