Samburu – The Home of The Special Six

Africa is well known for the ‘Big Five’ but Samburu has its own ‘Special Six’ which are only found in the Northern Hemisphere. They are the Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Guenther’s dik dik and the beisa oryx.  We were lucky enough to see 4 of the 6 just on…

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A Hopeful Day in Soweto

While staying with friends in Pretoria, we took the opportunity to take a small group tour to the well-known township of Soweto. Our tour guide, Sunny, picked our group up from Sandton Train Station.  He is a local that had lived in the township all his life – so we were in good hands. Upon…

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A Solemn Visit to Robben Island

On my first full day in Cape Town, after a long flight from Melbourne via Hong Kong.  I planned to visit Robben Island.  Famous for its historic prison, it was just a 45 minute boat ride from the beautiful V&A Waterfront.  I was concerned about the weather as it can be a little unpredictable and…

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Daring Devil’s Pool

Victoria Falls is renowned for some high adrenalin activities. One such activity is to visit Livingstone Island and swim in Devil’s Pool. I was transferred from the hotel, over the border into Zambia to the historic and luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel on the Zambezi River, where I met the guides. From here, I boarded a…

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Elephant Encounter

After spending some time in South Africa, seeing many of the animals from a distance, it was time to get up close and personal. We were transferred from our accommodation at the Victoria Falls Safari Suites to the elephant sanctuary which is run by local company Wild Horizons. Upon arrival, we were briefed on the…

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Hot Air Balloon And Champagne Breakfast In The Maasai Mara

It is 5am and here I am standing in the middle of the Maasai Mara about to go on my first hot air balloon. The sun is just about to rise and the sky is amazing shades of purple and orange.  Our hot air balloon is laying on the ground and slowly expanding, I never…

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Game Drive with An Animal Whisperer

Game drives in the Maasai Mara are a thrilling experience that never gets old, and having a great driver makes all the difference.  In such a large National Reserve with so many animals to find, having a driver that knows the land and the animals makes the day even more exciting and of course successful!…

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Take a Walk On The Wild Side

Introducing Ruth! Ruth brings with her 20 years in the travel industry and we are delighted to have her in our team. From her personal experience Ruth knows how to put together the perfect family holiday. Be inspired as she recounts her latest adventure with her son, and see how travel can be an educational experience…

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia, long ago known as the cradle of humanity, is a country rich in ancient history, adventure and epic landscapes. It is the only African country that has never been colonised and is unlike anywhere else in Africa: it has its own calendar, script, and the oldest national Christian church in the world, the Ethiopian…

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Mozambique

Maputo, the nation’s capital and a former Portuguese colony, is one of Africa’s flourishing and fast-growing cities. Its historic architecture and vibrant, colourful street stalls offer an interesting place to visit en route to the nation’s untamed bush wilderness and paradise islands. Mozambique’s Bazaruto archipelago, made up of five small islands – Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque,…

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