Category: Africa

5 classic two-centre African adventures

5 classic two-centre African adventures

Sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time, but we still want all the excitement that only Africa can give. Never fear, there are some absolute classic two centre adventures across the continent that will satisfy your adventurous urges but that you can squeeze into a week! Cape Town & Kruger – South Africa […]

12 terrific truths about The Great Wildebeest Migration

12 terrific truths about The Great Wildebeest Migration

Set apart as one of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world, The Great Migration is the annual journey taken by millions of wildebeest, zebras and other plains game animals migrating clockwise through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya’s Maasai Mara in search of good water and green pastures. It is an iconic event […]

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

During a safari in Northern Tanzania this group of giraffes (called “a tower”) was observed strolling through the Ndutu Plains. The Ndutu Region forms part of the northern section of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stretches to the unfenced southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, a meeting point between these two incredible wilderness areas. This […]

The re-opening of Uganda's borders - here's what you need to know

The re-opening of Uganda’s borders – here’s what you need to know

As of 1st October 2020, Uganda’s borders have reopened, and Entebbe International Airport (EBB) has resumed operations for international airlines following a 6-month closure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Uganda’s national parks are open to international visitors as well. The reopening signals a return to business for Uganda’s tourism industry as […]

5 must-visit permanent lodges in The Serengeti

5 must-visit permanent lodges in The Serengeti

The north of Tanzania is home to some of the best wildlife viewing places in the world. From the famous Ngorongoro Crater to the elephant paradise of Tarangire, the possibilities are endless. There is however one National Park that rightly steals the headlines: The Serengeti. Home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, an abundance of big […]

9 attractions not to miss in Alexandria

9 attractions not to miss in Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and is considered a major economic center. With the lighthouse which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, it’s one of the most history-filled cities, also home to many Greco-Roman landmarks. When planning your next trip to Egypt, make sure […]

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 […]

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

During these troubled times in which the world and especially the tourism industry is finding itself, we can’t ignore the fact that the longer this crisis is taking, the more we are dreaming of those ultimate holidays. And who can blame us, I mean, how many regret not taking that extra trip earlier this year, […]

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Where can Americans travel to in October?

Thanks to COVID-19 being not yet under control in the US, the number of countries offering visa-free access to Americans has decreased markedly to about 40 countries, and several of these have restrictions. But before you start packing your bags, it is important to ask if you should travel. This is a personal judgment call, […]

Archaeologists’ 2,500-year-old coffins discovery

Archaeologists’ 2,500-year-old coffins discovery

Ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world. Monuments and artifacts recovered by archaeologists are the main source of information about all of Ancient Egypt. It’s no wonder that we are yet to discover the secrets and mysteries of Ancient Egypt, and this discovery is surely the one of many yet to come. […]

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Serengeti

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Serengeti

Travelers go on African safaris for different reasons. Some want to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration phenomenon that makes Kenya and Tanzania popular safari destinations. Some want to encounter the Big Five (lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, rhino and leopard). Others just want to experience the pure joy of being one with nature. Many people ask […]

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 […]

What you need to know about travelling to Kenya now

What you need to know about travelling to Kenya now

Exciting news arrived last month as it was announced that Kenya was opening its doors to international travellers once again. So, in order to get you prepared for planning and booking your Kenyan safari experience in the world-famous Maasai Mara, we put together a guide to help you choose what luxury safari camp or lodge […]

5 unlikely African adventures

5 unlikely African adventures

From the great pyramids of Giza in the north to the vibrant city of Cape Town, nestled below majestic Table Mountain, in the south, Africa is a continent awash with bucket list destinations. The great Serengeti wildebeest migration, majestic dunes of the Namib, thundering waters of Victoria Falls, the list goes on and on. However, […]

Stages of the Great Wildebeest Migration

Stages of the Great Wildebeest Migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration is without doubt one of the planet’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. Each year around 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras migrate around the Serengeti National Park in search of pastures green. By following the rains, the herds must battle raging rivers and avoid lurking predators in order to […]

Xigera: A sneak peek at one of Africa’s most anticipated lodges

Xigera: A sneak peek at one of Africa’s most anticipated lodges

Victoria can’t help but come alive when she speaks of Xigera: “My whole family love the bush and wilderness and have been going on safari for the last 25 years… it’s been a lifelong dream and vision of my family to have our own lodge under the ethos and DNA of a Red Carnation Hotel […]