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February 29th 2016  |   Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Alice Gully

The phrase the best 4x4 by far was originally used by Land Rover in an advert, but given there are plenty of places in Africa that horses can get to and vehicles can’t, it’s arguably a better description of being on horseback on a riding safari. Horses have been used ... Read more

February 25th 2016  |   Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully
African Horseback Safaris

1. Plan ahead You may have a specific riding safari you want to join, or there’s a group of you who want to travel together. The best riding safari groups only take a few riders at a time and fill up far in advance, so you need to be booking ... Read more

February 24th 2016  |   Photography Safaris, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

Although you’ll get closer to wildlife than you can ever imagine on a safari holiday, a good pair of binoculars are still key to your enjoyment and everyone needs a pair. To help you choose the best binoculars, we’ll start with the following questions: 1. Is there a best binocular brand? ... Read more

February 22nd 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Africa is the perfect place to eat outdoors and savour the smells and tastes of great safari cooking; from fresh pastries or a cooked full English breakfast, to mouth-watering lunches and sumptuous safari suppers under the stars. Bush breakfast on safari You’ll often have an early start on safari, heading ... Read more

February 18th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

I have reprised my best riding safari blogs. Firstly starting with two riding blogs for non-riders and families, as there are many suitable camps that cater for mixed ability groups and family members that would like to do other activities other than riding. These tend to be fixed base lodges, ... Read more

February 17th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Africa is not generally considered a foodie holiday destination, not even on safari. However this is not true for those of us in the know. Not only is Africa home to a mouth watering culinary offering inspired by its rich cultural heritage but boasts some of the most spectacular settings ... Read more

February 5th 2016  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

I've been planning family safaris for over 16 years, including holidays for my own family to Mauritius, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. Whether it's your first holiday in Africa, or a return visit taking your children for the first time, there's a few things to think about that can ... Read more

February 1st 2016  |   South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

The South Africa tourist board’s strapline is that it’s ‘A World In One Country’. It’s an excellent summary of somewhere whose wildlife includes penguins and lions, and where your holiday could include breakfast in a vineyard with dinner overlooking a Zulu battlefield. In a world of blogs proclaiming “10 photos ... Read more