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What makes a Kenyan safari a sustainable travel option?

What makes a Kenyan safari a sustainable travel option?

As a sustainable travel option, a Kenyan safari emphasizes the quality (not quantity) of the wilderness and wildlife, partnerships between safari camps and communities.
Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Unless you are focused on seeing the likes of tigers, pumas, jaguars, bears, or wolves, Africa is by far the best region for wildlife safaris.
When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

Kenya is a country, well-known – and well-loved for many too – for its exceptional biodiversity and natural beauty, game viewing (including the Big 5), and friendly people, with top hospitality standards. It is for these reasons, along with others, that it is listed time and again by industry leaders like Conde Nast, CNN and
Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

There are more than 150 tripoints in the world but only one international quadripoint, and here we were, perched precariously, in the top of a 2,000 year old baobab tree, looking out over the only place in the world where four countries meet and two great African rivers join. We were on Impalila Island, on
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
5 of South Africa's best private game reserves

5 of South Africa's best private game reserves

Visiting South Africa and not going on a safari is like visiting France and not drinking wine. The numerous national parks and game reserves on offer are an integral part of the overall South African experience, and are woven into the very fabric of the country’s history, culture, contemporary politics and socioeconomic development. But with
Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

The safari siesta is something that becomes the epitome of relaxation when you are out in the bush. In the heat of the day in Africa the wildlife retreats to the shade and has a good old snooze, which is exactly what most safari goers also do. Many of the more luxurious properties have heavenly
Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin
Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Over the years the level of accommodation in Africa has constantly risen, with an ever increasing demand for luxury lodges and camps. Many travellers have become used to a certain standard and do not want to sacrifice this when travelling to Africa for a safari. The top end traveller now has many excellent options to
Botswana - the ultimate safari destination

Botswana - the ultimate safari destination

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination – a game watchers paradise where lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, wild dog, hippo and buffalo roam free.  The quality of guiding and accommodation rates as some of the best in Africa and the variety of activities on offer suit all ages and interests. Discover the watery channels of the
Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Is it safe to travel to Africa? Wherever you travel in the world – safety is always a concern.  There are risks associated with any travel and Africa is no exception.  East and Southern Africa are generally very safe but we would recommend using an experienced and reputable tour operator to make all your travel
7 great places to experience a luxury family safari in Africa

7 great places to experience a luxury family safari in Africa

Africa is a wonderful holiday destination for families and a great way for children to see animals of all kinds in beautiful natural environments.  On a safari you and your family will be taken to the very heart of Africa, staying at the most luxurious camps and lodges.  On your activities you will be accompanied
Some of the highlights to look out for on a Botswana safari

Some of the highlights to look out for on a Botswana safari

A safari in Botswana is a truly authentic African safari experience.  From the minute you touch down in Botswana you will feel as if you are in the “real Africa” – vast expanses of land in pristine condition, untouched for thousands of years.  The game reserves and national parks make up 40% of the total land
Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing
Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Situated in the heart of the Kenyan bush you’ll discover the unique hotel of Giraffe Manor. Surrounded by 140 square acres of indigenous bush, Giraffe Manor may seem a little out of the way but in reality it’s only a 20 kilometres drive from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The Manor – which was built in
The best wildlife parks in Tanzania

The best wildlife parks in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in East Africa which is rich in beautiful scenery, diverse culture and of course, fascinating wildlife – the type of animals you would only get to see on TV or in zoo’s in the Western world. When recommending where to visit in Tanzania, I would suggest starting with some of the