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October 9th 2018  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

A riding safari of a lifetime, across an ecosystem which is renowned for wildlife conservation. Spend your days exploring the valleys and hills which form some of the best riding country in Africa. With Mt. Kenya looming on the horizon, you will weave between elephant and rhino, crossing valleys and ... Read more

October 8th 2018  |  Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Lucinda Rome

Safari aficionados have known of Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley for many years. Not only does it have great wildlife, but the guiding is good and the camps exceptional. It’s one of the few places in Africa where people are happy to linger; too often safaris are short stops in a ... Read more

October 3rd 2018  |  Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We’re calling it now: 2018 is going to be a great year for primate safaris. From new luxury lodges to gorilla habituation safaris, guests will be treated to incredible design, thoughtful collaborations with local communities, and memorable money-can’t-buy wildlife experiences.  Read on for our top picks of the exciting, new ... Read more

September 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Autumn 2018: Jess takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert hot seat’ Alice rounds up Zimbabwe’s seven wonders We’ve a fun Q & A with one of our favourite guides at Drumbeat camp in Botswana Louisa reports on out of season Kenya Honeymoon hideaways ... Read more

August 29th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

Exploring the African wilderness on horseback is a magical experience.  No vehicle, no noise – just you and your horse crossing the landscape.  If you are an accomplished rider, you may already have done a multi-day riding safari, covering many miles while following the wildlife.  It’s an exhilarating option and ... Read more

August 28th 2018  |  Conservation Safaris, Madagascar, Namibia, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Olly Johnson

I’m Olly Johnson and amongst other things I am a wildlife photographer. I’ve been to Namibia and loved it, but since really getting into wildlife photography my main focus so far has been native wildlife in the UK and Europe.  However, I'm off to South Africa later this month and ... Read more

August 13th 2018  |  Malawi, Mozambique, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There are any number of lovely beach spots up and down the coast and scattered islands off Africa’s Indian Ocean shores. Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives offer sophisticated luxury. The island properties off Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania do great laid-back relaxation while the adventurous will enjoy Madagascar’s remote white sandy ... Read more

August 13th 2018  |  Kenya, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

The Masai Mara Reserve is synonymous with open plains, great resident wildlife and, between late July and October, the dramatic wildebeest migration. It draws visitors from far and wide and can, in some areas, feel a little crowded at certain times of year. That said, we've had plenty of clients ... Read more

August 13th 2018  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Gorilla tracking comes high on many people’s wish lists and the reality of seeing our close cousins in the wild, in Uganda or Rwanda, never disappoints. Chimp tracking is also an unforgettable experience as you watch their primate antics and family group dynamics. For those of us who've tracked chimps, ... Read more

August 10th 2018  |  Botswana, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Mobile safaris are wonderful if you want to get off the beaten track. Focusing on superb wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes, they cover everything from game drives and bush walks to canoeing and scenic flights. We’ve worked with Annelies Zonjee-James at Drumbeat Safaris for many years and thought it would be ... Read more