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November 11th 2016  |  Namibia, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The scenes on the BBC’s Planet Earth 2 series of lions and giraffe in Namibia’s desert landscapes will have surprised many people. How do these animals exist, and even bring up cubs, in what appears to be such a harsh environment? Well let’s not mince words: the Namib Desert which ... Read more

November 10th 2016  |  Botswana, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The BBC’s Planet Earth 2, presented by David Attenborough, includes a number of scenes where a pride of lion hunt buffalo. There are a few lion prides that take down buffalo. Lions don’t generally hunt buffalo exclusively, but in a small area of Botswana’s Okavango Delta they developed this as ... Read more

October 17th 2016  |  Shop  |  by  Renate

From the quintessential Christmas hamper to classic safari items that you can use year round as well as on your holiday, we’ve pulled together twelve top luxury Christmas gift ideas to delight the African safari and wildlife fan in your life. 1 Christmas Hamper - Babylonstoren £140 This fully-laden hamper from Babylonstoren brings ... Read more

October 10th 2016  |  Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Often referred to as ‘a world in one country,’ South Africa has a wealth of spectacular, wildlife filled national parks, glorious beaches and sophisticated cities. Along with its natural wonders is an incredible choice of holiday accommodation – from spectacular hotels to simple tented camps. Here’s our selection of some ... Read more

November 29th 2016  |  South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

There’s no doubt that a South Africa holiday offers the continent’s greatest diversity when planning a safari. You’ll find urban chic in Cape Town, but there is more than the bustling markets, great dining and refurbished waterfront to draw people here. Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are well worth ... Read more

November 28th 2016  |  Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

This two week safari combines the best of a classic South African family safari with a stopover in Cape Town and some exploration along the Cape coast.  One of the wonderful things about going to South Africa for October half term is the temperature; it's spring so perfect if you ... Read more

November 24th 2016  |  Family Safaris, Photography Safaris, South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

We see a lot of our clients’ wildlife photographs and we love it. It’s even more thrilling when their photos have been improved by help of a professional such as Andrew Aveley at Jaci’s in Madikwe. Best of all is a child on their first safari who has taken photos ... Read more

November 17th 2016  |  Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

You’ve watched both series of Planet Earth and read A Long Walk To Freedom. Surely you're a hair’s breadth away from knowing all there is to know about Africa and its wildlife. Time to test yourself with 10 Africa-centric questions. You’ll get marked on how you have done in the ... Read more

November 17th 2016  |  Madagascar, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

As we walked through the rainforest a song repeated itself in my head “You’ve got to move it move it, you’ve got to move it move it”. Anyone who has seen Disney’s film Madagascar will know it’s the song the ring-tailed lemur King Julian sings. However in this instance we ... Read more

November 15th 2016  |  South Africa, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

Kruger National Park is famous as the South African national park that is the size of Wales. However it’s the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering the national park, which is the country’s most prestigious wildlife area. This 65,000 hectare tract of prime safari wilderness is open to the national park ... Read more

November 10th 2016  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

You cannot get any further west in Tanzania than the shores of Lake Tanganyika. It’s that remote that a light aircraft heading here from the safari hub of Arusha needs to stop and refuel midway. The airstrip ends at the lake shore, so if you have a westerly wind and ... Read more

November 9th 2016  |  Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Renate

The BBC’s Planet Earth 2, presented by David Attenborough, includes a number of scenes of serval cats. The association of serval cats with human beings dates to the time of Ancient Egypt. Servals are depicted as gifts or traded objects from Nubia in Egyptian art. Over the years, servals, otherwise known as ‘savannah ... Read more