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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Lion Extravaganza

While lions are found in many big safari places, on a recent trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya, I couldn’t believe quite how many lions I saw on one game drive, let alone the full 5 days I spent there! Never in my ‘safari life’ have I found myself driving past a lion sighting and barely stopping for more than a few minutes - that’s how frequently we saw them! The Mara offers great wildlife viewing all year round with resident prides remaining in their territories throughout the year.

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The Wild dogs of Lagoon Camp

We chased the chasers Could these cute puppies be savage killers? The alpha female had a warthog dinner on her mind.

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Indri in Andasibe, Madagascar © Ryszawy,Shutterstock

Searching for an indri in Madagascar

This was the last but one day of my first ever trip to Madagascar, the Big Island  Perhaps stupidly, I wasn’t prepared for the size.

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Black-maned Kalahari lions

From our cosy beds, we listened to the roars all night They seemed to be getting closer as dawn broke.

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Let’s hear it for the Guides!

They’re an essential part of your holiday, but often overlooked So, trying to redress the balance, here’s our tribute to the sterling work done by the guides, in the words of our clients.

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River Journeys in Zambia’s Emerald Season

It’s gumboot weather and the Zambian wilderness is revelling in it During the rainy season, Zambia’s untamed garden is the South Luangwa.

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Nairobi National Park – Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi National Park As a serial safari goer it wasn’t high on my list of places to visit but I had some time to spare whilst waiting for my family to join me for a holiday in Kenya.

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Nelson Mandela: A Duty Completed

Nelson Mandela wanted to be remembered as someone who "did his duty on earth"  This means that he felt he had a responsibility towards earth.

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Migration: An ‘almost’ river crossing

Many people have seen the famed river crossings of the annual wildebeest migration on programmes such as BBC wildlife and National Geographic, but what you might not know is how long the build up is before an actual crossing happens.

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