Lion Sands: Where Nature and Luxury Meet

Nestled on the southern edge of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve sits Lion Sands, an exclusive lodge run by the More family, that just happens to boast some of the best game viewing in the world. Leopard, cheetah, elephant, wild dog and of course lions… there is no shortage of high profile game…
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Zambia: The Next Big Thing in Safari

Although boasting a long history of safari, Zambia has somehow managed to fly under the radar for most, with its cousin Zimbabwe just to the south, and the East African and gorilla safari scenes to the north-east generally taking home all the plaudits. Recently though, with more and more focus being on exploratory travel, and…
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The BEST Way to Find Big Cats When on Safari

It’s not tracking (although this is certainly effective). It’s not staking out a waterhole. It’s not heading out in the middle of the night with a spotlight, hoping to see the eye shine of a feline predator reflected back at you. No, the best way to find the big cats is simply to look at…
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Tropical Paradise Rediscovered

Mozambique is an oft-overlooked coastal holiday destination. Which in some ways is understandable given that it shares the same ocean with some of the world’s most well-known and romanticised island getaways like the Seychelles, the Maldives and Mauritius. Yet the Mozambican coastline – and in particular some of its offshore islands – has come into…
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Our Iconic Africa

Africa has been waiting for you all this time. And so have we…  The wildebeest are still spreading in their hundreds of thousands over the sea of grass that is Tanzania’s Serengeti and the leopards are still lounging on the marula branches of the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa. Wild Africa is essentially…
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Cape Town and When to Visit

Cape Town (and South Africa) officially became a thing in 1652, when Jan Van Riebeeck landed to found a way station for the Dutch East India Company on its trade route between Holland and the Far East. The reality is that there was actually a presence on the site before that and the real story…
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Africa is Opening More and More

It’s certainly been a rough year-and-a-half for the travel fundis, and for the industry as a whole. Confined at home for months, then confined to your home country, and even eighteen months in, many of you have been told that a mandatory two-week quarantine period will be enforced as soon as you return home from…
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A Camp All to Yourself: the New Normal of Luxury Safari

Humans can be funny creatures. No matter how exquisite the experience, we still ask ourselves “how could this be just that tiny bit better?”. Often when it comes to idyllic destinations, we find ourselves wishing that it was just us there; either our family or only the group of friends we are travelling with. A…
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The NEW Dulini Moya

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa is world-famous for its wildlife viewing – particularly of leopards – and there is now a new jewel in its crown; Dulini Moya, tucked away on the banks of the Mabrak River in the western sector of the park. Whether it’s a luxury escape you’re after, tranquility,…
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Madikwe Safari Lodge: the Perfect Mid-Week Getaway

One of South Africa’s lesser known game reserves, but one of its most ecologically diverse, the 75000ha Madikwe Game Reserve is a hidden gem of wildlife viewing. A comfortable forty minute flight from Johannesburg – or just over four hours drive for those who enjoy a short road trip – and situated in a malaria-free…
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Kicheche Safari Camps: Hidden Gems in a Huge Landscape

Kenya’s Maasai Mara ecosystem is subdivided into a number of areas; the Mara Triangle in the west which forms the edge of the grasslands where it rises up into the Oloololo escarpment, the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which has its own private camps and is where public vehicles can access too, and on the norther…
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Angama Mara: Endless Horizons Over Africa

There are few places on the African continent that are so picturesque, let alone iconic, but the picnic site at Angama Mara overlooking the Masai Mara grasslands has to be top of the list. Imagine gazing down over somewhere in the region of a million herbivores, from the very same spot that Robert Redford and…
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Vumbura Plains: the Ultimate Water and Land Safari

The Okavango Delta is an utterly unique wildlife destination. Formed thanks to a shift in the earth’s tectonics which rendered the Okavango River unable to reach the sea, the delta now sits as an inland paradise; a union of land, water and sky which is as close as one can get to finding a true…
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Gorilla Trekking: The Time is Now!

Africa’s most diverse protected area is the Virunga National Park; a third of the world’s mountain gorillas occur here, as well as over one thousand species of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibians. Yet the national park itself is just a sample of the incredible wildlife experience the region offers. The Virunga Mountain range, which runs…
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5 Things you MUST Know About the Great Migration

Although “great migration” sounds fairly generic and could refer to any mass of living creatures moving between areas in response to environmental change, in an African context, it refers to one thing specifically, and that is the wildebeest migration of Kenya and Tanzania. Well over a million of these antelope (yes, they are antelope) move…
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