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February 20th 2017  |  Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s little doubting that sundowners and Africa are a match made in heaven – in fact the word sundowner only seems to exist in Africa. Whether it’s a cool glass of wine, an ice cold beer or a crisp G&T, you’ll enjoy your drink amid scenery that only this glorious ... Read more

February 20th 2017  |  Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

Most of us have fond memories of messing around in swimming pools as kids – jumping in, bombing, or being thrown in the air by our parents. I also vividly remember my first visit to Somalisa Camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and watching elephants drinking from the swimming pool ... Read more

February 2nd 2017  |  Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Renate

If you have ever wanted to eat in an out of the ordinary setting then read on.  We’ve rounded up some of the most unusual, utterly unforgettable and unique dining experiences in Africa. From lunch on a rock in the turquoise waters off the Zanzibar coast, to toasting your loved ... Read more

February 2nd 2017  |  Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

Riding in Africa is a real thrill. Whether you’re hacking on a glorious white sandy beach or galloping alongside Kenya’s great wildebeest migration it’s a magical experience. Here are some of the most memorable unique places to ride: 1. Cantering across the flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana The ... Read more

January 24th 2017  |  Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

For a true sense of being out in the untamed African wilderness – spend a night or two under the stars. You can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush: the calls of hyenas and jackals, the chatter of birds at dusk and again at dawn, the ... Read more

January 13th 2017  |  Madagascar, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Jo Ainscough

Lemurs are found only in Madagascar. They enjoy the island’s diverse habitats which support over 100 species and sub-species of lemur. Some of them thrive in the forest regions while others do extremely well in hot deserts found elsewhere in the country; they all consume fruits, flowers and insects. Here ... Read more

December 19th 2016  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Many of Africa’s primates live in remote and little visited parts of the wilderness.  Thanks to conservation and habituation programmes there are several species that can be visited as part of a safari holiday.  Just because these animals choose out of the way places to live, it doesn’t mean that ... Read more

February 20th 2017  |  Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Despite years of trying only Alice and Roxy have actually seen one of these shy, nocturnal animals.   We chose the name to appear at the top of lists and catalogues.  Along with bespoke safaris, we plan wonderful beach holidays on the African coast and Indian Ocean islands.  It costs no ... Read more

February 14th 2017  |  Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

I love an African holiday planning challenge, and while most of what I do is help to plan safari holidays, as a (lapsed) marathon runner I also get asked for my input on marathons in Africa, so I’ve rounded up some brief information on five of the most iconic. We’ve ... Read more

February 11th 2017  |  Photography Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine. In fact you don’t necessarily even need a long lens as mentioned in my blog on 6 Best Cameras For A Safari. Your biggest problem is likely to be sorting the ... Read more

January 20th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

With chimpanzees sharing 99% and gorillas 98% of DNA with humans, they are our closest living relatives. Both are among a number of 'key species' of primates on many people's safari wish lists. The others we get asked for most regularly include lemurs and gelada baboons. Chimpanzees Chimps in Uganda ... Read more

January 19th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

This is a rare opportunity to take part in Kenya’s annual wildlife census. Participate in the first-ever census safari at the famous Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. Join the wildlife conservation census from 2nd to 9th March, limited to just 16 guests. The seven night safari includes one night half ... Read more