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September 1st 2019  |   Conservation Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

We’ve put together several, bucket list-amazing, sabbatical holidays and thought we should share how brilliantly a jaunt to Africa can activate the re-set button.  Running from two weeks to two months (or more), these trips can be planned as part of a worldwide holiday or stand alone, and for couples, ... Read more

June 14th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Mention Botswana and you’ll likely conjure up an image of the Okavango Delta with its myriad shimmering waterways and lagoons.  Don’t stop there though, because Botswana has so much more to offer.   At the other end of the spectrum are the wilds of the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans which form ... Read more

June 3rd 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It’s nearly 17 years since I set off on my first educational trip with Aardvark Safaris.   Back then, a novice in the safari world, I had no idea what to expect and admit I was a little alarmed by the ‘mobile’ and ‘camping’ aspects of the Uncharted Africa safari I ... Read more

May 14th 2019  |   Kenya, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Kenya epitomises much that is Africa, from its diverse landscapes and wildlife to its fascinating culture. It is where my love affair with Africa started and it is why I keep returning.  The Masai Mara is the most famous wildlife reserve in Kenya, if not Africa, and host to the ... Read more

May 8th 2019  |   Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Gorillas are Uganda’s big wildlife draw, and are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. The greatest population of Uganda’s gorillas are in Bwindi, around six hours by vehicle, or a short light aircraft flight, from the capital Kampala via Entebbe. The lush rainforest vegetation means tracking can ... Read more

April 24th 2019  |   Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It must be great fun designing a safari camp – we’ve come across a couple of nests, several tree houses and even some igloo inspired tents.  Read on for a round-up of some of our favourite designs. East Africa's Grand Designs Tanzania - And Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Ornate ... Read more

April 23rd 2019  |   South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The ultimate bush bedroom, Kingston Treehouse is a secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has all the 5-star comforts, but affords an experience as wild as the animals that roam beneath it.  Utterly private and intimate, located in the heart of some of South Africa’s prime wildlife ... Read more

March 28th 2019  |   Namibia, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Becky Thomson

Sossusvlei, one of Namibia’s most iconic and striking landscapes, is home to windswept, burnt-red dunes and the bleached white pans of Deadvlei. Framed by a deep blue sky, this spectacular scenery is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk when the light and contrasting colours are at their most intense. Seemingly ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |   Mozambique, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal’s most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean cost from South Africa to Tanzania. Its beaches and island archipelagos provide the perfect setting for a number of small resorts. We’ve had a lovely time exploring here – as you ... 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