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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 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

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

January 9th 2017  |  Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Current estimates suggest that there are approximately 880 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. The gorillas live in family groups in the Virunga Mountains which straddle Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.  Visitors wishing to track these magnificent animals can do so in ... Read more

January 5th 2017  |  Botswana, Riding Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

There are a number of fantastic riding safaris in Botswana, and with so many to choose from it is important to pick the right one for you. They range from galloping across the Kalahari desert to swimming through the channels of the Okavango Delta. I have outlined some of the ... Read more

January 4th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Winter 2017: Francis tackles Kilimanjaro for the second time Alice describes her wonderful family holiday in South Africa Lucinda has been back to South Africa, where she joined a rhino conservation safari, and sampled the delights of Mozambique’s beaches Jo explores the delights of a primate safari in ... Read more