Another dawn, another dusk…

You know it’s coming, you have heard it a thousand times before, yet you still try and anticipate it as if you’re waiting to be ambushed by an irate leopard. You try tell yourself “it’s probably still going to be a while, don’t worry, relax”. No sooner has that thought past your mind, the silence […]

As far as the mind can see…

It had been a long career sojourning from one camp to the next, to a lodge somewhere, to another somewhere else. I suppose I had become quite aquatinted with the continent that way. Africa that is. You could, maybe, go as far as saying I was growing into an authority on Africa’s peoples and wildlife […]

The Sound at Night

I would hear a sound at night. It was footsteps. They had no direction, nor did they seem to be approaching or leaving. They’d gently walk through the space of mind. Coming and going as easily as a breeze. Pushing away needless thoughts of the demands of society. I knew its stride, an unmistakable rhythm, […]

Different Seasons on Safari

Different seasons on Safari can give you totally different experiences, many of which a lot of people are not aware of. In short, there is no bad time to be on safari, but certain areas tend to peak at different time of the year. Here is a breakdown on which places might be best to […]

The Masai Mantra

Every story has to have a beginning and an end. A good story has something in between. A build up, a break down, a message, a lesson, emotions and sentiment, well placed facts and theories and fictional perspectives. This story is about contrast. A contrast of worlds, characters and colours. There is a lesson, yes. [...]

Places We Love: Le Cle Des Montagnes | Franschhoek | South Africa

For someone like me that has not been to Franschhoek, travelling on the N1 freeway in a northerly direction, it becomes more and more scenic as you make your way to Paarl and take the turnoff to Franschhoek. The majestic mountains and valleys become a frequent sight. Names and signboards with wine farms become common […]

Places We Love: Selati Camp | Sabi Sabi Game Reserve | South Africa

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp is situated deep within the African bushveld, nestled in South Africa’s famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. This beautiful camp was built and styled in a olden ‘colonial’ way, taking you back to the pioneering safari. It is vintage, authentic, raw, yet ultra-luxurious Africa. Overlooking the Msuthlu riverbed, your eyes will […]

Changing the way you see Green Season Safaris

I've just returned from a two week long safari through the Southern regions of Tanzania as we explored the Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve (now Nyerere National Park). This safari was scheduled at this time of the year specifically to make the most of the green season and provide a sharp contrast to [...]

Places We Love: Kaingo Camp | South Luangwa National Park | Zambia

Kaingo Camp was built in 1992 and is Shenton Safaris’ flagship camp. Here, six chalets sit idyllically along the Luangwa River. Kaingo is designed simply, to make you feel at home in the bush and to offer you a chance to get close on safari the Shenton family way. Kaingo Camp means Leopard in the [...]

Places We Love: Beho Beho Safari Camp | Selous Game Reserve | Tanzania

Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous Game Reserve, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the ‘cooling breezes’ from which its name derives. Always designated as a ‘private camp’ it has fiercely protected its […]

Places We Love: Chitabe Camp | Okavanago Delta | Botswana

Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime wilderness locale in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is built on raised decks to provide superb views across an expansive floodplain. Thanks to its mosaic of habitats, a plethora of plains game is seen on day and night drives as well as guided […]

3 mistakes you SHOULDN’T make on Safari

Safaris are without a doubt incredible to experience and can be life changing. Here are some of the mistakes that you shouldn't make on your Safari experience. 1.  Have unrealistic expectations With social media being part of our daily lives, we are constantly flooded with incredible wildlife images one after another.  Although these images are [...]

5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you’re simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of […]

5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you’re simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of […]

Planning a Custom Tour in Africa

Planning a custom tour to Africa can seem like quite a daunting task at first. Where do we go? How long do we spend in each destination? What will we see? What time of year is best? How do we get form point A to point B? Thats where we step in to assist you […]

Surprised By An Elephant

Hello all My 2019 safari’s are a wrap and what a year its been! I was lucky enough to “end” my year in two new destinations namely; South Luangwa National Park Hwange National Park My guest Barbara Hartman (who you should follow on Instagram as she has incredible images – CLICK HERE) and I spent […]

Surprised By An Elephant

Hello all My 2019 safari’s are a wrap and what a year its been! I was lucky enough to “end” my year in two new destinations namely; South Luangwa National Park Hwange National Park My guest Barbara Hartman (who you should follow on Instagram as she has incredible images – CLICK HERE) and I spent […]

Hwange National Park

Today is the start of part two of this privately guided safari. My guest and I loved the experience in South Luangwa but now we are making our way to a reserve that is wild, remote, tough to get to and authentic in every way, Hwange National Park. This incredible place offers its visitor an […]

Thorntree River Lodge

Afternoon sunset cruises on the mighty Zambezi to the sound of hippos, touring the majestic Victoria Falls and dining under the African starlight. That’s a few of things I recently experienced when I visited Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia. From the very smooth and efficient pick up and transfer to the warm welcome of the […]

Scenic Helicopter Flights Over The Okavango Delta

Scenic helicopter flights over Botswana’s Okavango Delta is an opportunity you cant afford to miss. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango […]

How and what to pack for a Safari

Travelling to Africa on safari is an exciting adventure but one of the most frequently asked questions revolves around what and how to pack. With strict weight restrictions on internal flights between camps, packing can sometimes present a bit of a challenge. I thought I'd share the gear and methodology behind my packing for safari. [...]