Category: Tanzania

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best camps by the Ngorongoro Crater

The best camps by the Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. It is a an eco-system quite unlike any other with its huge densities of big five, plus so much more. Although Tanzania open for tourism now,  this usually busy destination is beautifully quiet. A couple of nights in the area with one full […]

The best mobile camps in the Serengeti

The best mobile camps in the Serengeti

The Serengeti epitomises the image of safari. With rolling plains dotted with acacia trees and the kopjes where sleeping lions laze in the morning sun, add the year-round wildebeest migration and you have a recipe for arguably the best place in the world to experience the wild of Africa. When choosing where to stay in […]

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic. Without the regular revenue-flow from tourism, many of the conservation and community projects caring for Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife and people are themselves, now under threat. I spoke with several luxury lodges around Africa to hear their reflections, what […]

Tanzania's safari secrets

Tanzania’s safari secrets

Tanzania is renowned for its abundance of wildlife and exceptional game viewing opportunities. With so many different camp and lodge options, there are also a plethora of many wonderful safari activities. With hot-air ballooning, walking and vehicular safaris being the norm for visitors, it is easy to fall in line with everyone else and miss […]

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 […]

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Top 5 places in Africa to see endangered animals

Most animals in Africa are to some extent endangered, though the term usually refers to an animal that is in danger of extinction. The causes are mostly linked to mankind – poaching for food or the pet and “medicinal” trades, as well as loss of habitat due to climate change and competition for land. High […]

The 5 best family lodges in Tanzania

The 5 best family lodges in Tanzania

As we know, holiday plans around the world are on hold at the moment due to Covid-19. What better way to get through these troubling times, than to look forward to when this is all over and we can take that family holiday we have been dreaming of. I cannot think of many better countries […]

Future travel inspiration: the best safaris in Africa

Future travel inspiration: the best safaris in Africa

When thinking about watching wild animals roam the open plains only one destination normally comes to mind – Africa. The mother continent is home to an astonishing number of animals which make safaris one of the most exciting experiences on the globe. Not much can compare to a stampede of wildebeest as they embark on […]

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 […]

5 post-safari island escapes

5 post-safari island escapes

“Goooooooood morning Vietnam! It’s 0600 hours. What does the “O” stand for? O my God, it’s early!” – those immortal words of Robin Williams in the film Good Morning Vietnam ring true for legions of safari goers every day. At silly o’clock in the morning when your guide lightly knocks on your door offering a […]