Category: Namibia

5 of the world's most overlooked animals

5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […]

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 […]

Sossuvlei Lodge

6 of the best desert lodges in Namibia

Namibia is still relatively unknown outside of the core of Africa enthusiasts who travel to the continent on a regular basis, however this vast and beautiful land offers dramatic scenery, traditional cultures, and world-class wildlife viewing that is a match for anything found in better known destinations. A particular highlight for visitors are the spectacular […]

Photo of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Photograph of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Pitch-black trees clawing their way out of bleached-white pans. Rust-red sand dunes reaching up as high as the Empire State Building towards a sky so bright blue it hurts the eyes to look at it. This is Deadvlei, a once luscious marsh long since succumbed to drought and time, leaving behind a Kafkaesque forest. And […]

Africa's top 5 places to spot rhino

Africa’s top 5 places to spot rhino

The 21st September is World Rhino Day and to celebrate, I thought that sharing my knowledge of Africa’s best places to spot these magnificent, yet endangered creatures was a must. Not only did I want to highlight my favourite places to simply see them, but I wanted to showcase some of Africa’s finest conservation programmes, […]

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 […]

Top 5 destinations for making (what’s left of) the Summer meaningful

Top 5 destinations for making (what’s left of) the Summer meaningful

We may be in the second half of summer, but there is still time to get out and make a difference with your family. Here are my top 5 recommendations for where to go make your Summer meaningful and bond closer with your kids, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 1. Zambia Zambia co-hosts […]

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 […]

surfing Africa

10 African experiences for the young at heart

Millennial travellers value gathering experiences, not things.  They see life as a collection of moments to be fully enjoyed before one gets too old to care.  The entire generation is redefining the workspace to accommodate the need for exploration, wandering the globe laptop in hand. Africa offers many opportunities to satisfy this yearning for adventure […]

Top 10 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Top 10 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Africa offers endless opportunities for romance, making it an ideal destination for honeymooners. Imagine waking up to the roar of lion, enjoying a private dinner in the wild, or sailing on a dhow in the Indian Ocean, and you begin to understand why both Royal couples chose Africa for their honeymoons. There is something about […]

Star beds of Africa

Star beds of Africa

Ask anyone who has been on safari in Africa what they remember about the landscapes, and there’s a high chance they will tell you about the seemingly endless African skies. By day you can look miles to the horizon, which is often shaped by hazy mountains, but come nightfall, the only place you want to […]

Lower Zambezi Elephant

5 of the best places in Africa to see elephants

Elephants are always near the top of the list of animals that everyone wants to see when they go on safari to Africa. The good news is that just about every national park and game reserve with a good mix of general game will offer excellent elephant sightings, however there are a few places that […]

Easter escapes in Africa

Easter escapes in Africa

In the dark, dreary months of February, nothing beats anticipating warmer days and having an adventure to look forward to. The Easter holidays beckon, and with them all manner of opportunities for exploring Africa with your family. The rains will be falling in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, so if it’s a safari you are looking […]

5 of the hottest hotel openings in southern Africa in 2019

5 of the hottest hotel openings in southern Africa in 2019

With the ever growing demand for luxury travel, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that there is a growing number of luxury hotels opening too. Southern Africa is not missing the boat with several new openings in 2019. Here are 5 of the hottest hotel openings which you need to put on your “to […]

Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of East and Southern Africa in particular on […]

Vineyard escapes in Africa

Vineyard escapes in Africa

Ask me to list the things in life which make life worth living, and family, travel, and wine would quite possibly be the top three. Every now and then, the fates collide and I can enjoy all three at once, which makes for a wonderful experience indeed. When I talk about wine – and in […]