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July 14th 2014  |  Tanzania  |  by  Victoria Langmead

November is traditionally known as the end of the East African long, dry season, with the short rains bringing a welcome relief to the stark, parched land. In safari terms, November is often overlooked as a time to travel but as I discovered on my recent trip to northern Tanzania ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Botswana, Zambia  |  by  John Spence

30th Wedding Anniversary Safari and Birthday celebration When Francis met this local couple who were interested in taking their first African safari together, it was to celebrate her birthday and their 30th wedding anniversary. A special occasion safari by any measure! The brief was high style, amazing food, loads of ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Conservation Safaris, Madagascar, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  John Spence

Whale Watching Whale watching is possible July to September humpback whales pass through the narrow, shallow channel between mainland Madagascar and Ile Ste Marie on their way to their breeding grounds. If you visit Madagascar then you have a great chance of spotting the humpback whales that frequent the waters to mate and give ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Congo  |  by  Alice Gully

With great feedback arriving in the office thick and fast, and Alice’s visit this summer, we asked Journalist Lisa Grainger who visited the Republic of Congo  last year to write a few thoughts on her trip: It is only in the past couple of years that Congo-Brazzaville (as the country ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We have at our fingertips a collection of incredible lodges and safari camps that really do offer something a little bit special, whether it’s game viewing in almost total seclusion, accommodation simply out of this world, faultless service, or even your own private island. For luxury that really delivers: Singita ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Photography Safaris, Shop  |  by  Richard Smith

A feature in an old issue of Wanderlust, which I was reading over the weekend, has started me thinking about the best binoculars for safaris. Do I Need My Own Binoculars On Safari? We often get questions regarding binoculars when clients are looking through the holiday packing list – ‘Is ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  South Africa, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Want to play a part in turtle conservation while enjoying a beach holiday in a remote spot on the Indian Ocean? Rocktail Beach Camp between November and March may be the place for you, as leatherback and loggerhead turtles come ashore here to lay their eggs and two months later ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Africa’s wildlife doesn’t always bite and there are a number of places where you can have encounters you would never have dreamed possible. If snuggling up to meerkat, tracking rhino, walking with elephant or chilling with chimps appeals let us know and we’ll give you some ideas for a really ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Botswana, Congo, South Africa, Zimbabwe  |  by  Sarah Durie

Hot off the press: Drumbeat Spring 2014 Inside this issue of Drumbeat Spring 2014: Our new look spring newsletter explores the best of Botswana and South Africa, Delves into the Congo where tracking lowland gorillas is proving a big hit, Re-visits Zimbabwe as it continues its re-emergence as a safari wonderland. ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |  Conservation Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

With rhino poaching at an all-time high in South Africa, two of Africa’s leading conservation companies, Great Plains Conservation and & Beyond, have joined forces to relocate some 100 rhino from South Africa to Botswana. Currently one rhino is being poached every nine hours. The official figure is 1,004 dead ... Read more