Ngare Serian : A bridge too far?
I am sitting on the huge verandah of our vast and gorgeous tent, watching hippos and listening to the Mara River burble happily past the dark rocks and rush underneath the narrow rope swing bridge that we just crossed on foot to get into Ngare Serian camp.
Pioneering wildlife conservation Nestled into a dip in the landscape, the small 6-bedded Porini Mara camp feels like a secret hide-away that no-one else knows about.
Kicheche Mara … and a little night music
I was in the middle of the Masai Mara in a tent, though the word ‘tent’ slightly underplays the huge luxury canvas-walled en-suite room I was spending the night in.
21st June – 5th July 2017 When it comes to a holiday, my idea of heaven is: somewhere fairly private and quiet, a short distance from a beach and other resort amenities, plenty of sunshine, a nearby swimming pool, comfortable sunbed and my fully charged Kindle.
How to describe Namibia?
What words can you use to describe a country so stunning that it leaves you speechless? Here are a few of my favourites that I keep coming back to when recounting my recent visit to beautiful Namibia.
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.
My first trip to Botswana, by Luke (14 yrs)
Luke Marks, 14 yrs, travelled with his mum Amanda Marks, director of Tribes Travel, on a research trip in late May.
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!).
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.