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.
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The Great Wildebeest Migration

The annual wildebeest migration, across the Serengeti, in Tanzania, and parts of the Maasai Mara in Kenya, is the largest migration of land animals on the planet.

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Gombe has a new alpha male

In the primate world, rank is everything Because humans are primates, it’s easy to see how power dynamics and relationships in groups play a massive role in our own societies.

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Responsible wildlife viewing

I have no doubt that most travellers who visit wildlife reserves and parks want to ensure that their visit does not cause any negatives impact to the environment or wildlife.

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Toilet Tales and Dung Beetles!

In terms of wildlife experiences it hardly ranks up there with viewing a tiger a few feet in front of you or watching hundreds of wildebeest stampede across the African plains, but it does rate as a close encounter.

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A Private Safari in Tanzania

My itinerary told me I would be met at Kilimanjaro Airport by my driver/guide and his 4x4 safari vehicle who would remain with me for the duration of my trip.

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My first night on a ‘posh’ safari

My last safari experience in Tanzania was 10 years ago, when I was that bit younger and a bit more gung ho! We stayed in dome tents in sleeping bags in public campsites, and loved the experience of hearing zebra munching grass outside as we slept (or at least tried to!).

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Star Spotting

I’ve been enjoying some wonderful star spotting of late Not the celebratory version (there aren’t many of those in my small Suffolk village), but the celestial sort.

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The threat of global climate change on Aardvarks

The following excellent article about aardvarks was written by our friends at Tswalu, a luxury lodge in South Africa’s Kalahari.

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Ever heard of Madikwe?

Probably not, although it’s one of South Africa’s largest and best game reserves, offering an authentic, game-rich safari experience at a very competitive price.

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