Ikuka Safari Camp opened in Ruaha National Park in July 2016, the camp has a spectacular location atop the Mwagusi Escarpment in southern Tanzania, it is also owner run and managed.Discover
Fanjove Island is the smallest of six islands in the Songosongo Archipelago, just off the coast of Tanzania. Palm-fringed, powder-white sands; azure, shimmering waters; the call of birdsong; and the whole island to yourself.Discover
We were two families who went first time to Africa. We were extremely lucky finding Paul Tickner who planned us very nice trip to Ruaha and Selous. With his experience and contacts in Tanzania you do not have to worry. About anything. Just wake up when it is told. Our itinerary looked very nice and reality exceeded the expectations. For us, mostly novice in Africa, the web based read ahead package was very informative and useful. All in all, the preparations went with ease. And one should not be worried if Paul is not answering quickly. He might be in the bush and there is very limited internet access. Which is good. You can focus on the wildlife.
Paul Tickner made our vacation animal safari very easy. We just had to show up. At every stop someone was waiting for us to take us to the next place, and those places were all amazing. We saw so many interesting and beautiful animals and experienced the African bush really, really up close. Everyone we met was helpful and friendly. The bush camps that Paul picked for us were all very comfortable and the service friendly and accommodating.
Unbelievable time with Paul, just as fun hanging out with him off the safari as on the safari. I didnt communicate much with Paul before the safari, but the service of Paul and the staff members at the camps was unbeatable. Super attentive, friendly, and protective. Lived up to all my expectations of the animals, and blew away my expectations of the housing. Paul and the drivers he works with are extremely knowledgeable on the areas and really fun to be around during the safari. We were lucky enough to see every major animal we wanted up close and personal, especially Lions.
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We want to listen to your questions, what you have read and your expectations. We'll let you know what is possible and what will be really special.
We turn our conversation into a safari itinerary, complete with photos, maps and daily breakdowns to get things off the ground.
Fine tuning. Want an extra day at your favourite camp? Someone else tagging along? We get everything in place and you give us the word when you're happy.
We are with you throughout from planning, to preparation and keeping a watchful eye out while you are on safari.
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Occasionally when you’re trying to organise a safari, someone might ask you whether you want to go to fly-camping. That person, probably hopelessly obsessed with safaris, will likely be very enthusiastic about the whole idea and forget entirely that you have, quite understandably, absolutely no idea what fly-camping is.
Do we need to get any vaccinations?, Do we need travel insurance?, Do we really need to bring warm clothes? and more
A question that often comes up when you get started packing for your safari is what to do with your camera?
Going on safari is expensive. Even if you go on a lot of holidays, or even if you do your safari on a tight budget, going on safari is likely to be one of the more expensive adventures you ever take. This is for a number of reasons, not least because places to go on safari, like Tanzania, are probably far away from you. If you’re in the US for example, you’re talking at least two long haul flights to get there and that of course comes at a cost (luckily that doesn’t seem to put many of you off, and to be fair you are far from everywhere!).
In a welcome move to combat the plague of plastic bags that has blighted the environment in cities, towns and villages across Tanzania in recent years, the government has banned all plastic bags.
Southern Tanzania is a little bit off the map when it comes to the conservation funding path. Despite it being home to one of the last great wilderness areas and elephant populations on the planet.