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Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, which aims to focus attention around the world on celebrating the amazing planet we live on and raising awareness about the importance of conserving our natural environment. Africa’s travel and safari industry has an important role to play in funding the continent’s conservation efforts, but it’s also crucial that the properties more »

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Loitering around in Kenya

Kenya is renowned for its spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife and fascinating culture. Yet, getting off the beaten track to a lesser travelled corner of this vast and varied country makes for a truly unforgettable adventure. Africa expert, Sebastian, confirms why the wilderness of Loita Hills, northeast of the Masai Mara, is the ultimate destination for a safari with a more »

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What you need to know about Cape Town’s water situation

The water situation in Cape Town has been at the forefront of many a traveller’s mind since it made international headlines only a few months ago. Travel to South Africa’s Mother City has been plagued with concern about whether it is still safe to visit and how the water shortage will affect a stay. We more »

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Zimbabwe: The experiential safari

Africa specialist, Matt, had always dreamed of visiting Zimbabwe. Lured to its plains by the promise of exceptional guiding and extraordinary safari experiences, he set out to experience the country and all it has to offer for himself. Here, he explains what makes Zimbabwe unique when it comes to getting up close with the flora and more »

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Walking in Kenya’s wilderness

Karisia Walking Safaris are breaking the mould in Northern Kenya with some truly stunning itineraries. We sent our Kenya specialist Anton out to check out their pioneering safari style and ground-breaking conservation methods. Here he tells us all about his experience… Africa is famed for its vast open landscapes and diversity of wildlife, however the majority more »

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Blue whale

Marine Big Five

If, like us, you are hooked on David Attenborough’s latest masterpiece Blue Planet II, then you might be starting to see the appeal of making marine life more of a focus on your next holiday. We asked our specialists to choose the five most exciting marine species and identify where best to spot them. 1. Blue whale more »

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