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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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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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Charley Boorman

In conversation with Charley Boorman

We were lucky enough to catch up with famous adventurer Charley Boorman, on his passion for travel, his love affair with Africa and his recent trip to Kenya. Here’s what he had to say… 1. You are always out and about exploring the world. What is it you love so much about travel? Ever since I more »

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The Okavango Delta from above

Botswana: a wonderland of waterways

Best known for its untamed wilderness, Botswana is made up of hugely contrasting environments; the unforgiving semi-arid desert landscapes in the south of the country couldn’t be further from the floodplains found in the northern areas. Laura from our product team recently went out to explore Botswana, and here she tells us why travelling along more »

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