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Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach Vacation

Safari in Tanzania's wildest park combined with Swahili culture and beach time on Zanzibar! A great mix of adventure and relaxation.

Why are African Safari Adventures Expensive?

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!).

Fly Camping, what is it and why should you do it?

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.

Top 5 safari prep questions I get asked all the time

Do we need to get any vaccinations? Do we need travel insurance? Do we really need to bring warm clothes? And more!

In Teleki’s Footsteps, A Walk Across East Africa

I’ve been meaning to write a short book review for a while as a means of sourcing new Africana book recommendations from the wonderful people who might read this. Hopefully you might also be inspired to read the book. I thought I would start with a suitably obscure one that most folks have probably never come across. Don’t worry though, I have seen some ancient copies floating around on the interwebs. No you can’t have my copy (I might consider a swapsies).

A Note on Ebola

Last year there was an outbreak of Ebola in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This wasn’t a big story at the time and slipped largely into the steady stream of stories of violence, destruction and disease routinely written about Africa.

Taking your camera on the plane?

A question that often comes up when you get started packing for your safari is what to do with your camera?