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Bloemhof-Karoo guesthouse near Richmond, Karoo

By Roxanne Reid. I hopped out of the car to open a gate and found sheep waiting to welcome us to their patch of Karoo. The wind whipped the sand across [...]

Top 5 favourite national parks in South Africa

By Roxanne Reid. Since the publication of my book A Walk in the Park: travels in & around South Africa’s national parks, people often ask which are my top 5 favourite national parks [...]

San Ambroso chapel in the Knysna forest, Garden Route

By Roxanne Reid. Did you know there’s a pocket of Italian history tucked deep in the forests near Knysna? Take a road trip to the little San Ambroso chapel in [...]

Samara Karoo: follow cheetah and aardvark on foot

​By Roxanne Reid. Imagine tracking cheetahs and being able to sneak quietly closer on foot with your guide. Imagine being able to follow an aardvark in broad daylight, walking behind [...]

Maasai Mara: a feast of wildlife sightings in Kenya

​By Roxanne Reid. You’ve read the stories and seen the documentaries. Now you want to experience a safari in the renowned Maasai Mara for yourself, in real-life technicolour and surround-sound. If it’s [...]

Safari thrills at Mara Expedition Camp, Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. We woke in the dark to the sound of an elephant trumpeting and hyenas enjoying a pow-wow. We were at Mara Expedition Camp and we were getting [...]

Palmwag campsite: an oasis in Kunene, Namibia

By Roxanne Reid. Himba settlements. Desert-adapted black rhino, elephant and lions. Fierce 4×4 routes. Austere desert landscapes. And your gateway to all of this is Palmwag campsite, an oasis in [...]

Mara Plains Camp: safari chic in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. You’re on safari in the Maasai Mara. You’ve already seen lions, elephants, wildebeest and zebra on your way to camp. Your head is buzzing and your pulse [...]

Classic safari at Little Governors Camp, Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. Imagine an unfenced safari camp just inside the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Now imagine luxury, delicious food and good wildlife sightings – both in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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