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The Tikki Hywood Foundation

We have recently partnered with The Tikki Hywood Foundation, who work hard to protect pangolins and Africa’s other lesser-known endangered species through conservation, education and legislation. What is a pangolin? The pangolin is a relatively little-known animal. There are four different species of pangolin found in Africa, and another four in Asia. They are solitary more »

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Madagascar: A photo story

Home to baobabs, lemurs and endless sandy beaches, Madagascar is a much loved destination for beach aficionados and wildlife lovers alike. However, for Africa expert, Jo, it was meeting the local Malagasy people that really made her trip so special. Her photos give us a glimpse of island life on Madagascar… Madagascar; for some, a word that conjures up thoughts more »

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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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Hotels on the V&A Waterfront will benefit from a desalination plant

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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