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Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 21st August, 2018

Our Top Five Wildlife Conservation Projects

  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia

Sometimes we need to take a step back and just remember we have no greater right to be here than any other animal - David Attenborough. No truer words, David. No truer words. And while the whole planet could benefit from subscribing to that school of thought, Africa particularly springs to…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 7th August, 2018

Authentic African Adventures

  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Uganda

Authenticity: a perennially peddled promise which is rarely truly fulfilled. Yet authenticity is increasingly what we look for in our holiday experiences; the desire to feel like we've seen the real destination; that we've got beneath its skin and seen into its soul. Well, authenticity just…

By Natalie
On: 17th April, 2018

Weird and Wonderful Wildlife: Five Animals You Can Only See In...

  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Australia
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • New Zealand

If you've ever played a game of Top Trumps you'll know the rarer the superhero, character, or animal, the better. Start collecting your own series of trump cards by making it your mission to spot some of the weird and wonderful wildlife on this list, each of which can't be spotted anywhere…

By Matt
On: 27th March, 2018

Why I Love: Self-Driving in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • The Namib Desert
  • Etosha & Damaraland

Vast deserts, towering mountains, infinite salt pans and endless game, who wouldn't want to drive around the world's second least populated country? Our resident ex-safari guide, Matt, explains why he thinks Namibia is the world's best destination for a self-drive safari.

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By Matt
On: 27th February, 2018

Beyond the Big Five: the Interesting Five

  • The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Eastern Cape
  • Etosha & Damaraland

As a Field Guide, when you get new guests on your vehicle, it is all about understanding what they want to get from the trip that they've possibly spent a small fortune on. "So Ladies and Gents do we have any special requests for this afternoon's game drive? Anything you would like me to try…

By Natalie
On: 15th February, 2018

The Year of the Dog: Where to Spot the Wild Kind

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

This year Chinese New Year falls on the 16th February and marks the year of the dog. An excuse (as if we needed one) to talk about some of our favourite furry friends, the African wild dog.

By Natalie
On: 4th January, 2018

Where to Spot What on an African Safari

  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Namibia
  • Botswana

We all have our favourite animals, some are dog-lovers, some prefer cats and some (i.e. our Africa team) like cats and dogs of the much wilder kind.

By Matt
On: 11th December, 2017

The Big Five: What, Why and Where?

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa

The Big Fiveā€¦ that classic safari term which every traveller knows. The majestic lion, the stoic elephant, the cumbersome rhino, the grumpy buffalo and the elusive leopard. But does anyone know why those particular five animals are what constitutes 'The Big Five'?

By Matt
On: 9th November, 2017

Safaris Through Expert Eyes

  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • South Africa

Introducing our latest Original Travel recruit, Matt Shock, who's just spent a year guiding throughout Namibia, South Africa and Botswana, lucky guy! We asked Matt to share some of his expert insight into what it's like to be a guide in Africa and what some of his most memorable experiences…

A family of lions
Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 26th September, 2017

My First Safari: Wild in South Africa

  • South Africa

Regardless of how many Jellycat giraffe teddies the children own, or how Elmer the Elephan encyclopedic they are, nothing even comes close to seeing African wildlife in its natural habitat for the first time. We think that your wild things will enjoy a safari experience in family-friendly…