An insider's view to the best safari experiences in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is one of the most incredible wildlife safari regions in Africa. A year round destination, Zimbabwean guides are known to be some of the best in Africa.
It would be difficult to beat the heady combination of The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille villas and Cottars Camp. These are two of the finest properties in Kenya!
This time of the year, when the rest of the world is recovering from Christmas frenzy, there is tremendous anticipation and excitement across Japan for Fukubukuro or ‘lucky bags’.
In my view, the beauty and luxury of a safari tends to lie away from the sheet thread-counts, the butlers and the size of the private pool but rather is betrothed to a blend of both serene escapism and front row tickets to nature’s never-ending action movie.
The Mara Elephant Project, situated in the world-renowned Maasai Mara Game reserve in southern Kenya, is a charity very close to my heart. I highly recommend supporting them, particularly if you are taking a safari to Kenya yourself.
Having just returned from South Africa and having had the privilege to revisit all of my favourite lodges and hotels, I can honestly reconfirm that you can have the most amazing city and safari experiences in these malaria-free regions.
Lack of accessible water is a major problem for much of the developing world. Excellent Development support rural dryland communities to build sand dams, with long-term positive effects for communities - and wildlife.
The lion population in Africa overall has declined by 43% in the last twenty years. The good news is that 50% of the lion population in Africa occurs in Tanzania!
Life for any desert adapted species in Namibia is harsh due to the relentless, barren terrain. But for an apex predator such as a lion, this is increasingly difficult as they reside in harsh, low prey areas with little water.
Sailing itself is not a new experience, but most would not have considered taking a ‘safari’ at sea. However when you embark upon a private charter sailing safari, you can tailor your holiday exactly to your requirements, and enjoy the freedom of the ocean!
Making a top list of the world’s best destinations for wildlife is almost impossible or, at least, very contentious, as it is so subjective.
With Chindeni Bush Camp’s remote location, exclusive and comfortable facilities and top class guiding in Zambia’s wildlife-rich South Luangwa, it’s not hard to see why Condé Nast Traveler’s readers have recognised it as a top resort in Africa.
Since the dawn of human civilisation, tigers have held a mystical place in our imaginations. Revered and feared by ancient cultures across Asia, tigers have been featured in many folklores and myths and have come to represent royalty, courage, wisdom, prowe...
The illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest criminal activity in the world, whose actions impact not only the natural resources of each individual country but also the direct livelihood of local communities. Nearly 7000 species, and therefore their fra...
I have just returned from the most wonderful, adventurous gorilla trekking safari in the Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park. There are not many places left in the world where one arrives with a frisson of excitement and spirit of adventure, (and certainly ...
You really should move heaven and earth to see the remarkable rhinos in the wild before it's too late! The rhino population unhappily declines by three every single day.
On a recent exploration off-the-beaten-track in Rajasthan, I had the pleasure of staying for a few nights at Jawai Leopard camp, a luxury safari camp lying at the heart of an untrammelled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free.
When one talks about conservation-led safaris, few countries in Africa can compare to Namibia. Here you can be involved in conservation of desert lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard and black rhino, collaring and tracking with researchers.
Probably acknowledged as the finest elephant charity in Africa, Save The Elephant is one of the most impressive, proactive, worthwhile charitable initiatives in Kenya. What is even better is that one can stay at the simply gorgeous Elephant Watch Camp which...
Safaris to Africa have just become a lot more interesting! For the experienced safari goer, always on the lookout for something new in Africa, there is now the perfect journey for the more intrepid traveller, seeking the finest experience in exclusivity and...
A stark figure perhaps but there are only 20 000 lions left in Africa – a 75% drop in just 20 years! If we don’t stem the flow we could see lions vanish entirely within 15 years.
Set amidst stunning savannah in the wilds of northern Kenya, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is East Africa's pioneer conservation success story.
The Great Migration is regarded as one of the natural wonders of the world and is familiar to people across the planet - even if they've never set foot in Africa before. This is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive spectacles!
Having visited Ruaha National Park at the end of last year, I was reminded what a wildlife haven this park is, to the exclusion of many other parks in Africa!
When one talks about sustainable travel achieving a low impact on a national park or area of natural importance, one park that defines this is the Liuwa Plains in the far western side of Zambia. Roughly the size of Wales, the park has only one tourism lodge...
The Giant Panda population was down to just 1,000 by the late 1970s and they were declared endangered in 1990. Rampant poaching and rapid destruction of natural habitat had brought them on the brink of extinction.
One of the most exciting stories to come out of Chile in recent times, especially for us nature and wildlife lovers, is the news that five new national parks have recently been created in northern Patagonia spanning some 10 million acres.
I am very excited to be able to share a scientific first with you that is aiding in the ongoing protection of a pristine wilderness. Antarctica offers the perfect haven for many species of the world’s cetaceans, including the elusive minke whale.