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October 18th 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Renate

When it comes to dining venues, Africa must surely offer more variety than anywhere else.  Here are some of our favourite spots: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi – Sharing breakfast with the resident giraffe is a delight like no other. Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana - Delicious small bites are served in ... Read more

September 23rd 2019  |   Malawi, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Combining the safari areas of Zambia with some R&R on the shores of Lake Malawi is a cracking combination, and flights between the two mean you can get from one to the other in the space of half a day.  You’ll get wildlife by the bucket load and safari activities ... Read more

September 23rd 2019  |   Botswana  |  by   Richard Smith

Since Botswana is twice the size of the UK, the diversity between habitats across the various safari areas shouldn’t be a huge surprise. But anyone who hasn’t experienced the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, would probably be shocked that this arid landscape could really just be a single flight away from ... Read more

September 23rd 2019  |   Kenya, Seychelles  |  by   Becky Thomson

When you are deep in the wilderness of the Masai Mara, sipping a morning coffee and watching a pride of lion saunter past, it is difficult to imagine a world beyond this landscape, not least the pristine beaches of the Seychelles. But with direct flights between Nairobi and Mahé, it’s ... Read more

September 20th 2019  |   Rwanda, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully

As if tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda combined with a safari in the Serengeti wasn’t enough to warrant the moniker ‘ultimate’, we thought we’d go one better and suggest staying in some of Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges and camps to boot. Kigali, Rwanda - northern Serengeti It’s all made ... Read more

September 20th 2019  |   Rwanda, Zambia  |  by   Francis Naumann

It was a client’s request to combine Rwanda and Zambia that got me thinking about the airline routings in Africa that bring together disparate countries and experiences. The tigers in the title are tigerfish rather than the stripy forest dwelling predators, but five times a week it’s possible to leave ... Read more

September 18th 2019  |   Botswana, South Africa  |  by   Jo Ainscough

This classic combination of pristine wilderness and city sophistication is incredibly easy to put together with South African Airways’ daily, two and a half hour flight between Maun and Cape Town.  You can leave your safari camp after the morning game drive and be in Cape Town in time for ... Read more

September 9th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Nine days in two of Kenya's finest locations at almost 30% off - what's not to like?  This October half term special combines a traditional tented camp with world class wildlife and a luxury beach lodge on one of Kenya’s most beautiful beaches.  It's a magical safari and will provide ... Read more

September 9th 2019  |   Drumbeat Newsletter  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Autumn 2019: Alice showcases African sabbatical holidays Ask the Expert: Rosanna reveals her safari tips Botswana’s best – key safari areas from Jess, Rosanna and Charlotte’s trips including a mobile safari and the Makgadikgadi Pans Resurgent Malawi – Liwonde, Majete and Lake Malawi offer amazing ... Read more

September 1st 2019  |   Conservation Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

We’ve put together several, bucket list-amazing, sabbatical holidays and thought we should share how brilliantly a jaunt to Africa can activate the re-set button.  Running from two weeks to two months (or more), these trips can be planned as part of a worldwide holiday or stand alone, and for couples, ... Read more