Category Archives: Safari

Captivating Kafue

Sarah, our central and southern Africa specialist, recently returned from a two week stay in Zambia, which she spent seeking out the best new lodges and game-viewing spots in Kafue National Park. Read on for her thoughts on this often-overlooked region of Africa.

Despite being the oldest and largest safari park in Zambia, Kafue remains unfamiliar territory to many safari-goers, often-overlooked in favour of the Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. This is a shame, for Kafue is a vast and beautiful park that is home to a wonderful diversity of wildlife, as I discovered on visiting the region for the first time last month. Continue reading Captivating Kafue

What’s new in Africa? New adventures: Kilimanjaro North Face, Mt Kenya bike safari, Ethiopia photo tour, and more!

This year we’ll be launching several new safari and adventure programmes in Africa, including an original biking route around Mount Kenya; an entirely new climbing route to the summit of Kilimanjaro; a special peak baggers’ itinerary to climb Africa’s three highest mountains; and a photographers’ tour to Ethiopia, led by expert photographer Simon Stafford. We also have lots of exciting new developments outside of Africa to share with you.
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Botswana Fully Serviced Mobile Safari

Our Southern Africa specialist Sarah recently returned from a mobile camping safari to Botswana. Here’s what she saw:

With the annual rains due to arrive any time in December, the proposition of camping in the wet was not my idea of fun, but luck was on my side, the rains stayed away and I got to experience mobile camping with SGS safaris. Continue reading Botswana Fully Serviced Mobile Safari

Our guide to Botswana’s safari parks and game reserves: private vs public

Botswana’s safari parks and game reserves:

private vs public

Botswana is unique among African safari destinations in that much of its wilderness has been divided into private concessions. While such concessions are common elsewhere in Africa, only in Botswana do they constitute such a large proportion of the country’s protected land (almost 50%). Unlike in Kenya or Tanzania, for instance, where the major public parks are huge and the private reserves comparatively small, in Botswana you can confine yourself almost entirely to private concessions and still experience the best wilderness areas that the country has to offer. This has its advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to have a good idea of the differences between Botswana’s private and public reserves when planning your safari, particularly if you intend to visit the Okavango Delta.

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Client Feedback: Wonderful Tanzania photo journals

In the past month we’ve been lucky enough to receive two wonderful photo journals from clients who recently travelled with us to Tanzania. We thought we would share them with you.

Wild camping in the Serengeti
Josephine travelled to North Tanzania with her family and friends on one of our very special light mobile safaris. She was kind enough to share with us this wonderful account of her trip, full of her stunning photographs (that’s her cheetah at the top of the page!)

Solo adventure in remote Ruaha and the Selous
Janet explored the opposite end of Tanzania, visiting the southern parks of Selous and Ruaha while her husband climbed Kilimanjaro. Her account really highlights what makes Tanzania’s comparatively little-visited southern parks so special!

Many thanks to Janet and Josephine for their wonderful accounts and photos!

Our top Botswana lodges and safari camps

Botswana lodges and safari camps ~ In recent blogs we looked at our favourite regions of Botswana as well as the best times of year to visit them. Of course, choosing which of Botswana’s many wonderful national parks and game reserves to visit is just the first stage of your planning your safari; choosing which camps and lodges to stay at is the next step, and arguably the most important. Thankfully, Botswana is home to some of Africa’s very best accommodation, whether you’re looking for a small, rustic bush camp, a luxury lodge, or something inbetween. In this blog, our Botswana specialist Sarah Williams lists some of her favourite Botswana lodges and camps.
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Botswana Wildlife Highlights – Top 5 Botswana wildlife attractions

Botswana Wildlife Highlights ~ Botswana’s wildlife is as rich and varied as its diverse terrain. From the plains of the Kalahari to the waterways of Linyanti, Botswana’s many different habitats are host to a vast array of species. Here we highlight just a few of our favourite of Botswana’s wildlife attractions, with special emphasis on those that are unique to the country.  Continue reading Botswana Wildlife Highlights – Top 5 Botswana wildlife attractions

The best time to visit Botswana; a guide to Botswana’s seasons

When is the best time to visit Botswana? Many African countries have an optimum period when the weather, wildlife and scenery combine to deliver a perfect safari, but Botswana is different, for you can visit at just about any time of the year, provided you know where to go. Each season brings its own attractions and some months have the added bonus of reduced accommodation rates too! Continue reading The best time to visit Botswana; a guide to Botswana’s seasons