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Big Five Blogs

Throughout the year, our specialists return to Africa, scouring the continent for the best properties and experiences around. We've chosen a handful of blogs written by our experts to give you an insight into five of Africa's most incredible destinations.

Letaka Safaris: An Ode to a Bygone Era

There are few safaris as reputable and exciting as Letaka. Africa Travel Expert Meg shares just what makes Letaka Safaris so special. Brothers Grant and Brent Reed are the founding directors of Letaka Safaris. With almost 40 years of combined guiding experience, you know you’re in good hands with these guys. So good in fact, ...

Close Encounters in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has often been overlooked as a safari destination in recent years, yet exceptional guiding and an abundance of incredible wildlife places it firmly back on the map. Travel expert Annie shares her experience getting up close with Africa’s finest wildlife on a safari adventure completely off the beaten track. When planning a safari, many ...

Wine Safari: A Barrel of Fun

Yes you read that right, a safari where you can indulge yourself in fine wine! There’s also scrumptious chocolate and the pleasure of being surrounded by the incredible landscapes of South Africa’s Winelands. Sian, a Travel Consultant at Scott Dunn, tells us all about this unique tasting experience. Waterford Wine Estate is beautifully nestled in the Blaauwklippen Valley. You drive up ...

Tanzania: A step back into the natural world

Travel Expert Dominic looks back at his time in Tanzania, seeing the wild-side of Africa… Last year as the winter was beginning to set in here in the UK, I was busy preparing for my biggest adventure to date. Pumping myself full of immunisations, queuing for visas, buying Malarone and topping up on my khaki. I ...

Namibia – Good for the soul

From sand dunes and wild coastline to lush, river-fed plains and dramatic mountains, Namibia is a country of extraordinary and contrasting landscapes. Here Africa consultant Louisa explains why Namibia is a perfect place to do some soul searching… I don’t know why but every time I have visited Namibia I have been at a crossroads of ...

Incognito Mode: How to Experience Cape Town Like a Local

Hip, cosmopolitan and historic, Cape Town is the epitome of modern African luxury. Africa Travel Expert Meg gives us an insider’s guide of how to blend in with the locals, and all the best places to see and be seen.

Close Encounters in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has often been overlooked as a safari destination in recent years, yet exceptional guiding and an abundance of incredible wildlife places it firmly back on the map. Travel expert Annie shares her experience getting up close with Africa’s finest wildlife on a safari adventure completely off the beaten track.

Wine Safari: A Barrel of Fun

Yes you read that right, a safari where you can indulge yourself in fine wine! There’s also scrumptious chocolate and the pleasure of being surrounded by the incredible landscapes of South Africa’s Winelands. Sian, a Travel Consultant at Scott Dunn, tells us all about this unique tasting experience.

Tanzania: A Step Back into the Natural World

A trip to Tanzania was full of surprises for travel Expert, Dom. From the plains of the Serengeti to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, Tanzania surpassed his wildest expectations, here's why.

Namibia: A Bird's Eye View

Namibia, a vast and hauntingly beautiful country, stretches from the fertile farmland of Ovamboland to the desert dunes of the Sossusvlei, flanking the Atlantic coast from north to south. Africa expert, Miles, discovers this remote wilderness on a safari experience with a difference.

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