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December 17th 2019  |   Botswana  |  by   Francis Naumann

The immense Chobe National Park is renowned for its huge numbers of elephant, which at 50,000 is the largest single population remaining in Africa. The park runs across the northern edge of Botswana, following the course of the Chobe River westwards from its confluence with the Zambezi until it becomes ... Read more

December 16th 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Photo: Kwandwe, South Africa credit Scott Ramsay

Discovering what sundowners are on a safari holiday has to be up there with some of life’s greatest moments. While the dictionary defines a sundowner as ‘an alcoholic drink taken at sunset’ the words aren’t enough to convey the powerful emotions a G&T and a great view can instil as ... Read more

December 16th 2019  |   Tanzania  |  by   Francis Naumann

Everyone has heard of the Serengeti National Park, some of Earth’s most fertile grassland, and its immense herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra. It's no surprise that visitors flock to see this astonishing spectacle which can make the neighbourhood seem rather congested with vehicles. In contrast, Mwiba Private Wildlife Reserve ... Read more

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   Richard Smith

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