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June 15th 2021  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

In March 2020 non-essential travel effectively shut down, with Governments worldwide advising their citizens to stay at home. This advice has been updated several times during the intervening months with corridors opening and closing. Here in the UK the latest ban on travel was removed on 17 May 2021 and ... Read more

June 15th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Tanzania  |  by   Becky Thomson

Combine some of Africa’s most iconic scenery with a huge variety of wildlife and it is easy to see how you could return from a Tanzania safari with 2,000 (edited) photos. It is one of the most complete safari destinations on the African continent where there is a dream safari ... Read more

June 11th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Botswana is a dream safari destination, a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife. If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic animals, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise. Zip between safari areas by light aircraft ... Read more

June 7th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Namibia’s haunting landscapes have long captured travellers’ imaginations. Incredible scenery, wonderful light, surprisingly varied wildlife, exceptional guides and superb places to stay make Namibia an absolute pleasure to visit and a truly spectacular place to enjoy a dream safari. Activities are as varied as you’ll find anywhere with self-drive safaris, ... Read more

May 24th 2021  |   Kenya  |  by   Alice Gully

Kenya is a knock-out safari country - fabulously versatile, with brilliant options for honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations, families and multi-generational safaris. There’s the added bonus that you can reach a palm fringed beach on the Indian Ocean coast without having to cross a border which  makes the classic Kenya ... Read more

May 21st 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Seychelles  |  by   Francis Naumann

A thousand miles east of Africa’s mainland lies the Seychelles, a cluster of tiny, remote islands far out in the Indian Ocean. Blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the archipelago’s 115 or so islands are strung over 300 miles of turquoise sea. A mix of ... Read more

May 17th 2021  |   Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Uganda  |  by   Francis Naumann

In the safari world, Rwanda and Uganda are best known as places to track mountain gorillas. Both have small populations of the endangered animals, and gorilla tracking is an undoubted highlight.  What is not so well known is how much more there is to enjoy - with a host of ... Read more

May 10th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Mauritius  |  by   Alice Gully

Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island of dramatic mountains, inland rainforests, gorgeous beaches and coastal lagoons, and is a perfect spot to soak up the sun on a stand-alone beach holiday or as an addition to a safari. Much of the coastline is protected from the open sea by the ... Read more

April 30th 2021  |   Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Seeing a rhinoceros, the two horned beast that seems to be a relic of the age of dinosaurs, in Africa's wilderness is one of life’s greatest thrills. Many of us wonder how we can help the conservation efforts involved in protecting some of the remaining rhino, and Aardvark Safaris is ... Read more

April 30th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, South Africa  |  by   Alice Gully

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve currently supports a healthy, growing population of black and white rhino, which were introduced to the reserve in 2000. The succulent thicket provides ideal nutrition and Kwandwe, together with the neighbouring Great Fish River Game Reserve,  has an important part to play in the conservation of ... Read more

April 30th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Maldives  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Over 1,000 coral islands spread through 90,000 square kilometres of the sparkling Indian Ocean – it’s no surprise the Maldives is one of the world’s ultimate beach destinations. With a perfect mix of sunny days and breezy nights, the 90 or so self-contained island resorts offer visitors a glorious get ... Read more