Beyond the game drive: exciting alternative safaris

When you think of a safari, you probably imagine being in a game vehicle – but this is just one way to explore the bush. There are many other modes of transport when it comes to safari, ever increasing as travellers become more active and more adventurous. Here are some top alternative safaris. Walking Not so […]

What are the ‘Little Five’?

You’ve heard of the Big Five – but what about the Little (or Small) Five? Safari is not all about the big animals, but also the tiny creatures so often overlooked. Meet the Little Five. Elephant shrew These shy rodent-like creatures are so-named due to their long snouts that bear some resemblance to an elephant trunk. […]

The best apps to download for a safari

Yes, there’s an app for everything! These are some of the most useful to download for a safari. Roberts Birds of southern Africa  It’s not cheap, but the Robert Birds app is a great resource for birders in southern Africa – it’s essentially a replacement for the Roberts birding book, but much easier to carry around. […]

21 fun facts you’ll love about lions

A firm favourite to spot on safari, lions are undeniably beautiful, majestic apex predators. From the distance their roars carry to whether females go for blonde or dark-maned males, brush up on your knowledge with these roar-some lion facts. 1. You can hear a lion’s roar from up to 8 kilometres away There’s nothing like […]

Why you should consider a green season safari


There are a number of advantages to travelling in low season throughout southern and Eastern Africa. The hottest, rainiest months are often referred to as the ‘secret season’, because although it’s not the most popular time to travel, safari experts know how rewarding green season safaris can be – and we’re going to spill the beans […]

5 African countries you should travel to in 2019

Struggling to pick a destination for next year’s big vacation? Let us help. These are five countries that should be on your radar in 2019. Rwanda is a very exciting travel destination right now. The government has committed to fostering a strong sustainable tourism model by inviting some of the top safari companies on the […]

The best African hotel and safari openings of 2019

We’ve got the scoop on some of the most hotly anticipated hotel and lodge openings in 2019. Some of these will open up off-the-beaten-track destinations for the first time, whereas others are catering to increased demand in popular safari areas. Here are some of the most exciting launches of 2019.  Lekkerwater Beach Lodge, South Africa […]

4 epic wildlife migrations – that aren’t the Great Migration

When people talk about ‘the migration’ in Africa, they generally mean the Great Migration in East Africa. Its name is not misleading: witnessing nearly two million wildebeest and thousands of antelope and zebra journeying across the plains and crashing across the Mara River is an awesome sight. But its fame means that there are also […]

What to pack for a safari in Africa

Packing for a safari can seem a tricky business. You have to bear in mind weight restrictions when travelling on light aircraft flights, the fluctuating temperatures in the bush and consider any other destinations you might be visiting. We’ve been on our fair share of safaris and know what you’ll need and what you won’t, […]

The best African hotel and safari openings of 2018

2018 sees a spate of exciting new hotel openings across Africa, particularly in Namibia and Rwanda, two of the continent’s current hottest destinations. Some of these are reopened lodges and camps that have undergone a major refurbishment and redesign, while others are brand-new resorts in areas without any previous luxury accommodations. Each one provides a […]