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September 18th 2017  |  Maldives, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2017: Jo explores Damaraland on a Namibia desert ride Louisa, based in the Scottish, office talks about her life arranging safari holidays Francis gives his top picks on mobile safaris Charlotte revisits the Skeleton Coast in Namibia We are thrilled to be supporting Saba ... Read more

September 4th 2017  |  Namibia, Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by  Jo Ainscough

Claiming to offer ‘the ultimate riding experience in the most hauntingly beautiful place on this planet’ is pretty bold.  But that’s exactly the promise Namibia Horse Safaris make on their website.  Would they, I wondered, as I joined their Damaraland ride a couple of months ago?  The answer, absolutely yes ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

November 11th 2016  |  Namibia, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The scenes on the BBC’s Planet Earth 2 series of lions and giraffe in Namibia’s desert landscapes will have surprised many people. How do these animals exist, and even bring up cubs, in what appears to be such a harsh environment? Well let’s not mince words: the Namib Desert which ... Read more

August 26th 2016  |  Botswana, Namibia, South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

I asked four of my favourite online writers for their thoughts on what makes a holiday in Africa luxurious. They all came back with something different and interesting, and certainly not what most people would think of. I’ve lived and worked in Africa and travel to safari camps and lodges ... Read more

August 19th 2016  |  Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

Elephants are some of Africa’s greatest migrants, and for centuries they have been known to move vast distances between favoured sources of seasonal food and water. Many of the continent’s largest escarpments and mountains have been mapped by elephants over the millennia, and their ancient pathways have often been used ... Read more

February 18th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

I have reprised my best riding safari blogs. Firstly starting with two riding blogs for non-riders and families, as there are many suitable camps that cater for mixed ability groups and family members that would like to do other activities other than riding. These tend to be fixed base lodges, ... Read more

February 17th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

Africa is not generally considered a foodie holiday destination, not even on safari. However this is not true for those of us in the know. Not only is Africa home to a mouth watering culinary offering inspired by its rich cultural heritage but boasts some of the most spectacular settings ... Read more

January 13th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by  Richard Smith

You’ve seen Big Cat Diary, watched Out Of Africa, and sat breathlessly through numerous wildlife documentaries narrated by David Attenborough. Now you want to go on your first safari holiday. Where should you go? What can you see? Which Country For Your First Safari Holiday? Africa is huge, with the ... Read more

January 12th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Year-round there is somewhere in Africa and the Indian Ocean with sunny days and great wildlife. Here are some of our favourite places to visit month by month. January – safari in Kenya and you’ll have superb wildlife. The Masai Mara is excellent and less visited at this time of ... Read more