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Safari & Wildlife

A family of lions
Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 26th September, 2017

My First Safari: Wild in South Africa

  • South Africa

Regardless of how many Jellycat giraffe teddies the children own, or how Elmer the Elephan encyclopedic they are, nothing even comes close to seeing African wildlife in its natural habitat for the first time. We think that your wild things will enjoy a safari experience in family-friendly…

giraffes by river
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 22nd September, 2017

Five Reasons You Should Go to Uganda Right Now

  • Uganda

Poised at the crossroads between the East African savannah and the Central African rainforest, Uganda has gone from being the 'pearl of Africa' (or so said a certain Winston Churchill), to something of a diamond in the rough (so said… us) as a result of a politically turbulent few decades…

Mountains in Kenya skyline
Image of Ra D'Arcy Clark

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!

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 3rd February, 2017

Wildlife Wonders: Amazing Safari Experiences for 2017

  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Central India
  • Canada
  • Kalimantan
  • Tanzania

Whether soaring in a light aircraft over the dust-red dunes of the Skeleton Coast, hiking through the Indonesian jungle to spot the Thomas Leaf monkey, or watching bears congregate at Campbell river on Vancouver Island, a safari is one of the most enriching and exciting holidays in the…

Skeleton Coast

By Louise Fitzgerald
On: 17th January, 2017

Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Skeleton Coast

  • Namibia

It's the skies I miss most when I'm out of Africa- I always thought the vast dusty blue skies of my Botswana homeland could never be beaten. But then I finally visited Namibia- my god the skies! Truly mind blowing. Even the most devoted city lover needs to escape for open horizons to let…

Image of Jessica Higgs

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…

Image of Jessica Higgs

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.

Image of Eleanor Orr

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,…

Riding safari in Botswana
Image of Ra D'Arcy Clark

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…

Image of Ra D'Arcy Clark

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,…