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June 17th 2020  |   Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by   Jess Hills

Private conservancies are areas of land set aside for wildlife habitat and conservation. Often landowners choose to do this themselves or, as in the case of the Masai Mara Private Conservancies, tourism operators lease land from Masai landowners. Conservancies differ from national parks and reserves in that they are not ... Read more

June 17th 2020  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Kenya is one of the most popular destinations for our clients’ holidays. It is incredibly versatile, with brilliant options for honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations, families and multi-generational safaris. It is well known to many British because of our colonial and military associations, and the large ex-pat community that lives ... Read more

June 15th 2020  |   South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Often referred to as the ‘world in one country,’ South Africa’s holiday options range from whale watching to wine-tasting, battlefield tours to bungee-jumping, and safaris to city sightseeing. Little wonder that deciding what to do can be overwhelming. To help narrow the choices, we’ve created a handy guide to highlight ... Read more

June 9th 2020  |   Botswana  |  by   Jess Hills

One of Africa’s top safari destinations, Botswana fully deserves its place on the wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list with its stunning wetland scenery and wealth of wildlife. Venture away from the Okavango Delta and you’ll find fascinating desert adapted species, epic spring flower displays, vast salt pans, endless deserts, one of ... Read more

June 8th 2020  |   Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

I love Africa’s ancient traditional cultures. They tend to be truly rooted in their places of origin, and intensely connected with the land and life there. They are amazingly varied, most often exuberant and joyful, and always colourful. During my recent trip to Ethiopia I fulfilled a long held desire ... Read more

June 3rd 2020  |   Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

The land we know as Ethiopia has a long, complex, fascinating and reasonably well-documented history, during which time it was mostly known as Abyssinia.  That its history is well recorded is no surprise; the ancient Egyptians knew of the region because of the Nile, and people from Palestine and Arabia ... Read more

May 29th 2020  |   Botswana, Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully

“One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made." Riding safaris are among the most popular holidays we plan so we were wondering what our loyal safari steeds are up to during this worldwide pandemic. ... Read more

May 27th 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

If you are beginning to dream of your next safari or beach holiday, we’d love to suggest that now is the time to start planning. Our incredible team of dedicated and highly experienced safari planners is primed and ready to help. Although we can't meet face to face, we've embraced ... Read more

May 22nd 2020  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Unique Experiences, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Among the many trips enjoyed in Africa are some with a specific focus: wildlife photography, a particular species, an annual event, or even a safari guide course, are good examples. Planning safaris like these is hugely rewarding and we love using our expertise to get all the details exactly right. ... Read more

May 21st 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

House in the Wild is a family owned boutique lodge on the edge of the Masai Mara.  We asked owner Lippa Wood what life has been like in lockdown. The moment coronavirus was called a pandemic our lives here at House in the Wild began to change. By the time ... Read more