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Riding safari in Botswana
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By Guest blogger
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 Guest blogger
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 Guest blogger
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.

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
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...

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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.…

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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…

South Africa Kruger Lanner Gorge Safari
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By Guest blogger
On: 23rd June, 2014

Safari Holidays Through Expert Eyes: Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands, South Africa

  • Africa
  • South Africa

The third in a series of blogs where we get the inside track on safaris from the perspective of the guides on the ground. Ross Couper from Singita safari lodges shares his experiences in South Africa's Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands.

Botswana Elephant
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By Guest blogger
On: 20th June, 2014

Safari Holidays Through Expert Eyes: Horse Safaris in Botswana's Okavango Delta

  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The second in our series of blogs where we get under the skin of African safari holidays. This week we talk to Gareth Peake from Okavango Horse Safaris as he shares some of the thrills and spills he's experienced while riding through the Okavango Delta.

Elephants in Zambia
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By Guest blogger
On: 9th June, 2014

Safari Holidays Through Expert Eyes: Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

  • Africa
  • Zambia
  • Lower Zambezi National Park

The first in a series of blogs where we get the inside track on African safari holidays from the guides and experts on the ground. Through a Q&A with Original Travel, Grant Cumings from Chiawa Camp in Zambia shares his experience and knowledge...

zimbabwe canoe
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By Guest blogger
On: 3rd June, 2014

Zimbabwe is Back!

  • Zimbabwe

"Zimbabwe is back!" says my guide Michael, with a huge grin. And his message was echoed just as brightly by every Zimbabwean I met on my 10 day trip of this beautiful country. And judging by all the visitors I saw, it seems it is indeed back. On the tourist map at least.