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. 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 learnt from going … 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

Take great photographs of the wildlife 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 … 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

Sensible Payment Options for your African Safari Tour

An African safari can be a truly magical experience, with the chance to see some of the most famous animals in the world in their native habitat. But whilst the gorillas, lions and hippos can be enthralling, you need to make sure you take good care of the practicalities too.  Paying for the bulk of … Continued

What to expect when travelling from Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam

Africa offers a stunning diversity of landscapes, from the crystal clear waters of the lakes and rivers to the desolate beauty of the wild plains and savanna. There are lots of different African adventure holidays to try, but travelling from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe border to Dar es Salaam on the coast of the … Continued