The 17 best wildlife-focused experiences in Africa

1. Gorilla trekking in Central Africa Nothing quite prepares you for the moment you come upon a gorilla family in the wild. The first glimpse of black as a juvenile jumps off a nearby branch, a toddler clings to its mother’s back and a giant silverback rises to size you up. For many people, it’s […]

The 6 best peaks to summit in Africa

1. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania At 5 895m, Africa’s tallest mountain is also the highest freestanding peak in the world, which means that as you climb you don’t stare onto surrounding mountains but rather across the African savannah far below. Lying in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is the most popular of the world’s seven summits (the highest mountain […]

Let’s discuss a legendary mountain range called the Mountains of the Moon

Diogenes claimed to have travelled inland for almost a month with the help of locals, before reaching what he reported to be the source of the Nile. He described the source as flowing from a collection of snow-capped mountains to a collection of large lakes. Locals, he said, called the surrounding rockscapes the Mountains of […]

The 10 Best Safari Destinations for First-timers to Africa

While internet research is handy, it’s always more efficient to talk to an expert. Safaris are highly specialised trips and our experienced team, who have been all over Africa, can break down the different options for you simply and easily. The first thing we suggest is to choose between East Africa and Southern Africa. East […]

In Photos: venture through Uganda’s riveting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Forest Uganda

  On the 16 December 2019, Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities and the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration revealed that the number of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the 340 square-kilometre transboundary protected forest have increased to 459 from an estimated 400 in 2011. When you visit mountain gorillas in the wild, you’re […]

12 Enthralling African destinations to add to your wander-list for 2021

Mozambique Vilanculos

Every year, I eagerly anticipate the travel hotlists and destination round-ups released by the likes of Condé Nast and National Geographic, and each time am routinely disappointed by the conspicuous absence of alluring African countries. Our continent will forever be an eternal safari hotspot, but there are so many more reasons to plan a trip. […]