Last minute safaris

“Rustom, we want to go on another Safari!”“Sure, when were you were thinking of?”“Next week.” Increasingly I’m approached by people trying to book a safari at the very last minute. I can empathise with this approach because my travel plans…

Safaris for the Solo Traveller

Most people who go on safari go as a couple or in a group of friends, but travelling solo can also be a really rewarding experience, avoiding the compromises that group safari travel sometimes requires. I've enjoyed arranging solo safaris for…

On Safari with kids: Why, what and how?

I had the privilege of venturing on my first African safari at the tender age of 8 and have been back every year since. Being part of a wildlife mad family, I was taken camping in the Indian jungle before I could walk and though I know this…

Unfenced or fenced safari camps

For me, one of the great experiences on safari is staying in an unfenced safari camp. Whilst some may prefer fenced camps, or camps that aren’t bang in the middle of wildlife areas, most really relish the experience of an unfenced camp in the bush.…

Three reasons to add a wildlife safari to your cultural trip to India

India has always been a hugely popular tourist destination. Whilst the keener wildlifers and safari-goers among us will always associate India with tigers and other wildlife, the reality is that for most visitors, thoughts and days go to the…

Conservancies: A win-win-win for wildlife, communities, and you, the safari-goer

The Conservancy Concept is predicated on some simple dynamics. Conservancies are usually contiguous to the national parks and reserves and the wildlife moves freely between both areas. They are different to national reserves, or national parks in…

The bravest baby in the Mara

Today was a long day. The plan was to head out of Porini Lion Camp at around 0615 for a couple of hours before returning for a breakfast and then maybe a walk after that. We started the day by watching the two big males, Olonyokie and…

Why I like Tadoba’s Zoning System

In Indian tiger reserves, National Tiger Conservation Authority guidelines state that no more than 20% of the area of a tiger reserve is to be used for tourism. Many of the national parks allocate tourists to particular zones. This mostly means…

Tented camps or lodges?

If you’re visiting Africa or India you will generally have two options for where you stay. Lodges, with rooms or pods that have more of a traditional hotel experience; complete with buffet dining, a bar and sometimes a swimming pool set in a…

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