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March 14th 2019  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith
Family arriving on a light aircraft at Angama Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya

Luggage weights on safari Luxury safaris normally include light aircraft flights to minimise travel times and maximise enjoyment. You’ll get a great bird's eye view of the scenery below, but your luggage will have to meet strict weight limits. Typically on safari your baggage weight limit will be: 20kg (44lbs) ... Read more

March 6th 2019  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Renate
Relaxing with a book at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Africa as a continent has always captured the imagination. We asked a selecion of camp owners, guides and marketeers for their favourite books on Africa. Botswana  The Lost World of the Kalahari - Laurens van der Post recommended by Kirstine Vercoe, African Bush Camps  Laurens van der Post was fascinated and ... Read more

April 27th 2018  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Safari holiday booked, and the dreaming of looking like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa has come to an abrupt stop. You’ve just noticed that many fly-in safaris come with the requirement to compress your entire wardrobe into a tiny bag weighing no more than 15kgs! Now there’s a knotty ... Read more

December 1st 2017  |  Shop  |  by  Renate

A variety of African safari lodges have boutiques selling gorgeous, locally made gifts.  Others can direct you to local artisans where you can buy handmade crafts straight from the workshops.  Many of your purchases will benefit communities and wildlife so if you are looking for Christmas inspiration, here are some ... Read more

November 3rd 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Cricket Fine Art, London, is a small contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Chelsea. It is run by a friendly team of three who between them have had over sixty years experience working in the art world. Founded by Leslie Pratt in 1996 the gallery represents a selection ... Read more

October 17th 2017  |  Community Safaris, Shop  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Many of the lodges we work with will have small shops on site selling anything from safari clothing to beaded jewellery. If you are driving from lodge to lodge you’re very likely to pass roadside traders selling metallic animals, basket ware and other goods. And there are some hidden gems ... Read more

July 19th 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

When I started to help plan holidays to Africa in 1999 the standard luggage allowance on light aircraft was just 12kg. Most safari destinations have increased this to 15kg and many have gone to 20kg. However this still doesn’t allow you to pack your whole library and the kitchen sink ... Read more

May 18th 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

Will my mobile phone work on safari? Many of us rely on mobile phones when at home. Mobile phones will work in the majority of safari camps and lodges and on the sections of a safari holiday in Africa’s major cities. Certain countries including Kenya and South Africa offer greater coverage ... Read more

March 3rd 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

I asked for travel app suggestions from the teams in our Hampshire and Scotland offices. From the many ideas I've chosen the five most passionately argued for, or those recommended at least twice. All the following are available on iThings and Android and are free, except where noted. Vamoos – ... Read more

October 17th 2016  |  Shop  |  by  Renate

From the quintessential Christmas hamper to classic safari items that you can use year round as well as on your holiday, we’ve pulled together twelve top luxury Christmas gift ideas to delight the African safari and wildlife fan in your life. 1 Christmas Hamper - Babylonstoren £140 This fully-laden hamper from Babylonstoren brings ... Read more