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By Guest blogger
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.

landscape in Botswana at dawn
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 30th April, 2014

Batty About Botswana

  • Botswana
  • Africa

Here at Original Travel, we're delighted to announce the arrival of Louise FitzGerald onto our amazing Africa team. Louise is a real specialist when it comes to Botswana and her first blog explores her unique insight into a safari holiday here.

tanzania land

By Susie T
On: 6th March, 2014

Which African Safari Are You?

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

African safaris are not, in our humble opinion, marmite scenarios; rather something absolutely everyone should try and will, undoubtedly, love. Even if you're a seasoned safari-pro, there's still more to try and if you've never done it before, there's no time like the present. So, what type…

tanzania lion
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 6th March, 2014

Safari Holiday FAQs

'Safari': the word, originally derived from Arabic and translating roughly to long journey, was introduced to the English language by explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton in the 19th century.

Tiger Spotting, India
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 17th February, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: tiger spotting in Ranthambore

  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India

The tiger is now an integral part of Indian lore, but with their numbers at a frighteningly low level, spotting them isn't always easy - even when you know where to look. As part of guest blogger Tony Herbert's series of blogs on his bespoke tour of Rajasthan, he shares his do's and dont's…

Hong Kong lanterns
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 28th January, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

  • China

To the worldly among us, the 31st of January is an important date in the diary - and not because it heralds the end of Dry January (though congratulations, if you made it to the end of the month).

Zimbabwe Elephants
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 25th September, 2013

My Amazing Zimbabwe Safari

  • Zimbabwe
  • Africa

Having heard so much about how wonderful a Zimbabwe safari was in the good old days, and how they are soon to become the holiday of a lifetime destination once again, I was intrigued at long last to experience one for myself - and it didn't disappoint!

gorongosa lioness
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
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.

Sasaab Camp, Kenya
Image of Nick Newbury

By Nick
On: 15th January, 2013

Africa Holidays with a View from the Tub!

  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia

Known for its vast wilderness, Africa has some truly breathtaking views. And what better way to enjoy than from a relaxing bath?! Here are our luxury holidays in Africa with a view from the tub...

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 18th December, 2012

Top 5 New African Safari Camps

  • Botswana
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

2012 has seen lots of exciting new developments for safaris and camps around Africa. After a turbulent time for Kenya, things are definitely on the up. So promising, in fact, that two of our absolute favourite new African safari camps are in Kenya. Read on to learn more about our luxury…