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March 31st 2017  |  Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Getting your family away from constantly looking at screens might be part of your raison d’etre for a safari holiday. So what happens when you arrive in your luxury safari camp to find there’s Wi-Fi in the lounge and in every tent? Or are you someone who believes that “If ... Read more

March 2nd 2017  |  Photography Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine. In fact you don’t necessarily even need a long lens as mentioned in my blog on 6 Best Cameras For A Safari. Your biggest problem is likely to be sorting the ... 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 19th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

This is a rare opportunity to take part in Kenya’s annual wildlife census. Participate in the first-ever census safari at the famous Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. Join the wildlife conservation census from 2nd to 9th March, limited to just 16 guests. The seven night safari includes one night half ... Read more

January 13th 2017  |  Madagascar, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Jo Ainscough

Lemurs are found only in Madagascar. They enjoy the island’s diverse habitats which support over 100 species and sub-species of lemur. Some of them thrive in the forest regions while others do extremely well in hot deserts found elsewhere in the country; they all consume fruits, flowers and insects. Here ... 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 2nd 2016  |  Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We’re often asked ‘what’s the best time for safari?'  Since there’s great weather and wonderful wildlife year round, the answer really depends what it is you want to do.  Here’s a rough guide to some of our favourite activities: Zambian walking safari – June to September.  One of the purest ... Read more

November 17th 2016  |  Madagascar, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

As we walked through the rainforest a song repeated itself in my head “You’ve got to move it move it, you’ve got to move it move it”. Anyone who has seen Disney’s film Madagascar will know it’s the song the ring-tailed lemur King Julian sings. However in this instance we ... 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

November 10th 2016  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

You cannot get any further west in Tanzania than the shores of Lake Tanganyika. It’s that remote that a light aircraft heading here from the safari hub of Arusha needs to stop and refuel midway. The airstrip ends at the lake shore, so if you have a westerly wind and ... Read more