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Shhh! We’ll let you in on a little secret. Two little secrets, in fact. You’ll already know that Zanzibar is a tropical paradise – but it’s not Tanzania’s only one. There are two others: Pemba [...]

Mara Expedition Camp’s safari style, Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. Sometimes Africa whispers softly, revealing her secrets with slow subtlety. And sometimes she bellows and whacks you in the face with her wild bravado. We got a [...]

10 reasons to visit ol Donyo in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills

​By Roxanne Reid. Visit the Chyulu Hills in south-eastern Kenya and you’ll discover an Imax-view of rolling green hills, golden plains and black volcanic soil, herds of Masaai giraffe, buffalo [...]

The unspoilt wilderness of Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve

CAR’s Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve is one of Africa’s last vestiges of unexplored wilderness and a place definitely worth visiting.

Tackling Mount Nyiragongo

To better understand why anyone would want to climb an active volcano, some members of our Wild Frontiers team tackled Mount Nyiragongo in the DR Congo.

15 facts about Swakopmund’s dunes and desert creatures

By Roxanne Reid. Think the sand dunes outside Swakopmund in Namibia are barren? Join Tommy Collard on a Living Desert Tour and he’ll prove that every patch of sand is a [...]

5 Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Home to over 4 million people, Dar es Salaam is a fusion of African, Arab and European influences and worth a long stopover, at the very least.

Day drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya

​By Roxanne Reid. I love road trips and I love wildlife. So when I get a chance to combine the two, I’m there in a heartbeat. Here’s what went down [...]

Northern Zambia: A water wonderland

Northern Zambia is one of nature’s best kept secrets. Sacred, mysterious and beautiful, the rivers cascade in fabulous displays of falling water; remote, uncommercialised, yet truly spectacular. With about 10 [...]

Loldia House on Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley

​By Roxanne Reid. There’s something romantic about Lake Naivasha, whether covered in mist or loud with the calls of African fish-eagles. Farms produce beautiful roses on the southern side and [...]

10 Top things to experience at Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi

With its scenic environs, cool weather and numerous fascinating little islands, Lake Bunyonyi in south-west Uganda has been well marked as a great spot to relax and chill out, and [...]

Luxury and style at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. The Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were green when we visited in early June, surrounded by open plains sprinkled with trees – a place to see munching [...]

The mountain man of Yardley is at it again!

At 80, Werner Berger is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for the 7th time. Why? “To celebrate my birthday at the top on July 16, and, of more importance, to inspire individuals [...]

Highlights of Kenya’s Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. To lovers of safari and wildlife, the words Maasai Mara conjure scenes of abundant game and endless plains dotted with trees. This national reserve in southwest Kenya [...]

The Bounty of the Busanga Plains

Graham Simmonds explores the bountiful plains of Kafue National Park, enjoying all that the early season has to offer.

Saddling Up in The Drakensberg Foothills

The city of Durban, normally hot and sunny was wet and windy when I arrived, but not with the wintry drizzle of England. No, it was African rain – warm, [...]

Highlights of lakes Naivasha and Nakuru in Kenya

​By Roxanne Reid. If you grew up reading books like Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa and Elspeth Huxley’s Flame Trees of Thika, you’ll understand what a thrill it is to [...]

Highlights of the Chyulu Hills, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. Somewhere between Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks in south-eastern Kenya you’ll find the green Chyulu Hills, where we began our East African adventure. Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro [...]

Past and present collide in Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. I’ve talked before about how diamonds at Kolmanskop were so plentiful in the early 1900s that you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. The [...]

Magical tree house in the Baviaanskloof

​By Roxanne Reid. As a child I dreamed of climbing the Magic Faraway Tree to find a different world among its branches. Spending a night in a magical tree house in [...]