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April 16th 2015  |   Botswana, Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith
Family fun on Wilderness Safaris’ Bush Buddies programme at Seba Camp, Botswana. Photo Dana Allen

Until relatively recently, Botswana wouldn’t have ranked among the most family friendly destinations in Africa. But a shift in thinking over the last few years has led to a good handful of camps and lodges introducing specialist children’s guides, activity programmes and accommodation. Family guides at Kerr and Downey and ... Read more

November 8th 2018  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Mauritius  |  by   Richard Smith

We all know teenagers can be difficult: they operate on a different time zone to other humans, have the attention span of a gnat and really only like hanging out with other teens—much less Mum and Dad. So is it mad to plan a safari holiday with teenagers? Absolutely not! ... Read more

April 2nd 2015  |   Travel, Kenya  |  by   Richard Smith
Giraffe manor with giraffes outside

Kenya safari activities - 10 crazy and amazing things to try on a Kenya holiday! Gallop Alongside Migrating Zebra and Wildebeest You don’t get a better front row seat to one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles than this. From your saddle you’re cheek by jowl with wildebeest and zebra ... Read more

March 25th 2015  |   Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

Top 10 Luxury Safaris in Africa 2015, we share our client's favourite properties offering the very best service, guiding and exclusive access to wildlife, fantastic cuisine and exciting activities. Wild Luxury in Namibia In 2015, Namibia celebrates 25 years of independence. A safari in this stunning country instantly immerses you ... Read more

March 20th 2015  |   Travel, Unique Experiences, Tanzania  |  by   Richard Smith

Adventurous travellers looking for an alternative safari experience will enjoy the exciting new mountain bike safari in Tanzania. Starting in Tarangire National Park which is compact, beautiful and something of a hidden gem, guests ride into Lake Manyara National Park where habitat varies from grassy floodplains, acacia woodland and to ... Read more

March 19th 2015  |   Community Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Richard Smith
African boy taking antibiotics to cure blindness

Anyone who has travelled through or visited an African village on safari will know that people in many parts of rural Africa suffer from serious eye problems. Access to eye care is minimal and the statistics are shocking: Over 15{13c8d4b31df5f805556ed83a8829bbffcaa4563894948df0cae38482b102b43c} of the world’s blind population lives in Africa 80{13c8d4b31df5f805556ed83a8829bbffcaa4563894948df0cae38482b102b43c} of ... Read more

March 19th 2015  |   Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Exclusive Safari Lodges A round up of ten of the most delightful places to get away from the masses, sit back and relax in tranquility in these hidden escapes in Africa. Ndomo Point House, Malawi If you’ve ever fantasised about escaping to your own private paradise then Ndomo Point House, a ... Read more

March 5th 2015  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

***The raffle is now closed*** Are you passionate about Africa’s wildlife? Then you won’t want to miss out on this rare chance to win a conservation-focused safari for two worth $28,000* (£19,000*). Donated by Aardvark Safaris and its partners in Kenya in honour of Tusk’s 25th birthday, all proceeds go ... Read more

January 21st 2015  |   Drumbeat Newsletter  |  by   Richard Smith
Chalkley's Tree House Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Hot off the press: Drumbeat Spring 2015 Inside this issue of Drumbeat Spring 2015: How to enjoy your own private slice of Africa. Picks out some of the finest safari experiences on offer. Finds out what it’s like to get married in the African bush. Brian Jackman, one of the UK’s most ... Read more

December 12th 2014  |   Travel, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith
gifts for safari lovers - traveller's biscuits

From advanced selfie sticks to gift vouchers that aid conservation to a clip-on iPhone camera lens, we’ve pulled together our top ten gift ideas that we think will delight the African safari and wildlife fan in your life. Advanced Selfie Stick: Plymouth-based Selfie Pods have an advanced selfie stick available for ... Read more