Blog - Africa

Our blogs are another way to find out more of the destinations and experiences you might want to consider when you're travelling.

This library of stories, articles and observations are written by our travellers, consultants, people we work with in destinations, and travel journalists.
Have a look at our 'Interviews' to meet a few of our travellers -- and if you're a Tribes traveller and want to either write a blog or take part in a 'Face to Face with ...' interview, we'd love to hear from you.
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Visiting meerkats, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana © AGMarks

Face to face with meerkats

I have seen photos of people sitting with meerkats before, but I always imagined that you would probably need a lot of time and patience, or just very good luck, to have that kind of experience.

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Leopard in a tree, Africa © Jeff&Wendy

Top 6 best places to see leopards in Africa

Given that leopards are found in a wider variety of habitats than any other big cat, you'd think finding leopards should be easy.

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Dave on a walk from Asilia's The Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © DLock

A Night in the Highlands

Dave spends a night in The Highlands, Asilia's extraordinary dome-tented camp at Ngorongoro in Tanzania.

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Going on safari in the green season

I was travelling to northern Tanzania at the start of May, known for being the green (or rainy) season.

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In the Tribe: Face-to-face with Marcus Rutherford

Artist and lawyer Marcus Rutherford has travelled with Tribes eight times since 2013 - and always to Tanzania.

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Barefoot Woman

The historic Kaalvoet Vrou (Barefoot Woman) statue stands proudly in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains.

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Waterbuck in Liwonde National Park, Malawi © RBorovka,Shutterstock

Magnificent Malawi – and a touch of Zambia!

I didn’t think that safari holidays got any better than the one to Botswana which Tribes arranged for me in 2015 - until last year!  I had long wanted to visit Malawi, and particularly the Nyika Plateau, but couldn’t find an appropriate group tour.

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The unexpected is often the best

When Dr Robert Climie travelled to Northern Tanzania with Tribes in January 2019, he wasn't expecting one of the highlights of the trip to be a simple road journey.

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Footloose in Africa

If you're staying in a lodge or camp outside of the National Parks on your African holiday, you may be given the opportunity to take a walking safari or a nature walk together with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

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