Category: Zimbabwe

Safari with kids in 2021?

Safari with kids in 2021?

Can you go on an African safari with your kids? Yes! In 2021, with Covid? Yes! This is your best chance to observe wildlife with far fewer tourists jostling for prime viewing positions in safari jeeps. The best months to go are from now to September. Malaria is an obvious concern, more so than Covid […]

Best safari camps to see wild dogs

Best safari camps to see wild dogs

Africa’s wild dogs, also known as painted wolves, are arguably the most enigmatic animals that one can witness in the wild. Their social structure is fascinating, and their antics are often remarkable. Always on the move and full of energy, you can be sure any time spent with these carnivores will leave you delighted. In […]

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 great reasons for ‘green season safari-ing’

5 great reasons for ‘green season safari-ing’

Why would you want to travel in an ‘off-peak’ season? It is a glorious time of year when spirits are lifted and both animals and humans alike feel the relief of drought-ridden land now receiving the promise of new life. It can be felt on the scented air, there is nothing like the smell of […]

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 […]

Why luxury travel isn’t about golden taps and silver cutlery but about exclusivity

Why luxury travel isn’t about golden taps and silver cutlery but about exclusivity

Nowadays, booking a five-star hotel is so easy. Bathing in luxury, that’s how most holidaymakers experience it. And that’s luxury too, but there’s always a step up. Think of private planes, exclusive locations and excellent lodges where all your wishes are guessed before you knew you had them. Where the world can’t find you… Experience […]

Zimbabwe's hidden gems and bespoke holiday retreats

Zimbabwe’s hidden gems and bespoke holiday retreats

I’m proud to call this beautiful continent Africa, home. If there’s any advice I can give, it would be to never pass up an opportunity to visit Zimbabwe – I can guarantee you’ll want to come back for more, again and again! Renowned for being one of Africa’s most beautiful destinations with a superb all-year-round […]

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 […]

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and justifiably so. At peak flow a gigantic curtain of water plunges 100m into a boiling chasm below, stretching a mile in length and making the single largest sheet of water in the world. It is little wonder then that the falls […]

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 […]

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

Southern Africa has so much variety that is hard to know where to start. Without trying to fit every destination into one holiday, it is better to take your time and explore a couple of places at a more leisurely pace. Below are five of the best destinations to visit with a few examples of […]

5 best parks in Africa to enjoy boating safaris

5 best parks in Africa to enjoy boating safaris

Boating safaris are not the classic 4X4 game drive experience; granted, you do not find as many big animals as you do via a land safari. However, boating is a beautiful way to enjoy being in the bush and seeing the usual wildlife from a different perspective, as well as taking a more detailed view […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best places to see wild dogs in Southern Africa

The best places to see wild dogs in Southern Africa

If you ask first-time safari-goers what they are most looking forward to seeing in the wild, their answers are inevitably very similar. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and “if we are lucky, the elusive leopard”. Frankly, who can argue with that. It’s like asking someone on their first trip to France what they want to […]