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African Birds: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Everyone knows the popular kids on the block – eagles, ostriches, flamingos, vultures – but we thought it was about time that our lesser known plumed friends also get some attention. We’ve compiled a ‘Best Of’ list containing some fun facts when next on an African safari or birding trip. From birds that are easy on […]

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Bee Eaters at Carmine Bee Eater Hide

Photographic Hides: Our Best Picks

With the advent of digital photography and the incredible photographic abilities of the average smartphone, everyone is suddenly a professional photographer – or is at least capable of capturing a great shot – whilst not having to worry about lugging heavy photography equipment around with them. Of course, getting up-close to or amongst African animals […]

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AfrikaBurn 2014 © F Black

My AfrikaBurn Experience

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve come back from Tankwa Town in the Karoo of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, and still my first AfrikaBurn experience sends a tingle down my spine … For nowhere else (apart from the original hedonistic Burning Man art festival in Reno, Nevada, and yes I have been […]

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Elephant in Okavango Delta

Candice’s Botswana Trip

One of the perks of being a travel consultant is occasionally being invited to stay at some of the lovely safari lodges that we book for our clients. This time it was our up-and-coming star consultant, Candice Petersen’s turn. She was invited by Under One Botswana Sky to visit four of their lodges as well […]

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Great White shark cage diving

Experience The Ultimate Thrill: Great White Shark Cage Diving

Great White shark cage diving in Cape Town has become an adrenalin-fuelled activity that many are adding to their bucket list of thrilling things you ought to do in your lifetime. If one of your lifelong ambitions is to experience a close encounter with a Great White Shark – one of natures’ most feared and […]

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Close-up of male gorilla

Trek To See The Gorillas: A Typical Day

There are some African animals you just can’t see from the comfort of a safari vehicle. One particularly rare species hides itself deep in the Virungu mountains, amid the lush equatorial rainforest that skirts Lake Edward – the mountain gorilla. The gorillas found in Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo are both an elusive and rare […]

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landscape at Wolwedans

Wolwedans: Is This Namibia’s Greenest Camp?

Situated in the heart of the enormous NamibRand Reserve  – among some of the most arresting desert scenery in Southern Africa – is a private reserve that is one of the largest of its kind in Africa and perhaps one of the most untouched by mankind. Wolwedans Collection of  Camps prides itself on its minimal impact […]

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On Safari at Mombo Camp

Africa’s Finest: Botswana’s Top 4 Eco-Retreats

We’re so inspired by Colin Bell’s commendable book Africa’s Finest, which has given the safari industry a close audit on sustainability, that we’ve decided to profile four eco-friendly resorts in Botswana that are championing environmental sustainability and ecotourism. Along with David Bristow, with whom he founded Wilderness Safaris, Bell assembled a team of conservation judges […]

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Zarafa bath

Our Best Bush Baths on an African Wilderness Safari

There’s nothing more luxurious than taking a relaxing bath. After a long day on your feet or in an open Landrover on an African safari, dusted in Kalahari grit, the thought of melting into a pile of suds beats any five star spa pampering. “But spas have baths with lovely garden settings” you might argue. […]

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