What should I pack for a Safari Holiday?
I have been fortunate enough to have been on safari many, many times to a variety of countries across the African continent.
In my experience, one of the very best ways to enjoy Africa’s most amazing wilderness with a small group of friends or family, is to rent a private house.
To begin with, if you are considering going to Africa on a luxury safari, do take proper time to plan. Would you rush out and buy an expensive car in a hurry?
Botswana is a perfect destination if you are contemplating a family safari to Africa. Coming from Botswana I am a little biased and think this is the best place, but of course there are other such wonderful family safari destinations such as Zimbabwe, South...
Walking safaris are truly one of the best ways to explore the wilderness and really get in-touch with nature!
As the rhino population unhappily declines by three every single day, you really should move heaven and earth to see this remarkable creature in the wild before it's too late.
The great thing about taking children to South Africa is that there is no jet lag to contend with plus the bonus of night flights.
Robin Pope and John Stevens have teamed together to open John’s Camp. John Stevens is one of the most well-known guides in Africa and is an experienced tracker wildlife spotter.
For many who travel to Africa, seeing the wild animals and the open plains is especially exciting, particularly if they have saved up for this once in a life time safari.
Ethiopia is home to some of the most fascinating indigenous tribal communities in Africa and culturally, the highlight of southern Ethiopia is South Omo.
Thinking of going on safari? With so many choices and so much to see, here is a useful table with best time to travel to Africa on safari - at a glance.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is a wonderland of wilderness, with beautiful landscapes and a plethora of wildlife.
Once you have seen elephants in the wild, spent time with them observing and noting how they interact as a family and how the matriarch leads the family with her many years of experience, you see just how special these animals are.
Flying in from Mahé by helicopter to North Island, it is a short 15 minute flight, where you can experience magnificent views of clear turquoise waters and untouched white sandy beaches.
I have recently returned from what I consider to be the best safari in Namibia! Unlike her other African counterparts, Namibia offers such entirely different sensory experiences.
My recent trip ‘home’ to Botswana where I grew up, lived and worked in the safari industry, once again reminded me just how wonderful this country is. A recent good rainy season had replenished waterholes and the grass levels in some places were as high as...
The aircraft slowly circles the green expanse, and as we get closer the small white dots become a mass of wild flowers, fresh from the new rains.
Visiting Zimbabwe, you will encounter an overwhelming sense of friendliness, humour and integrity amongst its people, with some of the top trained guides and highest standards of service throughout Africa.
Having just returned from a month in Namibia, I have taken time to reflect on what an extraordinary country this truly is and why everyone should visit it – even if just once in their lifetime!
In the first stages of planning a holiday or safari to Africa and eventually as the days draw closer to packing and departing, one very useful motto springs to mind – Be Prepared!
Last seen in Rwanda 10 years ago, Black rhino have returned to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.
Sasaab Camp, which is located close to Samburu National Park, aired on BBC television’s Amazing Hotels with Giles Coren and Monica Galetti, is an absolutely glorious camp located in a breath taking part of Kenya’s central region.
From Nairobi’s international Airport, Jomo Kenyatta, it is around a 40 minute to 1½ hour's drive to Giraffe Manor, as this very much depends on the traffic and the time of day.
Botswana is one of Africa’s most notable safari destinations and countries, peaceful, a true democracy, a conservation haven, extraordinary scenery, remote and pristine. I lived and worked there for over 20 years, and dearly love the country.
Whilst everyone has probably heard of the island Zanzibar, not everyone has heard of Pemba, Mafia, Fanjove and Thanda Islands. These are the kinds of places you would beg to be marooned on!
What do you get when you combine one of the pole positions for wildlife viewing in all of Africa, with the sentiment of a 1920s explorer style safari camp? A camp that is truly one of the most exciting to arrive, unpack and settle into, and equally one that...