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September 20th 2019  |   Rwanda, Tanzania  |  by   Renate

As if tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda combined with a safari in the Serengeti wasn’t enough to warrant the moniker ‘ultimate’, we thought we’d go one better and suggest staying in some of Africa’s most luxurious safari camps to boot. Kigali, Rwanda - northern Serengeti It’s all made possible by ... Read more

June 13th 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Tanzania is one of Africa’s most classic of safari destinations. It’s got the lot: millions of wildebeest criss-crossing the Serengeti plains, snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. It’s also a great spot for a family safari. In fact it gets even better if you choose ... Read more

May 1st 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

For most visitors to Tanzania, their safari takes part in East Africa’s iconic landscape of the north: perhaps watching millions of wildebeest streaming across the Serengeti, or admiring wildlife in the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. However, there’s a world of safari away from the east-west road from ... Read more

March 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite African films and given some ideas below as to how you might star on set. A United Kingdom (Botswana) This charming film follows the true story of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) king-to-be Prince Seretse Khama’s marriage to English woman Ruth Williams.  It’s a compelling ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Shop, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by   Renate
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

February 20th 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Roxy Cox

Roughly four times the size of the UK, Tanzania is a big place – it’s also one of the most complete safari destinations on the African continent, with phenomenal wildlife populations, some of Africa’s best known landmarks and gorgeous beaches.  The feedback from our safaris in Tanzania is always excellent ... Read more

January 24th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith
Kanana Camp sundowners, Okavango Delta, Botswana

I take part in a couple of Twitter round tables each week. When the subject for one was ‘What today’s travellers want from 5 star resorts’ I was worried that safari camps and lodges couldn’t measure up to the great hotels of the world. Safari properties are typically in remote ... Read more

January 21st 2019  |   Kenya, Malawi, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Africa’s mountains and hills provide wonderful terrain for climbing, with options ranging from tackling some of the world’s great peaks to gentler climbs amid high hill scenery.  Among the best options are those found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and South Africa. Many of these mountains and hills have ... Read more

January 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

Peace, space and the absence of mechanical noise are among the greatest luxuries an African holiday can offer. When stripped of the trappings of the 21st century the sounds of this incredible continent add a layer of depth to any visit, with birds, insects, animals and the breeze all adding ... Read more

November 9th 2018  |   Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

The BBC TV David Attenborough series "Dynasties" followed a whoop of chimpanzees in Senegal, but it is also possible to track chimpanzees in  East African too. Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track ... Read more