Blog

How family safaris change – but warthogs still rule

How family safaris change – but warthogs still rule

Maybe it was down to the Lion King. But it was the warthogs that really captured Molly’s heart. Yes, those ever-endearing little warthogs, with their tufty hair-dos, skittish capers and comical antennae-tail-up running… My seven-year-old, ... Read more

Worth the ride – Be prepared to broaden your horizons, and you’ll find yourself in desert island heaven

Worth the ride – Be prepared to broaden your horizons, and you’ll find yourself in desert island heaven

Where is paradise, exactly? Turns out it’s about a two-hour flight from Johannesburg, plus a quick jaunt by helicopter or boat … The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, lazing 30km off the Mozambique coast, isn’t the absolute quickest beach ... Read more

Scoring a cat-trick – and, soon, the Big Five

Scoring a cat-trick – and, soon, the Big Five

Loisaba Conservancy is already a world-class wildlife-watching destination – and is about to get even better. Read more

Falling for one of Africa’s top hotels

Falling for one of Africa’s top hotels

It’s official: The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is one of the finest retreats in Africa. This summer, this five-star hotel was named in the ‘Three Best Resorts in Africa’ category of Travel & Leisure’s latest World’s Best Awards, ... Read more

Stella

Stella

Unfortunately for her, it started with my feet. Stella has been a spa therapist at Tortilis Camp, in a conservancy bordering Amboseli National Park, for 11 years and we met when she gave me a much-needed foot massage (amazing for me, less so ... Read more

Migration recalibration – is it time to change how we sell safaris?

Migration recalibration – is it time to change how we sell safaris?

We’ve all seen the shots of the splashing, thrashing action – and dreamed of being right there, as two million wildebeest attempt life-and-death river crossings to move between the Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks. The ‘Great Migration’ ... Read more

Old-pioneer elegance totally in keeping with the surrounding wilderness

Old-pioneer elegance totally in keeping with the surrounding wilderness

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp might just be the perfect balance of creature comforts and going properly bush. Voted Kenya’s Leading Safari Tented Camp in the 2021 World Travel Awards,  Elephant Pepper sits within the Mara North Conservancy, ... Read more

Elsa’s Kopje – 22 years on, and still one of Kenya’s most magical lodges

Elsa’s Kopje – 22 years on, and still one of Kenya’s most magical lodges

From the plains below, you can barely see Elsa’s Kopje. Built in 1999, it was sculpted perfectly to fit around the rocks and grooves of Mughwango Hill; not a single native tree was felled. But while the lodge is almost invisible, its impact ... Read more

Paving a sustainable future in Torres del Paine

Paving a sustainable future in Torres del Paine

The Torres Base Trail, the most popular trek in Torres del Paine National Park, is being given a new lease of life, to secure this iconic hike for future generations. The jaw-dropping 18km out-and-back trail traverses rivers, climbs through ... Read more

New! Unrivalled safaris, not a second wasted

New! Unrivalled safaris, not a second wasted

Both of these expertly curated adventures use SkySafari’s fleet of private executive planes. You’ll be fast-tracked at airports, transferred straight onto the tarmac and fly direct and non-stop between the most exquisite camps and the most incredible wildlife watching. There are no needless detours or hanging around, which means more time spent immersed in the magic of the bush. Read more

An ongoing sustainability agenda at Las Torres

An ongoing sustainability agenda at Las Torres

Las Torres is the only privately owned reserve within the park, and the Kusanovic family (now third generation), owners and custodians, have been using holistic principles to care for the land in their charge for more than half a century, with the aim of both welcoming guests to this extraordinarily beautiful, diverse and remote region, and ensuring long term sustainability and a legacy of biodiverse and unspoilt land for future generations to enjoy. Read more

Chile is Open!

Chile is Open!

Finally, good news! Chile reopened to double-jabbed international travellers on 1 October 2021 and, from 1 November, there is no longer a mandatory five-day quarantine – instead, you’ll just take a PCR test on arrival and, if it’s negative, ... Read more