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February 19th 2019  |  Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by  Alice Gully

Zimbabwe is a staggeringly beautiful country with exquisite national parks and magnificent wildlife.  Richard, Alice and Francis have all worked here and cite it among their favourite safari destinations.   It’s truly diverse too, with ever changing landscapes and a rich variety of animal, plant and bird life so is ideal ... Read more

January 25th 2019  |  Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2019: Alice takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert' hot seat Jess chooses her Kenyan favourites Francis picks his top end Zimbabwe camps Lucinda reports on hunting concessions turned wildlife reserves We review Africa's latest beach openings Louisa delves into South Africa’s hidden ... Read more

January 24th 2019  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, 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 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

January 9th 2019  |  Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

The original safaris were walking safaris and this is still one of the best ways to really experience Africa. With an expert guide alongside you, you’ll sense things around you in a way much more vivid than you would from a vehicle. It may be the case that you're not ... Read more

November 26th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

African wild dog (referred to by BBC’s Dynasties’ team as painted wolves) are endangered with current numbers estimated to be in the region of 6,000. They are found in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Southern and East Africa. The BBC Dynasties’ episode featuring them was filmed in Zimbabwe, but ... Read more

October 8th 2018  |  Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Lucinda Rome

Safari aficionados have known of Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley for many years. Not only does it have great wildlife, but the guiding is good and the camps exceptional. It’s one of the few places in Africa where people are happy to linger; too often safaris are short stops in a ... Read more

September 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Autumn 2018: Jess takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert hot seat’ Alice rounds up Zimbabwe’s seven wonders We’ve a fun Q & A with one of our favourite guides at Drumbeat camp in Botswana Louisa reports on out of season Kenya Honeymoon hideaways ... Read more

April 9th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith
Singita Explore sundowners, Grumeti, Tanzania 

Mobile safaris are the original and most authentic way to experience Africa’s wilderness.  Their exclusivity lies in access to private patches of exquisite habitat, totally private wildlife viewing, and a real sense of adventure. They range in style from the very simple to extremely comfortable.  Try one and we guarantee ... Read more

March 12th 2018  |  Botswana, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
North Island, Seychelles

African islands come in all shapes and forms, from palm studded jewels in the Indian Ocean to enclaves in the middle of the Okavango Delta.  They can all have the tag ‘exclusive’ attributed to them in one way or another - here are some of our hand-picked favourites. Wildlife paradise ... Read more