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By Ra
On: 17th July, 2018

My Trip to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Area: Hiking and The Highlands

  • Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania

When you think of Tanzania and its Ngorongoro Crater, which I've just returned from, I am sure that 92% (precise, expert figure here) of those who haven't been before would not immediately associate either with the Scottish Highlands. But believe it or not, the similarities are uncanny.…

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By Ra
On: 15th August, 2017

Around Kenya in 16 Days...

  • Kenya

This can be said of many countries but, in my humble opinion, few more so than Kenya - this is a country packed full of diverse landscapes, cultures, and amazing places to stay. I had just 16 days to explore as much of Kenya as possible - I had some serious ground to cover… and boy did I!

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By Ra
On: 29th February, 2016

Sun, Sea, Sand and Relaxation at GoldenEye, Jamaica

  • Jamaica

In a world of endless emails, crowded streets, traffic jams and phones buzzing left, right and centre it can be really quite difficult to switch off (literally) and relax. Well this is absolutely not the case at GoldenEye in Jamaica, where you will feel so laidback you'll be practically…

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By Ra
On: 4th August, 2015

Mozambique, the Escapist’s Dream

  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Mozambique

Mozambique is something of an underrated gem. While it may not be the first African destination to spring to mind due to its lack of safari options at present, the coast offers some of the best beaches on the continent and is something of an escapist's dream. So why not close your eyes and…

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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…

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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,…

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By Ra
On: 30th March, 2015

Beach Holidays in Mozambique

  • Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Lesser known than its African contemporaries, Mozambique's beautiful coastline is nevertheless perfect for a luxury beach break. Think endless unspoilt beaches and a feeling of utter tranquillity; you'll often feel like the only people for miles and miles. The famous African custom of…

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By Ra
On: 7th May, 2014

A tour of South Africa

  • Africa
  • South Africa

Our Throwback Thursday blog takes you on a tour of South Africa. Find out what happened when Africa Expert Ra took a sweeping, tailor-made tour of South Africa, from the city of Cape Town to a safari across the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Originally published November 2013.

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By Ra
On: 29th April, 2014

Discovering Magnificent Madagascar

  • Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and a mere 250 miles off the coast of mainland Africa but it still remains a largely undiscovered corner of the continent. I've just returned and can really only describe it as the most fascinating and beautiful country I've ever been to.…

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By Ra
On: 12th February, 2013

Top 5 Safari Parks in Africa

  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

Africa. The name alone conjures up images of vast horizons, seemingly endless plains, and herds of wild animals. It's of no great surprise, then, that safari holidays and national parks are some of the greatest appeals to people visiting the many countries of Africa.