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leopard Botswana - what not to wear on safari
Leopards are perhaps the most beautiful of Africa’s big cats. They are certainly the most secretive, and in contrast to lions or cheetahs, they are mainly active at night. Their adapted retinas allow them to see seven times better in the dark than humans! During the day they can sometimes be seen looking very relaxed stretched along a tree branch, although you’ll have to look very closely to see them! They are...
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Botswana and Zimbabwe, Kanga elephants
Whether you’re travelling in Africa or anywhere else in the world, you’ll often encounter opportunities to interact with animals. Elephant rides, walking with lions, or photos with cute baby animals all offer close wildlife interactions. As an animal-friendly traveller, you’ll want to avoid them. In Africa, these activities are often promoted as sanctuaries or rescue facilities. Animal-friendly travellers are led to believe they are supporting a worthy cause. Genuine animal...
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Meerkats & the Okavango Delta
The travel industry has been turned on its head since March 2020. Border closures, quarantine, and PCR testing have become common phrases. Health and safety are top of mind when contemplating post-Covid travel. But now, after two years of restrictions, things are changing. Our favourite African destinations no longer require a PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers. Temperature checks on arrival are standard though. Each country still has stringent health...
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Mwagusi safari camp, Tanzania
Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s best-kept secrets. It is unspoiled Africa with magnificent wildlife and very few visitors – it’s rare to see another vehicle. Overshadowed by the popularity of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, it delivers an exceptional safari experience without the crowds of the busy northern parks. Those of us that know this remote and game-rich wilderness choose it over its more famous neighbours again and...
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small group guided walk zambia
An African safari is truly a bucket-list, and often life-changing, adventure. And being well prepared ensures it really is the trip you’ve always dreamed of. Days on safari can be long, dusty, and action-packed, and having the right clothes can make a big difference to your experience. An African safari isn’t about fashion, it’s about safety and comfort. So here are my 6 tips on what NOT to wear on...
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