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December 10th 2019  |   Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

We sit on the deck overlooking the dry riverbed warming ourselves in the morning sun. The whole family is dressed in muted colours as we wait for our guide to return with news. He left early, before sunrise and the delivery of coffee to our tents, to meet the rhino ... Read more

December 9th 2019  |   South Africa  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Makuleke is little known, even among safari specialists. Test it if you like. Call six safari companies and see how many can place it. One might be able to, and a couple of others might ask if you meant Marakele, but I’m confident most won’t know where it is or ... Read more

December 6th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Richard Smith

During part of a recent holiday in Namibia, Richard and his family spent a week exploring with Francois as their guide.  Rather than being based at one particular camp, Francois works for safari outfit Ultimate Safaris whose guides lead guests through various parts of this spectacular country.  He and Richard ... Read more

November 28th 2019  |   Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

As this epic series Seven Worlds, One Planet comes to a close in Africa, we've gathered together the best places to see some of the animals highlighted in the final episode. Chimpanzees Chimpanzees live in rainforests and wet savannahs across several countries in central and East Africa. While the BBC ... Read more

November 20th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Lucinda Rome

On her recent educational trip to Tanzania's western parks of Katavi and Mahale, Lucinda took the chance to chat to Hamza Mmole guide/manager at Chada Katavi Lodge. How long have you been guiding? I started with Nomad Safaris in 2006, working front of house and hosting, which gave them the ... Read more

November 15th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Francis Naumann

Francis has just returned from northern Tanzania where he had the chance to walk across parts of the region few others get to see. Along the way he took time to chat to Wayo Africa senior guide George Phestor about his life as a safari guide. Please tell me a ... Read more

November 5th 2019  |   Unique Experiences, Congo  |  by   Alice Gully

This is a once in a lifetime Congo Basin walk with a primatologist and an ornithologist. The unique adventure will be hosted by renowned experts and conservationists Paul Telfer and Rod Cassidy, each a legend in their own right. Up to eight guests will discover more, learn more, and connect ... Read more

October 25th 2019  |   Unique Experiences, South Africa  |  by   Rosanna Pile

Cape Town is famous for its eclectic mix of restaurants and wealth of talented chefs from around the world who are all about using fresh, local ingredients.  The most popular book up months in advance, but there are so many other options it’s often hard to know where to start.  ... Read more

October 23rd 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Becky Thomson

The wildlife, classic tented camps and stunning scenery are the hallmarks of a safari.  You’re also likely to leave Africa astonished by the sheer ingenuity of safari chefs.  They can rustle up perfect soufflés and cakes from holes in the ground, make the best breakfasts ever over an open fire ... Read more

October 21st 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

We’re often asked by our clients if the safari camps and lodges we work with can cater to various dietary requirements.  The answer is most definitely they can, so long as they have some advance warning (keep in mind that the more remote camps will only have sporadic deliveries so ... Read more