African Trails Trans Asia Overland- Istanbul to Beijing

Hi and welcome to Af Trails! Meet Rosie (the world’s most awesome overland truck), and Suse the world’s most awesome driver (the pax made me write that)! All aboard, lock and load! Week 1- Battles, Byzantium, bushcamps, baths, boat trips, birthdays…. and a few sneaky beers! Leaving the majestic city of Istanbul in our wake … Continued

A Trans Asia blog – part deux

Leaving behind our beach camp and the crystal clear waters of Oludeniz, we headed up over the mountains and to the 300m deep and 18km long Saklikent (or “hidden city” in Turkish) gorge. Being early spring the river running through was still quite cold, however a few of the passengers waded across and walked deeper … Continued

Food safaris: A new South African tourism craze

If you are a foodie, one of the best things about visiting a new country will be getting to try their signature dishes. Clearly this is something that the tourism companies in South Africa have caught on to; with the introduction of the country’s newest tourism craze: food safaris. There is a lot to be … Continued

South Africa’s tough new travel rules postponed

Last week it was announced that South Africa has delayed the implementation of tough new travel rules for children. The requirement for families to provide birth certificates for travellers under the age of eighteen, with additional supporting evidence if both parents are not travelling has now been postponed from 1st October 2014 to 1st June … Continued

Tips for getting the best photographs on your African safari

Hoping to take spectacular photographs of the wildlife on your African safari? Follow our tips below to ensure you are well prepared and are not left disappointed. With the right equipment and a little patience you will be able to capture fantastic photographs on your African safari. Image source Take extra memory cards and batteries … Continued

World Health Organisation Report Recommends no Blanket Ban on Travel/Trade to Ebola Affected Countries

On 22nd September the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a statement from the he second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, see: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-2nd-ihr-meeting/en/ We’ve written this article to update people who are concerned about Ebola and it’s causing them to delay / postpone a possible … Continued

Should I be Worried About Travelling to Africa with the Ebola Virus Outbreak

For visitors travelling from other parts of the world, Africa often appears to be tropical and mysterious, a reputation which simply adds to its attraction. Unfortunately, it’s not just the culture that’s exotic, but the diseases too. The good news is that in the vast majority of cases, it’s easy to avoid falling ill by … Continued

How to choose your African safari holiday

If you have never enjoyed the thrills of seeing Africa by safari, it’s easy to assume that all safaris are one and the same. However, there’s a huge range of safaris on offer, with variations not just in destinations, but the type of accommodation and activities you will experience too. Africa is a fascinating country … Continued

Revealing a new Africa for the future

The head of prestigious hotel chain, Marriott International, has announced plans to expand further across Africa in a bid to meet the growing demands of the middle class locals. Arne Sorenson, CEO of the group, spoke to USA today to describe why the hotel group believes that there’s a change afoot within Africa, and why … Continued

A guide to gorilla trekking, the ultimate safari experience

Being on safari in Africa means you will have the opportunity to see a wealth of wild animals including lion, elephant, leopard and hippo. But one of the most elusive animals, and one of the most endangered on the planet, requires a bit more effort to see it in its natural habitat.  The mountain gorillas … Continued

Adventure Holidays in Africa Will Bring a Lifetime of Memories

If you yearn for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday hassles, and the chance to sample a totally different way of life, an African adventure holiday could be just what you need. The chance to sample the real Africa up close and personal, sleeping and rising with the sun, is an experience … Continued

Essential Health Care Tips for your African Adventure Holiday

If you’re bored with spending your holidays lazing by the pool or basking on the beach, an African safari can offer a real taste of adventure leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised. But being a more exotic location means that you need to prepare in advance to make sure you meet the health requirements, as … Continued