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Africa under canvas

Camping in the bushveld is an immersive experience. Here are the best tented camps in Africa – from basic budget options to luxurious glamping

Sleep out under the stars

Stargazing under African skies from a comfortable bed will add magic to any safari. Here are our top spots for sleeping out under the stars

Africa’s 30 best swimming pools

Here’s our list of THE 30 best swimming pools in Africa – to round out your safari. Best views, best sightings, spots for sundowners & more!

6 beers to order on safari

Here’s our guide to the 6 best locally brewed beers from top-class breweries to enjoy on your African safari

Understanding Malaria

Malaria is a parasitic disease that is usually spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. Prevention is better than cure, and we provide tips

Climbing Kili

Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895m high, is Africa’s tallest mountain, the world’s highest free-standing peak, and one of the famed ‘Seven Summits’. Climbing Kilimanjaro is classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek, but with proper preparation, climbing ‘Kili’ can be an achievable goal and a life-changing experience. Rising from the plains of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro gives …

Safari tips: Going on safari with kids

Travelling with kids on a safari in Africa may seem like a daunting task. They can get bored very easily, especially on long road trips, and keeping their attention and interest piqued about wildlife can become a tedious, exhausting and stressful task. However, with proper planning and armed with the knowledge of what your kids enjoy, you can make a safari quite an enjoyable and memorable experience for the whole family.

Safari tips: What weather to expect in Africa

While on an African safari, the weather will play a significant role in what you are likely to see (and what you’ll pack). So, here is a broad outline of sub-Saharan African climates.

Safari tips: Understanding accommodation types

When it comes to going on a safari in Africa, you will soon discover that the selection of accommodation options is vast. From straw huts and mobile camps, to ultra-luxury hotels and lodges, your choice of where you’ll unload your bags will be influenced mainly by your needs and budget.

Kruger- lodges vs self drive

Which Kruger safari option is better – luxury of the private lodges in the Greater Kruger or the self-catering options in the national park?