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We’d love to hear your views about future travel.

Paul Campbell - November 15, 2021

As the world continues to reopen, we’d love to hear your hopes and thoughts about travel over the coming year. Are you hoping to travel as soon as possible, or do you think it’s too early to be making plans yet? We would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes sharing your […] Read More


The world is opening up to travel – so where now?

Paul Campbell - October 22, 2021

For most of us the last 18 months have meant very little opportunity to travel abroad, and for long periods of time we have also been unable to even meet friends and family locally. This has now changed following the easing of international travel rules over recent weeks, including the removal of all African countries […] Read More


Mauritius October Opening

Tracey Campbell - August 24, 2021

From 1st October, fully vaccinated travellers (ie those who have been double jabbed) can travel to Mauritius and stay in any of the hotels on this beautiful island. Your only travel requirement is that you must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure from your country of origin. For anyone […] Read More


World Elephant Day 2021

Tracey Campbell - August 12, 2021

Today, August 12th, is World Elephant Day – a day to not only celebrate these gentle giants of the bush but also a day dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephant population. The elephant is the largest land mammal in the world and adult male bulls can weigh up to a massive […] Read More


Watching and Waiting for the Wildebeest

Tracey Campbell - August 4, 2021

You sit. You wait. You watch. This could be the opening line for a lot of things I guess – going to the cinema to see your favourite film maybe? Going to a live sporting event – be it a soccer or rugby match, Wimbledon, a Grand Prix, even the Olympics. Or even lounging on […] Read More


Inyati Game Lodge – One of the Good Guys

Tracey Campbell - March 3, 2021

This week, we wanted to do a quick shout out about one of our favourite lodges – Inyati Game Lodge. Inyati are located in the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and set right on the Sand River with views across the river to the undulating Sabi Sand grassy plains. With just 11 rooms, you are […] Read More


2021 Looking Optimistic, 2022 Looking Even Better

Tracey Campbell - February 27, 2021

I think it is fair to assume that for the majority of people, 2021 has not started as well as many would have hoped. I am not sure whether we all secretly hoped that as the clock struck midnight on the 31 December 2020, there would suddenly be a miraculous end to Covid-19 and the […] Read More


Gorilla Permits in Uganda – Prices Dropped for 2021

Tracey Campbell - November 30, 2020

Great news for anyone with a New Years Resolution to go and trek the endangered mountain gorilla – a real bucketlist ambition for many people. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have just announced massive reductions on gorilla and chimpanzee tracking fees – which now makes this more affordable. Gorilla tracking permits have been reduced from […] Read More


Namibia on UK Travel Corridor List

Tracey Campbell - November 20, 2020

Really good news! As of Saturday 21st November, UK travellers no longer need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return from a holiday to Namibia. Namibia is a stunning country to visit and explore – the iconic sand dunes of Sossusvlei are a photographers dream; the wildlife of Etosha will delight first time safari […] Read More


South Africa To Open Borders from 1 October 2020

Paul Campbell - September 17, 2020

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the country will reopen its borders for international visitors on October 1, 2020. Speaking in a televised address yesterday evening (16th September), President Ramaphosa said “We are ready to open our doors again to the world and invite travellers to enjoy our mountains, our beaches, our vibrant […] Read More