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November 24th 2019  |   Kenya, Maldives, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Richard Smith

Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline contains some of the world’s finest coral reefs and offers wonderfully varied diving holidays from the warm tropical waters around northern Mozambique to the cooler seas off South Africa’s Cape coast. Several marine parks and reserves line the coast of Kenya, continuing down to even better ... Read more

May 28th 2015  |   Travel, Kenya, Unique Experiences, Namibia, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Viewing wildlife from an open 4wd vehicle on an African safari is great, but getting up in the air increases the thrill and there are many ways to do it throughout Africa. Light aircraft safari The quickest, most comfortable, and arguably the most exciting, way to get between safari camps ... Read more

May 19th 2015  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Tanzania  |  by   Richard Smith

400,000 wildebeest calves are born each year in Tanzania's Serengeti, and many are the perfect meal for the top carnivores. How do they manage to survive and what strategies help these calves grow to adulthood in the precarious African savannah? Serengeti Mara ecosystem Wildebeest is the Dutch/Afrikaans word for ‘wild ... Read more

November 22nd 2018  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Google ‘children on safari’ and on the first page of results you’ll find a newspaper article that begins with the following paragraph: ‘I would generally advise parents to wait until the children are at least 10 years old before taking them on safari. They are then at an age to ... Read more

May 5th 2015  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

I made a comment to a friend recently that it was only in 1999 that the ‘family safari’ was invented. The surprise on her face was palpable. Of course, African parents would have been taking their children on safari many years earlier than that but it was around then that ... Read more

April 24th 2015  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of the recent Tusk safari raffle—donated by Aardvark and friends to celebrate Tusk’s 25th birthday—are none other than Richard and Catherine Boyd from Bermuda. A big congratulation to them both—we’re all very envious! Elephants at Sarara Camp, guests overlooking them in the pool ... Read more

April 16th 2015  |   Botswana, Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith
Family fun on Wilderness Safaris’ Bush Buddies programme at Seba Camp, Botswana. Photo Dana Allen

Until relatively recently, Botswana wouldn’t have ranked among the most family friendly destinations in Africa. But a shift in thinking over the last few years has led to a good handful of camps and lodges introducing specialist children’s guides, activity programmes and accommodation. Family guides at Kerr and Downey and ... Read more

November 8th 2018  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

We all know teenagers can be difficult: they operate on a different time zone to other humans, have the attention span of a gnat and really only like hanging out with other teens—much less Mum and Dad. So is it mad to plan a safari holiday with teenagers? Absolutely not! ... Read more

April 2nd 2015  |   Travel, Kenya  |  by   Richard Smith
Giraffe manor with giraffes outside

Kenya safari activities - 10 crazy and amazing things to try on a Kenya holiday! Gallop Alongside Migrating Zebra and Wildebeest You don’t get a better front row seat to one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles than this. From your saddle you’re cheek by jowl with wildebeest and zebra ... Read more

March 25th 2015  |   Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Top 10 Luxury Safaris in Africa 2015, we share our client's favourite properties offering the very best service, guiding and exclusive access to wildlife, fantastic cuisine and exciting activities. Wild Luxury in Namibia In 2015, Namibia celebrates 25 years of independence. A safari in this stunning country instantly immerses you ... Read more