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Where are the very best Mountain Bike Safari Trails in Uganda?

With arguably one of the most pleasant climates in the world, thousands of kilometres of unexplored dirt tracks and friendly and helpful people, Uganda is THE mountain bike destination for those looking for a unique and off the beaten track adventure.

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Why does Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary need our support?

For me, the unique opportunity to support the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ngamba Island and witness their work to care for 49 rescued chimpanzees is the experience of a lifetime. It is incredibly moving to spend time watching the chimps and learn about their ca...

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Why did Conde Nast Traveler select Singita Sasakwa for their 2019 Gold List?

One of the most beautiful safari lodges I have visited in Tanzania is Singita Sasakwa Lodge, and it would appear that the editors of Conde Nast Traveler concur, as they have selected it as one of the “Best Hotels in the World in Africa and the Middle East” ...

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Why is a canoeing safari in Africa a must for the true enthusiast?

One of my favourite ways of seeing wildlife in Africa is on a canoeing safari. There is nothing quite like it and Zimbabwe still offers the finest canoeing safaris on the continent!

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Why should a safari to Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans be on your holiday bucket-list?

The enormous dramatic and shimmering salt pans of the Makgadikgadi offer up such a totally different experience to the ‘traditional’ safari. I love the absolute freedom of being alone in the middle of nowhere! No noise, no light, only the sound of silence.

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The best cycling safaris in Southern Africa

For those seeking an active safari, where the experience is heightened by your method of transport, then a cycling safari may be perfect for you. You can move at your own pace, completely under your own power; a truly satisfying safari experience!

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How does the ABC Foundation integrate safari holidays with conservation and community support?

How can you surpass an ‘ordinary’ safari, and elevate your holiday to the ‘extraordinary’? In my opinion, the best way to do this is to ensure that every camp or lodge that you stay in directly acts to support local communities and conservation.

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Why should a holiday to Ethiopia include a visit to the Omo Valley tribes?

For those seeking an authentic interaction with Ethiopian tribes, the Omo Valley has some of the richest and most unique cultures to be found. Here, 16 ethnic groups are retaining their ancient cultures, untouched by the outside world.

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Africa's 10 Best Private Houses for a Family Safari

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.

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Explore Liuwa Plains Zambia and Nosy Ankao Island in Madagascar

The ultimate, get away from it all, chic, luxury safari, perfect for somebody searching for a pristine, untouched Africa with five star luxury accommodation. Start your safari adventure exploring a completely beautiful and pristine wildlife area –the magnif...

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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.

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Where are the best malaria-free safaris and holidays in Africa?

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.

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The AGOHELMA Orphanage is supporting orphaned children and vulnerable communities

The AGOHELMA Orphanage in Addis Ababa is the most inspiring place and I am always humbled by the amazing care and support given by them, not just to the children who live there but to the entire community.

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How does Uthando change disadvantaged lives in Cape Town?

Uthando is the most inspirational upliftment programme based in Khayelitsha which supports disadvantaged people living in the various townships around Cape Town.

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How are Excellent Development's sand dams saving lives in rural Africa?

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.

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What can you do on International Cheetah Day?

Every year on December 4th we focus on ‘International Cheetah Day’ which highlights the struggle that Africa’s most endangered big cat faces to survive.

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Why is Congo gorilla trekking one of the best primate experiences in the world?

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 ...

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Where in Africa can you go on a wildlife conservation rhino darting safari?

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.

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Why is Namibia the Best Country for Conservation Safaris?

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.

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How has Zakouma in Chad become a 'sustainable travel' success story?

For the experienced, adventurous traveller, always on the lookout for something new, here is the perfect journey incorporating the finest wildlife in a pristine environment with nomadic tribes of the Sahara, geological wonders, vast desert dunes and monolit...

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Why Should São Tomé and Príncipe be the Island Paradise that you put on Your Bucket List?

São Tomé and Príncipe’s first luxury five-star hotel has just been launched, opening up this tropical island paradise to discerning travellers for the first time. Here you can discover an intimate experience with nature on what is known as 'Africa's Galápag...

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Raising awareness of declining lion numbers as we celebrate World Lion Day

A stark figure perhaps but there are only 20 000 lions left in Africa – a 50% drop in just 20 years! If we don’t stem the flow we could see lions vanish entirely within our lifetimes.

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Are the Seychelles’ Blue Safaris the most exclusive tropical island getaway?

There are few places left on Earth that have not been discovered by man. Ever are we searching for a new frontier, a new sense of adventure, purpose and quest for a freedom of space that has driven our evolution for over 200,000 years.

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Why Should you Experience Lewa's Conservation Success First Hand?

Set amidst stunning savannah in the wilds of northern Kenya, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is East Africa's pioneer conservation success story.

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How is Ruaha, Tanzania Conserving the Lion Population?

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!

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Why Should Limalimo Lodge Top Your Holiday Bucket List Right Now?

Commanding, inspiring and simply breath-taking scenery… this is what draws me back time and again to the Simien Mountains, Northern Ethiopia’s dramatically beautiful mountain range.

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What are the Top 3 Flying Safaris in Africa that will take your breath away?

Flying Safaris in Africa are the ultimate way of travelling on safari! You soar over breathtaking landscapes and then land to explore with an expert guide. Flying maximises your time at each location, allows you to gain a real sense of the topography of th...

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Discover how Liuwa Plains in Zambia is setting new standards for 'Sustainable Tourism'

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...

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Where to Enjoy The Best Family Holidays

The best family holidays take into consideration everyone's interests and provide adventure for the whole family. African safaris have something for everyone, whether aged four or twenty-four!

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A wildlife safari to Zakouma National Park in Chad is a must – find out why?

Zakouma National Park in Chad - what can I say? For years, I have been wanting to visit it – just the name evokes mysticism and wonder and an instinctive feeling that my long awaited journey was going to be special – and without question, so it proved to be...

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