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Where is the best place for a safari - East or Southern Africa?

Where is the best place for a safari - East or Southern Africa?

The two main safari regions are East Africa and Southern Africa, and each holds its own unique natural and cultural treasures.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda: The ultimate luxury experience

Gorilla trekking in Uganda: The ultimate luxury experience

The ultimate luxury experience in Uganda is seeing the endangered mountain gorillas in the remote Virunga Mountains or the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Exploring the National Parks of East Africa

Exploring the National Parks of East Africa

East Africa is home to an exceptional array of wildlife and different landscapes. From immensely dense jungles to wide-open sweeping grass expanses, no matter what you are searching for, there is a wildlife answer in East Africa. Through exceptional conservation work, both on the ground and behind-the-scenes, East Africa’s National Parks are heralded as some
Remote African safaris

Remote African safaris

With everyone being locked down at home at some point during the last year, the wide-open expanses of Africa were all but a dream to most of us. After being cooped up for so long, the global vaccine effort is slowly starting to materialise. Travel is starting to come to the forefront of many people’s
5 unforgettable activities in Uganda

5 unforgettable activities in Uganda

Uganda is one of Africa’s most diverse countries. With so much to offer, travellers often miss out on some of its best bits as they rush off to neighbours Kenya and Tanzania. Obviously, it is the primates that steal the headlines in Uganda, however with Covid restrictions making multi-destination travel tricky, you can be sure
Gorilla trekking: Uganda versus Rwanda

Gorilla trekking: Uganda versus Rwanda

Coming face-to-face with a family of mountain gorillas is an exhilarating experience. As the largest of the primates, a silverback gorilla can stand as tall as 1.8 metres, and can weight up to 180 kilogrammes. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that a gorilla trek can be a very nerve-wracking experience, but the local
The best primate destinations in Africa

The best primate destinations in Africa

Primates are our closest relatives, and it is these shared characteristics that makes watching them so fascinating. From their gregarious nature, family squabbles and eating habits (some good, some bad), spending time observing our cousins is a remarkable experience. Throughout Africa there are numerous primate species, and some attract more attention than others. Be it
21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many
African travel dreams becoming a reality with amazing offers

African travel dreams becoming a reality with amazing offers

As travel restrictions continue to ease across Africa, many countries are offering incentives to encourage tourism. From children staying free, half price permits or special pay-stay deals, there is something for everyone. Gorilla trekking in Uganda Whilst gorilla trekking is one of the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities one can have, it does come at
Safari destinations currently open to tourists

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

There is no hiding the fact that our travel dreams have nearly all been vanquished this year. Whether you were hoping to relax on the beach or head onto a fun filled safari, travel has been disrupted in ways we could never have imagined at the start of the year. However, there appears to be
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
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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
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
Wildebesst crossing the Mara River, Tanzania

6 of the best experiences in Africa for your travel bucket list

Africa is one of the most fascinating continents in this world. For anyone dreaming of going for the first time or if you are thinking of planning your next visit, here are a few of our top suggestions to add onto your bucket list 1. Track The Big 5 in Kruger If you’re looking for
Top 5 rainforest holidays

Top 5 rainforest holidays

Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on Earth, and the most diverse. They cover only 2% of the Earth’s surface but up to 50% of the world’s plants and animals live within them. A quarter of ingredients for modern medicines are found in rainforest plants and rainforests play an essential role in maintaining the Earth’s
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