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April 10th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Recently featured on the BBC’s ‘Amazing Hotels:  Life Beyond the Lobby’ series, Giraffe Manor is more than a lovely Kenyan hotel.  Sharing your breakfast coffee and eggs with a Rothschild giraffe is one of Africa’s more unusual experiences but stay a night or two here and that’s exactly what you ... Read more

June 23rd 2017  |  Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We've planned hundreds of African safari honeymoons and and beach holidays. We've  share our honeymoon planning secrets here to ensure your African honeymoon is unforgettable for you both. Go quickly Wedding excitement fades fast. The fun and furious party space of the night before is likely a sticky-floored bomb-site the ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

June 5th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Jo Ainscough

For an experienced rider there's a great choice. If you are an experienced, competent rider, there’s a great choice of exhilarating, fast riding in Southern and East Africa.  In Kenya you can ride across the Masai Mara with the wildebeest migration, head to Botswana and explore the magnificent Okavango Delta, or ... Read more

May 26th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Alice Gully

It's always exciting to receive news from the riding safari guides in Africa. Their stories and pictures make it hard to be sitting at a desk in the UK, rather than on a horse in the bush. Here’s a round-up of recent news and new safari rides. A first for ... Read more

May 25th 2017  |  Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

Joining a hosted riding safari can be a great way to experience Africa in a completely hassle-free way. If you’re travelling alone, are embarking on an African safari for the first time, or simply don’t want to think about anything other than enjoying every moment in the wilderness it’s something ... Read more

May 18th 2017  |  Shop, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

Will my mobile phone work on safari? Many of us rely on mobile phones when at home. Mobile phones will work in the majority of safari camps and lodges and on the sections of a safari holiday in Africa’s major cities. Certain countries including Kenya and South Africa offer greater coverage ... Read more

May 4th 2017  |  South Africa, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

One of Southern Africa’s most cosmopolitan cities, Cape Town is a lovely mix of colonial buildings, modern architecture, beautiful public gardens, eclectic cuisine and a Mediterranean climate. It’s scenically stunning too - the views from Table Mountain over the rugged cape coastline and the waterfront district are truly spectacular. Like ... Read more

April 28th 2017  |  South Africa, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

We've picked the best places surrounding Cape Town to visit for day trips out around the beautiful Cape. From bracing coastal scenery, secluded bays to lush Wineland vineyards, there is something for everyone. Kalk Bay A gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, ... Read more

April 5th 2017  |  South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

Known as the Mother City, with towering mountains, sparkling oceans, fragrant fynbos and fine architecture, Cape Town offers visitors many wonderful sightseeing options – whether local historical tours, scenic drives or day trips out to the pretty Wineland towns. We’ve compiled an overview of excursions in and around the city ... Read more

April 19th 2017  |  South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Cape Town is awash with superb restaurants and you’ll find styles and prices to suit all tastes. However as tables at places like La Colombe are hard to come by, and the Tasting Room is about to close its doors, we felt it was time to get some local advice ... Read more