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December 11th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Scenic Air Safari's new 2018 Omo Valley itinerary uses a private Cessna Grand Caravan trace the Omo Delta, touching down in some of Africa's most remote and hard-to-reach places. Starting in Nairobi, the expedition takes a scenic flight to Lake Turkana offering superb views of the 'Jade Sea'. Using Lobolo ... Read more

December 1st 2017  |  Shop  |  by  Renate

A variety of African safari lodges have boutiques selling gorgeous, locally made gifts.  Others can direct you to local artisans where you can buy handmade crafts straight from the workshops.  Many of your purchases will benefit communities and wildlife so if you are looking for Christmas inspiration, here are some ... Read more

November 30th 2017  |  Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

How well do you know African landmarks? Where are these photos from? Pit yourself against friends and colleagues with your geography knowledge. Take our African Landmarks quiz... ... Read more

November 27th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by  Fynn Carey

I love it when we have kids to stay on safari. There are so many fun things to do in the bush and it's boring doing them on your own! So when we have guests to stay with kids with me at Laikipia Wilderness it’s really exciting. There are lots of ... Read more

November 22nd 2017  |  Botswana, Community Safaris, Family Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by  Richard Smith

So you travelled long haul pre-children and maybe even backpacked somewhere adventurous. But since the little ones came along you’ve graduated from Center-Parcs to Mark Warner, and now you're ready for more. Can a family safari really be a sensible ambition? And if it is, why is it so good? ... Read more

November 16th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Without a doubt riding in Africa is a wonderful way to see the landscape and wildlife.  But what to do if not everyone in your family shares your love of horses and riding?  Can you find a happy mix to accommodate both the rider and non-rider?  You can, and there ... Read more

November 15th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s nothing like the African bush for transforming a grumpy teen into a smiling companion (I know, I’ve been there!)  They might quail at the prospect of no WiFi, Spotify or any of the other things they can’t live without, but the variety of wildlife and safari activities in the ... Read more

November 3rd 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Cricket Fine Art, London, is a small contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Chelsea. It is run by a friendly team of three who between them have had over sixty years experience working in the art world. Founded by Leslie Pratt in 1996 the gallery represents a selection ... Read more

October 18th 2017  |  Maldives  |  by  Lucinda Rome

Say “Maldives holiday” to someone and they’ll probably think of a row of rooms on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon. They won’t necessarily know there are over 1,000 islands in 26 ring-shaped atolls spread over 115 square miles. Just two of the islands have airports that can take international ... Read more

October 17th 2017  |  Community Safaris, Shop  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Many of the lodges we work with will have small shops on site selling anything from safari clothing to beaded jewellery. If you are driving from lodge to lodge you’re very likely to pass roadside traders selling metallic animals, basket ware and other goods. And there are some hidden gems ... Read more