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The Ultimate African Gap Year

10/30/2015 05:26:13 AM

This is probably the Ultimate Gap Year – especially for those who have just sold their business, come into money, or generally want to see Africa in style and is about as far removed from a usual Gap Year as it gets ! This incredible trip ...

Crowd Gifting Can Help Send people on a Trip of a Lifetime

08/28/2015 09:36:13 AM

Ok so I guess the first question is, what is classified as a trip of a lifetime? I bet it differs for everyone! For instance, my favourite type of holiday is a nice sandy beach with a couple of cocktails on a table next to me! Maybe the odd ...

Cecil the lion

07/30/2015 05:27:37 AM

What sad news about Cecil, the magnificent, 14 year old, black-maned lion recently slaughtered on the border of Hwange National Park. What a wonderful beast he was. So many of us have loved or would have loved to encounter him on safari, and ...

The Tides of change

07/27/2015 03:45:47 AM

As United States president Barack Obama visits Kenya, a month after the lifting of travel restrictions, one of our favourite stretches of African coastline is filled with new hope, finds Gill Charlton Elton Munyore has been selling safari excursions ...

Prince Harry heads to Africa

07/13/2015 11:59:53 AM

Prince Harry ended his 10 year Army career today and next week will be packing his bags and following in his brother’s footsteps by heading out to Africa for a 3 month stint on the ‘front line’ on wildlife conservation travelling across ...

Game of Thrones film editor killed in South Africa

07/13/2015 08:15:21 AM

American woman killed by lioness in South Africa was Game of Thrones film editor An American tourist dragged from a car and killed by a lion in a South African safari park has been identified as Katherine Chappell, a 29-year-old film special ...

Tanzania voted best safari country in Africa

07/01/2015 05:36:02 AM

Tanzania voted best safari country in Africa A new poll crowns the East African country the king of safaris Tanzania is the best place for a safari, according to a new poll. First problem when considering a safari — where to go. Zimbabwe has ...

Mobile apps – helping save lives in Africa

04/24/2015 07:34:26 AM

Many companies in the mobile space are rising up to the challenge of improving health not just in the tech hubs of the West but all over the world, including Africa – a place where in many instances healthcare standards don’t match those ...

Why a Tanzania Safari is Perfect for a Family Holiday

03/10/2015 06:25:26 AM

Planning to venture out on a holiday with your family members is always enthralling. You’ll get to experience a whole new world, and you’ll have plenty of time with your family memberstime with your family members. Pamoja Tanzania safar ...

Ed Ward

02/20/2015 05:03:49 AM

We are so sorry to lose Ed Ward. Ed started with us 6 years ago and has left to start his own bicycle light manufacturing company; Veglo Ed won the British Inventors Project award at the Gadget Show Live 2014. Well done Ed! The post Ed Ward ...

Ras Kutani wins award

01/27/2015 09:18:51 AM

Ras Kutani is voted Best Hotel for Service & Top Small Hotel in Tanzania 2015! This elite honour is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor, based on reviews and opinions from millions of travellers. Third year in a row! http://w ...

We’ve Won !!!

12/01/2014 09:03:02 AM

A very big thanks for all of you who voted for us in the British Travel Awards We are delighted that we received a bronze medal both in the ‘Best wildlife, safari and nature holiday company’ and ‘Best holiday company to Sub-Saharan

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

12/01/2014 08:27:01 AM

1) Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park – Western Tanzania Located in Tanzania’s remote Mahale Mountains National Park, Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke stakes its claim as one of the finest camps on the continent. A worthy contender for ...

Links Page

10/16/2014 07:22:42 AM

Below some links that you may find useful: Pack for a Purpose: Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit. For 5 pounds (2.27 kilos), you can bring one of the following: 400 pencils, 5 deflated soccer balls ...

Chemmy Alcott: ‘From our fairytale wedding day to safari honeymoon’

08/13/2014 11:05:17 AM

Reproduced from Hello Magazine – 28 JULY 2014 Four times Olympian Chemmy Alcott had always dreamed of a safari honeymoon and last month, following her idyllic wedding day at London’s Syon Park, her wish came true. Here the alpine skier ...

British Travel Awards 2014

07/23/2014 11:57:34 AM

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the prestigious British Travel Awards in 2 categories; ‘Best Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa’ and ‘Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company’. If you enjoyed ...

Kwihala Camp

07/09/2014 08:42:40 AM

Kwihala as part of Asilia On 1st June Kwihala Camp opened as part of the Asilia family. During April and May we refreshed the soft furnishings and put in place a new menu, but kept the spirit of this popular bush camp firmly intact. This season ...

Namiri Plains

07/09/2014 08:29:25 AM

We are very excited to bring you the first photos of Namiri Plains. The 6 tents have fresh and contemporary décor, with accents of reclaimed steel and wood to keep it in harmony with nature. Stand out features include bold geometric rugs contrasted ...

Governors’ Camp Collection News May / June 2014

07/01/2014 08:34:18 AM

As we approach the high season all our team have been hard at work preparing. The Mara saw a little rain which arrived very late and the resident wildebeest migration from the Loitas spent the month moving around the reserve in vast numbers. ...

Kwando newsletter June 2014

07/01/2014 08:28:20 AM

Wild Dogs at Lebala…… The first dog den of the season was found at Lebala a few days ago.  A highly unusual situation has arisen, with three females in the pack of 8 dogs being pregnant. On the 4th June, two females went into dens only ...

The Kafue season is off to a killer start!

06/30/2014 05:33:55 AM

The season has barely kicked off and Busanga Bush Camp guide Idos Mulenga has been inundating us with pictures of cats on kills. As one of Africa’s hidden gems, the Kafue offers a vast landscape, sense of remoteness and huge diversity of wildlife. ...

Wilderness Safaris launches new Explorations Camp in the Okavango Delta

06/30/2014 05:18:08 AM

Wilderness Explorations, the guided journey division of Wilderness Safaris, is delighted to announce the opening of Gomoti Tented Camp situated in the heart of Botswana’s 6 000-hectare community-owned Santawani Concession, in the south-east ...

A fresh look and new management at Matemwe

06/20/2014 07:44:56 AM

During our annual closure in March and April the team worked hard to refresh Matemwe for the new season. Not only have the Lodge rooms been repainted and refreshed, but all amenities and facilities are shining for the new season! All Retreats ...

The Wildebeest migration starts early!

05/30/2014 10:52:36 AM

 The first wildebeest were spotted this week entering the Maasai Mara, which signifies the start of the annual migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania. Considered one of the seven new wonders of the world, the mass migration sees over 1.5 ...

Kwando sightings report May 2014

05/21/2014 08:57:22 AM

Kwara The pack of 14 wild dogs made a tour of the Splash Area, on a chase for some prey. An exciting hunt, led to them quickly catching a reed buck.  A few days later we saw the same pack hunting and killing impala. Two male cheetahs were found ...

Migration update

04/25/2014 05:56:18 AM

Our news and report this week comes from our guides at Dunia Camp, situated in the central Serengeti, known as Moru. The wildebeest have done quite a bit of moving these last two weeks. Our guides are happy to report that the migration is now ...

Kwando sightings report April 2014

04/24/2014 05:18:08 AM

KWARA  The beginning of the month and it was lions every day, with adults feeding on an assortment of prey including zebra and tsessebe, whilst cubs played on the side. In fact, the ‘lions every day’ continued for the rest of the month, ...

Beho Beho Bushmail – End of Season 2014

03/26/2014 07:37:39 AM

It is always a bittersweet time of year at close of season. We say goodbye to the Beho Beho family, old friends and new, to the bush and all the animals, if only for a little while. But we also look forward to the replenishing rainfall that ...

Africa safari holidays: first-timers’ guide to Kenya and Tanzania

03/24/2014 09:20:04 AM

An expert guide to African safari holidays, including information on where and when to go, what to pack, safety advice and recommended tour operators and packages If all you know of wild Africa is David Attenborough or Big Cat Diary you are ...

Mdonya Old River Camp – February 2014 Newsletter

03/20/2014 07:34:30 AM

Environment February saw the continuance of the rains unabated with the even additional hailstorm – mid afternoon with hailstones the size of small marbles! The foliage within the camp is now interspersed with a variety of colours provided ...

Kwando sightings report March 2014

03/19/2014 09:34:46 AM

Kwara A very busy month, and the long grass that is typical of February is not halting the sightings, though we may have to peer a little further through the green. The pack of 18 wild dogs were seen several times, and we were lucky enough to ...

Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

03/19/2014 08:44:50 AM

Lizzie Pook visits the new Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – and is woken by the sounds of baboons and lions just outside her room in the middle of the night! Article published in Stylist Magazine on 19 March 2014.

Q&A with Chem Chem: Slow Safaris, an Ancient Corridor & the Wild Animal Who Moved In

03/06/2014 06:39:51 AM

Absolute Travel’s luxury travel specialist Brooke Garnett visited Chem Chem Safari Lodge in Tanzania and  had an exclusive Q&A session with its creators, Fabia Bausch and Nicolas Negre: Absolute Travel:  Describe yourselves in three ...

The Best New Hotels – featuring Chinzombo, Zambia

03/06/2014 05:37:40 AM

Chinzombo, Norman Carr’s ultra luxury new lodge in South Luangwa, appears in Travel & Leisure’s latest list of The Best New Hotels: Safari Lodge Reimagined: Chinzombo, Zambia In an area of Zambia famously dense with hippos, Chinzombo ...

Fiona Bruce: Our first family safari

03/04/2014 05:17:40 AM

Eleven hours earlier, we’d boarded a flight at Heathrow, the low sky a leaden grey, throwing down a light drizzle on our heads. Now we were suddenly thrust into a David Attenborough documentary; a brilliant blue sky untroubled by a single ...

Zambia: Under my skin

03/04/2014 05:03:38 AM

When it comes to remote, unfussy bush camps giving face-to-face safari encounters, Zambia is in a class of its own. But now it’s going in a new direction as the best guides pair up with super-cool architects to create the country’s wild ...

Wilbur the Wildebeest’s news from Nomad Tanzania

03/03/2014 07:38:35 AM

 The post Wilbur the Wildebeest’s news from Nomad Tanzania appeared first on African safari blog and African Honeymoon Blog with Africa Odyssey.

News from Lake Manze Camp, Selous

03/03/2014 07:31:50 AM

Really notable this month has been the amount of leopard sightings we have enjoyed. With some really nice sightings too, not just the flash of a tail disappearing into the bush.

News from Mdonya Old River Camp, Ruaha

03/03/2014 06:42:25 AM

Cheetah sightings continue to be quite frequent, both the mother with her 3 almost adult cubs and the mother with the 3 younger cubs. Close to the camp recently we had a call to say a cheetah had been spotted not far from our furthest tent, ...

Lake Manze Tented Camp Jan 14 newsletter

02/03/2014 07:28:44 AM

News from the Environment After a fairly disappointing short rains in terms of rainfall, January has been very hot and the land dry. Everyday that has passed the land and grasses have been becoming progressively more golden in colour. Game viewing ...

SafariBookings.com

01/31/2014 07:35:41 AM

We are pleased to announce that we are now represented on SafariBookings.com, an interesting new safari comparison venture in the Netherlands.  Good luck guys!The post SafariBookings.com appeared first on African safari blog and African Honeymoon ...

Zanzibar a place to soak up culture as well as sun

08/01/2013 05:01:14 AM

By Dorine Reinstein Posted on: July 26, 2013 The mere mention of Zanzibar usually conjures up images of idyllic white beaches along the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. For most travelers, Zanzibar is seen as the perfect place to relax ...

The migration has arrived at Singita Lamai!

07/12/2013 06:12:08 AM

If you’ve been following Singita’s blog for the past few weeks, you will have seen that we’ve been tracking the progress of this year’s wildebeest migration in Tanzania.  Having passed by Singita Faru Faru Lodge in early June, and then ...

Sightings from Kwando, Botswana

07/12/2013 05:47:27 AM

Sightings report for June 2013 – read on to see what was in store for our guests last month Other sightings Kwara

The $1MILLION safari

06/21/2013 05:34:38 AM

Travel by private jet,  feed giraffes from your bedroom window and trek with mountain gorillas on five-week Africa tour (but it’s only for the super-super-rich) Prosperous holidaymakers can this year treat their families to the ultimate ...

How to plan an Africa Safari?

06/19/2013 11:02:33 AM

Planning an African safari can be a daunting task! There are so many countries to choose from and an overwhelming number of hotels and activities in each country.  The right country usually drops out according to a number of parameters including ...

Reflections of a family safari in South Africa

06/17/2013 08:48:44 AM

“Daddy, didn’t you say that we were never to trust a man with a beard?” Our 8 year old daughter is looking up at her father with a challenging expression. She is leading the way, small canvas bag slung over her green dress, ‘camouflage’ ...

Maasai Mara minus the crowds

06/17/2013 04:50:02 AM

The migration of the wildebeest is about to begin. Graham Boynton suggests how best view this extraordinary wildlife spectacle. “The Maasai Mara is both the most loved and the most loathed wilderness area in Africa: loved because of its sheer ...

News from the Luangwa

06/10/2013 09:28:34 AM

So where to start? Well I guess lets go with the “I hope you have had a fab weekend” and then from there we can brag about everything that we have been up to over on this side of life!Well let’s be honest there is no better way to show ...

North Island Nostalgia…

05/22/2013 05:54:06 AM

Far away, a thousand miles into the Indian Ocean, is an island so beautiful that it makes the heart sing – North Island. The beaches sparkle in the sunlight, plump drifts of sand grown fat with their own natural formation, unspoiled by human ...

New Year Newsletter

02/14/2013 10:37:04 AM

Please see our New Year Newsletter Somewhat late we admit, but we are pleased to announce that we have now completed the move to our new offices in Putney. As well as much more space and light, we now have plasma screens for our presentations ...