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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

January 20th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

With chimpanzees sharing 99% and gorillas 98% of DNA with humans, they are our closest living relatives. Both are among a number of 'key species' of primates on many people's safari wish lists. The others we get asked for most regularly include lemurs and gelada baboons. Chimpanzees Chimps in Uganda ... Read more

January 9th 2017  |  Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Current estimates suggest that there are approximately 880 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. The gorillas live in family groups in the Virunga Mountains which straddle Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.  Visitors wishing to track these magnificent animals can do so in ... Read more

December 19th 2016  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Many of Africa’s primates live in remote and little visited parts of the wilderness.  Thanks to conservation and habituation programmes there are several species that can be visited as part of a safari holiday.  Just because these animals choose out of the way places to live, it doesn’t mean that ... Read more

January 25th 2016  |  Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by  Richard Smith

Safari Planning Tips Planning your own safari holiday is easier nowadays with the amount of information available to everyone for free online. Journalists, bloggers, travel companies, and travellers all contribute to the wealth of knowledge on African holidays and put it on the web for anyone to look through. From ... 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

October 13th 2015  |  Conservation Safaris, Rwanda, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Everyone loves mountain gorillas. They live in a landscape akin to Eden, along the Western, or Albertine Rift, in one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions. In this haven of rainforest endemism the most celebrated wild mammal is the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga Massif. Spending half of the day ... Read more

September 25th 2015  |  Community Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Rwanda, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

A round up of Gorilla Trekking FAQ's in Rwanda Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is extremely easy going for safari beginners, you can accomplish it in a long weekend. Our clients have gorilla trekked on honeymoon, as a graduation holiday, an add on to a classic family safari, a long weekend ... Read more

September 10th 2015  |  Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

With the media currently full of travel ideas for school-leavers we started to wonder why it should be only students who take off on exotic trips around the world. If you’ve got itchy feet too, and Africa is on your to do list, then take a look at our fabulous ... Read more