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By Jess
On: 8th February, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

  • India
  • Japan
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Western Tanzania
  • Borneo

Clever, lively, flexible - no, we're not trying to simply flatter you into booking a holiday (do let us know if that would work, though), these are in fact three central traits attributed to those born in the Chinese calendar's Year of the Monkey. Ironic really, given the cerebral…

By Jess
On: 1st February, 2016

The Best African Safaris in 2016

  • Laikipia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania

Anyone with an iota of interest in wildlife will doubtless have an African safari on their travel to-do list. It is, after all, a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to see nature in its rawest and most beautiful form; never failing to impress even the most hardened travel nut.

By Eleanor
On: 29th June, 2015

Our Top Five Luxury Safari Lodges in Tanzania

  • Africa
  • Tanzania

I first visited Tanzania 13 years ago and it's fair to say the country has upped its luxury safari lodge game in the intervening years. While the term 'luxury' can be defined in myriad ways, whether you have a penchant for opulent gold taps and marble bathrooms or go batty for small,…

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By Ra
On: 15th June, 2015

Botswana by Horseback: The Best Way to Explore the Bush

  • Botswana
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Channelling your inner cowboy and heading off on a riding safari in Africa is one of the ultimate safari experiences, particularly given the variety of truly stunning landscapes available for exploration. It's also an incredible way of getting up close and personal with the game in a way…

By Ra
On: 4th June, 2015

Botswana's Zu'Hoasi Tribe: an In-Depth Look

  • Africa
  • Botswana

Dry but rich in water. Desolate but full of life. Extreme in every sense, from endless skies to enormous trees. Welcome to the otherworldly magic of the salt pans of northern Botswana where the Zu'hoasi tribe live. The Makgadikgadi Pans is a vast system of salt pans in the northern Kalahari,…

By Helen M
On: 25th May, 2015

Africa's Next 'Big Three' Safari Lodges

  • Africa
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

With three pioneering new safari lodges opening this summer, wildlife and adventure is very much on the Original Travel agenda this season. So here is a round up the newest safari hot-spots for the 2015 season.

By Alex Walker
On: 22nd May, 2015

Tanzania Safaris: Q&A with the Experts

  • Africa
  • Tanzania

Through a Q&A with Original Travel, Alex Walker in Tanzania shares his experience and knowledge...

By Jess
On: 28th April, 2015

Five Ultimate African Safari Experiences

  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania

The Swahili word safari, meaning long journey, was first introduced into the English language in the nineteenth century. Fast forward to 2015 and the term has come to represent a whole raft of bucket list experiences, from walking safaris to canoeing, horse riding and even flying.…

By Guest blogger
On: 27th April, 2015

Four Must-See Mauritius Nature Spots

  • Indian Ocean
  • Mauritius

Thoughts of Mauritius conjure up hazy images of palm-fringed horizons, sipping from fresh coconuts on vast expanses of white sand, dips in the warm, crystal-clear sea: every sun-worshipper's dream. This Indian Ocean hideaway, however, has a wealth of possibilities on offer those who risk…

By Jess
On: 9th January, 2015

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Luxury Safari Holiday

  • Madikwe & The Waterberg
  • South Africa
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Botswana
  • Western Tanzania
  • Tanzania
  • The Namib Desert
  • Namibia
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India
  • The Pantanal
  • Brazil
  • Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce
  • Costa Rica
  • Laikipia
  • Kenya
  • Central India
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Anyone with an interest in wildlife, habitats and adventure will have a safari on their bucket list. Whether you're in search of the big five in Africa, evoking memories of the jungle book in India or seeking exotic wildlife in Latin America, we know the very best luxury hotels, camps and…