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Katie

By Katie
On: 10th September, 2019

KwaZulu-Natal - Why You Should Go ASAP

  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal - also known as KZN - is a coastal area of South Africa that's often overlooked and usually only deemed popular for those with an interest of touring the battlefields. However, with direct flights from London, Katie Dalrymple-Hamilton from our Africa Team recently went to get a…

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By Matt
On: 16th August, 2019

What's New and Hot in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • The Namib Desert

Namibia has seen an exciting rush of new camps and lodges open in recent years, making it one of the most exciting destinations to visit in southern Africa. After years of having a very low-key luxury safari industry, it is finally up there competing with its neighbours.

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By Guest blogger
On: 31st July, 2019

The Nuances and Complexities of Elephant Riding

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka

Majestic, intelligent, powerful, gentle, unassuming… who wouldn't love a close encounter with an elephant on their travels? Elephant riding has long been on the bucket lists of tourists travelling to Asia, but with much being reported about its ethical complexities, the demand for this…

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By Charlotte C
On: 20th June, 2019

The Ultimate Wildlife Trip: Zambia

Although its sensational walking capabilities, opportunities for sleeping under the stars in far flung parts of the bush and tracking big game mean that Zambia is a great option for seasoned safari-goers, there is also fun aplenty to be had by those heading out for safari for their first…

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By Matt
On: 17th June, 2019

Why You Should Go To Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe

Forget what you think you know about Zimbabwe. Original Travel Africa Expert and former safari guide Matt tells us why we should cast aside any aspersions of Zimbabwe, and why he thinks this amazing country should be top of your list before it becomes one of Africa's premier and most sought…

Horse riding

By Claire
On: 7th June, 2019

Saddle Up! Six of the Best Cowboy & Horseriding Experiences

  • Mongolia
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • The American West
  • Laikipia
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • The Coffee Triangle

Last Saturday saw the return of one of the UK's biggest horse races: the Epsom Derby. Think fillies in fascinators tottering tentatively around the grandstand as pint-sized jockeys pound towards the finish line aboard their trusty steeds. And aside from providing the opportunity to indulge…

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By Matt
On: 18th March, 2019

Mashatu: The Land of the Giants

  • Tuli Block
  • Botswana

Secreted away in a hidden corner of south-eastern Botswana lies the Tuli Block, a little known game reserve lying on the South African and Zimbabwean borders. Unbeknown to many, 'here be giants'...

Orangutans
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By Guest blogger
On: 7th March, 2019

Where to Spot: Orangutans in Southeast Asia

  • Sumatra
  • Indonesia
  • Borneo
  • Malaysia

Found only on the rugged islands of Sumatra and Borneo, orangutans are one of the man's closest relatives, sharing 97% of our DNA. Unlike most other primate species, these endearing red-haired fellows are generally solitary beings, with males preferring their own company while females are…

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By Guest blogger
On: 7th March, 2019

Top Three African Birding Experiences

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Uganda

The African savannah's big beasts have obvious appeal, but the continent is also a birder's paradise, home to avian species - resident, endemic, migratory - ranging from the rangy (the ostrich) to the downright bizarre (the shoebill stork) and every shape, size and colour in between. If you…

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By Guest blogger
On: 21st February, 2019

Taming Tanzania's National Parks

  • Tanzania

When planning a holiday - particularly a safari - it can be difficult to know how the different regions within a country vary. Sure you've settled on Tanzania, but now you've got to decide whether you want to explore the northern Ngorongoro or the southern Serengeti, oh and what about those…