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.
Enjoy!

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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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A morning encounter with wild dogs

It's 530am and I've had my shower, coffee and fruit muffin, and I'm jumping aboard the 4x4, armed with my camera and binoculars.

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Wild dogs, Africa © JeffWebster

In the Tribe: face-to-face with… Jeff Webster

In this first of a new series meeting some of Tribes’ travellers, Suffolk-based Jeff Webster, a keen photographer who is now retired from a career in banking in London, tells of his and his wife Sue’s love of wildlife, Africa and Antarctica.

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Sunrise in Selous

Tribes' client Patricia McKay experienced a glorious sunrise while travelling in Tanzania with us And she describes it - and some of the other highlights of her trip - in the most beautiful way! © Shutterstock – Ondrej Prosicky "The dawn creeps up upon you stealthily and almost imperceptibly at first.

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How to avoid crowds in the Ngorongoro Crater

Its wealth of natural attractions make the Ngorongoro Crater a particularly sought-after spot for wildlife enthusiasts coming on safari in northern Tanzania.

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Tackling my fears on my first safari

When you’ve always been a beach holiday type of traveller, and you are faced with something completely outside of your comfort zone, you know it is going to be a love it or hate it experience.

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Curious Elephants and a Taste of Honey

Last November, I was a very fortunate lady and travelled to Botswana Like everyone who visits new and exciting destinations, there were favourite moments.

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Jambo Zanzibar!

It’s been 27 years since I last set foot on the island of Zanzibar and it has changed a lot I think there was one hotel when I was originally there, and now there are closer to 500! I started off in Stone Town and, with an amazing driver, headed around the island, staying at hotels of different styles and sizes over 10 nights.

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Gluten-free in Zanzibar

With Coeliac Disease a gluten-free diet is a necessity not a choice So a trip to Zanzibar - though enticing in so many ways - did fill me with some trepidation.

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