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January 25th 2019  |   Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2019: Alice takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert' hot seat Jess chooses her Kenyan favourites Francis picks his top end Zimbabwe camps Lucinda reports on hunting concessions turned wildlife reserves We review Africa's latest beach openings Louisa delves into South Africa’s hidden ... Read more

January 24th 2019  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith
Kanana Camp sundowners, Okavango Delta, Botswana

I take part in a couple of Twitter round tables each week. When the subject for one was ‘What today’s travellers want from 5 star resorts’ I was worried that safari camps and lodges couldn’t measure up to the great hotels of the world. Safari properties are typically in remote ... Read more

January 21st 2019  |   Kenya, Malawi, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Africa’s mountains and hills provide wonderful terrain for climbing, with options ranging from tackling some of the world’s great peaks to gentler climbs amid high hill scenery.  Among the best options are those found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and South Africa. Many of these mountains and hills have ... Read more

January 16th 2019  |   Congo, Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

The slowly growing mountain gorilla population is one of the conservation success stories of our time and a gorilla tracking safari is a highly rewarding experience. The only way to find these jungle kings is on foot, with a guide and a team of scouts.  If you are looking for ... Read more

January 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

Peace, space and the absence of mechanical noise are among the greatest luxuries an African holiday can offer. When stripped of the trappings of the 21st century the sounds of this incredible continent add a layer of depth to any visit, with birds, insects, animals and the breeze all adding ... Read more

January 14th 2019  |   Kenya, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

The presenters of Big Cat Diaries are to feature on Animal Planet with the follow up series Big Cat Tales. Jonathan and Angie Scott have teamed up with Jackson Looseyia once more to follow up their Big Cat Diaries series with Big Cat Tales looking at the present day lives ... Read more

January 14th 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We were delighted to reach the final three in the Best Specialist Tour Operator in the 2018 Telegraph Travel Awards. Although we were just pipped at the post to finish runners-up, we are very proud to have got so close out of over 70 companies in the category. Thank you ... Read more

January 9th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

The original safaris were walking safaris and this is still one of the best ways to really experience Africa. With an expert guide alongside you, you’ll sense things around you in a way much more vivid than you would from a vehicle. It may be the case that you're not ... Read more

January 9th 2019  |   Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by   Alice Gully

Riding safaris are a wonderful way to view Africa’s scenery and wildlife.  Experienced riders can enjoy exhilarating safaris, riding at speed alongside plains wildlife or quietly tracking elephant and buffalo.  For the less experienced  who would still like some riding during a safari, there are plenty of options for shorter, ... Read more

January 6th 2019  |   Namibia, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Amazing 10 day Namibia Under Canvas Safari Trip highlights: • Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well known naturalist guides • Visit world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats • Sleep under canvas in the tree tops overlooking one of the ... Read more