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Top 10 most romantic destinations in Africa

I am a hopeless romantic at heart. It’s a symptom I inherited at birth when my mother decided to deliver me to this world on Valentines Day. Ever since then my birthday has become sidelined for love. Why not a Valentine’s card? I moan, when the deluge of waffly sentiments from granny gets posted through […]

Africa's Top 6 Travel Stories of 2012

With the close of 2012, and the 10th edition of Safari having just been released, we look back to some of our most favourite travel stories from the last year. 1. Magnificent Mara Africa Geographic founder Peter Borchert experienced the high drama of the annual migration of wildebeest through Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. ‘It […]

Mozambique, Island Style

Date: December 2012, 5th-14th Location: Mozambique, Medjumbe Island After leaving Lake Malawi I headed towards Mozambique. Normally when crossing a border, the two countries’ border posts are next door to each other. In this case the Mozambique border post is a few kilometres away from Malawi. I began to panic and thought I’d missed the […]

10 Essential Things to do on Safari in Tanzania

1. Witness the migration – nothing compares to seeing hundreds of wildebeest thundering by in unison across the plains. 2. Bird watching – try any of the amazing parks for great diversity in the bird life. 3. Visit the incomparable Ngorongoro Crater. At 16 kilometres in diameter and walls sweeping up some 700 metres, the […]

10 of the most addictive things about a photo safari

It’s official, I’m completely addicted to photographic safaris!  Why? I recently visited Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve with Nikon Africa Travel and had an incredible experience, certainly the most enjoyable and insightful photographic experience I have yet had in the bush. Here are 10 examples of what makes a photo safari so addictive and why […]

My first time in Kruger National Park

I have fulfilled a childhood dream. On the 5th October, 2012, Callum and I were handed the keys of our new old Land Rover TDI Defender. We met the landy, now named Layla, in a parking lot in Maun, and it was love at first sight: then our epic journey began. Starting with the long […]

15 remarkable photos that will make you pine for Kenya!

After returning from Kenya, photographer Marius Coetzee showed us his photographs from the safari and we all became instantly and painfully jealous. Here’s a selection from the album to make you also ache for this remarkable part of Africa. Share the photos with your friends… one should never have to pine alone! Animals as far […]

10 Mind-Blowing Moments from the Great Mara Migration

By: Jay P. Ross, Omaha, Nebraska (USA) My girlfriend and I recently visited the Masai Mara, a 583 square mile national reserve near the equator in southwest Kenya.  We timed our trip to coincide with the annual Great Migration, a period during which some 1,300,000 wildebeest, 500,000 thomson’s gazelles, 97,000 topi, 18,000 elands, and 200,000 zebras migrate north […]

Zimbabwe: safe as houseboats

Return to Eden is a good name for a houseboat. Every time I come back to Lake Kariba I find I’ve forgotten just what a paradise it is. The winter days are sunny and warm and the nights are mild. Hippos honk from the shallows and somewhere in the thick mopane growth of Matusadona National […]

Magical moments in Malawi

Malawi, often described as the warm heart of Africa, is a tiny country tucked between safari giants Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. But despite its small size we found that Malawi has a lot more to offer than just its famously friendly people. After the long, dusty drive down from Tanzania it was marvellous to cross […]

10 Things to Consider When Planning a Safari for your Family

Forget zoos, what could be more exciting to a child than encountering animals in the wild? A safari is a perfect holiday for the family, because not only will children will be exposed to incredible wildlife but also a vastly different culture, allowing for a fun and educational experience. Imagine your children seeing a magnificent […]