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January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Renate

Safari accommodation in Africa offers diversity to match that of its amazing scenery, but little beats the adventure, romance and real safari feel of staying under canvas in a classic tented camp.   Close the zip at night and you are enclosed in a wonderfully comfortable cocoon, yet still part of ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Renate

When Africa’s wildlife first became of interest to the outside world, the only way to see it was to load wagons with the supplies and equipment needed to sustain you for several weeks and set off into the bush on a long expedition. There are many more convenient and comfortable ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Walking safaris are intense, thrilling and fascinating.  Walking with an expert guide allows you to hear, smell, touch, and see every detail of Africa. It enlivens the senses and you see the small things that are invisible from a vehicle. You won’t get quite as close or travel as far, ... Read more

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine and your biggest problem is likely to be sorting through the hundreds of photos you’ve taken.   One of the very best ways to get close-up shots – or just to ... Read more

January 12th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Sitting in the back of a vehicle, watching the African wildlife and scenery unfold before you is one of the true pleasures of a safari. If you’ve not done it before here’s a quick look at what to expect. Your first experience of a game drive is likely to be ... Read more

January 11th 2018  |  Photography Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Renate

Matt Armstrong-Ford is a superb photographer, a qualified safari guide and has run safari camps and photographic safaris in a number of African countries. If you're looking to have someone alongside you with all these skills, who is also a great communicator, get in touch and we'll tell you how ... Read more

November 15th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s nothing like the African bush for transforming a grumpy teen into a smiling companion (I know, I’ve been there!)  They might quail at the prospect of no WiFi, Spotify or any of the other things they can’t live without, but the variety of wildlife and safari activities in the ... Read more

September 25th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

Look on a map and it’s clear that Kenya and Tanzania should be the top safari and beach holiday destinations. They're renowned for their wildlife - it’s even said that Kenya was where the safari holiday was invented – and both have Indian Ocean coastlines. But not everyone wants the ... Read more

February 14th 2017  |  Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

I love an African holiday planning challenge, and while most of what I do is help to plan safari holidays, as a (lapsed) marathon runner I also get asked for my input on marathons in Africa, so I’ve rounded up some brief information on five of the most iconic. We’ve ... Read more

September 15th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2016: Alice reveals how she’s planned her family safari Richard reports on his eight day whistle-stop tour of Botswana, Zambia and South Africa and 16 camps We talk to Lucinda about her life organising safaris in our series of interviews with the sales team Brian ... Read more