Best Place in Africa to See Wild Dogs

When heading off on a Safari Holiday, most of us are set on spotting the Big 5, namely the rhino, lion, water buffalo, elephant, and the elusive leopard, but the African bush has much more to offer the intrepid traveller or keen wildlife photographer. African Wild Dogs, otherwise referred to as African Painted Dogs or…

It’s International Cheetah Day!

It may not be one of Africa’s Big Five, but the Cheetah is a highlight of any African Safari Holiday. Intelligent, beautiful, and perfectly camouflaged to blend in to its natural habitat, the worlds’ fasted land animal can run from 0 – 70mph in just 3 seconds, but sadly, it seems they cannot run fast…

African Safari Destinations: 5 Favourites for 2018

If you love wild animals, but hate seeing them confined in the unnatural habitat of a zoo, an African Safari could be your perfect holiday in 2018. An opportunity to get up close and personal with those creatures introduced to us by Sir David Attenborough, an African Safari Holiday is  breathtaking, exciting, and quite often…

Mikumi National Park: Affordable Safari’s in Tanzania

Tanzania is, undoubtedly, one of the best places in the world for an African Safari Holiday. The Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park are all right next door to each other, and so the concentration of wildlife is rich, and action-packed game drives are virtually guaranteed. But safari’s like this…

Friday’s Photoshoot: A Whole Lot of Hippos!

Hippos may not be the most beautiful of creatures in sub-Saharan Africa, and they don’t smell too good either, but there’s something about these fascinating ‘river horses’ that makes me want to watch them for hours and hours. Portly, pudgy, and more than a little bit pungent, the hippopotamus spends most of its day submerged…

Which is the Best Country in Africa for a Safari Holiday?

There was once a time when African Safari Holidays were reserved for the rich and famous, who would dress in their Hemingway inspired safari suits and traditional pith helmets, before setting off into the wilderness in search of the Big 5… but things have most definitely changed. Today, everyone can enjoy an African safari holiday,…

Taking Children on a Safari Holiday – Is it Possible or Advisable?

Well, the answer is ‘Yes’ to both, but some game reserves and safari lodges have age restrictions, so you need to do some careful planning before you leave home. There is nothing more exhilarating than setting off on a 5am game drive in the middle of the African bush, and whether you are heading out…

Luxury Travel – Cape Town to Cairo aboard Rovos Rail in 2014

You might think it a little early to start planning your 2014 luxury holiday, but if you want to be one of the special few to join Rovos Rail’s Ultimate African Experience from Cape Town to Cairo, now is the time to reserve your place aboard this exclusive five-star train. A 28-day expedition, which combines…